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Old August 30th, 2018, 18:29   #61
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If it’s just the large fan the ac will still work, you could just unplug the big fan so it won’t try and run. As long as the small one is working. I wouldn’t run it like that for any length of time.

My big fan is not currently working I need to replace it but up north here I don’t run the ac much and it’s almost at the end of the season for that anyway. I’ll fix it when I have something else to replace in that general area.
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Old October 9th, 2018, 15:48   #62
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Similar to you, I just bought a 2005 Jetta wagon TDI after owning a mk6 Golf TDI. The mk4 isn’t as quick nor does it handle as well as the mk6. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the Malone stage 1.5 tune and suspension upgrades, in comparison to the mk6. Also, did the Malone tune with dynamic ERG improve fuel economy?
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Old October 11th, 2018, 17:25   #63
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Similar to you, I just bought a 2005 Jetta wagon TDI after owning a mk6 Golf TDI. The mk4 isnít as quick nor does it handle as well as the mk6. Iím curious to hear your thoughts on the Malone stage 1.5 tune and suspension upgrades, in comparison to the mk6. Also, did the Malone tune with dynamic ERG improve fuel economy?

The Malone Stage 1.5 is great - however the clutch does slip if I really get on it. Owain told me this before I bought the tune and I knew that it might happen. In daily driving it hasn't been an issue and I haven't been in a situation where it's slipped in several months. As for the dynamic EGR I haven't noticed any increase in fuel mileage but not having so much EGR certainly can't be bad for the car.

In hindsight (being 20/20) I probably would have gone with a different suspension setup. This car wasn't supposed to be my DD for this long. it was supposed to become a rehab project over this summer. But life took an unexpected left turn about this time last year (aka job loss) and my plans for the car we altered greatly. For daily driving I would get something close to the stock setup if you're looking at a suspension refresh. Many here like the Koni setup.

As you said, the Mkiv platform is nothing like the Mkvi (especially going from a Golf to a long roof Jetta) and I really had to change my idea of what the driving experience would be. I can't push the wagon like I could my Golf (which was on stock suspension but UHP A/S tires). Currently I drive 120 miles roundtrip to work on some nice smooth roads so the suspension I selected, though less then ideal is fine for now. If I had rougher roads to drive I would probably be looking to change it already.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 08:59   #64
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The Malone Stage 1.5 is great - however the clutch does slip if I really get on it. Owain told me this before I bought the tune and I knew that it might happen. In daily driving it hasn't been an issue and I haven't been in a situation where it's slipped in several months. As for the dynamic EGR I haven't noticed any increase in fuel mileage but not having so much EGR certainly can't be bad for the car.

In hindsight (being 20/20) I probably would have gone with a different suspension setup. This car wasn't supposed to be my DD for this long.

I want to get the Malone Stage 1.5 tune along with an upgraded clutch. Cascade German sells upgraded DMF OEM clutch kits that they claim will hold 273 ft/lbs of torque at the crank.

I'm also thinking about buying the wagon specific H&R sport springs and a set of Koni Yellow adjustable dampers. I've read and been told that the H&R sport springs are compliant and comfortable along with slightly firmer suspension support. Smooth yet still reducing body roll and dive. The H&R sport springs claim a drop of 1.5"F/1.4"R.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 09:47   #65
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That's the same LUK 17-050 many vendors (including us) sell. It's a good clutch, but it's not an upgrade over stock. However, with a Malone 1.5 tune it should be OK.
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Old October 17th, 2018, 13:06   #66
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The car has been a highway warrior and running great since I had to replace the rack at the beginning of the summer. I’m averaging right around 1800 miles a month and will roll over 260k here very shortly with it. Running Southern States 50 cetane diesel exclusively all summer (high customer volume with lots of big rig traffic so the fuel is always fresh) and using Diesel Kleen I’ve been averaging in the mid 40s doing almost exclusively highway driving. Once this silver bottle is finished I’ll be switching to the winter white bottle stuff.

Lots of PM work planned in the coming weeks thanks to an extra check in November plus some holiday pay!

