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  1. Volkswagen TDI 2.0 common rail diesel short block. CJAA motor but maybe others too. Has 111,000 miles on it. Salvaged from a 2011 Sportwagen that was rear ended. I used the head from it.
  2. Man, you’re really moving along there! I have a drone that takes decent photos, if I can ever make it up there I’d be happy to bring it and get some photos for you. Im guessing you’ll want your own though at some point to be able to take regular photos.
  3. So this is my first fill up and my average from the previous tanks. Looks like I picked up about 5mpg from the overall average. I did a lot of in town driving on this tank and had my foot in it way more than I normally would (test driving [emoji16]). I’m thinking I can get at least one more mpg out of it when I calm down and start burning tanks going to work with the cruise on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I had considered this at one time as well. I think there was someone on TDR who had actually made it happen, way back. In my my mind there would be a disconnect at the batteries, the increase in cable makes for an increased risk of a ground fault, it would nice to have the ability to cut the power fast. I hope you do it, the space gains under the hood would be awesome. I also use Group 31s.
  5. That looks great Dan! I had a whole bunch of cannas for a few years but got tired of digging them up every winter and planting them every spring so I let nature take its course with them.
  6. 75 is where I see the greatest gains. Makes sense breathing a little more freely.
  7. I’ve burned just over 1/2 tank so far. I reset the #2 consumption calculator when I filled up and right now it’s averaging 40 highway and town but Ive spent more time in town that I normally do. If that proves true I’ll see improvements of around 6-7mpg, we’ll see when I fill it up. I did a bit of research on the #1 and #2 fuel consumption calculators. The #1 resets anytime you start the car if it’s been parked for more than 2hrs. If it was parked less than 2hrs it continues with the data from the previous trip. The #2 calculator resets when you fill the tank. Obviously either one can be reset manually. Not sure if you knew all that, I didn’t.
  8. I finally got the Kess tool and loaded the DSG tune yesterday. That made a huge difference, the radio display taps into the OBD plug and shows me the torque output. Before the DSG tune it’d tap out at 250ft-lbs, now it’ll run right up to 280+ which is about what the Malone stage 2 is rated at. It’ll peel out in 1st if I’m not careful, if I try I can even light them up in 2nd. Apparently there’s also some sort of launch control but I have looked into that to see how it works, nor am I interested in abusing my car to that degree. The shifting performance seems to be improved as well although I didn’t have many complaints about how it was before. Another cool feature is that when in drive it also indicated what gear it’s in (see photo). After all this I ended up with a spare set of low mile injectors, glow plugs, turbo and HP fuel pump. I figure if I keep the car long enough then I’ll probably need all that at some point. I also have a short block with 111,000 miles on it. Not sure what to do with that, I don’t see any point keeping it. Maybe someone here has a suggestion on that? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. That’s pretty cool, I love those old Glasplys, there are a few at the dock that the boy is always drooling over. The 17’ Whaler would be a good build, crazy what they want for those these days.
  10. Check out this unit [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’ve usually found the truck stops in George to be the cheapest here but that’s in comparison to Ephrata prices.
  12. I’m pretty sure my ‘96 needed an extension for the reverse switch but the newer trucks might not. Like the cross member, some of these parts were common between 5 and 6 speed trucks when they started offering the 5600. The transfer case lever needs to be re-shaped if you use the 5 speed one but he could just use the one from the 6 speed truck. Like Dave said, spacer depends on the flywheel, if you end up needing a spacer you’ll need longer starter bolts. You’ll also need a little spacer under your barring tool if you use it. Otherwise it can go in too far, jam up and you’ll think you seriously screwed something up when you try to bar the engine over 🤔.
  13. I think I found one. He says it’s 12’ between the columns and 14’ to the trolley but it’s adjustable. Might be perfect for what I’m doing. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/for/d/north-lakewood-ton-gantry-crane/7388839561.html
  14. 👆👆👆👆👆 Especially if you have 3.5 gears and plan to tow.
  15. Man, that’s ugly. If you do use it, it might not hurt to have a driveline shop spin it and make sure it’s all straight still.
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