Volkswagen TDI (diesel) Spring Dust off

Posted By on April 23, 2006

GTG at Mark Grove's house
Mark Groves had another great VW TDI GTG on Saturday. The central location just 30 minutes from Columbus, the great weather and the many helping hands of experienced owners helped to make this “Spring Dust Off” an enjoyable event. Mark and his wife’s hospitality was appreciated by all; what a great host. (too many things to eat!)

I counted owners from 5 states and all points of Ohio. I did my best to represent the CinciTDI gang and enjoyed meeting new and old TDI Lovers. The day could not have been more beautiful from the aspect of a nice drive and pleasant weather. Several owners were there early starting in on their intake manifold cleanings under the tutelage of Bruce Bowling. (be sure to support the CinciTDI and TDIClub and receive an Intake Manifold Cleaning DVD starring Bruce!) MoGolf (Glen), the world reknown timing belt guru was busy under the hood and of course working none stop. Most car owners had small projects but several of us just came to socialize … it was a good time.

I’ll include a few photos below with a new feature that allows for a large full size photo by clicking on it.
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
GTG at Mark Grove's house
Thanks again Mark, we had a great time.

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EDIT and add comments from Mark Grove:

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who attended. The
final count was 25 cars representing 6 states.

Awesome!

Addtionally, I’d like to thank those of you who brought sides,
snacks, desserts, etc. Your generosity in the donation can is greatly
appreciated too.
A special thank you to our “Master Wrench Turners” Glen, Bruce, and
Aaron. Without you guys this thing just wouldn’t have been as
successful.
Thanks to Rich for being our official GTG photographer and for
posting the pix at CinciTDI and on his personal blog. Be sure to
check them out.

Work wrap-up:
3 intake cleanings
1 racepipe installation
1 boost guage installation
1 antenna installation
1 instrument cluster swap
1 oil/filter change
1 fuel/air/cabin filter change
1 TB change
Numerous VAG-COM tweaks and checks

I probably missed a few things so please post them for the record.

IMPORTANT!- I have 1 MK3 plastic belly pan in my garage. Free to it’s
rightful owner. I haven’t found the related installation hardware.
Also, there is one green and white folding lawnchair and a red
plastic Tupperware bowl which are longing to go home.
Contact me via PM and we’ll make arrangements to get those items back
to you.

Once again, Lisa and I thank you all for making it such a fantastic
GTG and hope to see you all at the next one in October!

Mark

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