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Old December 15th, 2017, 10:15   #46
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Originally Posted by rocketeer928 View Post
I have to agree 100%. I put a lightened flywheel on my Jetta TDI back in Sept 2009 and now am regretting doing so. I wish I had known then what I know now about the vibrations caused by a lightened flywheel. You can see my vibration issue journey here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=481451
I'm now seriously considering changing out my clutch and flywheel in the spring when the weather warms up.
That thread is a good read - thanks for sharing. After Nevada_TDI post I did more research into lightened v. standard mass flywheels and learned a lot. Looks like a standard weight SMF is going to be the way to go for how I intend to use the car and as a side bonus it's a bit cheaper then a lightened version. IDParts has their own "quiet clutch" kit that is stated to be good for stock or mild tuned cars and costs less then a VR6. I have a Malone 1.5 on my car and don't intend to go any bigger on the turbo, injectors, etc. The price of the full kit can't really be beat and it's coming from a trusted vendor and supporter of the site. Just curious what clutch are you thinking about installing and why?
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Old December 16th, 2017, 07:28   #47
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Since 2009, I've had the DC Stage III+ Clutch and Lightened 17.5 lb. Flywheel. Stage III+ is probably overboard for my modifications. If I do make a change in the spring, then I was thinking of the SBC Stage 2 Endurance Clutch Kit with 21 lb. SMF. I would like to get rid of the annoying vibration. I dread taking the tranny out yet again.

2003 Jetta GLS TDI with RocketChip RC5-ASV-Euro tune specific to my performance modifications - Platinum Gray

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Old January 29th, 2018, 16:07   #48
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Well I finally found a new job - it's a pay cut but way less stressful, more time at home, and most importantly I'm home every night (old job had me away twice a week for 24-36hrs at a shot). You can't put a price on happiness and improved quality of life so I'll take it. With that being said I'm getting back to rehabbing the wagon as issues pop up. Some little nagging issues have popped up in recent months and was finally able to place an order to IDParts.

The blower motor has always rattled and when it got really cold developed a mean squeal. They're easy enough to replace so I have another one on order. The blend doors will need to be recovered (foam is coming out of the vents) when it gets warmer and the plastic isn't so brittle.

Temp gauge on the dash has been randomly dropping out. Scanned the car and sure enough the Coolant Temp Sensor is throwing a code. Easy fix so another on order.

Serpentine belt tensioner has developed a chirp - especially when turning. I don't believe the PO changed it at the last TB and it looks like the 13yo OEM tensioner so another one is on the way.

Parking brake cables aren't bad - but they're not great either. Two new cables and associated clips are on the way.

Thankfully during the really wicked cold snap we had the car fired up with a little extra cranking. The battery is in decent shape (not great but it'll do until the fall since hopefully the worst of the cold is behind us). All the glow plugs tested good as well. However in the fall I would like to plan on PMing both those items. I'm also planning on getting winter tires before next winter as well - the "all seasons" that are on the car aren't the best in the snow. Plus that gives me an excuse to go to 16" wheel/summer tires when the current set wears out.

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