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Old 03-12-2015, 06:03 PM
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Doh, yes I had it backwards, you're correct. The answer both Spencer and I are interested in is yes this bellhousing you're working on could easily be modified to use with an 07K.
Let me know when I can buy one! Or actually, 2 or 3.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:31 PM
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Parts shipped to scan/inspection today. Expect an update no sooner than roughly weeks.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:00 PM
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Roughly weeks! I can't wait that long!

J/k, I won't actually need them until later this year so I can wait.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:26 PM
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Sorry, meant to say 2 weeks. Not that the part will be done by then but that we should know more about the rendering/solidworks modeling efforts around then. The prototype lead time is probably best measured in months still realistically.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:19 PM
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Update: Original scan shop quote ballooned after part delivery by nearly 10 fold. No room in my hobby budget for that kind of increase so parts are on the way back to me.

Plan b is only a few weeks longer and has controlled cost quotes that are far more predictable. Let's hope there isn't a need for a plan c.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:56 PM
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life in VAG moment #78669

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good bet at least a good bit is just hot vapors being fed into your combustion chamber via the air oil separator.

or take an almost new Golf/GTI/Passat crud to your next DE.

you'd very likely see a similar situation there.

just keep topping off.

my guess is you've got a good ways more to go before the little bastard blows up.

well.... wouldn't you know I rented a Jetta in Phoenix and been driving it normal in LA basin traffic about a week now.....

haven't exceeded the speed limit or anything. quite the contrary.

checked the oil at the Airport. it was fine.

got about 700 miles on her now....

well, she needed almost a quart this morning.

if you do this on your own VW or Audi, you void the warranty.

Gentlemen: the car only has 36 k miles.

life in VAG: check oil often.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by odurandina View Post
life in VAG moment #78669




well.... wouldn't you know I rented a Jetta in Phoenix and been driving it normal in LA basin traffic about a week now.....

haven't exceeded the speed limit or anything. quite the contrary.

checked the oil at the Airport. it was fine.

got about 700 miles on her now....

well, she needed almost a quart this morning.

if you do this on your own VW or Audi, you void the warranty.

Gentlemen: the car only has 36 k miles.

life in VAG: check oil often.
Checking the oil on a rental car...really. Maby it's just me but ive driven rentals for weeks and thousands of miles and never have.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:20 PM
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of course.

but I love this car and i'm quite happy I got it.

I don't do mud season in New England (its worse than winter)...

so, you see, I'm keeping it until they drag it from my cold dead hands (as in 3 weeks to a month).

and since it's a VW, you're talking about a car having a very good chance it consumes oil.

this one I figure consumes a quart about every 800~1000 miles. no smoke out the back...

it's prolly not passing the rings, but, through the air/oil canister w/ the excess being fed into the combustion chamber.

this is a great car. but it's a ringer for what people post on the Audi and VW forums.....

(where they're told to cruise over to the dealer to have their oil topped off).
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Originally Posted by odurandina View Post
of course.

but I love this car and i'm quite happy I got it.

I don't do mud season in New England (its worse than winter)...

so, you see, I'm keeping it until they drag it from my cold dead hands (as in 3 weeks to a month).

and since it's a VW, you're talking about a car having a very good chance it consumes oil.

this one I figure consumes a quart about every 800~1000 miles. no smoke out the back...

it's prolly not passing the rings, but, through the air/oil canister w/ the excess being fed into the combustion chamber.

this is a great car. but it's a ringer for what people post on the Audi and VW forums.....

(where they're told to cruise over to the dealer to have their oil topped off).
I love vw's also. Have 2 my DD is a 2015 pasat TDI and the wife drives a 2010 golf wagon with the 2.5. Neither seem to use oil.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:36 PM
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Been driving VW for about 20yrs. All different engines... various stages of modification. None consumed enough oil to require a quart inside 3500 miles following break-in.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:49 AM
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got this with 36k on the clock.

I assume it will be retired from their fleet soon.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by odurandina View Post
life in VAG moment #78669

life in VAG: check oil often.
When in a vag, keep it well lubricated. This is important advice, remember this everyone.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:04 PM
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What does a new VAG engine in a rental car have to do with this thread about a 20yo VW engine?
Should we say that you should check your oil in a 944 because of 996 IMS problems? Please take your useless ramblings back to Off Topic odurandina...
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:51 PM
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I suspect it's relevant due to the subject if the thread (putting a VW engine in a 944). I've observed VWs losing oil spontenously as well. Moral of the story: the desire to swap out the original engine in a 944 may be a case of the grass being greener on the other side. You'll be swapping one set of idiosynchrosies for another along with the engine.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:39 AM
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I've never heard of an oil burning vw as a widespread problem in the 80's or even 90's. Lack of familiarity with the engines I bet. It had always been a Honda Civic joke. "Fill the oil, check the gas."
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