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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old December 21st, 2009, 11:55   #1
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Default Need TB change, but I am broke.

First off, I am not asking for handouts. My car is due for it's 240k timing belt change and there is no way I am going to keep driving without changing it, I would rather sell the car (it is not for sale). But I just graduated college, I am under-employed and waiting for several police entrance examinations to take place so I can finally begin my career.
What I need is to borrow or rent a set of Metalnerd, or metalnerd like, timing belt tools and then pay someone to fine tune with VAG-COM. If anyone is able to help me out, I would be ever so grateful. Thanks,


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Old December 21st, 2009, 14:39   #2
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What car ?
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Old December 21st, 2009, 16:07   #3
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Sorry, I forgot to mention my car. It is a 1998 Jetta.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 19:11   #4
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1998 Jetta...what motor? AHU/ALH?

AHU = cheaper TB job; ALH = more expensive TB job.

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 09:53   #5
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1998 Jetta...what motor? AHU/ALH?

AHU = cheaper TB job; ALH = more expensive TB job.

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The 1998 Jetta has the AHU motor .....
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 14:13   #6
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Can you afford the TB kit?
http://www.boraparts.com/product_inf...roducts_id=353

Would you care to drive to me?

If the answer to both questions is yes, call me. I'll PM the number.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 15:02   #7
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453 miles from point a to point b. That guy would really have to be hard up to drive that far.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 15:07   #8
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Ahhh,that'sonly about a 7 hour drive-I do that for Ho5G GTG's.....and about 200 for my TB changes(Metalman)....
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 16:33   #9
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The 1998 Jetta has the AHU motor .....
Correct me if I'm wrong, but was 1998.5 or 1999.5 the change over from AHU to ALH?

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Old December 22nd, 2009, 18:13   #10
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 18:26   #11
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Thanks Chris!
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Old December 30th, 2009, 20:39   #12
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http://www.boraparts.com/product_inf...roducts_id=353

Would you care to drive to me?

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