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Old April 1st, 2020, 03:31   #16
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In a way I am jealous... my Vanagon and Eurovan owner's crowds have been busy with stuff at home, too. I am still working every day, albeit we are a bit slow. But since we have been designated an "essential" service....

Truth be told, we service two major medical courier lab fleets (Labcorp and Quest), and so long as Quest has a fleet of Chevy Trax and Subaru Foresters, we'll be busy.

I have a boatload of stuff of my own projects I would love to do, though. I spent two Saturdays in a row about a month ago on a couple of my own cars. My one Passat has been graced with a new torque converter that finally gave up after 215k miles, and my '99.5 Golf has been updated with a transmission and shifter/linkage from a 2005... no more crappy rando-shifts provided by its broken stamped steel shifter box!
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Old April 1st, 2020, 03:47   #17
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Nothing ........ they're all maintenance free (like the battery)
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Old April 1st, 2020, 05:07   #18
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Need to figure out what causes a timing belt on an ALH to track to the side and wear itself down to 2/3 of normal width.. What do I look for and how do I check/fix?

My dads Jetta just ate its valves & lifters while pulling a hill. We ordered a replacement head and install kit from idparts to keep the car going. parts will be here in a week
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Old April 1st, 2020, 05:22   #19
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Aaron, only thing I could think to do on that is maybe carefully scrutinize the aluminum mounting bracket for anything out of alignment. If the pump is not true, the belt will not be either. Might be worth swapping it over with another one just to rule it out. It should have a dowel on it that indexes to the block, you'd need to remove it to see it. It is in between the top two mounting bolt holes.

Also a bent stud on either the lower small roller or the tensioner could cause something to be off. Obviously the tensioner stud will be changed with the head, but the lower one in the block could be suspect.
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Old April 1st, 2020, 06:29   #20
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I might put fuel in the JSW and get it washed today. Then back into the garage while I try to figure out how to make an hour's worth of work last for 8.

Oh wiat, while Im out getting fuel, I can get more toilet paper!
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Old April 1st, 2020, 06:46   #21
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Just my two cents Aaron, if you're up for going out and about. Junkyards, at least here in Texas, are considered "essential businesses", so we can still grab parts. Not sure of the availability of ALH heads. Our junkyard has one ALH, that I just pulled a transmission from (and one of the NASTIEST engine bays, complete with rodent excrement and still live cockroaches). But I've pulled a whole block and 2 good ALH heads from the junkyard before. With core charge, the block came out to $100. Don't get me wrong - I like IDParts and just ordered my GKN CV joint rebuild kits from them, but if I can save some coin going elsewhere, I will!

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I have a boatload of stuff of my own projects I would love to do, though. I spent two Saturdays in a row about a month ago on a couple of my own cars. My one Passat has been graced with a new torque converter that finally gave up after 215k miles, and my '99.5 Golf has been updated with a transmission and shifter/linkage from a 2005... no more crappy rando-shifts provided by its broken stamped steel shifter box!
Don't all the mk4s have stamped steel shifter boxes? Or were they different somehow on the 1999?
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Old April 1st, 2020, 07:07   #22
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Don't all the mk4s have stamped steel shifter boxes? Or were they different somehow on the 1999?
1998 and 1999 cars have the junky leftover A3 shifter bits. They changed them in 2000, and changed them again in 2003.
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Old April 1st, 2020, 15:08   #23
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got a new tire.. if road hazard insurance denies the claim its $150.81 ill have to pay. Tires have maybe 2k on them. Just had put my summers on. Bah. stupid potholes. looks like ill have to avoid all of them. On a lighter note, it is the first flat ive ever had.
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Old April 1st, 2020, 16:34   #24
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Took it out and did some 0-60 tests.

7.79 seconds. Tested with an Ultraguage.

Tried to keep wheel spin to a minimum in first gear. The hardest thing with a stage 4 tune is getting traction to start moving.

I thought that was kind of lame, but then I looked up the stock time and it should be around 11.2 seconds. So it’s quite an improvement over stock.

Third gear is required to reach that speed, so I guess it’s not a bad time considering two shifts are included in the time. (Manual transmission)
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Took it out and did some 0-60 tests.

7.79 seconds. Tested with an Ultraguage.

Tried to keep wheel spin to a minimum in first gear. The hardest thing with a stage 4 tune is getting traction to start moving.

I thought that was kind of lame, but then I looked up the stock time and it should be around 11.2 seconds. So itís quite an improvement over stock.

Third gear is required to reach that speed, so I guess itís not a bad time considering two shifts are included in the time. (Manual transmission)
Not bad. i brought mine up to 130 (gps actual) to clean out the exhaust and work the engine. (after the tire was replaced) not sure what my 0-60 time is with my 4500lb jsw with stage 2 tune and dsg tune. pretty stable at speed.
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Old April 1st, 2020, 17:33   #26
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Took it out and did some 0-60 tests.

7.79 seconds. Tested with an Ultraguage.

Tried to keep wheel spin to a minimum in first gear. The hardest thing with a stage 4 tune is getting traction to start moving.

I thought that was kind of lame, but then I looked up the stock time and it should be around 11.2 seconds. So itís quite an improvement over stock.

Third gear is required to reach that speed, so I guess itís not a bad time considering two shifts are included in the time. (Manual transmission)
I must ask what car you're talking about. 11.2 stock, doesn't sound like any TDI, unless dropped from an airplane...lol

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Old April 1st, 2020, 18:49   #27
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I must ask what car you're talking about. 11.2 stock, doesn't sound like any TDI, unless dropped from an airplane...lol

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2004 Golf TDI. Everything I can find online suggests the 0-60 time is normally around 10 to 12 seconds. I never tested it myself before modifying it.
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Old April 1st, 2020, 18:56   #28
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2004 Golf TDI. Everything I can find online suggests the 0-60 time is normally around 10 to 12 seconds. I never tested it myself before modifying it.
Lol... I thought you were referring to 1/4 mile time....now, that would be something...

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Old April 1st, 2020, 23:46   #29
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this is kinda random. And not at all tdi or engine related. But this guy. i can not fathom the work of programming all this. https://www.youtube.com/user/sh4dowww90/featured
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Old April 2nd, 2020, 08:06   #30
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I got through about 30 seconds until it just started to sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. That guy has way too much time on his hands.
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