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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old October 12th, 2018, 15:11   #2806
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There is a version of the Goal wheel that came in 100mm bolt circle. I have a set. And yes, they really do look nice. They need to be drive a few thousand miles before it is time to change out the tires though, so it will be a while before I can weigh one. I'm betting it doesn't weigh much different than the usual VW 17" alloy wheel.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 22:37   #2807
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There is a version of the Goal wheel that came in 100mm bolt circle. I have a set. And yes, they really do look nice. They need to be drive a few thousand miles before it is time to change out the tires though, so it will be a while before I can weigh one. I'm betting it doesn't weigh much different than the usual VW 17" alloy wheel.

Could we see some pics of the Goal wheels on your mk4? I searched all over the internet and found nothing.

I found 17x7 5x100 Goal wheels for sale and they are listed as fitting the new Beetle, from 1998 through 2010. That has to be 5x100, right?
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Old October 12th, 2018, 22:54   #2808
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Old October 13th, 2018, 04:18   #2809
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I found 17x7 5x100 Goal wheels for sale and they are listed as fitting the new Beetle, from 1998 through 2010. That has to be 5x100, right?
Yes, those should be 5x100
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Old October 13th, 2018, 10:52   #2810
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The 17x7 Audi Fat Five wheels really transformed the handling of my wagon. The car corners much better. With far less sidewall flex than the narrow 15” stock wheels, my wagon feels much more stable at highway speed. With the stock 15” steel wheels, the car had a floating boat feeling with body roll and brake dive. With the 17” wheels, the car feels stable, planted, confidence inspiring and safe!
I’ll keep an eye on fuel economy, which is important to me, but I won’t go back to the stock 15” steel wheels. Safety and confident handling are also important to me. If FE takes a significant hit, I will seek out lighter 16”/17” rims.
One thing is for sure, the Fat Fives look awesome on the car and really give it a distinctly German look.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 14:54   #2811
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What dampers do you have on the car? They make a huge difference.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 15:46   #2812
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What dampers do you have on the car? They make a huge difference.
The previous owner installed Koni Red dampers, set at the lowest damping setting, with stock springs.

I wouldnít mind upgrading the suspension. Iím considering H&R wagon specific sport springs with Koni yellows. Any thoughts on that set up? My car is a daily driver, but I do enjoy a sporty run on two lane blacktop. I want something compliant and comfortable yet supportive and stable.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 16:21   #2813
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In California that setup would be nice. I have Reds in my Wagon because our roads here, and anywhere within 1,000 miles of here, are garbage. I was in Manhattan a couple weeks ago and you still can end up on cobblestones on some streets. A compliant suspension is important. But I have Yellows (stock springs) in my Golf and they're noticeably more responsive.

Another option is Special Actives. Ride similar to the Reds, but much better handling. They have an Eibach Spring setup with those available, too.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 16:41   #2814
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Well went out for a full-throttle run to do some logging. Hit 4500 RPMs, got a bad sound from the motor and a ton of white smoke.

No engine light at all, oil is low but not too bad, engine continued to idle fine.

So she is off to the mechanicís again. Sigh.
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Old October 15th, 2018, 07:33   #2815
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I had issues with both my tdiís this weekend, on Saturday on my way back home from fishing in Narragansett, my wagon lost boost. This is probably the 4th or 5th time this summer that happened. Iím running a hose in a hose off the turbo for proper fitment, and with 28psi it somehow works it way off. SMH.
Now yesterday on my way to fishing in Pawtucket, my lower radiator coolant hose which was installed upside down caused it to come in contact with the cooling fans a year later. So I replaced the hose which is the same as 2.0 mk4 , before filling the system with coolant I also changed out the CTS as Iíve gotten codes for that the last couple months.
Hopefully we get some decent weather this week so I can tackle the boost hose on the wagon.


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Old October 16th, 2018, 23:22   #2816
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I finally chased all of the turbo demons out of my car! Total parts tally: 1 VNT actuator, 1 N75 solenoid, vacuum lines, brake booster vacuum line. Earlier in the year I also cleaned the carbon out of the the intake manifold and EGR piping. The only thing I might have left to replace is the N18 solenoid, but it isn't causing problems right now, so it stays.
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Old Today, 06:42   #2817
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Hi fellas! Today I’ll begin taking the nose off of my 2004 Jetta. I need to swap the motor out, I came into possession like that. If anyone has any tips, I’d be grateful. I’m thinking to start a thread to track progress on my swap and build. Thanks guys! Message me with any tips and tricks and maybe some hints to the forum as well. I’ll appreciate it.
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Here's some reading to get you started. By all means start a new thread so it doesn't get lost in the other 3k posts.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=431421
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Old Today, 09:31   #2819
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I started on a mission to track down the cause of the limp mode and then P1557 overboost code that happened last night.
Fun times ahead, since I'd already replaced the vacuum lines and the MAF (what, 4 years ago now? Hmm...)


Time to look at the log data, but I've never found a good guideline of how things should look with a Malone stage 3 tune on a VNT15 equipped car.
I do typically see surges up to around 21-22 psi and then drop back to around 18-19 psi when under heavy load like it was pulling the grade last night.


I suspect that it's also cold weather related, as I saw this last winter/spring, and then nothing through the summer.


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..................................Time to look at the log data, but I've never found a good guideline of how things should look with a Malone stage 3 tune on a VNT15 equipped car...............!
Malone's site has help for this and a nice log data plotting app. You can solicit them for help, you can post it back here, there are a very few folks who know just what to look for, plus some of the folks from Malone might see it as well.
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