he purpose of the Cincinnati TDI Club is to help owners of this modern diesel learn how to maintain, enhance, preserve, and enjoy their vehicles.
It's not really local to Cincinnati, but is at the home of a regular TDIClub member from just east of Columbus. Aaron (Growler) regularly connects with a few of us in SW Ohio and is always wrenching on someone's TDI. If you are looking for a place to connect with other TDI owners, this would be a great opportunity.
TDIClub GTG at Aaron's (Growler) in Millersport, OH Saturday 6/29 from 9am until?? Food, Fun, Diesels, Diesel Nuts, and general good times.
All are invited, Please bring sides to share, Chairs to sit on and stories to tell. Aaron from Boraparts will be there offering Malone Tunes, and deals on Parts (preorder and have it shipped to my place for GTG pickup). Paramedick Bruce is coming up from Kentucky. Frank Irving (Franko6 from TDIClub) is there to talk your ears off about Cylinder heads, Camshafts, and Injectors all day. I do have a low rise lift good for fluid changes (take all your old fluids home please) and Tire rotations etc.
If you've ever contemplated doing a TDI engine swap, be sure you know what kind of work is involved (hint: A lot).
How is your fuel mileage stacking up to the current Volkswagen EPA TDI web advertising? LINK
It is during the challenging times when people know they are associated with the right groups and organizations. A couple groups I belong to demonstrated their true colors over the past few weeks. The TDIClub, a Volkswagen diesel car club of which our local CinciTDI is part, rallied around a long standing and giving member. Brian Johnson, known as "Oilhammer" on the forums, has been dealing with an onslaught of family medical and financial problems this past year. He has been a long giving and active member of the TDIClub and his expertise has been appreciated by all. A few friends (and vendors) in the club decided they might be able to lend a hand. I don't think anyone expected the caring to be so overwhelming, but the generosity and compassion of "good" people was amazing. Our local CinciTDI group was chosen to hold the raffle this weekend and shockingly saw a simple raffle of parts raise $13,125. Wow, it feels good to have helped out and be a part of this great group of caring people.
Late getting this online, but a reminder the cutoff will be 2-28-13 at midnight EST
If you have been around TDIClub for any length of time you have heard the name Oilhammer.
Oilhammer operates in the original spirit of TDIClub and has selflessly given a lot to TDIClub as a technical expert, most recently as the developer for the fix of the B5.5 balance shaft/oil pump.
If you have ever benefited from any advice from CinciTDI, any of its gurus or nearly any howto on TDIClub you have been touched by Oilhammer.
Oilhammer's real name is Brian Johnston, I had the pleasure of spending some time with him at a few different TDIFest's. To say he is a stand up guy is only saying the minimum.
Despite all the good he has done, Brian has been going through a lot of hard times.
Several TDIClub members and vendors have setup a raffle fundraiser to help Brian out and you can cheaply win great service or parts from different vendors.
Impressive list of parts and services, especially if you need the service or part, why not take a chance?
According to Car and Driver, American VW buyers have a shot at getting the 2014 turbocharged 2.0 liter diesel powered Volkswagen Golf GTD. The new performance model will resemble the gas GTI, but offer a 184 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque diesel. Revs for this performance are incredibly low at not much above an idle -- 1750 RPMs. Transmission choices should be what is offered in Europe -- the six-speed manual and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission -- but who knows .
A handful of CinciTDI friends gathered on Saturday at Roosters in Fairfield Ohio with our Volkswagen TDIs and stayed warm inside most of the time for just a social get together (GTG). That's not to say a few cars didn't need a bit of "wrenching," but the temperature and wind chill would not have have made that a pleasant task – besides we only intended to talk and eat.