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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 January 19th, 2019, 02:21   #3046
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Well, not much to do on the tdi today. But i did replace a turbo on a 2001 Audi a4. Shaft broke in half and was puking smoke. Pita job. Much easier the do on the alh if you ask me.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 02:57   #3047
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Well, not much to do on the tdi today. But i did replace a turbo on a 2001 Audi a4. Shaft broke in half and was puking smoke. Pita job. Much easier the do on the alh if you ask me.
Gasser A4? I've looked at them they look pretty simple to do...
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Old January 19th, 2019, 18:39   #3048
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Replaced the 2 hose connectors going to the heater core (the right side was leaking so I replaced both). Cost was about $18 from Parts Geek and took about 45 minutes. No more leaks.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 21:54   #3049
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I did a fair bit today, but it was completely worth it.

I fixed my HVAC foam issue with some denatured alcohol and aluminum tape, everything seems to be holding up. That foam is a mess when it gets on you. I also put in a pioneer radio so my 2002 wagon now has Carplay. Then I addressed a leaking cabin air filter housing causing a wet passenger footwell. Then, I went ahead and replaced my rain tray and upgraded my wipers to the R32 style arms. finally, just some various seals and foam dams for the tops of the fenders in the engine compartment and then I drove it with my new stereo playing my favorite Spotify playlist while charging my phone.
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Old January 20th, 2019, 21:33   #3050
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Finally installed my HID's I purchased from Midwest Light, they are sooooo nice. Also got around to installing B5.5 sunvisors that have the homelink module in them. Extending visors are amazing
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 12:08   #3051
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Discount Tire has a station set up where cars can line up and have their tire pressures checked and corrected. Found Iíd be running 8-10psi under recommended spec. Yikes!

Initial mpg improvement is almost 2.5mpg.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 12:15   #3052
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Driving older and multiple cars I couldn't live without my air compressor. Had to buy 8 pounds of air on the road last Thanksgiving, 6 quarters. One of the few good things in olden times, every station had free air.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 13:04   #3053
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Discount Tire has a station set up where cars can line up and have their tire pressures checked and corrected. Found Iíd be running 8-10psi under recommended spec. Yikes!

Initial mpg improvement is almost 2.5mpg.

And this was with warm/hot tires? Then you may still be a little low. How far from your home is it? Remember that tire pressure should be checked cold and driving only 1 mile makes your tires warm if not hot.



I'd do this late in the day: after the tire shop has checked and adjusted the pressure, take a reading with your own gauge then drive home. In the morning check your pressure with the same gauge you used the night before. If the morning reading is lower than spec, note the difference and add that difference to the specified pressure to tell the shop the next time. You may have to do this the get a good idea as to what pressure you should have warm/hot tires set.


That said, I have the tires on my cars set to 2lbs over the specified pressure.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 14:36   #3054
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I'm with romad, get your own gauge, I really like my Accutire MS4400B. It lives in my door bin/pocket. Easier to read for these ageing eyes. You don't need much of a compressor, but the days of free air are long gone. And even when you can find air, I still use my gauge.

On my Golf I run 36psi in the front (that's where the weight is), 32 in the back, unless I'm towing.
Then 36 all round.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 19:14   #3055
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I have my own gauge, a nice german one. Use it on the Jeep in combination with its built-in TPS (one is missing so it cam get confusing as to which tire is low). Just didnít use it on the VW for a long time!

Discount Tire sets tire pressure higher during cold temps. I donít care enough right now to track my pressures super closely, but I will do it a bit more often with the VW moving forward.

Anyway what I really need is a bigger garage with a larger house attached where I can install a proper air compressor setup. :-)
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 19:19   #3056
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Started the mono wiper conversion on the Jetta but due to somewhat crap weather decided I'll finish it another day.. when it's light out. Can't beat bonrath quality sorry... So glad I scored this kit new in package

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Old January 23rd, 2019, 19:44   #3057
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Where did you get the kit?
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 20:43   #3058
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curb rashed a rim.
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Old January 25th, 2019, 11:54   #3059
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Crazy weather swings in my area over the last 3 days (-23C to +6C to -10C) caused my driver's side door window to freeze up. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until it was too late. Pressed the down button, heard some resistance, then a pop before I could stop the cycle.
This had happened a long time ago in my previous Jetta, which the dealer repaired for free (Yes, it was THAT long ago).
After some research, I knew it could be one of several common failures... broken clips, broken regulator, or simply that the clips released from the bottom of the window.
Removed the door skin, and found that I had gotten lucky and it was the clips that had released. Phew.
Activated the window switch to line the clips up with the access holes, loosened the clips slightly and manually slide the window glass down to fully seat the glass back in the clips. Tightened the clips and tested. Re-attached the door skin and all back to normal.
Not that difficult a job since nothing was broken.
I did watch this VERY detailed video beforehand, so I was well prepared.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WT6Ja0NX8I
It's in German, but the close-up details of the some of the connectors and door handle mechanism are fantastic.
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Old January 25th, 2019, 12:36   #3060
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We had some electrical parts air freighted from Germany, and me picking them up at the Boston airport was the most cost effective thing to do. So I put the pallet in my Wagon.


The warehouse workers looked out at the car and said, "you realize you have this, right?" pointing to the box. Fit right in. I still love my Wagon.
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