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Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 31, 2003, 11:59:44 PM
Anyone want to come over and do a garage day early Saturday?

I would like to head up to Lance's and check his place out before I have to go pick Jen up at the airport in the evening.  

We can do caliper painting, tail tinting, brake light modding, and any other projects we can fit in.  Everyone fully suspended now?

Anyone needs adjustments on anything?  I have a VAG-COM now and am open to learn anything anyone knows...
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: RobD on November 01, 2003, 06:27:43 AM
That weekend is all tied up for me.  I would love to do the rear fog mod, brake caliper paint (gloss black baby!)  and have somebody with the vag-com hook me up to "sport" mode for the tip.  I guess I'll have to wait for another weekend to do all this.  Have Fun!

Rob
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 01, 2003, 10:36:04 AM
Well this would probably be a good weekend to do winter wheels too, or the following at the latest.  I'd also like to retint my tails since all the tint came off ;).

Let me know what you think about wrapping the wheel thing into this Garage Day otherwise we could shoot for the following weekend.  I just know usually when we have something one weekend most have to make up for it the next with their significant others ;).
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: kt037 on November 01, 2003, 12:52:10 PM
im in....have to find a new mod to do :wink: ...ill look into it!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 01, 2003, 03:05:07 PM
I'm down for a garage day. I'm not sure if I'll wait to put my winter tires on then or do it this weekend. :?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 01, 2003, 09:26:03 PM
Hey Jay, we could make the garage the wheel rotate bay.  That takes about 10 minutes a car, especially with two people working on it.  Tint all around for anyone that wants it.  

For those with the B5.5, I can do front blinkers since yours are different and are not right next to the headlights.  Once coat would totally change the appearance but make it just as bright as stock..
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 01, 2003, 11:25:07 PM
Sweet! Lets do that! I know I need help, I am still too weak and under spleen restrictions on force and weight so that would rock!

If that's cool with you W then i'll update the message on the homepage with a link here.

Thanks!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 03Indigo on November 01, 2003, 11:55:32 PM
Wish I could make it to lend a hand...but I am working as usual.  Have a good time guys!!!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 02, 2003, 01:14:24 PM
I am there for the tail lights and winter tires.  Can someone post a be-all end-all grocery list of everything needed for the tail/fog light mods.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 03, 2003, 07:24:05 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Wish I could make it to lend a hand...but I am working as usual.  Have a good time guys!!!


We'll miss ya Jon.  At least we get to see you sometimes though.  Big change from last year.

Jay knows the part numbers for the headlight switch hook up.  Jay, do you remember that part number?

Also, you will need two 1156 bulbs, several connectors as well.  I'll be buying some of this stuff to have in stock, but we may want to see if we can use Andrew's wire again.  

Remember, you do need the euroswitch to be able to use the rear fog, but the other mods don't require it.  

Also, the tail tinting uses a lot of that spray.  I'll buy a can for everyone that wants to do this, but you have to give me some cash for that and let me know who you are (I got you Dave and Jay).
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 03, 2003, 10:07:08 AM
I think I'm going to try and wire up my fogs (dual), although I have them as brake lights now. Winston, what kind of diode do I have to get? Also, I may have enough extra wire for those wanting to do the brake light mod.  :) I definitely have to put my stocks back on too. It was slippery at times this weekend. 8O
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: Chas on November 03, 2003, 10:28:24 AM
I wish I could make it. Haven't done anything with you guys in a long time, but just like Jon, I have to work.

But I will try and do the extra brake light mod in honor of the GTG. It'll be jst like I'm there only Jay will get to drink more beer!  :roll:  :wink:  Oh, wait, that's right. I forgot.

Hey Jay, I did a story the other day and while I was doing it I thought of you. It was a story on how to brew your own Beer! Neat stuff and of course I got to sample some of the stuff, if you know what I mean.

After thinking about it, Doing that for next years big summer GTG we should all gather and chip in to make a batch of brew. 15 gallons worth! It looks like a whole lot of fun and you get to choose your own type and style of beer. Good stuff. You don't even have to do it at someone's house, there are places that you can brew on site. You do the cooking and pitching of the yeast and they store it while it ferments and then you go back and bottle it. And whamo, 14 to 16 gallons of beer in 22oz bottles!  8O

Just an idea for another time maybe...  :wink:
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 03, 2003, 12:08:34 PM
http://www.users.qwest.net/~bkain/images/Technical-Fog_Brake_Light_Conversion.jpgWow Chas, that sounds like a great idea.  I'd be up for that even before next year.

