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    Totalled my 98 Jetta

    Me either. Even on the West Coast they are few and far between.
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    Totalled my 98 Jetta

    A person pulled a u turn on the 4 lane in front of Mr at hwy speeds and I couldn't avoid the truck. Lucky I hit the rear box area. The passenger side took the worst and the rest is history. A few 10ths of a second was the difference between tagging her door or front fender and where I did...
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    Totalled my 98 Jetta

    I totalled my 98 TDI and it's difficult to find another unit that was that clean and rust free. Even the insurance co had a challenge finding equivalent values. I'm winding up my TDI experience after almost 20 years and can't express the value that this club has been to me over those years...
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    Glow plug issue and some general questions

    From what I know of the glow plug system - they are powered on if the temperature is below a set threshold and the lower the temp, the longer the plugs are receiving current. I am not aware of the glowplugs continuing to get current while the engine is being turned over though.
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    Cruise Control Not Working After Engine Swap

    Glad you got it figured!
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    Cruise Control Not Working After Engine Swap

    If you aren't getting power on the black wire - you don't have a problem with the stalk. The black wire should have 12v when the ignition is on. If you don't, you need to look downstream. Steve is right on one hand with there being no control module, but this black wire seems to deliver power...
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    Cruise Control Not Working After Engine Swap

    More diagrams to help http://www.a2resource.com/electrical/CE2.html Cruise black +12 runs through fuse 14 - D/11 on the list.
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    Cruise Control Not Working After Engine Swap

    From the link I sent you earlier in this thread: 5) The black wire is the 12+ and should be live when the ignition is on, this should be connected to one side of the on/off switch.
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    What is venting and why does my car not get the mileage i see others achieving?

    4.5 l/100 km...that's my average in my 98 TDI.
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    What is venting and why does my car not get the mileage i see others achieving?

    Keep in mind there are a few Canadians and Europeans on this site and imperial gallons is the gallon used and that gallon is 4.54 litres vs 3.98 litres for your US gallon. So when a Canadian says they get 62mpg - its 62 miles on a slighter larger gallon...
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    Cruise Control Not Working After Engine Swap

    I wonder if the wiring from the stalk is matching the wiring to the ecu?? That's why I posted the link so it might help identify.
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    Cruise Control Not Working After Engine Swap

    Troubleshoot the wiring with this link: https://www.clubgti.com/forums/index.php?threads/guide-retro-fit-cruise-control-to-mk3-golf-tdi.241644/
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    Cruise Control Not Working After Engine Swap

    The wiring from the cruise control stalk goes directly to the fuse box panel in a TDI -- from there to the ECU - the gas version plugs into a different spot on that fuse block I believe. It's a four wire harness.
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    Cup Holder Replacement (Upgrade?)

    These are very nice cupholders -- they fit on the door card on the Jetta's with power windows front and back and folks have mounted them where the stock units go on the passats. I like your idea Alaska but my Jetta doesn't have space for a double setup. The original cupholders in the Jetta are...
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    1999 Jetta Jumping Time

    What did you torque the cam shaft pulley to? As has been mentioned, 33 ft lbs is likely a mistake in the manual. The AHU camshaft sprocket bolt is tightened to 54 ft lbs - it's the same bolt and cam shaft as the ALH.
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