Itinerant Air-Cooled Update Post

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Itinerant Air-Cooled Update Post

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:31 am

Hi!

I am in Miami. I am doing the first appointments of 2020. I do not even have the 2020 Itinerary Forum up yet.
I do not have time to put it up. We have come out of the starting gate at full blast here at the McIntyre Home For Wayward Volkwagens. Two engine overhauls in a row, plus a little Bugatti resurrection in the middle.
Please enjoy the photo dump. There is much work yet to be done.

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(You have no idea ...... )
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I am supposed to be at the drawing board!
Stay tuned!
Colin
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Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Post by hippiewannabe » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:19 pm

Well good on ya!
Some people have a plan, some of us kinda follow the path of least resistance.
Just be sure you're doing all this because it brings you the maximum joy, not as a subconscious reason to procrastinate on getting that book done. You've worked on a lot of VWs, but you still have a book in you that needs to get out.
Where is the instant order button to buy one of those cool shirts?
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Post by Abscate » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:27 am

hippiewannabe wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Well good on ya!
Some people have a plan, some of us kinda follow the path of least resistance.
Just be sure you're doing all this because it brings you the maximum joy, not as a subconscious reason to procrastinate on getting that book done. You've worked on a lot of VWs, but you still have a book in you that needs to get out.
Where is the instant order button to buy one of those cool shirts?
Here you go

Colin Awesome Shirt

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Post by misszora » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 pm

Looking forward to seeing the 2020 Itinerary! MZ is having the same issue she's had for years. And I thought we had fixed it the last visit. My mechanics are stumped. We will prevail! :flower:
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Post by weisswurst » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:58 pm

Abscate wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:27 am
hippiewannabe wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Well good on ya!
Some people have a plan, some of us kinda follow the path of least resistance.
Just be sure you're doing all this because it brings you the maximum joy, not as a subconscious reason to procrastinate on getting that book done. You've worked on a lot of VWs, but you still have a book in you that needs to get out.
Where is the instant order button to buy one of those cool shirts?
Here you go

Colin Awesome Shirt

HA! I totally fell for that link, didn't see that coming (the wifebeater link) really thought it was going to be the IAC shirt like the bumperstickers! nice job on the fakeout!
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Update Post

Post by tommu » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:56 pm

misszora wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 pm
Looking forward to seeing the 2020 Itinerary! MZ is having the same issue she's had for years. And I thought we had fixed it the last visit. My mechanics are stumped. We will prevail! :flower:
This is unacceptable! How long after Colin’s visit did it take to misbehave again?

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Post by misszora » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:48 pm

She ran like a champ for over a year!
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Update Post

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:32 pm

misszora wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:48 pm
She ran like a champ for over a year!
So yeah, we are putting a new harness in, a Kyle FI harness, aren't we, misszora?
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Post by misszora » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:39 pm

Yep! It is in and then repeated her bucking and chugging for the mechanic!!!
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:51 pm

misszora wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Yep! It is in and then repeated her bucking and chugging for the mechanic!!!
Oh my lordy ... take apart the ecu and look for corona fractures around the solder joints especialy those solder connections that lead to the ground wires. Bright light and magnification required!

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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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