Mark, here's Boris' diagram with part numbers.
(http://www.users.qwest.net/~bkain/images/Technical-Fog_Brake_Light_Conversion.jpg)

I only needed the one bridging across, not the one down.  This was probably due to the way I wired my rear fog.  Plan on 1 diode for each rear fog you do.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 03, 2003, 02:24:51 PM
Cool - thanks Win! :D
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 04, 2003, 08:53:16 AM
I'll check with my wife...but It looks like I'll be there, at least for the morning, I've got some committments that afternoon. I've got all my rear break light stuff on hand, just haven't done it yet...ie. tint, lights, crimp-on disconnects etc.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: velo on November 04, 2003, 11:00:33 AM
I just got a big oil extractor delivered today.  I'm gonna try it out tomorrow night probably, but I can bring it on Saturday if anyone needs to change their oil.  Just bring a large jug to take home your old oil and you can use this thing so you don't have to get under your car.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 04, 2003, 11:05:06 AM
Alan!  You are the man.  I was planning on changing my oil this weekend anyway, so I would love to try this out.  Where did you get it, what kind, how much, etc...?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 04, 2003, 11:17:13 AM
Is there a possibility that if it's nice :? someone could bring their digital camera so I could take some updated pics of my ride to post? I don't have one. Thanks :D
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 04, 2003, 12:07:58 PM
JR, since I saw you last, I got one, and I will, of course, be there...
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: velo on November 04, 2003, 01:15:06 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Alan!  You are the man.  I was planning on changing my oil this weekend anyway, so I would love to try this out.  Where did you get it, what kind, how much, etc...?


Winston, apparently, there was a group buy on this extractor thru clubb5 a while back.  The GB is technically closed, but you can still get a good deal on this extractor.  The one I got was $48.95 shipped.  Here's the link to the GB thread: http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=53411&highlight=oil+extractor and here's the link I used to actually purchase the extractor: http://toolparadise.com/company/B5/.  If you buy thru that site, pick the 2 day air shipping option, it won't cost any more than the ground shipping option.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 04, 2003, 01:30:35 PM
Hey, I would love to learn how to change my own oil. What should I get? Is is better to go to a synthetic and something for the colder months? TIA!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 04, 2003, 01:39:03 PM
I have only used Mobil1 5w30 in my car since the first oil change.  Your engine will run better, smoother, longer and will also balance your checkbook.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: velo on November 04, 2003, 01:43:07 PM
Quote from: "madigan"
Hey, I would love to learn how to change my own oil. What should I get? Is is better to go to a synthetic and something for the colder months? TIA!

You can search on clubb5 and find more opinions about which oil and filter to use than you can ever imagine.  I prefer to use a synthetic.  I use Valvoline Synpower 5w40 (or 5w30 if that's all I can find).  Other folks are happy with Mobil 1.  I also use a K&N oil filter.  You can pick up a replacement oil drain plug at the dealer for a few bucks (unless you use an extractor in which case you don't need to remove the drain plug).
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 04, 2003, 02:26:48 PM
Ok..now for the dumb questions...

How many quarts of oil should I get and can I get a good oil filter at one of the local Checkers, Pep Boys or Auto Zones? If not maybe I'll order a filter today to hopefully have it by Sat. Is that all I'll need for the oil change? Thanks!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 04, 2003, 02:36:29 PM
Mark, it should be just over 4 quarts with the filter.  This page should show it, but I can't view it from work due to our internet nazis:

http://www.springbreakdaytonabeach.com/vwtech/www.vwwebsource.com/vwtechcontent/pdf/v170001.pdf
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 04, 2003, 02:40:46 PM
Hey Win, the link/pdf isn't working for me either.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 04, 2003, 02:42:53 PM
Here you go, try this one:

