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Old November 11th, 2017, 17:07   #916
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Default Fluidampr

Per 3L3M3NT's suggestion, I purchased and installed the Fluidampr viscous torsional dampers (harmonic balancer filled with silicone). Though it might be good for the longevity of my modified engine, it didn't really help with the vibration within the cabin that I've been experiencing since June.



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Installed; I used blue thread locker on the bolts. Kinda cool that the extra hole in the Fluidamper shows the VW symbol. Never knew it was there before.
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Old November 11th, 2017, 20:55   #917
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I thought it would have done the trick to smooth things out for you. What dogbone mount do you have installed?
One last thing to try before you remove the dogbone, would be to increase the idle of your car to 1000 to 1050 rpm.
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Old November 12th, 2017, 14:12   #918
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It’s a new OEM dogbone and I never indicated that I was going to remove it . I fail to understand how increasing the idle RPM will help when I feel the vibration at all RPMs while both at idle and driving .
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Old November 15th, 2017, 18:14   #919
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Tonight I removed the Panzer skid plate and dogbone mount, and then drove the car for a short while to see/hear what happens. The vibration was MUCH, MUCH WORSE. I didn't go far, turned around, reinstalled both the dogbone and skid plate, and the annoying vibration was back to what it was before.

Yup, I've wasted a lot of money and time on this vibration issue. On the separate thread that I started on my vibration issue, it seems Franko6 is suggesting that I purchase a new OEM passenger side mount and installing it with the expectation that that is causing my vibration issue.

Franko6 also stated that the Fliudamper was a waste for my car, but at this point I'm not inclined to removing it after spending 400 bucks on the part.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 20:14   #920
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If you vibration is always present, might consider checking compression, and maybe try another set of injectors. I have also seen similar vibrations caused by clutches, drive shafts, half shafts, bent cranks, burnt exhaust valves, eroded pistons (too much h20-meth,), wiped cams (not here), and obvious bad/broken motor mounts. Your mounts seemed too tight for a Tdi as I recall. Might just install some old ones for kicks. Jeff
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Old November 16th, 2017, 05:00   #921
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Hi Jeff - You'll see in my vibration issue thread (http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=481451) that Franko6 had me perform a compression check, and all checked out OK. Next, he took a look at my Bosio PP764 nozzles, determined they were junk via failing pop testing and very poor balancing, and then sold me the Firad 502 nozzles. Between the new nozzles and the Colt Stage 2 camshaft, this is the reason I had you tweak my RC5 tune as part of the Michigan GTG.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 05:01   #922
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I've had my Jetta TDI for a decade this month. When I bought it I was clueless to this engine's real capabilities. Through TDI Club my learning curve was steep and my cash was fleeting due to numerous modifications.

I remember that the OEM intake was full of soot, so the first modifications I did were an EGR delete and a Panzer skid plate.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 14:37   #923
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Today I installed the Dieselgeek Deluxe MK4 Shifter Bushing Kit. I'm expecting less shifting slop, less muscling into first gear, and a happier wifey when I let her drive my TDI.

The videos from Jim at Dieselgeek are extremely helpful.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 09:32   #924
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This week I installed a new Pioneer AVH-X391BHS stereo.

Why would I do that considering my TDI is 15 years old? When I first bought my car 10 years ago and also got my first iPhone, I installed the VW podcast adapter onto the Monsoon stereo.

I listen to a lot of talk podcasts and other stuff via Bluetooth, especially since the radio reception is really bad with these cars. Well, with the latest Apple iOS software update, my iPhone would no longer recognize that VW podcast adapter.

It's only been a couple of days, but I like the new stereo. I can listen to my podcasts and use Pandora a lot easier now. I haven't tried a DVD, but I'm not inclined to watch a movie while driving anyway.

I got the stereo from Crutchfield and had them do all the wiring connections. I just had to install, which was a chore because of the extremely tight fit and having to remove the glove box to feed a microphone wire to make/receive calls and USB-to-FireWire for charging the iPhone.

Next possible maintenance item is to have a new headliner installed because it's sagging badly. If/when I have that done, I'll have a new antenna base installed to hopefully fix the radio reception problem.

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Old January 5th, 2018, 09:44   #925
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Great looking car I love the color. Keep up the good work as I like to read this post over and over.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 13:30   #926
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I can't blame you for updating your radio, even on a 15 year old car. You can do much more now with them than you could even 10 years ago. Except for the 2012+ cars I've owned, I don't think I've ever left a stock radio except for what I've had in my Silverados. Even now I wish there was a good/easy way to maintain all the extra Bose stuff in my 2007 2500HD Classic, but I'm a generation too old it seems.
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 18:09   #927
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Last week I had a new headliner installed for $320 at Auto Interiors & Design in Lake Bluff, IL. I thought the price was good and the headliner looks great. I had the guy install my new antenna base, so my stereo reception is now better.
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Last week I had a new headliner installed for $320 at Auto Interiors & Design in Lake Bluff, IL. I thought the price was good and the headliner looks great. I had the guy install my new antenna base, so my stereo reception is now better.
Dang that's a great price. I need to have my headliner (currently held up with matching grey push pins lol) but the quotes have been way more then $320 (closer to $600). The headliner isn't super high on the priority list right now but it still bothers me every time I see the pins holding it in place.
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Last week I had a new headliner installed for $320 at Auto Interiors & Design in Lake Bluff, IL. I thought the price was good and the headliner looks great. I had the guy install my new antenna base, so my stereo reception is now better.
What material did you go with to re-cover your headliner?
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I let the installer pick the light gray material that matched the A-, B-, and C-pillar material, as well as the foam material. Looks great and excellent match. Not only was the main headliner replaced, but also the headliner material for the sunroof opening.
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