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Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 25, 2004, 10:35:04 AM
I have that weekend off, might go on a drive with the Mini Cooper people, all of you are welcome to join if we do drive, but if there is not drive, was thinking of having a little garage day and BYOB(Beer and Burgers) BBQ.  What do you all think?  I might have my H-sport sway bars to put in by then, and might actually want a little help slapping those on the allroad.

So think about it, garage day at my house, Saturday May 1st, with munchies that we share with each other.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 25, 2004, 10:36:27 AM
I think that's a grand idea. Maybe we can get some detailing done to get cars prepped early for VWOTG?  Folks could clarbar and stuff to get that paint ready to shine.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Colorado_Baja on March 25, 2004, 12:14:45 PM
Sounds like a good time to me Beer, munchies and cars. what more could a man ask for, ill have to check what the status is on my working weekends, but if im free im thare.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 25, 2004, 01:05:39 PM
Jay, that sounds like a great idea.  Greg, maybe if you have stuff to put on your Golf...you can bring it with you and we can give you a hand...if you are not working that weeked that is.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Colorado_Baja on March 25, 2004, 04:23:44 PM
Still unsure on the weekend but I need an oil change for sure. I want to convert to full syn. :D
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on March 25, 2004, 05:26:12 PM
Sounds good to me. :thumbsup:
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 25, 2004, 05:35:40 PM
Ya know it is gonna be a good time if 2-Pat is coming!!!! SWEET!!! :D
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: madigan on March 25, 2004, 07:48:32 PM
I'll have a few items to install too, so count me in! :P
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 25, 2004, 07:57:51 PM
Sweet Mark, we will have to get some shots of our 2 wagons next to each other, we be lookin' good these days :lol:
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: jayryan on March 26, 2004, 09:47:55 AM
I'll try to join up...may we could do a drive after we wrench?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 26, 2004, 09:58:34 AM
Ohhh, a drive after wrenching...that might be fun...
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: gragravar on March 26, 2004, 11:40:35 AM
looking good for me. 8)
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 26, 2004, 03:46:38 PM
Andrew, it will be sweet if you can make it.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on March 26, 2004, 05:08:50 PM
Battle of the allroads! :twisted:
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 26, 2004, 05:16:55 PM
yeah, 2 of the sweetest allroads around...but Andrew has the 6 speed, I wish I had the 6 speed...oh well, next car.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: RobD on March 26, 2004, 06:06:49 PM
I just might have to swing by.  I have a few things that need some love (vacuum line, remote rear view mirror knob, oil change).  I hope to make it.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 26, 2004, 11:43:30 PM
Rob, Swing by if you can!!!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: aowhaus on March 27, 2004, 04:03:23 PM
looks like I'm in!

I have a few things I want to install (crank pulley, Hella horn replacement, W8 LED overhead console light, etc.).
I'll whip off some of my famous ribs and beef satay skewers for the BBQ.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 27, 2004, 08:23:26 PM
Nice Alan, looking forward to you coming over...and grub sounds awesome!!!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: ColoradoB5 on March 30, 2004, 03:39:13 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Ya know it is gonna be a good time if 2-Pat is coming!!!! SWEET!!! :D


Awwww yeah!
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Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 30, 2004, 03:46:56 PM
Dub, that is a riot...funny that you remembered that shot and found it.  CLASSIC!!!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on March 30, 2004, 03:49:36 PM
Yeah, that is pretty funny.  A small part of me wishes the badge was still around.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: ColoradoB5 on March 30, 2004, 03:55:14 PM
Yup, that back when Pat was a wild man of 27.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on March 30, 2004, 04:14:06 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Yup, that back when Pat was a wild man of 27.


Yeah, those were the days.  Back when I was careless and fancyfree.  Ahhh....memories.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Eric18T on March 30, 2004, 07:27:58 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Yup, that back when Pat was a wild man of 27.


Yeah, those were the days.  Back when I was careless and fancyfree.  Ahhh....memories.


We are all getting old now.. mortgages, school loans, 401k contribs.. man at the end of the month there is no money left :( , and no money for toys..
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: kraut-sled on March 31, 2004, 08:20:09 AM
I do not know about the rest of you, but I am not ready to conceed my youth just yet :twisted:

I will not go down with out a fight!  Let go Streaking!!!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Eric18T on March 31, 2004, 10:18:51 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
I do not know about the rest of you, but I am not ready to conceed my youth just yet :twisted:

I will not go down with out a fight!  Let go Streaking!!!


I don't want to give in to my youth.. But i am running out of time and money.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on March 31, 2004, 11:00:46 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
Let go Streaking!!!


Everyone is doing it through the Quad...C'mon, Let's goooooo....

reminded me of Old School.  Since we are all such old farts, well, most of us anyway...a'hem, Greg, a'hem, we can start our own frat, wait a tic, I think we already have...it is called RMCB5...hehehe :cool:

I tell you, after today's garage day, I feel OLD....got to rest up for the May 1st garage day...yippie!!!


cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: kraut-sled on April 01, 2004, 08:22:44 AM
Yer my boy, Blue!

I love that movie.

So back on topic, what are the projects people need to do?  I have to swap out my vacume hoses and might be installing a new shift knob.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 01, 2004, 08:33:59 AM
I'm planning to be there; I've got to flush the brake fluid and install a short shifter.

