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  • Hello Sir,
    I'm just outside stl. Having trouble with my BRM. Are u interested in any new customers?
    Thanks,
    Steve
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    Taking appointments for end of March now. 314.991.2277
    Sir oil hammer

    I have a 2013 tdi 6spd sportwagon PS Red light on no assist Restart back on happened a few times til restart wouldn't fix ps problem. Red wheel all associated esp and Trac control lights on zero assist.

    Ordered a used PS rack from salvage after reseting plugs checking power noting can bus resistance was at least right (don't have o scope) salvage Sent me a rack for a 2016 new beetle looked same.
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    speedy223
    Installed rack, PS light now yellow, power steering is back but can't set steering angle sensor. My aftermarket reader would not.
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    speedy223
    So I went to a shop that specializes in euro... Nope... Went to vw told them what I did.. They tried 4 times and said it was not recognizing the steering module. Recommended exact year and model rack.
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    speedy223
    Before I pull this thing and return it was hoping to see if you can shed any light on it. Is it lack of knowledge by vw tech or truly not codeable to the car. How do I know what rack will code this one works perfect just have the yellow light steering wheel and traction control and esp lights still.
    Oilhammer,
    Recently aquired 2014 JSW w/150k and sooty tailpipe with P2002, P0401, P240F and now P0544.
    Somehow it just passed a NYS inspection (i wonder how)
    Emissions 'modification' performed by dealer 2018.
    I plan to delete.
    How long can/should I drive it under this condidtion without damaging anything not covered by the delete?
    Is there anything I should do in the meantime?
    Thx
    HELLO OILHAMMER, ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CATCH CANS? I HAVE MK4 ALH TDI.CURRENTLY RUNNIN KERMAS CCV AIR/OIL SEPARATOR.
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    Solution in search of a problem.
    Hello Oilhammer, I've recently encountered the P0401, P240F, and P048C error codes, and I suspect that either EGR clogging or DPF failure might be the underlying issue. Could you please provide a recommendation for an affordable TDI expert in the vicinity of NYC? Thank you so much!
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    I am in Missouri... so no, I don't know anyone there. There is a list somewhere on this web page.
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    Bigbarefoot
    Thanks, bro. The list shops are so old fashioned and some shops even closed.
    Hello Oilhammer - just read a great set of instructions for DPF replacement you wrote for a VW. I have an Audi A3 TDI - codes P240F, P0401, P2002. Can you make a best guess recommendation? I am thinking DPF replacement... Anything else??? New to all this TDI stuff... Thank you!
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    MajnoLo
    Also - anyone in the Boston area that can help me?
    You responded to my post of 5/2/23 asking what am I trying to do. I did more work on my NO START ALH and have a detailed post on 5/21/23. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take a look and give me any of your insight. Thank you.
    Hey Brian, I really appreciate all your input in the forums, both past and present and a preemptive thank for all the future work. I love reading your comments and especially your threads. Wish we lived closer to you so I could be a client lol. Hope all is well with you!!
    Hi Brian,
    We talked once before about having you work on several of my TDI's. The biggest logistic problem is I'm in Florida.
    I was hoping to chat with you about shipping one of my B5.5 up to you for some engine work, plus a few other items
    we can talk about. I'll give you a call this week to see what might work best in terms of timing.
    Carl Harnish
    cell: 239-777-1300
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    Not taking on any new work like that right now, sorry.
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    carl h
    Thanks for your response. Understand. I am told it might be an injector that is not functioning properly, as a result it is filling up the oil pan with diesel.
    Do you have a recommendation of someone that could confirm the issue and repair it. I don't dare drive it so I am prepared to put it on a trailer and take it wherever.
    Thanks again, feel free to call. Carl 239-777-1300
    Hi Brian, I go by skibumjh on the forum.

    Looking to confirm what I've understood re: replacing my dual mass flywheel.

    I have a 2012 Jetta sportwagen with the DSG trans. I understand that the LuK DMF 126 is the one I need. Carid say I need the 181, but they agreed the 126 will work in my car so long as it's a 6 speed.

    Correct?

