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Too. Many. Wagons.

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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by BlackBart » Mon May 06, 2019 3:09 pm

Ah ha, I see!

On the topic of factory parts vs aftermarket that often comes up these days - I offer Exhibit A, a breather pipe on a 1.8T Audi from an unnamed vendor. Came in a "kit assembled by" unnamed vendor. I should have caught that. It kinked and blocked flow and left gooey oil vapor all over the intake.
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Below is Exhibit B, the factory VW hose, with a rigid 90º elbow. Took 5 minutes to replace, 15 minutes to clean everything, PCV system works now.
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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by erikv11 » Mon May 06, 2019 4:39 pm

(disclaimer, Californians may not understand this post)
BlackBart wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 2:13 pm
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BlackBart wrote:
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5 days later ... Spring! Spring has sprung!


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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by BlackBart » Mon May 06, 2019 5:26 pm

Haha...pink picture is a year ago.....but our leaves are just now unfurling, and I've seen some blooming trees around. This is the big week I think. (Note snow in the gullies of the hill in the top pic)


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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by abscate » Mon May 06, 2019 11:21 pm

With the last of the kids going my fleet will shrink over the next few years. Still, I’ve realised that with a low insurance premium of about $300 to put a car on the road, as long as I put 5000 miles on it a year that’s a 0.6 cpm cost, vanishing in the scheme of things. Depreciation is still the big financial glutton unless you are a clever NJ attorney who scores P2 s for a swan song. Eventually it will become clearer which ones I no longer need and I will sell

I confess I’m having misgivings about the T5. Ive got three local speed guys after it, but I don’t want it to die a quick death with manual boost and getting slammed. That car and I have twenty years of bringing kids back from hospital , taking them to college, and I think I want a dignified retirement


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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by BlackBart » Tue May 07, 2019 4:38 pm

I completely understand that sentiment. My 245T was going to live on with us, then it was hit and totaled at the curbside by a confused senior with dimentia issues.

We had teenage boys, our insurance was never cheap!


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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue May 07, 2019 7:40 pm

BlackBart wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 4:38 pm
We had teenage boys, our insurance was never cheap!
When my son came that age, the girls where costing more for insurance.
The dangers of talking on a phone when driving are greater then a lead foot.


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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by BlackBart » Tue May 07, 2019 7:47 pm

Interesting! And mine never hit anything or anybody, yet we paid.


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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by Georgeandkira » Wed May 08, 2019 6:07 am

Seriously, have you (meaning anyone on planet Earth) actually shopped for insurance.

I'll skip my stultifying anecdote but I can tell you there are familiar companies out there which appear to be seeking converts.



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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed May 08, 2019 6:36 am

Some times insurance companies can get fishy.

One of my sister in laws, who has never had a ticket in her life or been involved in a accident, noticed her insurance rate going up. She go in to find out why, points out no tickets, no accidents, no claims.

They tell her "statistically you are due to have a accident" . She dropped that insurance company like a hot rock.


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Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Post by BlackBart » Wed May 08, 2019 11:04 am

We switched to Hartford from Allstate and it was about half! We had had houses and cars all bundled and assumed there was some customer loyalty and good record savings blah blah....nope!... they actively keep stats and they know you haven't shopped and assume you aren't switching, so they can gradually bump up your premiums. I was a bit stunned when I read that. From what we learned, it helps you to periodically shop rates. That and children gradually dropping off your insurance!


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