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: jayryan on April 01, 2004, 10:51:16 AM
I think I'm going to do all mine before I come over...I don't want to wait.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 01, 2004, 10:52:46 AM
I don't have much to do anymore, I have a vinyl graphic for the Mini on the way, if it gets here soon, I will install it, otherwise, I will wait until Garage day.  May just use it for detailing then go our for dinner or something like that.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: shummer on April 01, 2004, 01:51:08 PM
Quote from: "MattyB"
I've got to flush the brake fluid...
Cheers,
Matt


Me too. Anybody else?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: UberGrrl on April 01, 2004, 05:01:52 PM
I think I shall attend. I don't know if I'll need to do any wrenching..perhaps just wenching and detailing for me... Getting my control arm issue fixed tomorrow, WOO! No more clunk-clunk for the Über-Mobile.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Eric18T on April 01, 2004, 06:53:57 PM
i think i will get the AWE Boost gauge kit on order and bring it over and get some help installing it.. maybe i will even bring  a few 6 packs of good brew dn some burgers for the grill :)

we can grill over at your pad, right jon?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 01, 2004, 09:49:48 PM
I'm trying to convince Andrew to get his H-Sports and we can do them that day, we will see what turns up...that is a kinda big job on the Allroad, so I hope to start that early on in the day.  I also want to finish everything by 430-500pm at the latest since I will have dinner plans, so the earlier we can start, the better, I would be willing to get things rolling by 8am if anyone is interested.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Eric18T on April 01, 2004, 09:56:01 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
I'm trying to convince Andrew to get his H-Sports and we can do them that day, we will see what turns up...that is a kinda big job on the Allroad, so I hope to start that early on in the day.  I also want to finish everything by 430-500pm at the latest since I will have dinner plans, so the earlier we can start, the better, I would be willing to get things rolling by 8am if anyone is interested.

cheers
jon


8am.. how about 6am and we can start the day with bacon,  eggs and some guiness...
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 01, 2004, 10:07:11 PM
For the Love of Pete....I am dedicated, but not that dedicated...6 am is WAAAAYYYYY too early for this old man.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Eric18T on April 01, 2004, 10:18:14 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
For the Love of Pete....I am dedicated, but not that dedicated...6 am is WAAAAYYYYY too early for this old man.


Would oatmeal be a better option for you old man.  :P
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 01, 2004, 10:29:58 PM
yeah, somethin' to keep me more regular 8O  J/K....I am a biscuit and gravy fan myself.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: madigan on April 01, 2004, 10:51:56 PM
Quote from: "Eric18T"
i think i will get the AWE Boost gauge kit on order and bring it over and get some help installing it..


If I don't do my boost gauge before then, we can help each other out.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Colorado_Baja on April 02, 2004, 12:24:01 AM
Quote from: "Eric18T"
Quote from: "03Indigo"
I'm trying to convince Andrew to get his H-Sports and we can do them that day, we will see what turns up...that is a kinda big job on the Allroad, so I hope to start that early on in the day.  I also want to finish everything by 430-500pm at the latest since I will have dinner plans, so the earlier we can start, the better, I would be willing to get things rolling by 8am if anyone is interested.

cheers
jon


8am.. how about 6am and we can start the day with bacon,  eggs and some guiness...


 :)  :) MMMM...  I love the taste of guiness in the morning.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: kraut-sled on April 02, 2004, 08:26:59 AM
I have plenty of time to make arrangements for my boy that day, so I will have no real excuse for not being there.

Boost gauge sounds good to me too - I just do not know whare to put it - A pilar has air bag so....

I will bring Irish Cream for the coffee :wink:
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: UberGrrl on April 02, 2004, 10:30:33 AM
Ahh yes, I remember now what I will want to work on. My belly pan!! I'll bring it on down and see if I can make some repairs to it and get it back on my poor exposed underside. I am so glad my control arm issue is getting fixed, so I won't need to do any goo-injections. If I can get the BP on and not dragging, and some detailing, my  baby will be ship-shape!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 10, 2004, 08:06:50 PM
I would like to join you guys, if I can! I usually work on Saturday mornings, but an usually free by 1 PM or so... Should have my digital camera by then (hopefully), maybe can play around and get some shots :)

Jonathan
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 10, 2004, 08:07:21 PM
Fooking double post  :oops:  Let me know if you guys decide to drive, or just eat / drink, play with the cars and clean em  :cool:

Jonathan
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 10, 2004, 08:28:40 PM
Jonathan, it would be awesome to see your S4 again, and to get some great group shots.  My dinner plans changed to Sunday, so we can hang out late that day and take as long as we need, then maybe go on a drive after that.

I will PM you with address for mapquest and phone numbers

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 10, 2004, 08:40:37 PM
Sweeet!! Sounds good :)

Jonathan
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 10, 2004, 09:39:59 PM
Would it be over the top if I wanted to come and if I have my parts for the control arm's & tie rods, install those?  Has anyone done this and what time and tools am I looking at.  If it won't work out, thats cool.  But I would still like to be there and lend a hand.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 10, 2004, 09:49:17 PM
Dave, we  can always give it a try.  I have a bently at home, I can look it up this week when I am not at the hospital working and let you know what is involved.  I think we can manage it, so why not.  I would get there early so we have time to deal with any problems that we may encounter.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 10, 2004, 09:49:55 PM
hehe well, I have no idea how to do much as far as maintenance or service of our cars  :(  But I could lend a hand and cheer ya on when I get off of work  :D

Jonathan
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 10, 2004, 09:50:59 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Dave, we  can always give it a try.  I have a bently at home, I can look it up this week when I am not at the hospital working and let you know what is involved.  I think we can manage it, so why not.  I would get there early so we have time to deal with any problems that we may encounter.

cheers
jon



Thanks Jon for your help with the Bently
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Vanimaniac on April 10, 2004, 10:49:38 PM
Hey guys! Can I come and play? Since this Wed. I won't have my H-sports to install along with my shocks ( the company I ordered from decided after I paid that they don't want to carry them anymore! :mad: ) I might just order some from somewheres else. Maybe have em here by the 1st. If not then maybe I'll just swing by for the heck.

