Long time, no post…

So, since the last Civic post, I’ve gotten a 1986 Golf diesel from oilhammer on TDIClub. The car needed a brake booster, master cylinder, steering rack, driveshafts, and an engine and transmission. Luckily, despite the frontal impact on the Jetta, only one driveshaft was damaged, and that was in moving the car, not in the wreck!

GMARK, Growler, and compu_85 helped out a lot… heck, GMARK even provided the site for the engine swap.

The engine swap went fairly well… just one note for future reference. Make sure you plug in the fuel cutoff solenoid wire before trying to start the thing. 😆

Then, a brake line failed, so had to limp it to a brake shop.

Now, an engine mount’s failed, but that, minor shifter issues, and getting the title transferred (waiting on the title to be notarized) are all that are in the way of getting this car on the road (and the failed engine mount and shifter issues won’t prevent me from driving it for a short term until they’re fixed). Which is good, seeing as the Civic’s driveshafts are shot, and I don’t have the experience to install new ones. And I don’t have any other vehicles to drive.

Oh, and I’m going to see if I can institute Google AdSense on this blog. We’ll see when Google approves the application… 😆

Well, my friends have done the inevitable…

…and it’s not done yet.

Being a Honda, this was mandatory.


This was how I rolled in, as a joke. The cause of all of this. You know, it looks like a B4 Passat. 😆

Racing stripe. 50 horsepower. 😆


I get an F!

Take a look at my supa fly RRRRIDE! (The stickers say “FLY RACING”. They came with the car. :lol:)

Hahahahahaha… temporary replacement for the Jetta

1988 Honda Civic.

1.5L 16 valve gasser engine.

4 speed slsuhbox.

No radio.

Broken AC.

Worn out suspension.

Destroyed tires.

In desparate need of an alignment.

Cracked windshield.

Questionable painting.

At least it runs well? 😆 And only cost $500? While I get an 86 Golf to repair using parts from my 85 Jetta? :p


I think this says it all.



And, even though sometimes she didn’t treat me the best, a :beer: for saving me from ANY injury. 🙂

Everybody off of the roads!

I now have my driver’s license. 😀

IIRC, I got a -12 on the manueverability. -25 or better is a pass (and -0 is a perfect score). 🙂

Then, I went to the road test. Umm, tip here. Get familiar with the car you’re using for the road test before actually taking it. 😆 Also, it helps to have actually remembered to set up an appointment beforehand. :p Got a -41.

So, yesterday, I took it again. I got a… wait for it… -0. 😀

Update on VW diesel discontinuation

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=1337107#post1337107 is the source for this post.

Originally posted by febrile:

Below is VWofA response to inquiry on TDI available in 2006/2007:

Thank you for contacting the Volkswagen website. We have been updated with some 2007 model year availability in relation to TDI/diesel engines.

We will offer the 2006 Jetta TDI in 2007. This means there will not be a 2007 Jetta TDI, but there will be an extended run of the 2006 TDI Jetta models. In other words, you will be able to buy a TDI Jetta in 2007, but it will not be a 2007 model, it will be a 2006.

We will also offer the New Beetle TDI the same way as noted above.

We will be offering a 2007 model year TDI V10 Touareg. This will be the only 2007 model year TDI available at this time.

Currently, there are no plans to offer the Passat Sedan or Wagon with a diesel in 2007.

We hope this information is helpful to you with making a purchase decision. Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to assist you further.


So… in summary… confirmation of 2006 Jetta overrun policy. Mention of a similar 2006 New Beetle overrun policy. Confirmation of 2007 Touareg V10 TDI.

Sad day for VW diesels – but there will be one for 2007…

It’s official, everyone everywhere is saying… no more TDI for 2007. 😮

With a twist.

The rumors that VW was ramping up production of the 2006 Jetta TDI to be able to sell stock into 2007 were true. 🙂

The rumors that we were getting the Touareg V10 TDI back for 2006… well, almost false. Some people have mentioned that there’s going to be VERY few 2006 V10 TDIs. However, there’s going to be 2007 V10 TDIs. Want a TDI? Sorry, you get a V10, whether you like it or not. 😆 Oh, and it’s $59,000. 👿

Read the Detroit Free Press article (the one that’s being quoted the most): http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060528/BUSINESS01/605280708/1014