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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Jul
26
comment What effect will removing my EGR have?
@R..: There are people who have done that, but I'll be re-chipping anyway for some bigger injectors, so that's not really any extra hassle. It's been something on my to-do list for quite a while, this recent EGR failure is just an excuse to do it all at once now.
Oct
19
comment Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf
(If someone can confirm that these two cars have similar shifter designs, I could have my brother photograph my Jetta, and form an actual answer here from my ghetto DIY fix)
Oct
19
comment Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf
I would post pictures if I could, but that car is 1500 miles from me at the moment.
Oct
19
comment Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf
I had the same problem in my '86 Jetta. The problem was a missing/broken bushing, which required dropping the tailpipe to fix. I instead solved the problem with some tin snips and a tin can, by creating my own "bushing" under the shifter boot. I don't know how similar the 95 Golf is to the 86 Jetta shifter, though, but it sounds like the same fundamental problem.
Oct
15
comment Test Gasoline for Water Content
Ethanol is hygroscopic (it absorbs water). As such, gasoline with ethanol in it will not separate as completely as gasoline without ethanol. With enough water content, it will still separate, but the "gasoline" portion will still contain some unseen water. See here for some more info. This site suggests you might be able to cool your sample (in the fridge or freezer?) to render more of the water (but also some ethanol) insoluble.
Oct
14
comment What is the name of this part of my trunk release in my 2003 Jetta?
Nice exploded view... it looks like the actual broken part is part of #14, although hidden from view in that photo. I'm sure I need to order the entire part 14, though, as I'd be surprised to find just the plastic lever available for sale separately.
Aug
27
comment Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?
As the owner of 5 diesel vehicles, I will agree that the purchase price is typically more than a gasoline equivalent, but I don't agree that maintenance is more expensive. In fact, it is often cheaper. Although, that may very well depend on your locality.
Jun
16
comment What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
@Dude318is: I didn't mention my car, because I'm interested in general information about understanding suspension features. But that's possibly a bit off-topic here. I have a 2003 Jetta TDI.
Jun
15
comment What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
I'm primarily trying to get an understanding for what various suspension options do. Specifically, I'm driving in Mexico, where road conditions are horrible, and speed bumps abound. So I want a smoother ride, and to avoid bottoming-out on speed bumps as much as possible. In 6 months I'll bring my car back to the U.S., where I'll be more interested in performance, since the roads are so much more forgiving, so I may consider changing my suspension again at that point, or putting off the upgrade until then. But I don't really even know what "performance" means in the context of suspension.