Late,
aVANt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 10, 2004, 10:52:41 PM
Van, come on buy, we will hook you up for sure.  I am more than happy to help with the install of the sways, what ever you end up with.

If you don't have them by then, just come on buy, then we can all do dinner or burgers or something, then join the rest of the Euro guys for a drive, as is posted on www.audiworld.com.

http://forums.audiworld.com/rockymtn/msgs/16934.phtml

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 11, 2004, 06:40:44 AM
Wahoo! get to meet some new people.   :D
Title: Drive
Post by: 1fastgerman on April 11, 2004, 02:48:45 PM
Hi I am new here, but you might of seen me on Audiworldforums as bmwz3nate. Yeah I really want to go on a drive. You tell me what you want to do and where you want to go and I'll be there. I can bring some Bimmers from Littleton. I think you should still do the BBQ before or after that would be a great way to start or end the drive. Let me know and I will set something up. Also you guys should try to come to the Euro meet every friday night at sonic. The weather has been bad lately, but it should be better this week. Try to come it should be fun. Here is the forum on the Euro meet.
http://www.cosr.com/forum1/index.php?showtopic=22295&st=0
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Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 11, 2004, 09:17:52 PM
I think a huge group drive after a day of working on cars and eating would be awesome...so maybe early evening for meeting up.  We will be in the Westminster area for the Garage day, maybe as it get's closer to the actual day we can narrow down a meeting place and time for you all to join us...

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: jayryan on April 12, 2004, 07:49:08 AM
At this point...I'll probably show...I still haven't installed my fogs or snub yet...may or may not do that before...not sure....I've gauge installation experience now too.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 17, 2004, 10:47:16 AM
Jon, I just went back through the thread and did not see your address.  Could you post it?  Thanks
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 17, 2004, 04:09:33 PM
He should PM it to you, since these are public view we would like to protect the members.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 17, 2004, 08:23:09 PM
Jay, you are right.  I was contemplating this when I posted the request.  The only reason I asked in the public forum is that other attendees may want to know.  I guess we need to finalize who is coming and Jon can send out the information to the individuals.

Jon, whatever you are comfortable in doing.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 17, 2004, 09:41:41 PM
Dave, you have a PM...I don't post that info for privacy reasons...don't want that info public...like Jay said.

We should make a list of tasks for that day, seems like there are a lot of things going on, and have only one set of tools.

From what i know------
Dave=control arms and tie rods, or something to that affect
Van=Sway bars
Andrew=Sway bars
Alan W.=buffing-Brake bleeding. -replace horn. -replace crank pulley. -Rear sway bars
JR=snub mount and fogs
Jonathan=buffing
Rob=spark plugs and vaccuum hoses
Mark=rear shocks to bilstiens? Brake Bleeding (ouch :))
Matty B=Brake Bleeding
Jay=Buffing the wood, buff, buff, buff the wood, hehe
Randy=vaccuum lines


any others?

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 17, 2004, 09:45:59 PM
I am hoping to make it after work... I don't have much to mod atm, since I can't buy anything I want yet, friggen tax man!! But if there is time, I wouldn't mind some buffing with this super duper swirlie machine that you have? Haven't detailed my car since I got it  8O  Cept for the car wash guys across my work for like $20 hehe Oh, going to go talk to Chas this week and see if a C-bar would be useful on my car, we will see about that! :)

Jonathan
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 18, 2004, 01:46:10 AM
Jonathan, added you to the list, hope you can get there soon enough, a decent buffing takes about 3-4 hours, even with the power buffer.  May need you to pick up some supplies, not sure I have enough for everyone.

In order for us to enjoy our evening, I hope to have most projects finished by 5pm so we can go out and celebrate.  Worff is leaving town that following Monday, so I was hoping we could all go out to show him a propper send off.

Does anyone have those pop-up tents we can put in the driveway so we can have some shade for buffing while we are working on other cars in the garage?  That would help out tons.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 18, 2004, 05:33:52 AM
I completely understand about the address and privacy.  Thanks for the PM.

Let me look into the tent setup, I can't guarantee anything, but let me look into it.  I will bring all the tools and jack stands that I have.  I have a new set of inline ratcheting wrenches that may come in handy.  I haven’t used them yet; we'll see how well they work.  I will probably be up around 10:00a.  See ya there!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: RobD on April 18, 2004, 06:44:58 AM
Jon - I'm hoping to make it too.  I hope to change out the spark plugs and change out a few more of the vacuum lines.  If I can make it I'll bring all my tools (including torque wrench).  Not sure if I can make the drive too so I might try to do the other stuff first and make it out for the drive.  We'll see.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 18, 2004, 07:52:58 AM
Sounds good Jon, I don't have a pop up tent, I can ask friends to see if they do... If I am not there in time to buff, no biggie at all, just let me know if I need to get anything to bring :) Be glad to get stuff before I come by.  I am usually done with work around 12:30 ish, so I *should* be able to be down to your place by 2 or so, if not earlier if I am ready to go right after work ;) Unless of course I decide to take the whole day off  :lol:

Jonathan
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 18, 2004, 08:02:55 AM
Jonathan, I think the pads I have will be good for a few more cars, and your typical car care buffing and waxing compounds will do.  Something along the lines of Stage 2 and Stage 3 from either McGuires or Mothers will do pretty well.  I also want to get some more Finessit from the local supply store, which is about $30 per bottle, and is good for about 3-4 cars worth of buffing.  I will check with Mike R. as to where that store is and post it for everyone as well as where to get pads for the buffer, as well as the types of pads that are best.

