@knyfe @maerbear

The Pony's cousin! We have one just around the corner too!

@monkey1
It is known as the black stallion. And it is owned by me.
@maerbear

@knyfe
LOL!!! whoa! wha happened? pony cousin pony cousin.... BLACK STALLION!!
@monkey1

@knyfe @maerbear

Bro! I didn't figure out that you have a Passat until Meghan told me!

You definitely should have at least a couple of ignition coils in your glove box. They will fail but it's no big deal: you just pull over and yank them one at a time and replace them with a new one until the engine stops running rough.

You should also check your engine mounts

@monkey1
'member when the pony's ignition coil stopped working during our road trip in the tetons?
@knyfe

@maerbear @monkey1 Yes! I was gloating about the superior performance of El Tigre! And now here I am driving the pony's cousin.

@knyfe @maerbear

What happened to El Tigre? I thought a Volvo 240 would run forever.....

@monkey1
One needs functional shoulders to wrench. And while I am currently able, various items were left to deteriorate in the interim. El Tigre dislikes winter. Decided it was time...
@maerbear

@knyfe @maerbear

Oh, I forgot about the wrenching part!

How do you like your new steed?

@monkey1
It's awesome! And seems to be in excellent condition. Had my mechanic check it out. A few minor fixes, but basically very solid. One previous owner who did whatever VW service suggested. Complete service history. 100k. What year is yours? I'm sure you told me but I've forgotten.

@knyfe

2002 -- I think yours is either the same year or 2001. Do you have a stick?

It's a heck of a car--drives so nicely!

@knyfe

Definitely a sweet ride. You also have some sort of positraction switch for winter that prevents a wheel from spinning independently of the other one. It is a life-saver!

RTFM.... 😺

@monkey1
Oh yeah. All manuals en route. Full service manual runs $100!

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