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    2004 Jetta tdi Wagon, Manual trans, oem+, Needs turbo replaced $2,100

    SOLD SOLD SOLD 2004 Jetta tdi Wagon, Manual trans, oem+, Needs turbo replaced $2,100 I am selling my 04 tdi wagon, I bought this car from the original owner because he was in his 70's and no longer wanted to drive stick. Car gets 700+ a tank no matter how you drive it. Car will NEED A TURBO. A...
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    2004 Jetta tdi Wagon, Manual trans, oem+, Needs a turbo

    Reserved for photos (sorry guys I haven't logged onto photobucket for a while)
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    Nissan Hardbody TDI Swap

    good progress !!! I'm surprised you didn't try a longitudinal 06a pan, will your pan be to low for rocks etc? or will it be protected by skid plate?
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    Telescoping Sun Visor

    yes sir b5.5
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    Trouble after changing turbo

    awesome, my alh car was like that too but just wanted to be sure
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    Telescoping Sun Visor

    Yes sir, all you need is a wrecked b5.5 passat. Not all of them have them but you should be able to find a set. I had a set for sale for 15bucks and no takers ended up giving them away but they do telescope and yes.....it's a must have.
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    Trouble after changing turbo

    Thanks for all the help guys!!!! got the intercooler cleaned and it runs pretty good now. Still lots of grey smoke at 3/4 or more throttle input but I'm thinking that'll go away. New to me turbo seems good (if it lasts a year i'll be happy with it then i'm going vnt17, I know that it sounds...
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    **** HELP **** lound ticking noise

    Lifter are pretty common to go bad. I had one die in my alh and swapped it out with a 5cyl 20valve one that was laying around. I'd check cam for heat stress while you're there. Sounds like you're on the right track though. GL
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    Trouble after changing turbo

    Thank you all for your answers (I really do love this forum, so positive and direct) To answer your questions: -Oil was everywhere externally,(dip stick broke the same day=total fluke), and internally. -Lifters are new and the nitrided so hopefully they are just fine I'll be working on this...
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    engine dies when put in reverse

    sounds like you're onto something. I'd check your drains in the front windshield duct as well. They are known for clogging and retaining water
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    Trouble after changing turbo

    Car-2004 jetta wagon 5-speed bew tdi (pd100) Turbo died at work a few weeks back, Oil everywhere. Shut it down quick and got it towed home. I sourced a gently used kp39 from a friend and put the car back together. (While I was there I also did hi-flex oil feed line from a vendor and pd150im...
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    FS: 2005 Passat GLS TDI Wagon - Hudson Valley NY

    I have an 04 jetta wagon with all maintenance up to date in the same color i'd offer for straight trade. Manual transmission, mexico radio, new Tb, and billet cam.
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    1996 Passat B4V wagon TDI on Ebay

    Didn't see that one but i've seen a few before,what's wrong with flipping cars? Dealers do it everyday, i've never made it a career but i've flipped a few a year for the past 12 years
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