I will get that info sometime this week, and post some options as to which products to look at and where to get them.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: madigan on April 18, 2004, 08:47:58 AM
I'll definitly be there... I'm contemplating if I really want to replace my rear stock shocks with new Bilsteins. Either way I'll be there to lend a hand and hang out.

Mark
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on April 18, 2004, 09:05:11 AM
Hey guys, if you need materials for car care, check out http://www.detailersparadise.com/Home.asp.  Give Nick a call.  I met the guy yesterday at an Audi Club tech session.  He knows his stuff very, very well.  I picked up a bunch of stuff yesterday from him.  BTW, I'll likely have goods to polish/clean windshields and pitted headlights with me if I make it to Jon's in case anyone needs it.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 19, 2004, 08:29:22 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Dave, you have a PM...I don't post that info for privacy reasons...don't want that info public...like Jay said.

We should make a list of tasks for that day, seems like there are a lot of things going on, and have only one set of tools.

From what i know------
Dave=control arms and tie rods, or something to that affect
Van=Sway bars
Andrew=Sway bars
Alan W.=buffing
JR=snub mount and fogs
Jonathan=buffing
Rob=spark plugs and vaccuum hoses
Mark=rear shocks to bilstiens?


any others?

cheers
jon


I would still like to do a brake fluid flush.  Mark you still in?  

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 19, 2004, 09:02:23 AM
I so far plan to be there, I have a 10' by 10' canopy I can bring as well as the brake bleeder.

I would like to do some detail work on the Audi, there are some scratches I would like to buff out and I will hopefully have touched up the nicks by then so i can buff those parts and wax on....wax off.  

I will also be doing Rain-X as well.  I have never applied it before, but the Audi had it when i bought it and it is freakin awesome.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: shummer on April 19, 2004, 09:37:06 AM
Quote from: "MattyB"
I would still like to do a brake fluid flush.  Mark you still in?


I would like to get this done. Do you know the procedure or is there going to be somebody there to show us how?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 19, 2004, 09:47:52 AM
I have done this many times on my racecars, but without the power bleeder.  The process should be pretty easy.   I would imagine that you just fill the powerbleeer, pressurize it, hook it up to the master, then go to each corner and open the bleeder valve until the fluid runs clear.  The only tricks I see will be disposing of the old fluid and agreeing between everyone which fluid we are going to use.  We'll need to make a catch bottle if one is not provided with the power bleeder.  Jay?

If we do go forward with this I would like to preview the power bleeder instructions so that we aren't fumbling that day.

Anyone have recommendations for fluid?  I'd like to move up to one that could handle the additional heat of the occasional track day...but that wont' break the bank.

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: kraut-sled on April 19, 2004, 09:53:20 AM
I plan on being there.  I would like to do my vacume lines, but that is all I have planned so I can help out who ever else needs a hand.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: shummer on April 19, 2004, 09:58:26 AM
Not sure about the brake fluid type, but I've heard one particular brand causes a squeaky clutch. I don't have a clutch (tiptronic) so just let me know what you go with. I also track my car so I'm interested in the higher boiling point fluid.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 19, 2004, 10:11:27 AM
I haven't used the bleeder yet, so it is all new to me.  The instructions are with it.  We will need a container for catching the fluid.  We will need a plcae to dispose of it as well.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Colorado_Baja on April 19, 2004, 10:44:55 AM
Give your local Jiffy Lube or  Grese Monkey a call I know of a Jiffy Lube here in the springs that will dispose of oil and brake fluid for a small fee, like 3 or 4 bucks.

~Greg :D
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: BlackA4 on April 19, 2004, 11:59:07 AM
Well guys, I may or may not be joining you guys for the GTG. I just sent my car in to get and alignment with the new tires and they said that the upper guide links (or upper control arms as we know them as) and the tie rod ends are loose and need to be replaced. I have desided that I might just buy the entire kit from ECS and do ALL the links and bushings.  That way I dont have to do it again anytime in the future. I know this is a fairly long process to change out all the links. I might just do it in my new garage when I move in this weekend. I probably wont get to it until the weekend of the first though. I also dont want to have to drive all the way home from Jons house without an alignment on my new tires. I will be getting one probably that Monday after the install. I most likly will have Autosport Works do the alignment... I heard they have a 4-wheel alignment rack at a reasonable charge.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 19, 2004, 12:32:43 PM
Quote from: "blueGOLFturbo"
Give your local Jiffy Lube or  Grese Monkey a call I know of a Jiffy Lube here in the springs that will dispose of oil and brake fluid for a small fee, like 3 or 4 bucks.

~Greg :D


Jefferson County will take it at thier Rooney Rd. recycling center for $13.  I haven't called around to the above oil changers but hopefully we can find someplace cheap.  

Anyone have any recommendations on fluid?

/Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 19, 2004, 04:00:11 PM
Quote from: "BlackA4"
I most likly will have Autosport Works do the alignment... I heard they have a 4-wheel alignment rack at a reasonable charge.


Cool, I am trying to think of places that understand "adjustable" suspensions.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: aowhaus on April 20, 2004, 08:45:32 AM
whoa, haven't checked this thread for a while and it didn't occur to me how soon it's coming up.

I have a few mods I want to do at the GTG, if there's time:
-Brake bleeding.
-replace horn.
-replace crank pulley (if the new one arrives by then).
-Rear sway bars (if it doesn't come in this week).

