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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 February 20th, 2019, 11:02   #3196
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Woke up to find my wagon rifled. Lost many small person items, but my favorite tool box remained. I need to inventory so see if any of these great tools were lost. Bummers.
Sorry to hear about that. Portland sucks like that.
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Old February 21st, 2019, 13:03   #3197
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radiator failed on the diesel yesterday. 2 gallons in 50 miles. no its not being burned nor is it going into the oil. checked both of those things. i saw it dripping off the front bumper when i looked. yay...... at least my 2slow still works right.
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Old February 21st, 2019, 13:17   #3198
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bought a relay 109 and an oil filter for it along with an oil filter for the MK2.
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Old February 21st, 2019, 13:40   #3199
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I finally shoehorned an H8 battery in, as the battery from the gasser Jetta wasn't cutting it. Got the H8 from Walmart a week or so ago for around $81,it was a "used" one that had date code of 11/18 on it. I ended up cutting out the lower bottom corners of battery tray. The battery doesn't go under the lip, but I got the front lower hold down and bolted. I used some zip ties to hold the fuse pack to top of battery. Fires up nice and easy now. When weather breaks, I've got a list of to-do items on it.
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 04:57   #3200
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Dropped my IQ a point to 8.0. Wow, FE will drop a bit I'm sure, but
performance is impressive, no smoke. I'll take the hit for the bump
up in response and power after an 80 mile round trip last night.
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Old February 23rd, 2019, 11:50   #3201
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drove it to visit my uncle.
got closure on his wagon.
i had overfilled it with oil and blew the engine.
explains why it was running rough. two cylinders dropped compression.
he is swapping a spare motor in, going 17/22, and throwing in a south bend clutch in.
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Old February 24th, 2019, 00:08   #3202
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Tie rods on both sides, after the new outer on the right split the boot within 6 months, and the right inner threads we're already damaged.
When the left started to develop some play, I pulled the set.

While I had the car in the air it was easy to knock out the oil change as well.

I did find out that setting the toe-in by counting threads is nearly useless when changing tie rods, but an alignment brought it back into adjustment easily.

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Old February 24th, 2019, 09:08   #3203
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Took my wagon on a little adventure in Big Sur. Drove it 5 miles out a dirt road at the top of the mountain. I was a little worried about clearance and traction on the muddy parts, but the little diesel just pulled through everything like it was no big deal. I had been considering lowering springs, but after yesterday’s adventure, I like the ride height and articulation of the stock springs. I’m tempted to buy some larger BFG dirt tires for my steel wheels, to swap when needed.
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Old February 24th, 2019, 09:27   #3204
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drove it to visit my uncle.
got closure on his wagon.
i had overfilled it with oil and blew the engine.
explains why it was running rough. two cylinders dropped compression.
he is swapping a spare motor in, going 17/22, and throwing in a south bend clutch in.

Hmmm, your uncle sounds like quite the handy guy.
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Old February 24th, 2019, 17:29   #3205
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Retired the Jetta for 3 months or so, bought a 2005 Legacy GT wagon to drive in the winter and have more fun.
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Old February 25th, 2019, 15:22   #3206
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Retired the Jetta for 3 months or so, bought a 2005 Legacy GT wagon to drive in the winter and have more fun.
Is the GT a rare 5 speed?
My son likes them... on the VW front, I found a battery tray from a Golf to swap into the Jetta so the recent H8 battery can be held in better. Now trying to figure out if first cold start of day hard starting is due to the code for bad glowplug or maybe the IP, haven't had warm enough weather to rule out glowplug yet...
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Old February 25th, 2019, 18:11   #3207
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Washed all the mud off of my wagon.

During the process of washing, I chased down a leak that I notice during the recent rains. In the back right, top of the hatch near the hinges, the rubber tube that carries the wiring from the body to the hatch was dislodged from the plastic lip and allowed water to drip inside. I was able to get the grommet seated on the lip and tested it with the hose. Seems to have resolved the leak.

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Old February 25th, 2019, 18:31   #3208
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Dropped off my Jetta to get a new clutch! SBC stage 2 Daily. Once that is done, new nozzles and Stage 3 Malone tune. But today I replaced the serpentine belt tensioner.


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Old February 25th, 2019, 20:17   #3209
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Washed all the mud off of my wagon.

During the process of washing, I chased down a leak that I notice during the recent rains. In the back right, top of the hatch near the hinges, the rubber tube that carries the wiring from the body to the hatch was dislodged from the plastic lip and allowed water to drip inside. I was able to get the grommet seated on the lip and tested it with the hose. Seems to have resolved the leak.
There is a product called JB Super Weld which will hold that grommet in place. And you may find a use for what's left over.
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Old February 25th, 2019, 21:24   #3210
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There is a product called JB Super Weld which will hold that grommet in place. And you may find a use for what's left over.

Actually, any brand of cyanoacrylate adhesive ("super glue") should work.

I used the original JB Weld to repair a notch worn into the metal latch loop on my Miata's hood. Funny how the latch wore away the metal through vibration but didn't do it to the hardened JB Weld filler!
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