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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 May 17th, 2017, 20:47   #1546
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I'm sorry to hear. I wish you well in your retirement and I'll keep you and your wife in my prayers. I hope you have good luck with the sale and your 03 finds a good home!

ps. i'm taking in my mother's 74 super beetle convertible.. don't be shy with tips and hints and what not in your 71 resto. lol

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Wife's health reasons brings us down to needing only one major car and it has to be something easy for her to get in and out of and carry a wheelchair (our Hyundai Santa Fe). I still have the '71 Beetle as a local run around car for me. I fully retired this year and will be sticking close to home to help the wife. Really don't need three cars.

If I could keep the 2003 Jetta in the family I would, but, the kids don't care to drive a manual transmission (and already have newer cars) and there is no one else to pass it along to (granddaughters are too young).
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Old May 17th, 2017, 21:02   #1547
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I'm sorry to hear. I wish you well in your retirement and I'll keep you and your wife in my prayers. I hope you have good luck with the sale and your 03 finds a good home!
ps. i'm taking in my mother's 74 super beetle convertible.. don't be shy with tips and hints and what not in your 71 resto. lol
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. On the Super, join The Samba website (if you already haven't) as it is a wealth of information for early VW's. I'll continue my 71 thread here too.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 06:19   #1548
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My first car was a '74 Beetle with the 1600cc engine.

Remember last summer, when I installed the computer fans onto the intercooler? I noticed (thanks to my ScanGauge II) that the intercooler was heat-soaking in slow traffic. The IAC readings would sometimes reach 70*C. Readings of 60*C+ were very common. I had some 90mm computer fans laying around, so I stuck 'em on the intercooler with a thermal switch. It was a temporary arrangement, just to see what would happen.



The results were noticeable. With the fans on the intercooler, IAC readings never exceeded 55*C. And when the temperature did get that warm, the fans would bring it back down pretty quickly. Needless to say, having active cooling on the intercooler is a noticeable benefit.

So I decided to do the intercooler fan mod "for real" this time. I used a 7" oil cooler fan, and built a shroud out of sheet aluminum. This time, I mounted the fan on the backside of the intercooler, which allowed me to re-install the air duct. I also installed a vented fender liner, so the hot air has somewhere to go.

Here are a couple shots of the new fan setup. As you can see, the back of the fan is right up against the fender liner. If the fender liner wasn't vented, it would block airflow from the fan.




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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:16   #1549
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Love seeing this kind of thing. More time means better and more reliable info. I definitely want to see how the larger fan works compared the 4 little ones. Please keep us updated.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 04:43   #1550
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Disabled the "Auto Lock" function, so now I don't have the car locking
at 10mph.

Enabled the "Auto Unlock" function so that all doors unlock on pulling
the key from the ignition.

I'd love it if this would also disable the rear hatch lock as well. Having
to press the fob button or hitting the switch on the driver's door everytime you want to get in the back I find annoying.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 09:48   #1551
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I'd love it if this would also disable the rear hatch lock as well. Having
to press the fob button or hitting the switch on the driver's door everytime you want to get in the back I find annoying.

I think that's doable. It may be driver side door + hatch or all doors + hatch. I dont recall atm, but i remember somebody telling me to do that when i was considering a wagon.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 09:52   #1552
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I'd love it if this would also disable the rear hatch lock as well. Having
to press the fob button or hitting the switch on the driver's door everytime you want to get in the back I find annoying.

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I haven't tried any of the solutions in this thread, but the results sound great
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Old May 19th, 2017, 14:29   #1553
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My turbo was forever going into over boost so I pulled the TIP and reached in through the top to reset the actuator start and settings. I did not realize how simple this job could be when done through the top; I had been adjusting the turbo from the bottom with the car up on ramps. The actuator arm was hitting the stop around 14" of vacuum--no wonder it was going into over boost! I did not check the lift setting as I am more concerned when the arm hits the stop. The arm now stops at 19-19.5" of vacuum and hasn't gone into over boost since yesterday before the actuator was reset.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 14:53   #1554
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Passed state inspection. First year that I didn't have to have the car plugged in to show emissions readiness, so I didn't need to swap out the Euro ECU before inspection. Nice.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 18:17   #1555
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Diesel Purge!

Just cause I could.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 04:21   #1556
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Passed state inspection. First year that I didn't have to have the car plugged in to show emissions readiness, so I didn't need to swap out the Euro ECU before inspection. Nice.
It's the opposite for me. Last inspection I had on my white car, they had to plug it in. Guy came out apologizing because they said its only $10 safety and no emissions. Apparently the regulations changed and they had to plug the car in. The extra $10 a year won't make me go broke, but the principle of the matter makes me furious tbh.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 05:38   #1557
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Didn't do anything yet...but ordered:

-Mahle VNT-15 Turbocharge
-Oil feed/return lines
-Front/Rear shocks & springs
-All new shock bumps/covers/mounts

Can't wait to get the wagon back into good running condition.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 07:13   #1558
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Stocked up on Stanadyne Lubricity Formula for my June trip.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 08:02   #1559
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Stocked up on Stanadyne Lubricity Formula for my June trip.
Not a fan of simple 2stroke mix?

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I use Propel DieselHPR fuel not DinoDiesel.
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