I'll probably pick up a Porter Cable power buffer from Detailer's Paradise and will bring my supply of car cleaning stuff for everyone to use (claybar, Klasse, wax, leather treatment, etc.).  And of course, I'll bring beers and munchies.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: JDawg on April 20, 2004, 09:48:45 AM
Sounds like there is a lot to do!  I will bring food, drink, and my W8 to the GTG.  The only issue with my W8 is a REALLY annoying chatter / squeek coming from the right side dash.  At times, it nearly drives me nuts ...  Anyways, I would love to help anyone that needs work done... so count me in on the fun!

- Jason  (Pics coming soon)
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Scuba2001 on April 20, 2004, 10:11:45 AM
Squeaking dash is a common thing with the B5.5 platform cars.  It has been said that you can cut sections of socks up and stuff them between the windsheild and the lower part f the dash where the 2 parts meet.  Its been proved that this is the way to correct the issue.

Steve
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: JDawg on April 20, 2004, 10:14:58 AM
BTW - I have a VagCom if anyone wants to checkout their ECU or other parameters, maybe you have a MIL you need to figure out.... let me know if I should bring the setup.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 20, 2004, 10:23:37 AM
Jason, bring the Vag, you never know who might want to check things out.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: kraut-sled on April 20, 2004, 10:32:57 AM
I am in for the afternoon.  I should be there about 1:30 and can stay for the duration of the event.  I do have to go to a frineds B-Day party the evening, but not till later.

I am hoping someone can help me swap out my vacule lines, but other than that I am free to help others.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: aowhaus on April 20, 2004, 10:33:11 AM
Quote from: "JDawg"
BTW - I have a VagCom if anyone wants to checkout their ECU or other parameters, maybe you have a MIL you need to figure out.... let me know if I should bring the setup.


woohoo, that will be awesome!!!
we could tryout the Sport Mode for the tip.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 20, 2004, 10:34:58 AM
I'll have my proDiag as well (same thing as VAG-COM).
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: madigan on April 20, 2004, 10:39:07 AM
Quote from: "MattyB"
I would still like to do a brake fluid flush.  Mark you still in?  

Cheers,
Matt


Just to clarify...I'm not doing a brake fluid flush. I'm not sure why MattyB thought I was...though I'd be more than willing to lend a hand to those flushing their brakes, but for the record, I'm not doing my own. Thanks.

Mark
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 20, 2004, 10:39:53 AM
Does anyone know the fluid capacity of our brake system?  I'd like to order some of the ate fluid from our sponsor and want to know how much to get (my owner's manual is being shipped to me by seller).  Once we figure that out we can order enough for everyone who is changing it that day.  If yer' all in.  I think those on the list are:

Me
shummer
aowhaus

Anyone else?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 20, 2004, 10:50:07 AM
Quote from: "madigan"
Quote from: "MattyB"
I would still like to do a brake fluid flush.  Mark you still in?  

Cheers,
Matt


Just to clarify...I'm not doing a brake fluid flush. I'm not sure why MattyB thought I was...though I'd be more than willing to lend a hand to those flushing their brakes, but for the record, I'm not doing my own. Thanks.

Mark


Sorry Mark, I thought I had seen you post in earlier...I must be loosing my mind :crazy:

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: shummer on April 20, 2004, 11:03:16 AM
Quote from: "MattyB"
I'd like to order some of the ate fluid from our sponsor and want to know how much to get (my owner's manual is being shipped to me by seller).


You getting the blue stuff? That should help let us know when to stop bleeding the brake lines.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 20, 2004, 11:18:30 AM
Yes, I was leaning that direction and emailed our sponsor to find out if they knew of any difference between the two other than the color.

/Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: aowhaus on April 20, 2004, 12:55:56 PM
Quote from: "MattyB"
Does anyone know the fluid capacity of our brake system?  I'd like to order some of the ate fluid from our sponsor and want to know how much to get (my owner's manual is being shipped to me by seller).  Once we figure that out we can order enough for everyone who is changing it that day.  If yer' all in.  I think those on the list are:

Me
shummer
aowhaus

Anyone else?


Let me know what's the damage and I'll have the cash for you (and a couple beers) at the GTG (or sooner if you prefer).  Thanks for doing this!
Anything else I should contribute?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 20, 2004, 03:03:37 PM
Quote from: "aowhaus"
Quote from: "MattyB"
Does anyone know the fluid capacity of our brake system?  I'd like to order some of the ate fluid from our sponsor and want to know how much to get (my owner's manual is being shipped to me by seller).  Once we figure that out we can order enough for everyone who is changing it that day.  If yer' all in.  I think those on the list are:

Me
shummer
aowhaus

Anyone else?


Let me know what's the damage and I'll have the cash for you (and a couple beers) at the GTG (or sooner if you prefer).  Thanks for doing this!
Anything else I should contribute?


Sounds good to me!  :D

I was going to make a catch bottle, but I don't have a larger container to hold all of the old fluid for recycling (someone in my family recently "cleaned house" and pitched all of my saved containers).  If you could come up with something, that would be great.  ;)  

/Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: aowhaus on April 20, 2004, 03:51:38 PM
how big of a container do you need and does it have to be really clean (so it doesn't contaminate the fluid to be recycled)?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 20, 2004, 04:09:05 PM
what about a one gallon distilled water jug?  I don't have one, but we can buy a jug at the grocery store if we have nothing else...then just drink the water, and use the bottle for the brake fluid...I will check bently later this evening as to how much volume we are talking about

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 20, 2004, 04:17:15 PM
A water jug should work fine.  Also, I've received a response from the Parts4VW's, the only difference between the two types of fluid is color. I've read some good reviews about the performance of the ate fluid, but some have commented that the blue can stain.  If so, then the bleeder could very well turn blue.  Having not used the products before I don't know if this is a big deal; however...since this is a club bleeder, what is the consensus on color? Blue?  Gold? Does it matter to anyone?  

