Fond du Lac dorkfest

ted | driving | Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Last Saturday, I drove all the way up to Fond du Lac Wisconsin (aka Fondle my sack) to work on the 2000 NBTDI with a lot of people I knew and a lot of other people I didn’t.

I had a great time, got to see many of the local TDI folks and a whole lot from the upper midwest and even a couple vendors (rocketchip & tdiparts) that drove all the way from the right coast. Good folks.

I did all this, mostly by myself

  • Brake fluid flush (all four brake calipers plus clutch)
  • Rotated tires
  • Transmission fluid change (half Redline MTL, half MT90)
  • Diesel Purge injector nozzle cleaning
  • Oil change w/Mann filter & Rotella T synthetic 5W-40 (blue bottle)
  • Replaced cracked sideskirt on passenger side (timing belt lower cover)
  • Checked oily boost tubing leading to intercooler, unable to find any leak so cleaned entire area

It amazes me how relatively easy everything was once the car was up on jackstands and the wheels removed. The $40 Harbor Freight electric impact wrench worked like a charm, too.

It also amazes me how “official” I look in two of the following photos.

Big thanks as always to Jason for guidance, Tom, Dan, John, Bob & Peter for the help, Gary for hosting, Peter & Tom for bringing my parts with and the usual gang of knuckleheads for being good folks to drink beer with.

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