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Old January 27th, 2017, 13:10   #1
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I am new to posting on this forum and new to diesel vw's.
I bought this 2003 Jetta a few months back and am now getting around to try to return it to use. It isn't running atm but hopefully will be soon. Was a great deal at 500.00 came with all the special tools and Bentley Manual,Vagcom.
I have been following write ups on here, so a wealth of information.
Had the head rebuilt by Frank06 and a set of rebuilt injectors to start with.
New timing set and all now I need to reassemble all of it and hope all is good.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 13:31   #2
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heck of a deal, especially with the VCDS, tools and Bentley.

you lucky devils in the south with your clean, rust free cars...
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Old January 27th, 2017, 14:01   #3
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Looks like a beauty! Keep updating!
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Old January 27th, 2017, 16:06   #4
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Definite beauty.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 06:06   #5
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Well got it running last night. Now I need to put all the rest of the small bits back in place.
Adjust the injection timing with Vag-Com and maybe have a good daily driver!
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Old February 9th, 2017, 17:06   #6
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Nice score, my first TDI was a black sedan.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 19:19   #7
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$500? Rust free and black. Wow I'm not big on jettas, but that is one nice looking car.

You should be in jail for such a steal.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 20:19   #8
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Best year for ALH - check
Bentley - check
Tools - check
Franko6 head - check

OP is not a noob.
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Old February 14th, 2017, 20:57   #9
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Heh...I appreciate the check mark...thanks Vomaniac
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Old February 20th, 2017, 07:33   #10
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Question for the gurus on here I have set my I.Q. @ 4.8 would it be detrimental to go above 5 for better fuel economy or just leave well enough alone as it runs very well right now.
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Question for the gurus on here I have set my I.Q. @ 4.8 would it be detrimental to go above 5 for better fuel economy or just leave well enough alone as it runs very well right now.
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The affect is minuscule. If anything, you start running into issues with cold starts (from what I've seen) when setting the IQ too high. There's a bit of confusion out there on IQ and starting.

I just dropped the IQ back down on the wife's car. I'd pushed it up to 5.4 trying to eek out better fuel mileage and to cut back on the smoke (tune and nozzles). Car has given me fits starting- doesn't start crisply, so I ended up dropping the IQ down to 4.2. Wife says that it's starting better now.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 13:09   #12
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Thanks! there is no tune on this one just the better nozzles.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 14:59   #13
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If you don't get slow-down stutter or black smoke on light-to-medium acceleration then you're fine: usually you have to bump the IQ up; on my car I haven't had to touch anything, while on the wife's it required bumping (same with our blue Golf, though that was done by the PO).

Optimum is just a slight haze at WOT (unless a car is highly modified, in which case a fair amount of black smoke is going to happen).
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