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Eric18T on April 20, 2004, 04:58:59 PM
I have a new unopenned liter of ATe SuperBlue if someone wants it.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 20, 2004, 05:06:38 PM
Regarding Brake Bleeding and volumes...Bently has no mention of volume.  This is taken directly from the Bently......

In section Repair Group R 47-1 Brake system, bleeding

Note-
•Bleeding the braking system on vehicles with ABS is carried out as for vehicles with conventional braking systems.
•Only use new brake fluid conforming to US standard FMVSS 116 DOT 4
•Genuine VW/Audi brake fluid conforms to this specification.
•Brake fluiid is poisonous. Do to its corrosive nature brake fluid must not come into contac with paint
•Brake fluis is hygroscopic, which means it absorbes moistre from the ambient air and must therefore always be stored in air tight containers.
•Rinse off spillages by using plenty of water.
•Volkswagen recommends replacing the brake fluid every two years

-Buil-up brake pressure in brake system by pumping the brake pedal.
-Following bleeding sequence, attach bleeder bottle hose and open bleed screw.
1-Right-rear brake caliper
2-Left rear brake caliper
3-Right front brake caliper
4-Left front brake caliper
-with brake pedal held down, close bleed screw.
-Repeat operation until no air is present.

That is all the Bently has on brake bleeding...sorry guys :satisfied:
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Eric18T on April 20, 2004, 05:35:17 PM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Regarding Brake Bleeding and volumes...Bently has no mention of volume.  This is taken directly from the Bently......

In section Repair Group R 47-1 Brake system, bleeding

Note-
•Bleeding the braking system on vehicles with ABS is carried out as for vehicles with conventional braking systems.
•Only use new brake fluid conforming to US standard FMVSS 116 DOT 4
•Genuine VW/Audi brake fluid conforms to this specification.
•Brake fluiid is poisonous. Do to its corrosive nature brake fluid must not come into contac with paint
•Brake fluis is hygroscopic, which means it absorbes moistre from the ambient air and must therefore always be stored in air tight containers.
•Rinse off spillages by using plenty of water.
•Volkswagen recommends replacing the brake fluid every two years

-Buil-up brake pressure in brake system by pumping the brake pedal.
-Following bleeding sequence, attach bleeder bottle hose and open bleed screw.
1-Right-rear brake caliper
2-Left rear brake caliper
3-Right front brake caliper
4-Left front brake caliper
-with brake pedal held down, close bleed screw.
-Repeat operation until no air is present.

That is all the Bently has on brake bleeding...sorry guys :satisfied:


 I am going to go out on a  long limb here.. When i recently bled my jetta's brake system we used almost 1 liter to flush the whole system.  Since we replaced all the lines on my car, i know we lost a fair amount of fluid. I would 'speculate' that if you have a few liters around (.5ltr - .75ltr per car) you should be fine.  I can't imagine the passat or A4 system needs much different.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 20, 2004, 05:42:59 PM
I can't say what the differince is on brake fluid color.  When Mountain States did mine, it was or looked green.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: aowhaus on April 20, 2004, 07:46:28 PM
don't care about the color, as long as it does its thing well.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: UberGrrl on April 21, 2004, 09:32:54 AM
Damn, this is going to be one crazy-ass-MoFo of a garage day... sounds almost too difficult for me to try to do detailing on my car... I'll probably just do that on my own sometime in my own garage, and just bring my belly pan issue..and help people wrench....

I will be in need of an oil change though.. wondering if Winston wants to help me with that. ;)
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Corlesdi on April 21, 2004, 01:38:50 PM
Count me in, too.  I need to replace the bushings in my driver's side rear trailing arm.  However, I don't know if I'll need a press or something like that.  Hmm...
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 21, 2004, 02:20:19 PM
Quote from: "Corlesdi"
Count me in, too.  I need to replace the bushings in my driver's side rear trailing arm.  However, I don't know if I'll need a press or something like that.  Hmm...


My guess is that you would need a press, otherwise it would come out too easily.  You may need to have a shop do that.  We have a pretty extensive list of cars to work on already for that day, maybe too many, there are some big projects to accomplish and only limited room in the garage.  But if we all work together and don't mess around, we should be able to move cars in and out quick enough.  The biggest job will be Daves car and his control arms...and he said he can't make it until 10am.

Dave, if you are reading this, is there any way you can show up earlier so we can start on your car first?  otherwise someone else may take up garage space and that will delay the start time on your car by a couple more hours.

Just thinking how we are gonna get all this stuff done in one day...and what time we can start, the earlier the better, as if we need parts, the parts places are only open until noon for VW and Audi.  Something to keep in mind.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Vanimaniac on April 21, 2004, 10:38:31 PM
I'll probably need help putting on my Nike Swoosh graphic on the back window. Also does anyone know if the Bentley manual explains how to install a Type R wing onto my Avant?

Seriously though. I'd love to see how I might be able to buff out some scratches that I put on the car myself.

Jon, occasionally my auto leveling light has come on every now and then since the shock install, but only when the wheel is turned all the way to one side or the other. Lights seem to work normal to me though, so I haven't bothered with messing with the clip just yet.

Does anyone have a Gtech Pro or similar product?

