Checked it's fluids and filled them up. Did a vag-com scan and re-enabled the beep sound when the locks are armed and also turned on the indicator lights when unlocking and locking the car.
Put a new sticker on my roof rack fairing for Canon mountain in New Hampshire & put in a three spoke steering wheel after having it for a year lol
Purchased a boost gauge that will be installed in the next few days!
Detected a slight chemical smell through the vents, and climbed around under the hood trying to decide if it was residue from the engine cleaner I'd used, or yet another oil leak.
I moved my car to a different side of the street for alternate side parking...
i smoked my taillights this afternoon
put in APR ECU a week ago, bought boost gauge but can't find a hole to put the hose through the firewall -.-
What I did today was drive it to the store and back. LOL.
But on the way home I drove umm "quickly", and at one point punched it out at about 60mph and it literally snapped my head back violently, and flew past the car I was behind. This little bugger's got some balls! I've done this before and it seems that if I'm on the gas steady, and then let off for a second, and then stomp it, the turbo kicks in instantly - right in time with the kickdown (Tip) and BAM your off like a shot!
Does anyone know why it does this? Like what's actually happening? It seems like the DV slaps shut and the turbo's already spooled up or something.
I popped off the right front brake pads trying to track down a a squeal at 30mph and below. Goes away when I stomp the brakes. Turns out part of the backing on the inboard pad flaked off where it makes a ring around the piston. Filled in the gap with the anti-squeal goop. Hmph still wearing even too. It's a shame, I have 90K now and they have enough meat on them to go to 120k at least.
Drove 55 on the freeway to see what the mpg display would tell me. Best I could get was 32.1. Maybe less in real world. Boy that was painful.
Replaced passenger side DRL and bought a 24mm socket to remove sending unit so I can T off and add oil pressure gauge. (And probably add boost gauge while I am at it.
Drove that b*tch to work
bought a timing belt kit to be installed monday
I found door cards and dash bits from a 2003 W8. They arrived, yesterday. Going to start removing the belt line chrome and wooden accents, tonight. I also plan to Dremel the tweeter pods for new speakers.
I drove it 60 miles to work like I do every day.
do you mean that you get three weeks on a tank, or do you only run on premium every few tankfulls?
I'm lucky if I get a week on a tank of fuel, and the mpg thing has me wondering. So far, all I run is premium (ouch) but if I can alternate between that and plus/regular, my wallet would be thankful...
Back on topic - new Aero wiper blades to replace the crappy Anco refills the car came with...
pulled some parts from it then put the tarp back over it and tighted the ratchet straps back up. next step is pulling the rest off of it and junking what remains, then drove my jetta to work to break in my new motor mounts
gave her a nice "carbon burning" high rpm drive to work today. I'll be cleaning out the paint brushes and trash in the back tonight. Old W8 lights in the trunk to give to Salty.
Found the key in my suitcase. The Passat is 1,462 miles away and I plan to try it out after I land at that airport today!
Ordered a new Glovebox from eBay - $30
Ordered new LED City Lights from SuperBrightLEDS.com - $23
Ordered an 8" antenna - $18
Scouring the web. looking for a W8 dome light, right read door panel in gray and a used vag-com cable.
Edit: Oh yeah, and I need a new Engine cover.. mine just split in 2.
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