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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 December 4th, 2015, 13:00   #31
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Pulled the factory radio and the little box.
Need to cut some plastic out to fit my updated cup holder now that there's room.
Then wire it up so I'll have AM/FM/mp3
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Old December 5th, 2015, 07:30   #32
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What is your setup for night driving??
I have the LED connected to only come on with high beams. trigger for relay is a scotch connected to HB wire. LED is aimed to the center of the road about 20 feet in front. due to it being a spot instead of flood, there is a lot of light on the sides but most is in front. I just put a clear cover over the light/grille area so airflow is uninterrupted.
here it is unfinished(in this pic, aim is too low, corrected by reworking the bracket. upper gap has been sealed. don't want a perm notch filler in case I want to remove light. a work in progress):

mounted on bracket:

here's the bracket while I was working on it:
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Old December 5th, 2015, 21:53   #33
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Deejja thats cool. I do alot of night driving , often in fairly rural locations. I have been wanting to set up a light bar or a couple of driving lights. This is cool to see, i am still wondering the best way to do this so i appreciate you sharing......
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Old December 5th, 2015, 21:54   #34
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As well i didn't mean to hijack or get off topic here op....... sorry about that..
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Old December 6th, 2015, 18:44   #35
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Replaced the thermostat and flange. I had started to suspect the thermostat was sticking occasionally, but was willing to wait and see... but then It started to drip coolant at the flange, a clear sign it was time to do the job.

This is the second thermostat in about 2 years, 30,000 miles. Bought genuine VW parts this time, hoping for a longer service life! Bora Parts got 'em to me right away, so I was able to take advantage of mild weather and a break between storms today.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 20:41   #36
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Let's see....
Timing belt job, new water pump and associated components
Bilsteins HD's all around
new brakes with new rotors all around
new lower control arm bushings
IP pump reseal
new coolant hoses
new radiator
rebuilt head with Frank06 stage 2 cam and ported exhaust
.622 5th gear conversion
New Turbo S Beetle rims with new Yokohama tires
New Pioneer head unit with 700 watt 700/2 JL amplifier, dual 8 inch JL subs, new door speakers with cross over tweeters (all JL )
all windows tinted.
New NOS VW leather seat bottoms for the front seats including new heated seat elements

In the next 2-3 weeks... Stage 3 Malone tune, new DLC1019 nozzles balanced with new clutch

This should keep me happy ( and broke!) for awhile
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Old December 7th, 2015, 04:36   #37
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Going to try and change my lower radiator hose. It had rubbed against the spring clip on the oil cooler and started to leak. I will have to be more careful how I position those oil cooler clips. It's my own fault.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 12:02   #38
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I went to leave for work yesterday and had a flat rear tire. So today I had it repaired and as I was leaving the tire shop noticed the CEL was on .
Scanned the code... P0673 Glow Plug #3.
Checked the resistance on all the plugs and the second plug from the timing belt end was bad. Luckily I kept some used plugs from when I changed all four at once many years ago. I have changed one at a time as needed since then, and now I'm down to my last used spare plug.
Replaced the defective glow plug, cleared the code and now can relax for the weekend (hopefully).
BTW which german engineer decided to run the 2 "paired" injector fuel lines directly over this glow plug... thankfully I have a set of wobble-head extensions which made the job somewhat easier, although mine don't wobble as much as some others I've seen.
A little more wobble would have been nicer. (never thought I'd say that )
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Old December 11th, 2015, 12:32   #39
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Modified the inside of my center dash cage plastic to accept the updated cupholder. Dremel and hacksaw blade. A real pain but a much better cupholder. Now for the radio.

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Old December 12th, 2015, 15:17   #40
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Finished doing seat swap. Now I got 2000 leather seats in my 2004 golf. Old drivers side seat was rough. Seats were cheap but I broke my hand carrying the first seat out of the guys house. So cheap seats turned into expensive ones. Tomorrow I will try to fix my hatch, it doesn't stay shut.
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Old December 12th, 2015, 19:08   #41
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Replaced all rotors and pads, because of a horrible grinding noise from the left rear. Pulled the pads and they show very little wear (installed this past June), but the rotor looked a bit rough.

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Old December 12th, 2015, 21:01   #42
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not installed yet. after a week of vacation.
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Old December 12th, 2015, 21:33   #43
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Modified the inside of my center dash cage plastic to accept the updated cupholder. Dremel and hacksaw blade. A real pain but a much better cupholder. Now for the radio.
can you post a few pics of that?
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Old December 13th, 2015, 20:10   #44
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Replaced my headlights with new units, and everything went fine, until I lost the pin for the hood pull release. So, I'm rocking a yellow zip tie until I can get another one and try to install it again.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 12:18   #45
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Changed the oil. Tried to change the lower engine mount. Couldn't.
No amount of pounding or prying would break it loose.
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