Thanks.

BTW, sway bars should be in the mail.

Van "sway bars should be in the mail" Townsend
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 22, 2004, 07:07:48 AM
Van, we can look clip when you get here.  I am a pro at the nike swoosh graphic...but I think it would be nicer if you had it on all 3 rear windows, not just the rear.

Not sure how much time we will have for buffing, we have some big mechanical projects in mind, and buffing takes a good 4-5 hours for a complete detail, and we need the garage space for things like your sways.

If we get those tents set up, then there will be some shade and people can detail in the driveway.

did you get the H-sports?

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on April 22, 2004, 07:15:16 AM
Quote from: "Vanimaniac"
Seriously though. I'd love to see how I might be able to buff out some scratches that I put on the car myself.


Hey Van,
I have some polishing/clay bar/waxing to do, also.  I'm guessing that's going to take a back seat to the other projects.  There's just so much scheduled for the day already I don't think I'm going to get to it.  Do you want to hook up some time and we can do that together?
BTW, I can't wait to see and ride in your car after all the recent mods.  Jon says it looks really cool.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 22, 2004, 08:27:48 AM
Okay, well, here is my plan:

Wendy asked me to help her move, so I will be doing that most of the day, but I really need to change my fluid and will stop by first thing in the morning and also after I help Wen move.  She's close by, so maybe I'll bring over the DCI gang helping her too.

So MattyB, add a liter of fluid for me too and I will contribute for both that and my part of the bleeder.  Amanda, are you going to have the brake tool there?  I would like to borrow it at the end of the day since my brake job will be on the list in the next couple of weeks.

Thumbs up!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 22, 2004, 08:32:54 AM
Winston, I have the rear brake tool, but I will need it next week for Hawk and Mike R's rear brakes...we will be doing both of those the before the garage day hopefully, but you are welcome to it after that, or we can do it while you are here if you have pads, only takes about 30 minutes to re-do the rears.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 22, 2004, 08:40:29 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Winston, I have the rear brake tool, but I will need it next week for Hawk and Mike R's rear brakes...we will be doing both of those the before the garage day hopefully, but you are welcome to it after that, or we can do it while you are here if you have pads, only takes about 30 minutes to re-do the rears.

cheers
jon


I won't have the parts for at least a couple weeks, so I will arrange something with you when I get closer to getting the parts.  My brakes are hurting so it needs doing soon.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 22, 2004, 09:14:49 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"


Dave, if you are reading this, is there any way you can show up earlier so we can start on your car first?  otherwise someone else may take up garage space and that will delay the start time on your car by a couple more hours.


cheers
jon


Jon, I am looking at about between 2.5 to 3 hours for the work.  The only issue that I am concerned about is if the tie rods are rusted up or locked down.  I have read at that point I may have to bring in a torch, which I have.  That part makes me nervous.  As far as my arrival time, I cannot get there any earlier.  As long as I have a level area, like the sidewalk or curb, and nice weather, I should be ok.  If not then I will help with the wrenching of other cars until the garage opens up.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 22, 2004, 09:28:19 AM
sounds good Dave, get here when you can.

Winston, let me know when your parts are in and I can even help you out some evening.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 22, 2004, 10:35:06 AM
If it gets out of hand 'round Jon's house a group of us can swing down to my house, or meet there in the a.m. (near 72nd & Ward) and rip out a couple of projects and swing back up to Jons.  I live in a court, have a two car garage and the previous owner doubled the width of my driveway -- guess he hated mowing grass  :-)

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Boris on April 22, 2004, 11:32:47 AM
Hey, how long will it take to change timing belt? I would like to get it done before we go down to Rusty's GTG. Also anyboby chime in what fluids, tools etc. I will need to do this.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: MattyB on April 22, 2004, 12:35:43 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Okay, well, here is my plan:

Wendy asked me to help her move, so I will be doing that most of the day, but I really need to change my fluid and will stop by first thing in the morning and also after I help Wen move.  She's close by, so maybe I'll bring over the DCI gang helping her too.

So MattyB, add a liter of fluid for me too and I will contribute for both that and my part of the bleeder.  Amanda, are you going to have the brake tool there?  I would like to borrow it at the end of the day since my brake job will be on the list in the next couple of weeks.

Thumbs up!


Alrighty...three liters ordered.  Counting Eric's liter we should be good to go on brake fluid changes!  I have a floor jack and two stands if someone brings two more we can pull all four wheels off at once and cut downtime.  Jon, thanks for looking up the info in the Bently.

/Matt
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on April 22, 2004, 02:27:12 PM
Quote from: "Boris"
Hey, how long will it take to change timing belt? I would like to get it done before we go down to Rusty's GTG. Also anyboby chime in what fluids, tools etc. I will need to do this.


It's pretty funny how Boris is a "noob."  Hell, he's been doing this as long as anyone.  I know it's just based on number of posts or whatever, just thought it was funny.

Anyway Boris check out the ultimate timing belt kit at ECS.  That's what most, if not all, of us did a couple months ago.  You'll also want some G12 coolant and distilled water.  I think I have enough coolant for you.  I'd probably just give the guys at ECS a call, tell 'em what you're doing and see if they have any other recommendations.  While you're in there you may want to consider a snub mount and/or electric fan kit.  The EFK can be had for around $140 from Supreme Power Parts.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 22, 2004, 02:43:47 PM
What Pat says and plan on 5-8 hours for the change.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Boris on April 22, 2004, 05:46:10 PM
Pat, just working on the railroad... :)

Yes, I have snub mount. Bought it like 2 years ago.  :)  I am going with ECS combo with the waterpump. Can't beat that deal.

