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Claire
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:52 am    Post subject: Things my VW taught me Reply with quote

Just because it starts, doesn't mean it will actually get you there.

The R on the fuel gauge isn't for reserve, it's for "Really empty"

VW's can make more creaks, groans, pops and wails than a cat house on a Saturday night!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: Things my VW taught me Reply with quote

Claire wrote:


VW's can make more creaks, groans, pops and wails than a cat house on a Saturday night!


And they are more fun Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things I have learned from VW's

1. Take your time - there's no hurry (70 Westy Weekender)
2. Breakdowns are the VW Gods way of telling you to take a look at the scenery.
3. It will cost you twice as much and three time more than you planned.
4. You only need three things....gas, compression, and spark.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ran out of gas more times than I care to think. My gas gauge works but my attitude doesn't. The needle gets into the "R" and I say to myself, "that ain't no problem, I got at least a half a gallon left." Time & time again I say that and time and time again I run out. Rush hour traffic, oneway bridges, intersections, I done it all and people cuss at you for messing up the flow. I got me a can to carry around a spare gallon now. Comes in handy if you remember to fill it after its been used. Last time I needed that spare gallon can that didn't have any gas in it I was 60 something miles northeast of bumfuck Nevada. Nobody there to cuss at you or flip you off for blocking the road. It was great.
Other than me running it out of gas my VW has never ceased to deliver under any circumstances it has been exposed to over the yrs. It has limped at times but I have always removed the thorns. "I", a key word. "I am the thorn remover". A key phrase. dhamma.
Every creak, groan, pop, wail that is produced you must learn intimately. When it makes a sound you can say "oh yeah, thats........" and you are in the know of your VW. Not a mechanic as they cannot know.
In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you learn to let go?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To ALWAYS...ALWAYS carry my sk8board with me...just in case Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Things my VW taught me Reply with quote

Claire wrote:
Just because it starts, doesn't mean it will actually get you there.


Damn straight. Oh, you were talking about VW's... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: Things my VW taught me Reply with quote

Claire wrote:

The R on the fuel gauge isn't for reserve, it's for "Really empty"

You're damn right lol, it happened to me no later than 2 days ago...

Took the car ot of the garage, checked out the fuel gauge (it read 1mm at the right of R). I told myself "no big deal, I can drive for 7-8 miles". Yeah right... 1.5 miles later, I ran out of gas, at a traffic light in a oneway inclined street with at least 10 (honking) cars behind... how cool Cool
Thank god there was an empty parking spot some 15 yards behind.
It was in a residential areal, closest gas station was 6 blocks away...
That's what's cool about bugs Laughing Even though you have a car, you still exercise quite often Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 words -ignorance is BAD
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my vw tought me that when she is down for the count and i have to go to work the next day that i will stay up all night to fix her.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the first thing my vw is going to teach: how to rebuild an engine because it seized up on my drive home after purchasing my first vw. And that I dont think I will ever buy a new vheicle in this life.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vdub is telling me that the previous owner didnt know shit about cars and didnt know how to wire Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine taught me that fixing up a bug will take 3 times longer than you plan...and cost 3 times as much.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grease is a good thing.... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and that I'd been missing out... Confused

but not anymore.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That working in the garage with no clock makes time fly.
Not to get mad at the PO Just assume there an idiot and everything you fix will eventually replace there Macguyver rig skills.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:26 am    Post subject: things my vw taught me.... Reply with quote

She wants my full attention just like a mistress, a loving rub down, lube-up, and constant upkeep and maintenance ... just like my wife. One can be replaced the other never....

On second marriage...lol Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John- wrote:
That working in the garage with no clock makes time fly.
Not to get mad at the PO Just assume there an idiot and everything you fix will eventually replace there Macguyver rig skills.


...and realize the next owner is going to think you're an idiot too. I've come to the realization that when the next person sees my work, they'll be redoing it anyway Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: things my vw taught me Reply with quote

take my time and do it right the first time. If it doesn't seem to fit right take a break and come back later with a clear head..instead of rushing and having to re-buy another replacement part because I forced it and it was ruined.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TUDrewser wrote:
John- wrote:
That working in the garage with no clock makes time fly.
Not to get mad at the PO Just assume there an idiot and everything you fix will eventually replace there Macguyver rig skills.


...and realize the next owner is going to think you're an idiot too. I've come to the realization that when the next person sees my work, they'll be redoing it anyway Wink


Very true I have been known to bust out the duct tape on occasion.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars can have pms too. Especially on cold wet mornings.
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