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    tdi alh slow cranking,

    Like others have suggested id take serp belt off and check the pulleys, then get a cheapo starter and try and see where that leaves you....you can always return the cheap starter.
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    tdi alh slow cranking,

    I went this route and the first one worked great in my first beetle, but in my 2nd beetle it got soooo irritating trying to change them out after the 3rd-4th R&R (tho i can do it really fast now). That paired with it failing and making me borrowing a vehicle just doesn't sit well with me...
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    tdi alh slow cranking,

    Ive had the same happen. Mine turned out to be a bad casing/housing.
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    tdi alh slow cranking,

    Look for my "how a starter locked my engine" thread. I'll look for it and try to add it. I couldn't even pop the car off when pullung down the road. It just completely locked the drive system. Here ya go. https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/how-an-oriellys-starter-locked-my-engine.513751/
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    tdi alh slow cranking,

    I do not recommend a oriellys or other off brand starter. I live in MN and they do not last winters
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    Project 98 New Beetle TDI Overhaul, And then some.

    Otherwise theres plans somwhere around on how to make one out of a street sign
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    Project 98 New Beetle TDI Overhaul, And then some.

    The attachments (rivets and bolts) i got on dieselgeek site. The skid plate i found on here about an hour away from my place and it came with the bracket/mounts. Its one of those things you keep an eye out and eventually you find one for a price your interested in. I did my "build" on 2nd hand...
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    MK4 parts for sale

    Are you willing to ship the axles, and how many miles are on them? Same with the injectors...
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    Project 98 New Beetle TDI Overhaul, And then some.

    Not to deter you away from this thread, but also check out the "beef on a budget" thread. Id parts has the springs for this lift. And the "2" lift for 40$" thread. I used this one for my beetle and enjoyed it for a couple years before dropping it to stock hight. I also recommend a skid plate if...
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    ALH Straight Pipe

    i would agree, but its out past the bumper.... the only thing I can think of is that I stiffened my dog bone mount.
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    ALH Straight Pipe

    Mine seems to drone above 70 and has cabin drone/noise but I cant figure out how much is just noisy diesel engine and how much is exhaust drone as my exhaust is in good shape I went through the whole thing and its completely sealed. It's straight piped but still gets a drone above 65-70...can't...
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    MN Chat Thread

    where are you at abouts? I'm in Cambridge area but make frequent drives to Bloomington
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    MN Chat Thread

    noice! not even 2nd gear a little? lol. I remember the scream, is it just header dump or how did you get it so loud? It had a nice sound to it. I need another loud beater car in my life. My brother used to have a 98 grand am and we used to roll past the pizza pub in Princeton in the evening...
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    MN Chat Thread

    man!, That was you? I was cheering for ya the whole time! had no idea. You pulled ahead real fast in a couple of those, and were letting the thing scream!!! I watched some friends run in there with trucks and cars. I did the redneck races in mora, but blew my $250 HHR up in the practice lap🤬...
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    MN Chat Thread

    i heard about that method. so if what happens then its that cylinder?
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