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  1. TornadoRed

    Diesel prices have been steady to lower since October. Now set to rise.

    French refineries are closed by a strike. The European Union declared an embargo on Russian fuel imports from February 5th. In the US, refiners are preparing for maintenance season. Inventories of middle distillates are below the bottom of the 5-year range in the US, and demand is still...
  2. TornadoRed

    Need a TDI Mechanic

    Not surprising. Try going to the regional forum and post your question there.
  3. TornadoRed

    wtb; golf tdi 2 dr

    Don't limit your search. You should just try to find the best Golf you can, 2-door or 4-door. There are far more 4-door Golfs out there. Back in 2003 when I was trying to buy my first Golf, I thought I wanted a 2-door. But when the transporter showed up at at a local dealership, all the Golfs...
  4. TornadoRed

    FS: MK4 ALH 2001 VW Jetta TDI GLS 5spd, Baltimore

    A fairly high number of ALH TDIs have salvage titles. Almost any fender bender reported by you or by the other driver will result in the insurance company declaring your car as totaled. It does not matter how well it runs after you fix it, or even if it doesn't need fixing.
  5. TornadoRed

    Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

    Check this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lucw8ALCkLtt79MMw9JOG1E_dX57-raBhbhIFdtHnEQ/edit?hl=en_US#
  6. TornadoRed

    Best Battery For My Tdi And Why?

    True. The H7/94R is a better fit than the Group 49 or H8. I picked up a Jetta wagon last spring that came with an H8 battery and it's a really tight fit. H7 and H8 are both very strong batteries.
  7. TornadoRed

    how many miles have you racked up on your TDI?

    Incredible. But I hope he has replaced the 20-year-old timing belt?
  8. TornadoRed

    WTB: Panzer skidplate for Mk4 TDI

    I'm in Minnesota, so the closer the better.
  9. TornadoRed

    I need a 2015 Delete kit and tuner

    Remember, the software needs to be uploaded before or at the same time as the hardware upgrade. Definitely not the opposite order.
  10. TornadoRed

    2003 Jetta TDI - sacramento, ca $1,000

    https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/buying-selling-tdis-read-this-first.200517/#post-1985855
  11. TornadoRed

    Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

    If you don't get a good answer here, ask in the Eastern US forum. https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?forums/eastern-usa.33/
  12. TornadoRed

    Help---Need comparable prices for a 2003 tdi wagon...for insurance

    See post #12 above. This is the VIN for the white 2003 Jetta TDI wagon I sold for $6500: WVWSP61J63W564459 This is the VIN for the silver 2003 Jetta TDI wagon I bought for $6000: WVWSP61J73W500060
  13. TornadoRed

    What did you do to your MKIV today?

    So, what should one do about DRLs? I have a Euro switch and DRLs do not come on automatically with hand brake released.
  14. TornadoRed

    In Oregon, Esquire Motors is permanently closed...

    In Oregon, Esquire Motors is permanently closed. https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/trusted-tdi-mechanics-by-state.130044/page-109#post-5762001
  15. TornadoRed

    Help---Need comparable prices for a 2003 tdi wagon...for insurance

    The one I sold (I asked $7500 and sold for $6500, which was fair.): https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/2003-jetta-tdi-wagon-5-speed-7500-in-iowa-or-minnesota-sold.522609/#post-5743665 The one I bought (I paid $6000 but it was worth much more. I got a really good deal.)...
  16. TornadoRed

    Help---Need comparable prices for a 2003 tdi wagon...for insurance

    I bought one 2003 Jetta TDI wagon this year for $6000, and sold a different 2003 Jetta TDI wagon for $6500. Both had the 5-speed manual gearbox. I would say that a clean well-maintained 2003 wagon with good paint, no rust, should be worth from $6000 to $8500. Some folks ask for more but I...
  17. TornadoRed

    Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

    Delivering a couple of thousand gallons to one station is cheaper than delivering 200 or 300 gallons to a few dozen residences or businesses. I assume the guy driving the tank truck is making $25/hour or more. And the tank truck itself is burning $5 or $10 worth of fuel every hour.
  18. TornadoRed

    Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

    You quoted my post from 2006. A lot of TDI mechs have come and gone since then.
  19. TornadoRed

    Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

    "Powering trucks, trains and ships that drive industry, the fuel is commanding huge buy-it-now premiums in Europe. Beset by worker strikes over pay at French oil refineries that lasted over three weeks, the continent is struggling to be ready for a ban on imports from key supplier Russia that’s...
  20. TornadoRed

    Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

    Does he have a shop, with an address?
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