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Tue Feb 14 11:20:02 EST 2006

What will the next problem be?
It’s tempting to dump in the sea…

So what was it that finished Shalyn off in the end?
Was it a cardiac arrest
That he felt in the chest?
No, it was an exploding release belt he was trying to mend.


>From: "S. Shourds" <sshourds at>
>Reply-To: sshourds at
>To: vwdiesel at
>Subject: [Vwdiesel] Overheating cont., or TDI for sale cheap
>Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 22:44:05 -0600
>I've been sporadically messing with my overheating TDI and today I gave
>it a test drive.  When the temp. gauge is high and there's no heat, I'll
>take that as a bad sign.  So, I drove it carefully, and in intervals,
>back to the house and pulled the thermostat.  A bit of advice from the
> site indicated that you can test the water pump by pulling
>the thermostat out and trying to spin the impeller by hand.  Sure
>enough, it turned several degrees.  It locked after that, but I still
>have to replace it.  This really ticks me off becase I replaced it with
>the timing belt.  9000 miles ago.  And, of course, I'll have to pull
>half the same stuff off again to replace the pump.  It's a good car when
>it's running, but that's just not been very often.  I'm starting to get
>termianlly ticked off.  I also have to hope now that the overheating
>that I'd hoped was a figment of the computer's imagination didn't tear
>up the engine, crack the head, blow the gasket, etc.
>I'm still driving the old '85, but the starter selenoid is starting to
>go out among other things.  After that, I'm going to be riding my bike
>20 miles down I-30 to work.  I.e., I'll be missing work.
>-00 Jetta TDI--making stains on my garage floor
>-85 Jetta TD--barely hanging on.
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