1984 Toyota pickup, extra-cab, four wheel drive. Blue/blue. 1997 VW (1Z) TDI 1.9 turbo Diesel. Conversion completed 8 years ago by me. 265,000 miles on truck, ~203,000 miles on engine. ~35,000 miles on the swap. Stock 5-speed Toyota manual (original G52 transmission), manual Warn locking...
Considering trading my R32 front seats for nice MK4 GTI front seats. My wife is disabled, and this is the way to keep the car and make it more comfortable for her. I love these heated Koenig seats (cloth/leather), but they aren't great for longer trips.
Sacramento and Reno areas are my...
I am getting this 65535 error code intermittently.
"Internal Control Module Memory Error"
I wonder if it is related to the occasional flashing red temperature light on the dash. I have just replaced the thermostat and oring, the coolant temperature sensor and oring, coolant T and oring, and of...
'99.5 Jetta Sedan, 5 spd, 275k, $2000, Truckee CA
1999.5 VW Jetta TDI
Well maintained CA car, 2nd owner. Inj. pump rebuilt by DFIS in Portland with Viton internals at 186k miles. Timing belt and all other maintenance done at...
FS: '03 Jetta Wagon, 5 spd, Reflex Silver, Truckee, CA, $9800
173k miles. I just installed a new rear crank seal, Sachs OEM clutch with DM flywheel, tie rod ends, lower ball joints, and fresh GL4 synthetic tranny fluid. Wheels and tires balanced and mounted. New Viton injection return lines...
"Runs great. New clutch and rebuilt transmission
3.2 L 6 cylinder engine, 6 speed standard transmission
Moon roof, heated leather seats
Needs minor paint...
... looks like it may need a new head, otherwise ok. NOT MY CAR. In Rochester, New York.
This post is about my attempts to solve the low power problem over the last 4 months. It's posted here in order to help others who love their TDIs, who love running biodiesel, and who love solving problems when mechanics can't. You can do it! Observe everything. Watch for patterns.