As for the EFK. Is it really worth? Any experiences? What about the belts then if I decide to go that route?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: DenverPat on April 22, 2004, 06:32:57 PM
Quote from: "Boris"
As for the EFK. Is it really worth? Any experiences? What about the belts then if I decide to go that route?

In my opinion, the EFK is worth it.  Aside from the chip, it's easily the best mod for the dollar.  It's something you can feel evenly through the entire rev range.  There's not many mods you can say that about with the 1.8T.  I don't know of anything else you can get that will increase engine power so much for so little.  Plus, it puts no additional stress on the engine.
In case you can't tell, I'm happy I did it.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Boris on April 22, 2004, 08:53:32 PM
OK, I will go for it then. Let me get the parts.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 22, 2004, 09:55:42 PM
Yeah Boris! I look forward to seeing you May 1! It's been too long.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 23, 2004, 04:14:57 AM
Quote from: "MattyB"
 I have a floor jack and two stands if someone brings two more we can pull all four wheels off at once and cut downtime.  Jon, thanks for looking up the info in the Bently.

/Matt


Matt, I have a floor jack and 4 jack stands, the more peole can bring over, the better, if we can get 2 cars up in the air at a time, that woudl be ideal.  Does anyone have ramps?  That will help with the sway bar installs as the car needs to be weighted for best fitment.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 23, 2004, 05:20:35 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"

Does anyone have ramps?  That will help with the sway bar installs as the car needs to be weighted for best fitment.


I have ramps, I will bring them.  Jon, is there any chance of stopping by before Saturday to drop those off, so guys can get started befroe I get there?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 23, 2004, 07:17:18 AM
Sure Dave, I am off all week starting Monday morning, so anytime after the first of next week that works for you is just fine, let me know
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 23, 2004, 07:36:01 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Sure Dave, I am off all week starting Monday morning, so anytime after the first of next week that works for you is just fine, let me know


Would Wednesday around noon be ok?  If not then lunch time any day would work for me.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 23, 2004, 08:18:38 AM
That works perfect...I will be working on Mike R's brakes then so come on over.  That way I know I will be home.

cheers
jon
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 23, 2004, 10:35:17 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
That works perfect...I will be working on Mike R's brakes then so come on over.  That way I know I will be home.

cheers
jon


Will do!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Vanimaniac on April 23, 2004, 12:25:10 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"

Hey Van,
I have some polishing/clay bar/waxing to do, also.  I'm guessing that's going to take a back seat to the other projects.  There's just so much scheduled for the day already I don't think I'm going to get to it.  Do you want to hook up some time and we can do that together?
BTW, I can't wait to see and ride in your car after all the recent mods.  Jon says it looks really cool.


Cool, see ya there. I think it looks nice. I might actually keep the lowers unpainted now.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 26, 2004, 11:42:36 AM
I am SOOOOOOO ready for Saturday.  :D  :thumbsup:  The tie rods, tie rod bolt kit and haynes manual arrived.  I also decided to splurge and picked up a W8 sunroof kit.  The new beige does not look that bad compaired to the old.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Boris on April 26, 2004, 08:04:17 PM
I will be there, but my TB kit will not be here yet, so I'll just hang around. I will need somebody's garage on the weekend of 5/8-9 for my TB change since I live in apartment now. Anybody volunteer?
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 26, 2004, 09:20:15 PM
Hey Boris, I won't be home all day on the 8th, otherwise, you would be more than welcome to come over.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 27, 2004, 07:07:05 AM
Quote from: "Boris"
I will be there, but my TB kit will not be here yet, so I'll just hang around. I will need somebody's garage on the weekend of 5/8-9 for my TB change since I live in apartment now. Anybody volunteer?


I will be working all weekend so I won't be home, otherwise I would love to help you.  sorry man. :(
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: UberGrrl on April 27, 2004, 08:06:04 AM
Quote from: "StarlightB5"
I also decided to splurge and picked up a W8 sunroof kit.  The new beige does not look that bad compaired to the old.


Hey Dave... not suggesting you'll need help, but if you do need help with the W8 thing let me know. I'm an electronics goddess. :D I also have a bunch of tap and splice connectors I can bring if you need some.
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: SweetVW on April 27, 2004, 09:20:44 AM
Thanks for the offer.  

Actually with the help of instructions from ECS Tuning I had it installed in about 15 min.  Their kit has everything including a wire tap. Can you believe I installed it in the parking lot of the UPS depot!  Can you say NO patience.

Getting closer to the pimp ride that I alwas dreamed of.  8)  Rollin' with Momma, and Lil' Bitch of the Toecutters MC!   :lol:
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: aowhaus on April 27, 2004, 01:14:48 PM
Pre-big garage day BBQ night at my place:
http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=811

everyone's invited!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: 03Indigo on April 27, 2004, 01:38:20 PM
Quote from: "aowhaus"
Pre-big garage day BBQ night at my place:
http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=811

everyone's invited!


You know I am there, will be coming with Pat, a friend from work, Hawk, his wife and a friend of theirs.

See ya Friday
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: HawkmanA4 on April 27, 2004, 03:15:59 PM
Looking forward to this weekend! Thanks to Jon helping me out, I am not doing anything to my car, but I want to be there to lend a hand or two where need be! It should be great weather!
Title: Garage Day May 1st
Post by: Noob_Shum on April 27, 2004, 08:37:15 PM
Man, I wish I didn't have to work early Saturday, or lived in the Denver area like a lot of you!!  So much fun stuff going on lately :)

Jonathan