http://www.boblewis.com/website99/newvw/passat/passatspc.htm
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: velo on November 04, 2003, 02:47:39 PM
My car takes a little under 4 quarts.  Here's a page on clubb5 with more info: http://www.clubb5.com/information/oilchange.shtml.  I can usually find a K&N filter (the HP2005 for the 1.8T) at Checker or Pep Boys.  They always have the better quality kind by Fram too, for example.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 04, 2003, 02:52:18 PM
Cool - thanks Win! I'll pick up 4 quarts of Mobil1 5W30. Would you want to split another quart with me to get that extra .2qts? Also, where should I get a new oil filter? Thanks.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 04, 2003, 02:54:00 PM
Quote from: "madigan"
Cool - thanks Win! I'll pick up 4 quarts of Mobil1 5W30. Would you want to split another quart with me to get that extra .2qts? Also, where should I get a new oil filter? Thanks.


Mark, I have some extra Mobil 1 (5w30 & 10w40) if you want to top it off with that.  Alan just posted above what filters and where to get them.  I have always been happy with the K&N.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 04, 2003, 02:55:52 PM
Quote from: "velo"
My car takes a little under 4 quarts.  Here's a page on clubb5 with more info: http://www.clubb5.com/information/oilchange.shtml.  I can usually find a K&N filter (the HP2005 for the 1.8T) at Checker or Pep Boys.  They always have the better quality kind by Fram too, for example.


Thanks for that CB5 link, Alan - very helpful. My 99 takes 3.7 qts, so I guess no need to split an extra quart with ya Win. :) Thanks anyway!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 04, 2003, 02:59:10 PM
That's without the filter.  Check your user manual and it will show just over 4 quarts (4.2 to be exact) for the oil with filter.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 04, 2003, 03:02:45 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
That's without the filter.  Check your user manual and it will show just over 4 quarts (4.2 to be exact) for the oil with filter.


I see... Thanks for the clarification! :)
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 05, 2003, 05:58:12 AM
Wasn't there a big post on this over at B5 disc? Speaking of which, I'm running 0w30 in my car with a high grade fram filter...'is killer. Hey, incidentally, where's the GTG and how early can I show up? I've got stuff to do around noon...anybody got a dremel? Jay? I think I'm going to install some fogs....
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 05, 2003, 06:08:11 AM
It is supposed to start at 9:00am at Winston's, check the calendar on the home page.  I have a Dremel that I can bring.  Used it last night and it was a snap.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: kt037 on November 05, 2003, 03:01:19 PM
is anyone going to the GTG that is posted on the Tex...supposed to be at the outlet mall?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 05, 2003, 03:03:24 PM
I was going to try and make it, but after a snide remark I don't want to deal with any BS so no, I am not going.

It is childish, but I don't have the energy to deal with any BS.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 05, 2003, 04:02:04 PM
Quote from: "kt037"
is anyone going to the GTG that is posted on the Tex...supposed to be at the outlet mall?


The last time there was supposed to be a GTG, at the Outlet Mall, it was a flop.  :roll: Winston, Pat and myself were the only ones there. :?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 05, 2003, 11:50:33 PM
Quote from: "madigan"
Quote from: "kt037"
is anyone going to the GTG that is posted on the Tex...supposed to be at the outlet mall?


The last time there was supposed to be a GTG, at the Outlet Mall, it was a flop.  :roll: Winston, Pat and myself were the only ones there. :?


Busted!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 05, 2003, 11:53:12 PM
Today I bought 4 quick connects for the rear fog mod.  If you don't have this, and you have a B5 (or B5.5) Passat, you really need to get one.

I bought them out at McDonald VW, and 4 will only do two cars (correct me if I'm wrong Jay), so let me know who needs them.

JR, I'll be up and ready at 9.  I don't know what I'm doing Friday yet, but I'm leaving myself some time to recover.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 06, 2003, 05:48:19 AM
I've got tons of crap to do on Saturday.

Last night I smacked a curb that I didn't see hard enough to cause some funny noise when I turn at speed. So the first thing I'd like to do is get it up and check all my steering/suspension garbage. (I created more dash rattle too :evil: )

Then I want to tint and mod the rear lights, then put in some fogs and dremel out a switch hole in the little dash things around the hazard light area.

Then, I should be done.

