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  1. Lug_Nut

    Disposing of diesel fuel

    Coleman dual fuel lantern? But "...some 5 gallon cans..." will take time to consume that way. I run my old gasoline in a push lawn mower. Pre-mix, eh? Are you near to Mass? See, I have this old Saab two stroke....... post it up on a local free-cycle / craig's/ facebook swap site. There might be...
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    Inner CV joints interchangeable?

    Non-symmetric length axles frequently have identical left or right joints inners on them. A bit more labor is needed to knock the joint off a long side and pop it on the short side, but the same result is that the seldom used, seldom abused, joint surface for reverse driving becomes the nearly...
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    audi q7 tdi larger? snow tire options

    295/35-21 is a wide tire. A comparable circumference (29.1 diameter) tread with an 18 inch rim would be a 235/60-18 and that's much narrower. What rim width is your proposed 18 winter wheel? The tire you select may totally hinge on what wheel you can fit over the Q7 brake. See if a Q5 offering...
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    How To extend glow time with Vag-com - ALH

    I can only suggest that you wait until that certain temperature you wish to use is the temperature, then try different off-set values until you discover the off-set that activates the pre-start glow operation at that desired temperature. Or, cobble up a variable resistant coolant sender as a...
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    Will this spoiler hurt fuel economy?

    Shorter wiper blades at the high pressure base of the windshield are likely a more effective Cd reduction than any removal or addition or substitution of a spoiler (whether for imagined down force, or a rear window air wipe, or just another 'marking-my-territory' differentiation) at the far...
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    97 Jetta TDI

    Was this the first no-start of the 'multiple times over the month' since you got the car? Was this the first time you've added fuel? Had the car sat unused for some time prior to you getting it? I'm inclined to suspect the fuel pick-up in the tank might be blocked or significantly restricted...
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    Issues: Oil cap dancing (high crank case pressure?), coolant flow, very little heat in the cabin

    jjz, The flat rubber seal between the cap and the opening in the valve cover is likely missing. Confirm it's present. CCV permits pressure in the crank that, provided the oil fill cap is correctly secured with its seal, pushes the inevitible blow-by back into the intake for consumption. No cap...
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    Interesting issue with clutch

    Similar symptoms, different broken piece, but same result. Member TDIPoet had a broken clutch finger jam his B4 clutch.
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    1998 jetta tdi glow plugs not working

    Be very careful and be aware that the "FA" is a Passat with a completely different harness. Just because the 96-7 B4 Passat and 97~99 A3 Jetta used identical molded fuse and relay blocks does NOT mean the relays are necessarily compatible. They can not be freely mixed into any other ECU or...
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    1998 jetta tdi glow plugs not working

    (Gosh, I didn't recognize how old this thread originization was!) Have you reviewed the A3/B4 glow plug sticky thread to see if the answers to your respective issues are there? Please post if there are...
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    B4V with timing issues

    The ECU timing adjustment has enough adjustment range to get to full 'advance' and to full 'retard' when the basic is anywhere between the top and bottom of the four lines. Your basic setting is close enough to middle of the range so the ECU has to make very little additional shift to get to the...
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    shaking while accelerating - worn inner joints?

    The wear and the resulting play in the joint is most noticed when under high torque, about 2k rpm. Higher engine speed may have more power (twist times rate), but that is due to higher rpm. 5th and 6th are in use for a longer time, in that peak torque range, so boost can build longer. In lower...
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    3 diesels a Wedding and a BIG NH GTG

    So that covers "Longevity" and "Performance"......
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    FS ALH engine, M-TDI pump and SBC adapter kit

    Forget that. What's the early 50's car in image 4? A 'Shoebox' Ford?
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    (Pics added) WTS abandoned project 15 Golf SEL 6Spd at MR Chills Mass shop - $15,000

    asking for a friend, What is the current estimate for his work? i.o.w.: $15k to you, then how much more to release a mechanic's lien?
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    2023 TDIfest/GTG discussion thread

    How convenient! Get some other like-minded enthusiasts together, review some of the tips, advice, pitfall avoidance, and guides from organizers of previous TDI Fests, and plan how you might want to set-up a fest with your own flavor to incorporate your first-hand knowledge of your area...
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    2005 BEW Timing Belt replacement schedule

    VWoA appears to not have provided a time limit for BEW timing belt replacement to ammend their mileage limit. per Bentley 99~05 Jetta, Golf, GTI manual: "For those engined where Volkswagen does not specifically recommend a replacement interval, the publisher recommends that the belt be replaced...
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    Timing Belt Interval

    What has been done to improve the time factor over these same decades? The original poster not only has a 10 year old belt (regardless of conctruction), but believes that the age of the belt is a reason to be concerned, AND has a new belt and kit on hand. So change it already.
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    full straight pipe seems quiet

    You need to remove the turbo. The spinning blades chop up the exhaust pulses and diminish the sound levels. Yeah, THAT'll make it 'sound loud'..:rolleyes:
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    Timing Belt Interval

    Bentley (93~97 A3) shows the ABA (2.slow) had a "60,000 miles, or every four years". Note: My early 97 issue of Bentley does not have the AHU information. Bentley (95~97 B4) shows the timing belt (ABA, AAZ, 1Z) had an "Every two years regardless of mileage" interval plus a "Replace every 60,000...