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Old 05-21-2011, 08:09 AM
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Good luck with the new ride....
I get 36 MPG with My 99 all day long. Im quickly approaching 350000 miles.
So far .....
3 sets of tires, 1 brake job, 1 set of glow plugs, 2 "sets" of plastic fuel lines upgraded with Viton "o" rings and of course the dreaded evaporator core along with a new compressor and dryer. All in all I have good things to say about my car.
I change the oil every 10000 w/Mobil 1 5w-40 Turbo Diesel truck.In addition I change my Fuel filter every 20000 and fill it with Lubro-Molly before I screw it on.
My i recommend changing the rubber hoses. The supply line and the return. These hoses degrade and contaminate the fuel system. Then run two cans of Lubro -Molly through the system. Back on the fire wall on the drivers side is where you will find the 2 hoses. Grab an old coffee can fill it with L-M. get 2 pieces of 1/4 copper tubing about 10 " long. bend a 90 at one end, clamp both rubber lines to each copper tube it and dip it in the can. Run two cans through the system. Get a third can change the fuel filter fill it with L-M then road test it .....
Just my 2 cents
Happy Motoring
Anthony

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:21 PM
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Welcome to the forum. It is a small world. What color is the car? I'll have to look for you around town.

Chris
Ubiquitous silver, with the dealer temp tags. Seems like the most common color I have seen, Audis are the same way. Do you know of any wrecking yards in this part of the state that may have some goodies I'm looking for? No Gundies auto, thank you, better off buying new with their prices.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:02 PM
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There are yards in BC and near Seattle, but I haven't been to any of them. I get most of my used parts from other members right here on the forum. Agreed, Gundies is a joke. I'm not sure who they sell to, or how they stay in business.

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