I'll be there right around 9. (I may stop for donuts too...Lamar's. Although it's a little out of the way.) You like yes?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 06, 2003, 07:42:08 AM
Yes!  Lamars=good!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 06, 2003, 09:36:05 AM
Hey JR, I'll trade you 2 RMCB5 cards for 2 donuts. :P
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 06, 2003, 09:39:04 AM
I may have some left over Fog/Brake Light Mod materials I can bring.  Also, I am waiting to hear about when I can pick the ol Scout up, and since that is about a 5 hour round trip it may affect my Garage Dayness.

As for the previously mentioned CR GTG Sat evening, I may still try and make it even though I'm a little ticked at the remarks made towards me.  I still like getting together with a big group.  I know the last one I went to was at Barnes and Noble and there were a shitload of cars.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: kraut-sled on November 06, 2003, 09:39:29 AM
I will be attending a birthday party for a buch of four year olds and not able to attend the GTG - AGAIN :twisted:

They better have Beer at the party or there is going to be on pissed off Daddy :evil:

Someday, God willing I will get to join in the fun... :wink:
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 06, 2003, 09:49:35 AM
Jay, I wouldn't take that comment too personally; it didn't seem too bad or directed to you specifically.  Depending on when we finish, it may be better to head down there than to Lance's since his ends at 3 or so.  We'll play it by ear.

Randy, what time does the party end?  You can always meet us in CR for the GTG there.  Check with me to see if we do go there first (call me on my cell 720-318-5177).  Here's the post over at VWVortex:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1096821
Sounds like a big shindig...
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 06, 2003, 09:54:19 AM
Dub, your link is to reply to the thread, not view it ;).
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 06, 2003, 09:57:09 AM
Quote from: "gietl"
Dub, your link is to reply to the thread, not view it ;).


Doh!  Fixed it...
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 06, 2003, 11:44:52 AM
I picked up a bag load of quick disconnects...I'm definately not going to need them all, so if anyone doesn't have any, I've got a few...

I won't be going to the GTG as I've got to work on Sat. Night. I will be on the chat if anyone's bored.

I'd also be down with a caliper painting day. At $9 a can, I can definately dig. I want silver though...

Anyway, I have to be back at the house by 11:30, so I hope I can get everything done by then  8O
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 06, 2003, 11:46:59 AM
Quote from: "madigan"
Hey JR, I'll trade you 2 RMCB5 cards for 2 donuts. :P


Umm...sorry, it's two cards per donut...

Winston of course gets them for free since he's hostings...and whoever let's me use the Garage first to check my sterring and suspension (rotate tires?) will of course get a donut as well.  :twisted:

I don't think I can get all my crap done in two hours... :cry:
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: Chas on November 06, 2003, 01:46:39 PM
Well my job this Saturday has just blown up in my face. Freaking Banyon Productions!!!  :evil:  :x

Anyhow, that means I'm free. I'll see if I can swing it for an hour or two. Maybe I'll see you there! :D
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 06, 2003, 02:39:33 PM
Question about the VW "connect wires".  I found a pic of the part number and noticed that they are the same wire/plug that I picked up when I rewired my MAF plug.  When you say "2 wires", are you talking about two wires with the plug at the end of one side or two wires with the plug on both sides?  From the look from the diagram that Winston has, it looks like the wires need the connector only on one side.  If so, then I may have the wires already.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 06, 2003, 03:04:56 PM
Good question, but I may not have a good answer for you.  If you are talking about the 000-979-126 part, then the parts guy told me that they come as one wire with a quick connect on each end, but that the VW parts guys cut them to sell individually and the Audi Parts guys leave them as is.

If that's not the part you are talking about, let me know.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 06, 2003, 03:14:47 PM
Quote
I'll see if I can swing it for an hour or two. Maybe I'll see you there! :D


Killer! Hope to see you there! BTW...how much for a bar? PM me.
Thanks
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 06, 2003, 03:32:13 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Good question, but I may not have a good answer for you.  If you are talking about the 000-979-126 part, then the parts guy told me that they come as one wire with a quick connect on each end, but that the VW parts guys cut them to sell individually and the Audi Parts guys leave them as is.

If that's not the part you are talking about, let me know.


