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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old January 16th, 2019, 17:57   #18826
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TDI(s): 98 Jetta
Fuel Economy: Really good!

Originally Posted by red16vdub View Post
Look good,
only issue I see is having the gauges sit so low, requiring you to take your eyes off the road.

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Now that I have it all hooked up, I agree, it's too low. Eventually I'll move it to the pillar, along with an EGT and maybe an oil pressure gauge. Just wanted to get it installed. Now I know how much boost I'm making
98 Jetta, K03/04, 520 sprints, aligator chip, SRS, torsion bar, Billy HD's, TT bushings VR6 clutch, GLX seats
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Old February 7th, 2019, 18:36   #18827
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Installed a new battery and spark plugs. Then I ordered american racing wheels in 18x8.5 size.
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Old February 8th, 2019, 03:41   #18828
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Location: South of Boston
Fuel Economy: 50/45/37

Spark plugs? What the hell are those?
2002 Jetta wagon, 384K, RC3+; 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5, 197K; 1997 Passat, 286K; '99.5 Golf, 260K; 2011 335d, 60K; 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 13K. Principal, http://www.idparts.com
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Old February 8th, 2019, 04:50   #18829
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Location: Franklin, KY
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Mostly just looked at it and wished the weather was warmer so I could pull the transmission and fix the (probably) borked shift forks...

I miss my car.
Just a Geek, trying to make his way in this world.

2003 Golf GL TDi -- Lots o' mods and a whole list of dreams..... now in 6 gears!
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Old February 8th, 2019, 11:14   #18830
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Location: Sweden @ Lat 61N
Fuel Economy: 44-49 mpg

Originally Posted by IndigoBlueWagon View Post
Spark plugs? What the hell are those?
I think they are like a pacemaker for engines that wont stay running on their own??

Today my Skoda turned 290000km, celebrated by making a to-do list for this year. Timing belt change, front rotors and other misc small stuff.
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Old March 1st, 2019, 13:36   #18831
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Location: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA
Fuel Economy: 75.0/53.0/38.4

Noticed a growl from the rear and a few clunks that were unaccounted for over the last couple days...Got home, jacked the car up and found this.


Local NAPA had an SKF bearing and ABS sensor on the shelf so $110 and about an hour later we're back on the road (safely).

Can't complain, almost 300k miles and over 30K with a trailer. Hope the new one lasts as long as the old one.
03 Jetta, Cat 2u, DG Steel SP w/MOGolf Mod, 3"DP, 4"EXH, EaBP100 Bypass, Euroswitch, ECodes, Driving Light, PD Lift Pump, R520's, RC5,RC6, TDTuning, Malone, ScanGaugeII, 3" TIP, 2" TOP, HE221W Compounded with GTC1444VZ, 6 Bar MAP, VR6 MAF, Vented Fender Liner, Battery Cover Mod, 11mm, Monster Mats, 215/55/17 (27.9/53.0/75) Monthly MPG Links, Euro Trunk Latch, IDParts RSB, SDI or ALH Intake, ARL Ceramic Pistons, Rosten Rods, DRW, Wavetrac, SBC, FSD's, Beef Springs, Rebuilt Head, Recaro's, Colt II, DG Sigma 6, RMT200
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Old March 4th, 2019, 08:29   #18832
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Last week, I fired up car for a couple minutes of warm up & seat heater time before wife drove to work. After startup, and turning on seat heater, heater temp to max (engaging heater glowplugs), parking lights & radio, noticed idle was surging, lights flickering and there was a squeak from under hood. Determined OAD pulley was failing under heavy load. It was a crappy reman alt from Autozone.

Replaced with better (?) reman alt & OAD from CarQuest. Also changed tensioner assembly because of bad damper.
Now it charges fine, idle is smooth, and tensioner with new shock absorber runs perfect.
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Old Yesterday, 19:23   #18833
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I gave a bath
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Old Yesterday, 19:36   #18834
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Originally Posted by TDIBaltimore View Post
I gave a bath

I only gave mine a shower (I drove it in the rain!)

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