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Jetta/Bora/Vento TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a Jetta/Bora/or Vento TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old November 26th, 2010, 13:19   #31
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Good luck. Have a safe trip.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 05:48   #32
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Thanks!

We got here after 13 or so hours and the wagon was only averaging 42mpg going the speed limit (mostly 70mph) Overnight I noticed what sounds like a boost leak, which would account for the lower mileage. Will be checking into that today.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 16:24   #33
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Knurren got a new Factory VW battery today. I figure that if the factory one lasted 7 years, it was worth spending $100 for a replacement of the exact same battery.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 17:05   #34
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Knurren got a new Factory VW battery today. I figure that if the factory one lasted 7 years, it was worth spending $100 for a replacement of the exact same battery.
$100??? Damn! I spent $180 on my Interstate.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 17:14   #35
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I know there are lots of other opinions out there but I'm a huge fan of OE batteries. Got 8 years out of mine, and cevans has been driving on it since.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 18:22   #36
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I didn't expect the OE battery to be that cheap. I've had good luck with Interstate, so hopefully, this will be no exception.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 10:36   #37
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fun fun.. its like 15 degrees outside and i have a stuck rear brake caliper. (most likely the cable is frozen)

guess I get to figure it out tonight when I get home.. and I am out of Kerosene for my heater grrrrr...
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Old February 27th, 2011, 12:25   #38
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Yesterday, I drove Knurren up to Lima, OH to help Matt with some business, and to get some stuff done on the Car.

After the business was completed, we installed the hover conversion on the wagon and removed the Techtonics Tuning Downpipe, loosened the rest of the exhaust system to make it flexible, and proceeded to remove the intake manifold, and the turbo.

once we got the downpipe off, it was very obvious why the nuts would work loose and eventually break the studs..

there is no room for the nuts to tighten on the flange, and the welds went all the way to the holes.. durrr...

also, the flex section was very stiff and not very long at all.

While we had the turbo off of the car, first we fixed the broken studs by Drilling them out and installing 2 helicoils.. we also drilled and tapped the manifold for the stubby EGT probe that came with the car. (right in the two Rs in Garrett)


I have to say, its amazing watching an expert in his field do his thing. taking a pile of random parts, and making artwork out of it.


note the flange section has room for the nuts to tighten down, and the welds do not interfere with the area.

He also has a fuzzy shop pooch to rub your hand on while you watch him do his thing. very friendly.



we finished it up around 10pm and I have to say, the exhaust is connected to the turbo properly for the first time since I have owned the car. It was starting to give me headaches every time I drove the car anywhere due to the loose DP connection.

Thanks a ton Matt. your work is awesome!
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Old March 13th, 2011, 05:55   #39
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154k miles

I got to replace my injection pump yesterday.. Found too good of a deal on a lightly used 10mm so no 11mm upgrade for me.. but I think I'll live.

the one on my wagon decided that starting was an option it would do only after thinking about it (cranking) for 10-20 seconds. :-(

MOGolf & I tried everything we could to rule out the IP last Monday, I even ran 80oz (enought for 250 gallons) of Powerservice silver mixed into about 5 gallons of B20 that was in my tank to see if it could clean it out. no dice.

we put on the replacement pump, and it fired right up. boy I sure missed that.

maybe soon, I will go after the GLI big brake upgrade that came with the car, and put in the TT bushings etc as well. finally starting to get the car all dialed in. mileage improved MASSIVELY on the last tank with the Downpipe upgrade. gained +5mpg over my last tank, and it gave me my 2nd best tank ever since I owned it. good stuff right there.

oh ya, also removed the winter front.. glad to have my 2004+ black grille back.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 13:31   #40
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well, Its Official, Knurren now has a proper Name Tag. german for "To Growl"


and the rear 3/4 view..sorry for the dirt, but I was excited.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 01:06   #41
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I assume this means you did not have the winning bid on the rolling chasis from Jon Hamilton? would have looked nice. Hope you get the estate wagon you have been dreaming of. Let's see, that would make you a Beetle, 2 door golf, Jetta wagon, and estate owner, not to mention your van, but it's not a diesel, so does not count! I was really hoping to see an estate....
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Old May 7th, 2011, 05:42   #42
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it was the wrong color silver, (Silver Arrow which has a greenish tint in it vs. Reflex silver) and it wasn't whole, so I didn't even try.

sooner or later a reflex silver golf nose will fall into my lap.. and itll be on.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 06:24   #43
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This car has been lots of fun. one suprise after another. I do enjoy the challenges, and am thankful to be blessed with good friends.

Last Wednesday 5/11/11 I had been noticing some extra vibrations when accelerating, and harder shudders upon shutdown. I figured something was up with my dogbone but hadn't had a chance to investigate. after leaving my sons Piano practice, not 500 yards down the road my coolant temp light beeps & flashes at me. I quickly pull over and check the level.. its empty in the bottle.. yippee!!

I carefully nurse the car around the corner to the nearest walgreens and purchase two gallons of Distilled water to nurse the car home on as I noticed a slow leak coming from the passenger front area of the car.

after a couple of stops for refilling, I made it home and tore into it to try to figure out what happened. with the help of a good friend/customer of mine, we got the entire nose taken apart to find a nice hole cut in the small hose that goes from the coolant bottle to the metal pipe under the IP.

we also found the busted dogbone mount..

Broken Dogbone, worn out rubber donut is root cause. allowed too much movement, and it broke the casting.


We stopped at that point and this customer tells me that he has an extra car that I can borrow until I can get mine fixed. I am thinking awesome! I don't have to worry about turning my wifes life upside down for a weekend until parts get here.

we ride together an hour back to his house where he provides me with a 2009 Jetta Sportwagen TDI 6M with 6300 miles on it.. WOW. he rarely drives it and was adamant about letting me take it, so I did.. such a nice car with the pano roof.

fast forward 400 miles until monday evening when the correct hose arrives from impex on the big brown truck, and my bro in law & I commence putting it back together.

here is a shot of the new hose, routed and ziptied properly, back in all of its holders, no longer getting into the fans.. oopsie!


It only took a little over an hour to get the car reassembled completely. I noticed less vibrations when taking off in 1st, and no more coolant leaks. so thats a good deal!
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Old May 17th, 2011, 06:37   #44
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Wow. Haven't seen that before. I replaced my worn-out dogbone a couple weeks ago, but it was nothing like that.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 06:49   #45
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Now you know why i ordered one from you this week.. the one I put on there is a used one I had floating around. better than nothing and will do just fine until I get the one I just ordered from you.
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