You know, it just came to me.  The MAF kit had only three wires with the connectors on both ends.  The VW guy said to cut them in half to get the number of wires with the connectors on one side.  I think I may have one wire that I did not use.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: RobD on November 06, 2003, 05:39:27 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Good question, but I may not have a good answer for you.  If you are talking about the 000-979-126 part, then the parts guy told me that they come as one wire with a quick connect on each end, but that the VW parts guys cut them to sell individually and the Audi Parts guys leave them as is.

If that's not the part you are talking about, let me know.


Winston - When I put the rear fog on my variant they sold me one wire (I believe it's the part# you listed) and I just cut it in half to make connections for both ends.  I think it cost 2.12 at the dealer. I might be off by a few pennies but not many. :wink:
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 06, 2003, 08:42:37 PM
I found the wires that I needed from the MAF.  They will work perfectly. Wuhoo!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 06, 2003, 09:07:52 PM
Quote from: "RobD"
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Good question, but I may not have a good answer for you.  If you are talking about the 000-979-126 part, then the parts guy told me that they come as one wire with a quick connect on each end, but that the VW parts guys cut them to sell individually and the Audi Parts guys leave them as is.

If that's not the part you are talking about, let me know.


Winston - When I put the rear fog on my variant they sold me one wire (I believe it's the part# you listed) and I just cut it in half to make connections for both ends.  I think it cost 2.12 at the dealer. I might be off by a few pennies but not many. :wink:


Rob, that's exactly right.  For some reason, mine were cut in half.  

Dave, did you get the rear fog installed or just the wires in?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 06, 2003, 09:11:22 PM
I have not done anything in relation to the fog light.  I have only done the brake light mod.  I wanted to wait until Saturday for the install.

However, I do have the wiring and connectors for one more brake light mod if anyone wants it.  I will bring it with me.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 07, 2003, 10:11:58 AM
Well I just got word that the Scout needs one more week.  So one more week it is.  This will no longer interfere with my weekend plans, that is about the only good thing.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 07, 2003, 10:14:18 AM
So what is the holdup?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 07, 2003, 10:46:30 AM
He has a full time job doing construction and I know they  are doing a big project at the AFA int eh Springs right now and they have him working a lot.  I knew this before I dropped it off.  He just hasn't been able to put as much time into it.

He is a good kid and although I am a little frustrated, I know that it is being done well and right, not rushed.

It's still hard though, she is my first love and it's hard being away from her for so long.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: Wyaka on November 07, 2003, 01:31:29 PM
I've been trying to go at least one GTG, and every time I think it's gonna happen, I get sidetracked. It's kinda hard though because I work weekends, and I had surgery yesterday on my shoulder. Maybe in a couple of weeks there will be something else going on that I can't ditch out of. I am really looking forward to meeting all of you, if I can just avoid the wonderful thing we all call lifes little problems....kids, wife, sleep, and last but not least the job.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 07, 2003, 01:34:34 PM
Well I know how shoulder surgery is since I had that and my 3rd knee surgery this last spring, so I know you'll be wanting to take it easy for a few weeks.

I'm going to try and talk Jen into having another Christmas party, but we'll see if that happens.

Maybe we can talk Jay into another party soon...I miss Elvis.  He loves me.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 07, 2003, 01:39:58 PM
I can't say when the next Pit Party will be, at least where I'll be at it.  I don't last very long right now and if I had a party I would be asleep by 9 or 10 instead of 4 or 5 am ;).

I am trying to buy a house here soon, so maybe the next party I have will be there, if not, once I'm better there will for sure be a Jay is Better Time to get F'd up Party.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 07, 2003, 02:09:14 PM
LOL!

Here's to the JIBTTGFU party!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: kraut-sled on November 07, 2003, 02:15:40 PM
:twisted:  COUNT ME IN FOR THAT GTG !!!

 :mrgreen: this is what we all will look like the day after, but who cares.
Title: Directions
Post by: BlackA4 on November 07, 2003, 08:19:19 PM
What up all, I was talking to Randy about stopping by. He offered me to follow him but I think I will take care of a few things before I come over. I havn't met anybody in the forum besides Randy and Mike. I hope to meet everybody and learn a few things and maybe get some cool club pics of all our cars.  

