I got the right front tire stuck in a rut from where I just pulled out a bush... Don't ask how it happend...image.jpg
Lol, my idiot neighbor took the spot in front of my house so I had to park my Yukon in my driveway next to my wagon. My driveway is narrow between my house and my neighbors and it widens before my garage in the back and I was trying to get the passat out and ended up in a hole. After working 9-5 all weekend and just getting home in the pouring rain I was very angry. I had to get my dad to come to my house to pull me out with his Silverado because my Yukon was blocked in by the stuck passat. So yea, I should have been paying better attention but oh well, all is good now.
Last edited by rolfsent; 01-13-2013 at 05:46 PM.
Charged the battery, new ECU is on its way.
Finished installing the warning triangle last night. It was much easier once I thought to use synthetic grease to mark where to cut/drill. The hardest part was getting the nylon inserts to fit in the square holes. I had to trim them down a little just to push into the holes.
Oil change and filter. Finally replaced the vacuum line from N249 to the DV while I had the belly pan off. Also finally ordered a new dipstick and tube, and some bits for PCV overhaul. Still haven't gotten around to replacing my lower CAs. The shock mount bushings are shot and its pretty rough on stutter bumps. Maybe next weekend.
Finally got around to ordering and installing the driver's door grab handle. Decided to stick with black since the original interior is black. I think it makes for a nice contrast color, not to mention it won't show the dirt as easily as a grey handle would.
Last edited by Haumana; 01-15-2013 at 09:09 PM.
I need some ideas for a badge for my grill. Maybe a What's yours and were should I look?
I bought an ECS Stage 2 Big Brake kit during their holiday discounts and just bought these chrome roof rails from Kevin. I hope they survive the trip across the pond!
Hopefully they should be here within 5 7 days but I am still waiting for the 4 pieces of door trim so I can get the skirts painted. Apparently they were sent by sea by mistake or just to rip me off
I forget what brand it is and where I got it from. It's a B5 badgeless grill that replaces the stock (VW logo in the center) grill. This one is black plastic but I've seen them advertised in chrome too. I added an .:R logo to the passenger side. It's a clip-in I found on ebay.
Dave, I've seen the German color bars and German flag, but I can't find them at the moment.
Something like this...
Last edited by Steve in Chicago; 01-15-2013 at 09:47 PM.
I loved the integrated parking sensors on the B7 I drove, so I bought a generic Chinese backup sensor kit, and installed it on my B5.5 today; it's not bad. I haven't tried it while backing up with my trailer connected yet, I might need to put in a switch for that.
Moved her into the garage out from the sleet next to the apartment above oil burner to keep her warm and cozy thru this nasty night....
bought a fire extinguisher to mount in the trunk. I've always been concerned about a fire with the car for some reason....
I swapped out my coolant sensor on my newly owned car.. I'm just glad it has for now fixed my hard starting issue that it has since I bought it...Cross fingers!
Plasti dipped the torn up hubcaps until I can make a deal on some rims. Not too shabby for a winter spray. Sorry for the shitty cellphone pics, brought in my DSLR today maybe I'll go get some nice shots over lunch.
Lunch shot LARGE
Last edited by Wigglestheholy; 01-18-2013 at 12:34 PM.
Talked to another PW member on here last night about Euro rub strips, A6 strut and power mirror, gonna be getting them next week, can't wait.
replaced my headlights bulbs, passenger side burnt out so replaced them both.
Got some new to me 17x7 Porsche Cup II wheels from a neighbor for a song, perfectly round and ready to refinish, then mount some winter rubber on, or if I procrastinate, some track shoes. They are light!
Best part is they will fit over Boxter Brembos with 13.1" rotors. I can finally part out my Vancouvers.
Last edited by keithwbloom; 01-19-2013 at 08:29 PM.
By the time I get these refinished, get some 25mm adapters and some painted crest OE Porsche center caps, I will probably have spent close to $600, but it sure doesn't hurt as much when it is paid out in smaller lumps. Hard not to say yes when I got the wheels for $36 each...
Last edited by keithwbloom; 01-18-2013 at 06:09 PM.
I finally installed an Audi A6 stress bar. I've had it for a few months sitting around. I should've installed it right after I bought it, the difference in handling is so much better.
I need to get the other one under the car now.
Finally drove it today. Been neglecting it since purchasing the B7 tdi. Such a difference in driving.
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