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Mid-west USA Local discussions for those on the Mid-West US. ( Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri)

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Old March 23rd, 2005, 11:55   #1
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Hello to all fellow TDI folks in Ohio and Michigan...

Was wondering if anyone near the Toledo, OH area has done a TB change on a TDI. I am about 7600 miles away from the magic 80K mark on my 02 Jetta TDI automatic. I'm not afraid to do the change but would appreciate a watchfull eye from someone experienced in TB changes on the TDI.

I do not have the necessary "special tools" or VAG-COM at this time but will have them by the time I am ready to make the change...

Look forward to your comments...
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 13:09   #2
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Hey w8: I've done a grand total of one TB (all by myself). I just followed the detailed instructions from the FAQs. I have all the tools and VAG-COM. I'm in Monroe, so I might be able to help you.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:23   #3
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mwalters...

Thanks for the reply... Sounds great... I'm probably about three to four months away from the TB change so at least it'll be warm. I have the Bentley manual and have done several TB changes on my old 85 turbo diesel Jetta so I am familiar with the procedure to some extent. Will most likely change the water pump at the same time. I'll most likely order the kit from dieselgeeks and have it ready for when the time comes along...

Thanks again for the offer...
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Old March 24th, 2005, 05:00   #4
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I have a garage we can work in, plus compressor and air tools. Definately go with the Dieselgeek deluxe kit. You don't want to mess with anything on that side of the engine for another 100k miles (well, 80k since you have an automatic). Basically, all you need to bring is your car, the parts, and beer!
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Old March 24th, 2005, 14:23   #5
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How big a garage do you have?

I'm in Chelsea right up the road from the biodiesel farm. And I'm in that 80-to-100K neighborhood where doing the belt on my '03 Jetta Variant would be a good idea.

I brew beer, so that part would be easy! I've got any tool that keeps pre-1967 VWs running, but none of the "special tools" for the TB change.

Do you guys have a date in mind? And can I fit in?

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Old March 24th, 2005, 15:51   #6
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Oooh! Is there a GTG a-brewin'? You can also put out a request on Geoffs' MiTDI email list and the TDI cavalry will ride to the rescue. I'd be up for helping out on TB replacement. Have tools and done a few too.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 16:12   #7
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A G2G right in my backyard.... How could I not come!

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Old March 24th, 2005, 20:58   #8
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Oooh! Is there a GTG a-brewin'? Have tools and done a few too.

You kind sir have undone more belly pans than anyone has the right to claim!!!
I'm proof.....If you host it.....they will come!!!
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Old March 25th, 2005, 04:18   #9
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Any guesses as to an intermittent starting problem? My A4 2002 TDI usually starts fine. Sometimes, after a short city trip (and once after an hour on the interstate) it won't fire up for 2-4 minutes. Not cold weather. Bought it used with 43K miles. Dealer said they put an alternator on it recently. No maint. records. From Boilermaker country,
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Old March 25th, 2005, 04:57   #10
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Old March 29th, 2005, 04:46   #11
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How big a garage do you have?

I'm in Chelsea right up the road from the biodiesel farm. And I'm in that 80-to-100K neighborhood where doing the belt on my '03 Jetta Variant would be a good idea.

I brew beer, so that part would be easy! I've got any tool that keeps pre-1967 VWs running, but none of the "special tools" for the TB change.

Do you guys have a date in mind? And can I fit in?

JohnD
I have a large, two-car garage, and my driveway (stone) is quite large. We don't have a date in mind yet - w8aii said he is still a few months away, so no need to schedule anything just yet. I'm up for a GTG anytime though!
BTW: Homebrew sounds great!
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Old May 25th, 2005, 05:47   #12
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mwalters...

I'm about 3K away from the 80K mile mark on the TDI... What's your timing looking like in the next couple of months?
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Old May 25th, 2005, 07:29   #13
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I'm about 3K away from the 80K mile mark on the TDI... What's your timing looking like in the next couple of months?
If you wanted to do it this weekend, there's a GTG at Jettah's in Fowlerville. See this thread.
I'll be doing my clutch there, but there's tons of guys there with TB experience - great time even if you don't do any work! If this Saturday is no good, I'm open just about any time, except I will be in Florida 6/18-6/25.

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Old May 25th, 2005, 11:31   #14
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Hi Mike...

As much as I would like to do it this weekend at the GTG, family activities will keep me away... No problem on your week away as I'll be away the week before your gone... The same week your gone, I'll be playing catch up here at work... Sounds like somewhere around the second week of July might be the ticket... I'll keep you posted...
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Old May 25th, 2005, 12:01   #15
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Mike:
I hope to be doing my TB at JATaah's this Saturday. Will try to bring up at least a few bottles that are left of the homebrew-- to wash down 20 kinds of chili!
See ya there.
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