Colorado B5: Would you mind e-mailing me your address so I can map quest it and get directions and possibly a number to reach you so that I can call if i get lost.  Thanks
See Ya tomorrow. 8O
snowboarder1921@hotmail.com
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: Chas on November 07, 2003, 09:58:59 PM
Winston, How long are you guys planning on doing this tomorrow? I have a few things to do in the morning and the wife has given permission to bug out in the afternoon. I was hoping to be there earlier, but that isn't going to work out. No worries though. If you get a moment, give me a call on my Cell phone and let me know what's up. 303-668-4826

Thanks!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: kt037 on November 08, 2003, 08:54:47 AM
its 9 am i am on my way!
Title: OOOPS!!
Post by: BlackA4 on November 09, 2003, 12:12:08 AM
Well I really wanted to come over and meet all you guys but I had an extremly late night. I hit the hay at 4:25a.m. We had a bit of a party and I couldn't get up in time to make it over. I was going to call Randy around 11:00 to see if you guys were still together but I had a few things come up.  I hope that i can meet up with you guys soon.

 :(
Until then,
Matt
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 09, 2003, 09:50:07 PM
I just wanted to give a BIG thanks to everyone that helped me out.  Having no choice but to be a total wuss these days is really hard on me and you guys stepping up was awesome.

I love my Tinted Tails (thanks Dub!!!), the Vaccum hoses are working great! (thanks Dub, Mark, Dave and Mike).  My wheels roll, more special thanks to Pat, Mark, Dub and everyone!

Thanks again guys!  Pat, I owe ya for the Philly, so next time I see ya make sure I give you the money.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 10, 2003, 07:09:02 AM
Jay, it was great to see you!  It was no problem assisting with your car.  I am glad that you got the work done that you needed.

I also want to thank Dub for the hospitality and the tinted tails!   :mrgreen:   They totaly put a different look to the back end which needed something other than just the "Passat" lettering removed.

I also want to thank Mark. Milke and Andrew for helping with the fog light wire-up.  I can't wait to get the Euro switch in.  

It was really cool to meet some new faces and see some new rides.  For those who were not able to show up Saturday,  we will catch you next time!
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 10, 2003, 07:32:16 AM
Hey everyone, thanks for a great garage day.  We are a well oiled machine at garage days...

I wake up, take a shower, everyone shows up and starts cranking away with the air tools.  You guys are pro's now.

The pics are up in the gallery, so check em out.  I even got a shot of London's new BBS wheels on his 20th AE GTI...nice!

Dave's tail:
(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/album45/GarageDay11_8_030011.sized.jpg)

Matt and Chas, sorry I missed your posts Friday.  I must have left work already and didn't check them out that night.  We were working until about 4pm or so.

It was good to get everyone ship shape before the cold weather hits and hopefully the rear fogs will get some use soon.

So all in all, we did three sets of tails, Jay's vaccum hoses and wheels, we checked JR's suspension after a nasty encounter with something on the road, we tried to change out Hawks control arms, but the same problem with bolts kept us from getting his control arms in.  Alan, Mark and I all used Alan's new oil extractor, which worked great.  Mark, Andrew and Dave all got the rear fog put in and Mark and Dave did the extra brake lights too.

All in all, it was a great day.  There was no way we were doing calipers, so we'll save that for another time...
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: kraut-sled on November 10, 2003, 08:31:43 AM
Well I finally made it to a GTG :!:

Dub - Thanks for hospitality and the "gift" :wink:  :wink:   I am sorry I was not able to roll up the shirt and dive in, but Espen is a little too wild and I did not want him to destroy your house.

It was get to seet the rest (orsome of the rest) of the die-hards.  Nest time I will try to find alternate arrangements if I have Espen so I can participate fully.

Hope to see you all soon. 8)
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: jayryan on November 10, 2003, 09:05:06 AM
Yo! Thanks Dub for the great Garage Day! The tails are awesome, sorry I had to bust out so quick on you guys, but as you know (or didn't) my wife had a medical condition kick in when she got lost, not good. I found out when I got home. Anyway, she loved the brake light mods, and the tinted tails!
Thanks!
It was great meeting Kraut and seeing all the guys again.
 :P
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 10, 2003, 09:28:32 AM
You bet guys!  It was good meeting you Randy.  JR, tell Tisha (if you can) that we all hope she is feeling better.