    Thanks,

    Scott
    Hi Brian: TW-Louisville. The 05 Passat (you know the ONE :)) still performing at 340K+; however yesterday the ASR light came on - and stays on. Can you point me in a direction or 2 to diagnose? As usual - THANKS.
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    OBD works, ask the ABS module. ;)
    Brian,
    I purchased Brussels Belgian‘s car several years back. 4door sedan. GTD. I don’t drive it any more. It’s been sitting for several months and it is time to pass it on. Right around 210k on it. Just south of Philadelphia PA.
    Charlie
    Brian,

    Going to be in St. Louis on Wednesday/Thursday this week to visit my daughter. Driving my 2000 Audi TT -> TDI. I'll try to stop by Thursday morning and say "hello".

    Eric
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    Nice to see you, have a safe trip!
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    Shenandoah
    Brian, great talking with you last week. Had a great drive to St. Louis and back.

    Eric
    Hello Oilhammer! A couple of years ago you kindly helped me connect with a TDI specialist for my (then) recently purchased '96 TDI Passat Wagon--Matt Phaelan. He moved to Newport, OR, and went completely MIA about a year ago. Are you aware of any other TDI specialists or shops in Southern California?
    Thanks in advance.
    Hi Mr. oilhammer What is this permanent heater core fix you speakith about? I hane a 2014 TDI SE and I am on number 3 and a flush again at dealer. They would not replace it this time because the got the floor vents to 100 degrees after a flush. So I know I will be back at some point. They have put new antifreeze in and flushed every time. The car just turned 60k Please tell me the cure!!!
    i have a 2004 tdi wagaon i can be driving along and will loose power, if i stop turn off engine and restart it runs normal again. there are 2 codes 16683 and po299 intermittent. any idea how to solve.
    Hi there, its my first time to use a forum so please be gentle, Has anyone had a fuel tem sender preventing the engine from starting ?
    Hi Oilhammer, I have an acquaintance who ran his 09 TDI out of fuel on the road. Now he has a flashing glow plug light and a no start condition. They called me. I ran the VCDS routine to run them simultaneously 4x. Still no start. Fuze F14 is good. They are believing that the HPFP is cratered. Would that be your assessment?
    Hi Oilhammer,
    I am trying to figure out if I can 4 wheels down tow a manual transmission VW behind my motorhome. Is there en splash lubricant for the bearings?
    thanks
    Hi Oilhammer,
    I saw a super old post of yours where you mentioned you replace a lot of RCV valves. I recently replaced mine with a super cheap one, no brand (i.e. polar bear/RKX) and was wondering if you’ve had cases where you’ve had to replace them twice bc of poor quality replacement?)
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    I have had to replace them again after a similar amount of time as the original, if that is what you mean. I may also have my very first "defective" one in that the customer says the A/C does not turn off.
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    Ivnx
    Thank you for that response, I think it makes sense. Have you ever had an RCV valve failure be the cause of an ac compressor not engaging?
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    The compressor is always "engaged", there is no clutch.
    Hi Oilhammer, 2005 Passat TDI clogged Catalytic Converter - no one makes a replacement Cat, No Dealer - no aftermarket ones.
    Might have to gut both chambers but will I set off the Sensors that are in each chamber and get a constant Check Engine Light? Any tips on replacing a cat convert unit that does not exist anymore and not triggering those sensors? Best , Blair
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    9755
    There’s an app called Car-Part.com it’s connected to lots of junkyards. Might be your only option besides gutting or removing me getting a tune
    oilhammer, i was reading a thread from a while ago and was wondering if you the part numbers to replace the chain driven oil pump on an 02 alh with the chainless pump. Btw we have met at several southeast gtg. DanG144, TerryTdi, Turbinewhine (rest in peace my friend) houpty are some of the people I used to go to gtgs with.
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    FredRubble
    Crap, any ideas on a cam and pistons, bearings and such for a rebuild on that engine, want to build a new engine for an 03 with a few internal upgrades. it has a rocketchip stage 4 in it now with a vnt -17, was thinking about a stage 2 or 3 colt cam and vnt 17/22.
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    FredRubble
    A friend said to run a lower compression piston to accommodate the added air and fuel. Any thoughts you have and are willing to share I would be most appreciative. Thanks, Dan A.K.A. Fred
    oilhammer
    oilhammer
    Yeah, I don't get into that stuff much anymore, sorry. Most folks now just want the cars to be reliable, economical, and long lasting. You may contact Frank Irving and see what he can offer.
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