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Old September 28th, 2005, 21:56   #166
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Can the recalibration of the egr to lessen intake manifold cleaning be done using the procedure above on an 04 PD engine ?
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Old September 30th, 2005, 14:17   #167
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I've got a question for anyone who lives in the San Francisco Penninsula area: Are there any reputable TDI mechanics who can service these vehicles, who know the common problems and pitfalls of aftermarket upgrades and who can help locate high quality diesel fuel in the area?

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Old October 1st, 2005, 13:50   #168
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Yes I am new here. I did a stupid thing today. Returning from a VW show I needed Diesel. The green handle at this staion happened to be gas of which I dumped a gallon of in before seeing it. Just used to green handle on the pump. I talked to a diesel mech and he said to put in some diesel lubricant and fill it with diesel. I did and came home. Now I want to drain the tank and get mor new pure diesel. I was able to get 6 gallons out but something keeps the hose from going farther in the tank. Is there an easy way to drain the rest of the fuel?http://forums.tdiclub.com/images/icons/frown.gif
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Old October 1st, 2005, 15:12   #169
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I talked to a diesel mech and he said to put in some diesel lubricant and fill it with diesel. I did and came home. Now I want to drain the tank and get mor new pure diesel.
One gallon of gasoline diluted with 15 gallons of diesel, plus an additive with good lubricity characteristics, should cause no problems for your 2003 TDI.

But if you are determined to get all the contaminated fuel out, look under the rear seat for access to the fuel tank.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 16:18   #170
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I'm a Newbie and this is my first post.I hope this is the right spot for this post. I ordered 06 Jetta TDI DSG Silver Sept. 15Th.paid full sticker. VW dealer wouldn't give me a delivery date.I'd like to find out how long it's taking for ordered TDIs to come in. Is there any way to get a built date? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 13:28   #171
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am i correct in assuming the a 1997 jetta GL is an A3 type of engine? i read somewhere that PD engine types were pretty much the only ones worth buying and i wasn't sure if the 97 fit this discription.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 14:48   #172
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A3 refers to the body type... yes, 1997 Jetta is an A3.

Midway through the 1999 model year, they switched body styles to the A4.

PD (Pumpe Düse = Fuel Injector Pump) engines were introduced to North America with the 2004 model year, but have been "out there" in other parts of the world for a while... They have a bit more power, and a bit less economy... Still A4's, 'till the A5 came out more recently, with the PD engines...

Many people prefer the <2003 (pre-PD) engines, as they're a known quantity, aren't as fussy as to which oil you must use, and are easily modify-able...

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Old October 8th, 2005, 14:26   #173
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I just want to say THANK YOU to TDI World! After the VW/AUDI dealer has had severial occasions to fix problem of lost power: they were even tempted to replace either turbo or ECU. About a month ago I read the following paragraph and I did replace the $ 4 hose, indeed it was about 2.75 EURO and my audi is running better than ever!!! I did have my engine cleaned and closed off the EGR with a simple screw in the vacuum inlet. Audi has done 268500 sofar.

This is the paragraph in FAQ that solved my problem:
- Manifold pressure sensor problems. This only applies to A3 and B4 models (i.e. older models - if you have a New Beetle or a '99.5 or later Golf/Jetta, don't even bother reading this section, you have a completely different setup). There is a black hose which connects at one end to the intake manifold and at the other end to the MAP (manifold air pressure) sensor at the ECU. (The ECU is located underneath a black plastic trim panel that also covers the windshield wiper linkage.) The rubber hardens up and leaks at both end connections, resulting in the ECU not seeing a proper pressure signal and causing "limp mode". Replace the hose with a 5 foot length of 5/64" windshield washer hose (about $4 at an auto parts store). It is not even worth investigating whether the hose is at fault, just replace it.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 17:35   #174
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I am a Newbie and this is my first post!
Just got a 2003 Jetta TDI. Love the car so far. Never had a diesel before. Have owned several Porsches and now have a 2000 Mercedes E55, and a 2002 3/4 ton Silverado 8.1 L.(496cid),hence the TDI for running around.
I have read the FAQ and other comments but need some more info on oil. I have been a Mobil 1 user for years. Benz recomends Mobil 1 synthetic in the E55. Is the Mobil 1 for the diesels the Oil that says in part "Mobil 1 5W/40 for gasoline and diesel engines, fully synthetic" on the front and on the back says "Meets CI-4/CH-4/CG-4 CF industry."
Thanks in advance.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 17:44   #175
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Mobil 1 Truck & SUV is exactly the oil you want for your 2003 model TDI. The newer ones have a different requirement, but you can't go wrong with the T&SUV. Especially if you can find it in the convenient 5-quart jug.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 15:30   #176
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Hello all! I am looking into www.dieselsecret.com

Does anyone know anything about this? My question would be is it safe for my Jetta and if so why isn't everyone talking about this?

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Old October 20th, 2005, 15:36   #177
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Welcome Stu....I'd become friendly with the search button. But I think most people on this site think its crap...
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Old October 24th, 2005, 20:01   #178
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Does anybody have any ideas on how I can find more results looking for an A4 2-door Golf with the manual? I searh CarMax and AutoTrader and keep an eye on local lots and things, and even EbayMotors, and it's so freakin' hard. I have browsed this site for a while now, and am interested in trading my midsize SUV in for that car.

Secondly, I'm 18 years old, and under my dad's insurance and the vehicle actually belongs to him. I'm trying to convince him that investing in a TDI would be a much better alternative, and would last me much longer after I graduate college. If you could PM me your personal insights on why a TDI would be a great idea, rather than a 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 V6 with 136,XXX miles on the clock.

I just want long term reliability, economy, and range in a stylish package. I'm willing to make the DIY commitments too.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 07:13   #179
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This is the wrong post to ask that question but TDIs are hard to find on the market today. You just have to be patient and keep looking, wait for new entries. In the past few months, most of the cars I have worked on are used TDIs that someone got recently. I even had to go out and inspect a few cars. You will have a hard time finding a local if you don't broaden your search to national. Good luck on finding a TDI. A couple more places to look VWVortex.com and craigslist.com
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Old October 30th, 2005, 10:57   #180
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I own a 1997 Jetta, I am having the CEL come on. The glow plug light only flashes on and off. I tried unplugging the coolant sensor then the light stays on longer. I do not seem to have any conductivity to the coolant glow plugs, could the coolant glow plugs cause all this to happen
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