Oh I forgot to post this, but it is inevitable that I end up with more stuff than I started with.  I have Hawk's sweatshirt, Alan's watch and Dave, I think you left your Dremel.

So for the next GTG, I will be warm, on time and ready to Dremel.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 10, 2003, 09:33:27 AM
I think i left my tire iron thingy there too Dub.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 10, 2003, 09:58:14 AM
Quote from: "gietl"
I think i left my tire iron thingy there too Dub.


Thanks Jay.  I'll check for it and stick it in my trunk for our next GTG, whenever that may be.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 10, 2003, 10:32:03 AM
Much thanks to Winston for hosting. You are one of the few who have a perfect house for these kinds of GTG's - hopefully I will soon have one too (house, that is). I had a lot of fun and learned a few things in the process! :lol: I really like the dual fogs I wired up and got so excited I wired up the extra led in the euroswitch last night! :P

Thanks to all my peeps - Alan for the extractor, Pat for the Philly (I owe you $3) Winston for the hospitality and wire connectors, JR for the donuts and everyone else for showing up. The more people, the more fun!
 :)
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 10, 2003, 10:42:33 AM
Quote from: "madigan"
I really like the dual fogs I wired up and got so excited I wired up the extra led in the euroswitch last night! :P


No way!  Well you can repay me by helping me do this too!  If we can do that and wire up the dash display for this, I'll be one happy camper...
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: SweetVW on November 10, 2003, 11:49:06 AM
Yeah Dub, I realized when I got home that I left the Dremel and the bit set.  I will have to stop by sometime to pick it up.  Maybe I can lay a copy of Americas Army on ya if you want it.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 10, 2003, 11:51:24 AM
That sounds good.  Let me know when you want to come by.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: shummer on November 10, 2003, 12:10:23 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Quote from: "madigan"
I really like the dual fogs I wired up and got so excited I wired up the extra led in the euroswitch last night! :P


No way!  Well you can repay me by helping me do this too!  If we can do that and wire up the dash display for this, I'll be one happy camper...


I agree. The extra led in the euroswitch is cool, but the dash display is uber cool.

P.S. - Forgot to ask, but did anyone do the sock mod? I wanted to check that out.
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 10, 2003, 12:50:03 PM
Maybe weekend after next (22nd or 23rd) we can have a wiring garge day. I want to wire the indicator in the dash too so we can all do that and solder in the led on the euroswitch. Also, I have some extra led's available if anyone wants. :)
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 10, 2003, 01:17:21 PM
I'm up for that.  I know how to solder, but don't have the tools...
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 10, 2003, 08:52:22 PM
Well, it looks like I wired something wrong on the euroswitch. I noticed tonight that when I press the brake pedal the rear fog icon on the euroswitch lights up. So, I de-soldered the led and think I'll just leave it as it is. I think I'd rather have the fog icon in the dash anyway- it's easier to see too. Oh well. :?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: velo on November 10, 2003, 09:05:09 PM
Quote from: "madigan"
Well, it looks like I wired something wrong on the euroswitch. I noticed tonight that when I press the brake pedal the rear fog icon on the euroswitch lights up. So, I de-soldered the led and think I'll just leave it as it is. I think I'd rather have the fog icon in the dash anyway- it's easier to see too. Oh well. :?


Sounds like you need another diode somewhere.  Maybe on the wire from the euroswitch to the rear light assembly.  Put a diode on that wire in the correct orientation (test each way before crimping) and that might take care of that problem.  And if you already have a diode on that wire, well, I don't know what to tell ya.  :?
Title: Garage Day 11/8?
Post by: madigan on November 11, 2003, 08:32:42 AM
Quote from: "velo"
Sounds like you need another diode somewhere.  Maybe on the wire from the euroswitch to the rear light assembly.  Put a diode on that wire in the correct orientation (test each way before crimping) and that might take care of that problem.  And if you already have a diode on that wire, well, I don't know what to tell ya.  :?


That's probably what it is! The only place I don't have a diode is on the wire to the euroswitch. Thanks Alan! Oh...anyone have an extra diode they willing to part with? :)