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    ugh.. good luck with that
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    Right? I keep getting the run around.. I have to work with these people, so I'm trying to keep my cool. On the other hand, I believe they are treating me like this because they know me and I work around them. This should not be the case, it should be handled as if it was a customers car that was hit. Back story is that my car was hit by an employee, of the company my company works for, in their company vehicle.
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    pretty screwed up... can only wish you the best. Large companies and anyone who's not a car enthusiast make it very clear that they don't value cars, especially older ones that aren't considered 'classics' in their mind
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    If they keep giving you the run around maybe you should just inform your insurance and have them help out.

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    Thanks guys. Joel, you are very right. Large companies/enthusiast just see it as a 20 year old econobox.

    Today I sent an email, after several calls not being returned, to the manager that supposedly has the information I need to continue on with the company's claim service. It was a very firm, yet polite email. If he does not follow through, I'll have my insurance company address the issue.
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    any updates?
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Slow8vJetta View Post
    Large companies/enthusiast just see it as a 20 year old econobox.
    Non-enthusiast .. phone fail. Lol.
    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    any updates?
    They finally got back to me and had an adjuster sent out yesterday. He told me he'd get back ti me today with an estimate. I didn't tell him I have an estimate done already for $1,651.40. If his is significantly lower, I was told I can dispute for a higher amount. So we will see what happens!
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    Well, they gave their estimate today. Which was less than half of my estimate. I called the lady handling the claim and gave a small clue that I was extremely unhappy. Tomorrow I fax my estimate in and we will go fro there. I want at least $1k, because there is no way I can fix the damages with $700..
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    keep fighting it.. they can't just stop talking to you.
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    That's the idea! I left a semi0nasty voice-mail today, stating my feelings on their poor communication skills. It takes 2-3 calls before someone either answers or calls back.
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    I got $2500 or so for my 88 GLI a few years back when they totaled it out..

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    Well, I got my check a week or so ago. Thankfully the car wasn't totaled, but I didn't get as much as I had hoped. Oh well, my car still has a clean title! I maybe just be looking into a color change. Haven't decided a color yet though.

    On a side note, here are a few items I've found that I need to tend to before the body work begins:

    - front pass wheel bearing
    - rear pass wheel bearing
    - Speedo cable gasket (trans side)
    - fifth gear housing gasket
    - green sleeve (pass side) and pass side axle flange seal (might as well while I'm in there, even though it's new)
    - isolate vacuum leak and plug it
    - new oil pressure sensor for the Audi gauges (the one I have has a slight leak. Said leak is leaking down onto the coolant flange and causing the seal to break. The coolant seal has since been replaced and is not leaking at the moment, I just want to prevent it from happening again.)
    - replace the rubber fuel lines near intake (look super dried out and I don't want to risk a potential fire)


    Most of this should be repaired by this weekend. Bodywork will be on hold until I pass my Advanced MECP test, which I've been studying for over the last few weeks.
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    Protip: replace cooling system flanges with factory aluminium units to avoid leakage in the very long term future.

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    Already have the aluminum one. The oil from the leaky sensor gets saturated in the coolant flange seal, making it expand until the seal is broken.
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    Well, if the leak is from where I suspect it is coming from, it may just be the crush washer. I am also assuming you are referring to the dual sender canister on the head.. yes?

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    Yes, sir. It is exactly where you expect. I can try that way out first, it will certainly be the cheaper route. Lol
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    Well, the car was running good.. until I put about 600miles on it in about 8-9 hours total drive time. When I put the cam in, the engine/car had roughly 135k miles and I left the head stock (besides the GTi downpipe and cam of course). So 30k miles later, my springs wore out pretty bad. Haha.

    Long story short, I basically did a rebuild/refresh with the head. A friend of mine sold me a head that had been hot tanked and re-surfaced, which saved a tone of time/money. I threw in TT HD springs, lightweight lifters, valve guides, valve stem seals, well you get the point. Lol.

    Onto the photos that are self-explanatory:

    Old head removed:



    New head:














    And a little ingenuity to replace a broken valve breather seal (for those that don't know, that is a shift linkage bushing trimmed to fit) Haha!



    I'm quite pleased with the results, as this was my first time tearing a head completely down and rebuilding it. It took a couple times to get the timing dialed in, but she runs like a champ now! Breaths and pulls much better now!

    Also, here are a couple random photos I too, but never posted:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgregorich/7010085231/" title="DSC08771 by kgregorich, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/7010085231_431d25e9fd.jpg" width="500" height="334" alt="DSC08771"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgregorich/6863956450/" title="DSC08770 by kgregorich, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/6863956450_0a519232d2.jpg" width="500" height="334" alt="DSC08770"></a>


    I had a ton more, but my old HDD decided to completely crash before I got around to either uploading or backing up the photos.

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    Good work buddy. I'll be doing this real soon. How much and where did you pick up the seals and guides?

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    lots o' work
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    Quote: Originally Posted by DowNnOutDubin View Post
    Good work buddy. I'll be doing this real soon. How much and where did you pick up the seals and guides?
    Thanks man. I don't recall the prices per items (i'd have to dig out the receipts), from start to finish was about $550 and it was all from DIP.


    Joel, yes it was. Worth it though, drives quite nice now.
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    Oh and Nick, let me know if you need help when you start yours.
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    Bored and still can't shoot for shit at night.

    Took some photos, played with Flickr's editing crap. Lol.


    DSC09888 by kgregorich, on Flickr

    DSC09881 by kgregorich, on Flickr

    DSC09913 by kgregorich, on Flickr

    DSC09889 by kgregorich, on Flickr


    Found one from about a month or two ago:


    457684_10150971341947206_2073219286_o by kgregorich, on Flickr


    Going to be painting the car this winter. A couple options are up in the air.

    Option A - Satin Black

    Option B - Satin Charcoal (or rich grey of some sort)

    Option C - Same color

    Option D - Some form of brown or green.
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    don't do satin.. imo. It can look cool for a while, but you'll want to change it later.

    how's the car treating you? I'll probably always kind of wish I had another mk2
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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    don't do satin.. imo. It can look cool for a while, but you'll want to change it later.

    how's the car treating you? I'll probably always kind of wish I had another mk2
    Satin fade fast? I haven't priced any options yet. I'll be working with a low budget, so it will most likely be a Maaco special. Except I won't be dropping the car off whole. No glass or interior, that way I don;t get those shitty tape lines.

    Car is running great! I need to change the weight of my oil when I do my next oil change, I've been using 5w30, need to step up to something a little more heavy.

    They are hard to stay away from, that's for sure.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Slow8vJetta View Post
    Satin fade fast?
    I was referring more to you getting tired of it
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