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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 November 24th, 2015, 14:30   #1
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Default What did you do to your MKIV today?

There are other similar threads for the B4s, the MK6s and MK7s, but have never seen one for the MKIVs... so I thought I might as well start one.

So what did I do to my MKIV Jetta today?

Switched over from my summer tires to my winter tires with black steelies.

Ready for the snow now.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 15:31   #2
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Switched over from my summer tires to my winter tires with black steelies.

Ready for the snow now.
I'm trying to make it to December before I put my winters on...lol. I picked up a second set of 08-10 City Golf Alloys this fall, so now I have two identical sets...one for my summers, and one for my winters.

Today, all I did was check and re-tighten all of my lug bolts.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 16:28   #3
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Just used my Frostheater for the first time this morning. It wasn't super cold (31), but it had defrosted a nice spot on the windshield. Started up with a good amount of heat in the car. I tried it the night before, but didn't have my fancy digital timer set correctly. Still fired right up at 20 degrees.

I have gone through the various electrical connectors with spray contact cleaner as I do other stuff on the car. When I installed the FH, I started going through them and using some D100 Deoxit on them. I did the easy one's as it was pretty cold when I installed the FH.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 17:22   #4
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Thankfully, all I had to do was put fuel in it today! Otherwise it has been a fun year: details in my signature.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 18:24   #5
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Replaced the TB on the rebuild engine out of the car. Sure makes it easy!
This used engine from Dutch Auto Parts has a heated oil pan. Anyone had one ?
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Old November 24th, 2015, 18:26   #6
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not today....but sunday....snows on and grill blocked....




Next weekend, skid plate (hopefully)
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Old November 24th, 2015, 18:31   #7
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installed a new grille block with access for the new 60w LED spotlight. getting ready for night driving and feral hogs.
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Just used my Frostheater for the first time this morning. It wasn't super cold (31), but it had defrosted a nice spot on the windshield. Started up with a good amount of heat in the car. I tried it the night before, but didn't have my fancy digital timer set correctly. Still fired right up at 20 degrees.

I have gone through the various electrical connectors with spray contact cleaner as I do other stuff on the car. When I installed the FH, I started going through them and using some D100 Deoxit on them. I did the easy one's as it was pretty cold when I installed the FH.
This is the third day that I have used my Frostheater. Not to cold but I get a kick out of using it. I was like a giddy schoolgirl the first time I plugged it in last week.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 08:39   #9
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Installed these this past Sunday....

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If you can change the title of the thread from Today to Lately, I would have something to contribute.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 15:04   #11
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Drove it. I do all maintence items during September. I don't plan on doing anything more 'till spring. I do keep a short set of tools, emergency heater, etc onboard. . . just in case.
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If you can change the title of the thread from Today to Lately, I would have something to contribute.
I don't think anybody will hold you to the "today".

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This is the third day that I have used my Frostheater. Not to cold but I get a kick out of using it. I was like a giddy schoolgirl the first time I plugged it in last week.
Yeah, the thing gets pretty warm. I'm pretty impressed. Of course now it's back up in the 50's. No complaints though.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 16:16   #13
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Gave her a wash and tucked her back into warm shop!
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Took it out to terrorize the neighborhood. Oh - bought a new plug for the tdiheater.
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drove it like i own it. wait, i do own it.
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