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Old 08-23-2009, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default IF they **** us off why do we try to save them?

Seriusly what makes us bash our heads into the wall while we school people who do not want to learn? Are we massakists or what.

My theory is that maybe there will be one kid or old ************ we reach who actualy learns and understands something we teach them. And so long as that happens it is worth it. The epiphany of the newb is a wonderfull thing.
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I honestly did read your post, and I agree with most of it. But hot dang if that didn't make me laugh.
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I honestly did read your post, and I agree with most of it. But hot dang if that didn't make me laugh.
Its why i am here if i do things to correctly then people will be suspicius so i have to sneack my good points in with the silly mistakes. secret there
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LOL Magna is like a good beer: once you get past the nasty foam (shitty spelling) you get to the good stuff (his knowledge) and its all worth it
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*sneak lololol
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For me, there are two reasons.

1: I believe that if even one out of ten annoying newbs is actually able to be reached, reasoned with, and made to learn, then it's worth the hassle. Sort of a "sum total of human achievement" sort of thing.

2: If we simply shun every single new user who shows up, then the forum will die a slow death by attrition.
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2: If we simply shun every single new user who shows up, then the forum will die a slow death by attrition.

Quoted for truth...

As a newb, I appreciate the efforts of those that have tried. Unfortunately, as popular as this car is, it would seem that you might get an inordinate number of dumbasses; such is the price of success.

I've been an active 'teacher' on my local VW board for at least 7 years now, and honestly I believe that I am often not heard, even thought I have driven and worked on VWs for 20 years. More times than not, they will do it wrong, and wonder why. I don't berate them, and I try not to embarrass them, I just try to remember that everyone is doing what they can to just survive this shitty world. Anger inhibits learning, but that does not mean it is easy not to be.
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QI've been an active 'teacher' on my local VW board for at least 7 years now, and honestly I believe that I am often not heard, even thought I have driven and worked on VWs for 20 years.
No ****? Were you on the VintagVW listserv back in the mid 90s by any chance?
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If that is the archive that Jan VandeBrande headed, yes, but very little. I was on the Scirocco List and the Vanagon list in the mid '90s as well. I was a little late on to the web... :Loser:
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I prefer constructive, abrasive critcism. Painfully abrasive of course.
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That sand in the mangina has to get out some how...
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Go read back some of the more defined members first few posts, they're near clueless as well.

I mean personally this was the first car I had ever modified to the extent I have and I was/am(to a lesser extent) was completely dumb. Thankfully with lots of time and reading I'd say I could help someone with a good majority of the things i've learned.
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Go read back some of the more defined members first few posts, they're near clueless as well.
If you want a real laugh, read some of mine.
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If you want a real laugh, read some of mine.
lol my first post ended up with us arguing joe that was pwnage
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Go read back some of the more defined members first few posts, they're near clueless as well.
no way, I was posting pictures of my build for my first post.
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lol my first post ended up with us arguing joe that was pwnage
And I still want to murder you every time I read one of your punctuation-free posts.
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Yeah i got alil mad at you as well on that one and a few other occasions.
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The title says it all. Since I live in CA, the need for that priceless little sticker pretty much forces me to start with a "pre-made" kit and work from there. And since the Greddy sticker only costs $1,300 (as opposed to $3,500) it looks like an attractive base platform

I'm just starting to research the Greddy turbo kit, downloaded the images of the install manual from this site (many thanks to White Roadster for that) and from what I've read I am puzzled by two points...

First, there doesn't seem to be any mention of water lines being run. Am I correct in that the Mitsu TDO4H-15 is entirely oil / air cooled? The version of the instructions posted references the 15C, but I assume that the core section of the newer 15G is the same.

Second, with regard to the oil return line, the instructions reference a capped fitting which appears to be on the right side of the block near the oil filter. I'll have to try and find that tonight when I get home... Apart from the cumbersome hose routing involved, is this method acceptable as compared to the more common tap-the-pan method? Is this fitting on the suction side of the pump or does it drain into the pan?

Thanks in advance, all. I never realized there was such a thriving Greddy / DIY community around!
joes first post everyone :P
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Huh. That's actually not nearly as bad as I remembered it being. It's almost as though I did some research and read the stickies before making my first post...

Weird.
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