www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums TDIFAQ Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2013 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You



Go Back   TDIClub Forums > VW TDI Discussion Areas > TDI 101

TDI 101 Got a simple/basic TDI question? Are you a newbie (new to the forums). Feel free to post your question here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 5th, 2008, 18:36   #1
pedrodiesel
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Fuel Economy: 50 m.p.g.
Default Golf Gl 2004 manual timing belt replacement

I recently purchase a 2004 TDI manual, has 92000 miles.
Do I need to replaced the timing belt?
What does A4 means? I see that often in different discussions.
I am not familiar with VW plataform or engineering.
I also read that 2004 model has two different diesel engines it is truth?
What belt brand will you recomend? do I need to change something else besides the belt?
Thanks
Pedrodiesel
pedrodiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2008, 03:15   #2
2004STARWARSTDI
Veteran Member
 
2004STARWARSTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LAKELAND, FL
Post Timing Belt

Timing belt done at 100K. So you are close to it. Golf had ALH engine or BEW for that year. Different timing belt kits. Yes, you need the deluxe TB Kit. You need a TDI Guru to do it for you. Not something you would want to try on your own. Deluxe kits are sold by:

www.dieselgeek.com Storefront
TDIParts.com - Shop TDI Parts, VW Parts, Diesel Engine Parts, Volkswagen Performance & Aftermarket Parts, Lubricants, Fluids,...

World Impex, Inc.
__________________
Central Florida TDI Group
Ross-Tech VagCom/VCDS 1997-2011
A4 Limp Mode,A4 fan troubleshooting
Glow plugs 101 Ver. 2.0
Engine CEL Code Lookup. Turbo Hose To Egr Fix - TDIClub Forums
2004STARWARSTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2008, 05:24   #3
HopefulFred
Veteran Member
 
HopefulFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
Fuel Economy: ~39 USMPG
Default

"A" refers to the platform used for the Golf, Jetta, and New Beetle. "4" refers to the fourth generation.
__________________
Novice VCDS user.
Proud owner and successful one-time user of AST timing belt tool kit.
HopefulFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2008, 06:43   #4
jasonTDI
 
jasonTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Madison, WI
Fuel Economy: 13.7 c, 12-18 towing hwy
Default

Look up KROUT in the search function. He's in Jacksonville. A bit of a drive but it's worth it to get it fixed RIGHT. You're good to 100K miles.
__________________
Jason, Service work available. www.jasonTDR.com
Give a hand,www.akitas.org
jasonTDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2008, 18:57   #5
pedrodiesel
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Fuel Economy: 50 m.p.g.
Question MIL lamp on

Hello guys, thnaks for your answers.
My recently adquired TDI Golf gl 2004, 92000 miles has the MIL lamp on.
Previous owner told me it may need to injectors, car runs fine.
Thanks
p.s.: ( I started to get familiar with my Diesel (never owned a diesel before )

I Think i will to enjoy the car because:
1. it is a Diesel
2 and manual transmission.
3. It is german design what do yu think?
pedrodiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2008, 18:57   #6
TornadoRed
Veteran Member
 
TornadoRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
Fuel Economy: 52/41/36 (480k miles)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pedrodiesel
I recently purchase a 2004 TDI manual, has 92000 miles.
Do I need to replaced the timing belt?
What does A4 means? I see that often in different discussions.
I am not familiar with VW plataform or engineering.
I also read that 2004 model has two different diesel engines it is truth?
What belt brand will you recomend? do I need to change something else besides the belt?
Thanks
Pedrodiesel
The timing belt is due for replacement at any time, but not later than 100k miles.

Visit www.dieselgeek.com and look at the parts in their deluxe TB kit for your model/year. Those at the parts that need to be replaced: TB, tensioner, rollers, waterpump, single-use bolts, and the serpentine belt. The DG kit has a few extras. Other TDIClub vendors sell similar kits, these include www.metalmanparts.com, www.tdiparts.com, www.boraparts.com, and a handful of others. They all sell kits with good parts, differing mainly in which brand of waterpump they include.

I strongly recommend that you do NOT allow a VW dealership to do this work for you, not let some local mechanic without TDI experience practice on your engine. You will save money and probably get better workmanship by having a TDIClub "guru" install the kit for you. Krout in Jacksonville is one of them, but there may be others.

There were two different TDI engines in 2004: a 2.0-liter engine in the Passats, and a 1.9-liter engine in everything else.
__________________
'03 Golf with 480k miles: Kerma Bosio PP520, GT1749VB, Passenger Performance 2.5" DP, Malone tuning, VR6/G60 clutch/flywheel, Koni Reds, Hakkapeliittas, Recaros, Akebonos, Cat filter with Nicktane head, DG Panzer w/FMJ, Hidden Hitch, Neuspeed, Mobil 1 TDT
Foobert's TDI Hunt -- all Craigslist TDI ads nationwide -- TDI Trusted Mechanics by jwlionking
TornadoRed is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2014
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2013, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.15176 seconds with 9 queries
[Output: 72.88 Kb. compressed to 63.55 Kb. by saving 9.33 Kb. (12.80%)]