Hello, My name is Earl. To some, it's a title, and to others, a TV sit com. I am a "dyed in the wool " VW guy, having just purchased my 13th. Four were air-cooled, and six TDIs. Only two have been water pumping gassers, a 76 Dasher, and my wife's new 2018 LWB Tiguan SE 4motion. The last was a trade for her 10 Touareg TDI in the buyback. My 09 Jetta TDI was also returned, and has been replaced with an 04 Passat with a 6 M swap, stage 2 TD tune, and an EGR/cooler delete. My current projects include suspension, brake, and tire upgrades. Current mileage is 229,000. It still has a long way to catch up with my OO New Beetle TDI at 338,000. Another project is the resurrection of my 67 Bug, 85% complete. I look forward to exploring this site to learn, and perhaps, contribute.