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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 December 19th, 2017, 03:54   #1
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Just acquired this little gem:





1999 German built, that goofy-but-kinda-neat blue color you rarely see. Only 200k miles. Needs a turbocharger, rear calipers, sway bar links, tires, clearcoat is peeling, and the shifter feels like parts are missing. I may upgrade it to the later style shifter since the early ones are so awful in comparison.

I did the injection pump and clucth/flywheel on this a while ago while under two different previous owners.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 04:47   #2
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Nice! How's the inside?
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Old December 19th, 2017, 04:53   #3
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Fair, not great, but not awful. And it is BLACK, which is for me the best color.

And this is a GL car, so hand crank windows, etc. I forget how nice it is to drive a 2dr Golf since they are so rare here. For taller people they are nice because the B-pillar is not next to your head while driving, and they are easier to get in and out. Downside is the doors can sag over time, but this one seems solid still.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 05:00   #4
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Brian, you're missing the other plus with the 2dr: TWO (the worst ones to deal with) less door control modules to worry about!
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Old December 19th, 2017, 05:03   #5
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Indeed! This one only has one bad door latch!
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Old December 19th, 2017, 05:12   #6
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For some reason I thought you were thinning the herd. Silly me for thinking that.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 06:32   #7
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Well I sold my Beetle, sold a gasser Jetta sedan I untoefed, and am currently fixing up another gasser Jetta.

And after much hand wringing, I fixed and sold my 2010 Jetta I had been "saving". So yes, the herd has been culled but I figured the pasture always has room for an ALH Golf.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 09:16   #8
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Any car in Blue is a great car. Nice find! I assume this is another case of a customer not wanting to do the necessary fixes?
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Old December 19th, 2017, 09:32   #9
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Yes, she just got the car, and the guy before her (who fried the clutch out of it) didn't really do it any favors. All the same stuff that was still needing attention then, is still needing attention now. Cars do not maintain themselves.

As always, I tried to talk her into fixing it and keeping it, but she has no interest in doing so.

So I will love on it some and get it back into good operational order.
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Keep us posted; always makes for interesting reading. Thanks for sharing.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:10   #11
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I like the wagons but 2dr golfs are my favorite.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:55   #12
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"Cars do not maintain themselves."

What? Tell me it ain't so!
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I like that color. Nice that you're saving another '99.5. My Golf is currently serving a co-worker while she looks for an ALH of her own.
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I need that car now!
Mine played pinball with some concrete barriers. Daughter sustained no injuries, but my car is done.
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I have got to upgrade the gearshifter though.... man this one is awful.
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