Next week the car gets the 260k mile oil change along with fuel and cabin filters plus installing a “new” radiator fan. Then a really good wash and synthetic waxing to help ward off all the salt that will be laid down this winter. I’m chasing what I strongly believe is a leak at the T on the fuel filter. I’m hoping replacing the filter and reseating the T will fix the issue but if it doesn’t a new T will be forthcoming since they’re so cheap

I had the rear brakes done last year and now it’s time for the front pads and rotors to be changed. I’m planning on ID Parts front kit with their ceramic pads. I don’t need anything performance oriented since the car is almost exclusively highway driven and long life is what I’m aiming for.

Then it’s glow plug system maintence. Recently, on the first few cold mornings we’ve had the car has trouble starting and I’ve gotten the code for the glow plugs. I tested them today and they were fine on my multimeter, pulled them for a visual inspection and found they are the old 5v steel plugs. I plan to have Malone update my tune for the 7v plugs, replace all four plugs with new 7v ceramics, and for good measure replace the relay under the windshield cowl since a few times over the summer it had some difficulty starting and it popped a GP DTC.

It’ll be nice spending some quality time on her in the next few weeks doing easy PM work and not just making emergency repairs under the gun.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 14:32   #67
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While rotating the tires today I noticed that even with the parking brake set the right rear wheel would spin while the left was firmly in place. Back in May I replaced the left rear caliper due to it leaking fluid around the e-brake mechanism. Upon further inspection today I noticed the parking brake lever on the right rear caliper is not returning against the stop - in fact it’s almost 2x further forward then the new left rear when the brake lever is pulled . The caliper will engage when the brake pedal is pushed but I don’t know what it’s doing under load. I took it for a drive it’s not dragging as the wheel isn’t getting any hotter than the left hand side (checked the temp with a thermal imaging camera).

I’m beginning to wonder if this is the source of the vibration I started recently getting under braking between 40-55mph. I considered sourcing a used caliper but given the conditions they are subject too I figured it was better to get a new one. Thanks to ID Parts quick shipping I’ll have the new caliper on Monday and put it on Tuesday morning and see what that does for the vibration. Even if that doesn’t solve the vibration at least I’ll be utilizing both rear brakes when using the parking brake.
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 10:35   #68
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Swapping the rear caliper seems to have solved my vibration issue it appears the piston became frozen in the fully retraced position and the ebrake mechanism wasn’t doing anything either as it appears to have stripped the splines that the arm attaches to. Im guessing the vibration was from the left side doing all the braking while the right wasn’t doing much of anything. A road tested after the swap and there’s no more vibration and I can adjust the ebrake cable yoke in the cabin to be even on both sides.
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 20:13   #69
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I'm sure it feels great having the cash to stay up on the maintenance and all the annoying little things that happen along the way.

I had no idea they were making ceramic tipped glow plugs anymore...I thought they went away from the ceramic tips after they were breaking off in the cylinder and pretty much ruining the head and the cylinder that the tip broke off in.

I never would have thought that a stuck piston in a caliper could cause a vibration, but it would make sense if only one side was doing all of the braking in the back causing an imbalance in the forces working on each wheel/hub.

It's great to see you staying on top of everything, but take some pictures while you're working on things or of the before and after. This is the picture thread after all.
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Old November 13th, 2018, 08:06   #70
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Yesterday was a rather chilly day in the mid 40s and raining. My 70 mile drive to work was uneventful, however upon parking and getting out of the car I could smell the sweet odor of coolant coming from underneath the hood. Popped said hood and saw the coolant ball was empty and coolant all over the top of the transmission right underneath the coolant flange. A quick visual inspection revealed what I found in the picture above. Since the car had the 5spd swap done the distribution pipe that went to the auto trans cooler had been blocked off. The little coolant bypass cap had cracked nearly the whole way around. However it was a slow enough of a leak and the ambient temps were low enough that the car never got above its normal operating temperature.

Ran down to VW today and got a gallon of G12, a generic $2 bypass cap from Advance Auto, and changed it the parking lot with ease. The Stealership wanted $30 for the cap!
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Old November 13th, 2018, 16:02   #71
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good set of circumstances there to avoid the disaster. Glad you were able to fix it up with minimal problems!


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