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  • 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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