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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 June 28th, 2017, 10:28   #1
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Hey guys I come from a long line of b5 a4s and currently have two of them. One is sitting without an engine and the other is my winter beater. The plans for this car where summer daily.

First car 97 1.8tqm



Winter beater 01 1.8tqm that I'm currently daily driving.


Summer car 1.8tqm that I have a 4.2 I was thinking of putting in but a 1.8bat is much more racecar.



And now my 02 mk4 golf. The body was pretty mint until I rolled it into my van and scrapped the rear pass corner of the car.




The car has 396k kms on it, I paid $500 for it with two sets of wheels, the summer tires are new. It's currently running rough and puffing blue smoke out the back. Cam shaft seal looks fine. Head gasket looks wet but that could be from the oil get shot around from the timing belt.



I have a timing belt kit lined up locally for $200 as i will need one of those at the very least, also getting a head gasket and bolts for $20. Not sure where the oil is coming from yet. fluids dont look to be mixed. so the front main seal?


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Old June 28th, 2017, 10:34   #2
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I have scanned it but don't want to run it long until i get the oil leak and belt sorted out.




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Old June 28th, 2017, 10:36   #3
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Looks can be deceiving, I would do both the cam and crank seals with that many miles.
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Old June 28th, 2017, 12:05   #4
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Looks can be deceiving, I would do both the cam and crank seals with that many miles.


Yea all the front seals will be replaced when I swap out the belt.

I am picking up a compression tester this afternoon and then will replace the injector seals and test the engine out before I go throwing money/time into chasing the oil leak. Should be able to rule out the head gasket.


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Old June 28th, 2017, 12:56   #5
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I may be a kindergartener, but I can't get the jist, too big, too much.
Major oil leak has not to do with those codes.
Those codes are pretty familiar, I'm sure you'll get thru those.
Major oil leak is serious stuff, need to isolate that first I think.
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Old June 28th, 2017, 13:38   #6
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If the blue smoke is coming from the exhaust I would check the turbo for play.
If the compression is good it may be coming from the guides.
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Old June 28th, 2017, 23:37   #7
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Compression on one was just under 400 and on three was 400. Wasn't threading into four and I couldn't et the gauge to fit on two. So I'm gonna say the head gasket is fine. After I got the injectors bleed (I think I got it done right) it will turn over and start but not stay running. Car is out of oil and don't wanna crack a fresh 5l jug so will continue tomorrow after I pickup a litre of cola. Also picking up the timing belt kit tomorrow and will see if I can borrow tools, if not I will order them.


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Old June 29th, 2017, 13:02   #8
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well it appears to of been an immobilizer problem causing the car to stop after running for a second or two. she runs fine now with no codes. It has new glow plugs. It does sound like its knocking though. I have some diesel purge and a new filter for it. will see what that does before I do the timing belt and front seals.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 12:38   #9
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Old June 30th, 2017, 12:56   #10
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broke, no need for the gigantic huge photos
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Old June 30th, 2017, 15:43   #11
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broke, no need for the gigantic huge photos


Sorry my regular forum auto down sizes big photos. Not used to having to upload smaller.




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Old July 2nd, 2017, 00:15   #12
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got the car back together and fired up and it sounds like it may have a case of rod knock. having a buddy come over tomorrow to check it out. Will probably end up dropping the oil pan to confirm a knocking rod. The drained oil isnt shimmering with metal so maybe it could be an injector problem. Seems to idle fine.

If it is infact knocking will a Auto ALH work or does it have to be manual?

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Old July 2nd, 2017, 13:40   #13
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If you mean an auto engine or parts, yes.
Try to get the injector pump, too. 10% upgrade.
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If you mean an auto engine or parts, yes.

Try to get the injector pump, too. 10% upgrade.


Yea I found a whole thread on it. The guy has the engine listed for $850 complete with 194k kms and I offered $500 without the injectors or pump, but will try to get the pump too to make it easy, but I do have to get the $500 together.


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Major oil leak has reappeared. lol https://youtu.be/Mi8TPEhX7UM

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