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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 22nd, 2015, 04:53   #61
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This weekend I did the following:

-Diesel Purge on my mk4 wagon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feO5H62Ja3A)
-Fuel Filter change
-Oil change
-Install replacement driver's side engine cover (part of belly pan)
-Installed winter tires
-Installed my refurbished OEM headlights with GE Nighthawk bulbs



I did discover that my passenger front wheel has side to side play and up and down...everything was night and tight when I re-did my wheel bearings (removed the spindle) and got an alignment afterwards.

Seems I'll need to mend that and get another alignment again :@
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 06:47   #62
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Make sure the bolt is tight mrrhunter, theres a hand full of threads that talk about using an impact gun or re-torqueing this bolt after initial drive. If its been loose its probably going to need to be changed again though.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 07:11   #63
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Make sure the bolt is tight mrrhunter, theres a hand full of threads that talk about using an impact gun or re-torqueing this bolt after initial drive. If its been loose its probably going to need to be changed again though.

I will give that a check, thanks Steve
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 18:15   #64
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Ordered parts (shipping to Alaska)
New Tandem Fuel Pump to replace leaker: $290
Tandem Pump Bolts: $8.60
Triple square bits for Fuel Pump R&R: $41.50 (shipping is a $%^&)
another Coolant Sensor (My coolant heater fried first night I plugged in)$11
Alternator Pulley: $80

Adjusted new headlights (stock where way hazy)

2004 Jetta BEW manual 156,000
Rotella T6 5W-40

Repairs I've done myself so far:
Fuel Tank Lift Pump
Timing Belt @100,000 miles
Alternator wiring harness and battery fuse box module
New Thermostat
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 11:26   #65
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That youtube video on the diesel purge...... was automatic transmission fluid put in the fuel filter?

That freaked me out.
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 12:41   #66
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That youtube video on the diesel purge...... was automatic transmission fluid put in the fuel filter?

That freaked me out.

What makes you think that? There is no image of auto transmission fluid anywhere in sight?
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 19:50   #67
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Swept snow off mine

Oh, the other day I "repaired" a rear brake light on the wife's Golf. After determining that I didn't have a new spare bulb I pulled one out of my car so that she could get off to work. I then discovered that her bulb was fine! Seemed that the socket wasn't holding the bulb tight enough and it lost contact- compressed it a bit, pulled up the power contact, and all is back to relative peace (cars aren't asking much of me, and I'm appreciating it!).
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Old December 24th, 2015, 01:41   #68
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This weekend I did the following:

-Diesel Purge on my mk4 wagon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feO5H62Ja3A)
Did I see one of these on the floor in your garage? LOL

http://www.amazon.com/Justification-.../dp/B000EJRHDU

I haven't seen one of those posters in forever!
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Old December 24th, 2015, 05:20   #69
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Original Borg-Warner KP39 had problems controlling boost at high power. After some troubleshooting with inputs from tdiclub members, narrowed it down to the turbo ... so swaped in a new VNT17:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=4966956

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Old December 27th, 2015, 15:35   #70
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Dropped the subframe on the 2000 Beetle today.

This thing is so rusty...looks like the whole works is going into the scrap bin.



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Old December 28th, 2015, 10:48   #71
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Not today, but within the last few days, I changed out every vacuum line under the hood. It wasn't as tough as I had feared. I purchased six feet of 3mm hose, 3 feet of 5mm hose, and another 3 feet of 3mm fuel line (for the injector return lines). I took each section of house out one at a time, cut the new hose to that length, and then reinstalled the new hose. I ended up with about 6 inches of left over hose for each type. I actually cut the lines 1/4 to 1 inch longer than the originals and still had leftovers. I read about the job here on the forum several times before attempting this. Most people said the turbo was the hardest part. I disagree. If you want to do this work just drop your skid plate and the thing is right there. It could not be easier. The toughest part (the part I broke ) was the nipple on the anti-shudder valve. The new hose is run to that valve and I'm waiting on the new part to arrive. Until then the car shudders a bit on shutdown, but it's not too bad.
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Old December 28th, 2015, 10:56   #72
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finished timing job on the 03, 544,000 kms. Good to 700,000 hopefully now ehhh?
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Old December 28th, 2015, 13:13   #73
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finished timing job on the 03, 544,000 kms. Good to 700,000 hopefully now ehhh?
Of course! They show up here on Kijiji every once in a while with 700+ on them. A local GM dealer had a 2000 for sale last year with 768,000 kms on it...and they still wanted $4000 bucks for it...lol.

Seems the rust gets 'em before the mileage most of the time. My 2000 Beetle only has 208,000 kms on it, but it's so rusty it should have gone to the junk yard a couple years ago.
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Old December 29th, 2015, 23:30   #74
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Installed some Hella Sharptone horns on the Jetta.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 05:34   #75
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Installed a new cv axle on passenger side due to torn boot. First time doing this so it took me the whole day (with some stress breaks!). Got alignment done and then went on a 3500 mile trip and road fine.
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