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  1. gottdi

    New Baby Little Red

    Heading out this morning to pickup my newly aquired 2002 Golf TDI. My other baby is my 2001 Yellow TDI Beetle. My current TDI is just falling apart. Runs great still but the interior is shot to hell and a hand basket and the outside is peeling and in a couple spots rusting. The new Red Sport...
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    Sluggish

    TDI had a new turbo installed. Ran fine. Then the pump started leaking. Replaced the seals in the pump and stopped the leak but now the car is rather sluggish. Seems like serious turbo lag or the timing is off. Not sure what it might be. I will be looking at the timing with my vagcom but must...
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    Glow Plug Fix

    I am looking for a true fix for my 01 TDI Beetle Glow plug on going problem. I have done Glow Plugs like 4 times since I have owned the vehicle and just lived with it for the most part. I really hate idiot lights and really hate that the Glow Plug issue is an on going one with this and many...
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    Borg Warner

    What do you all think of the Borg Warner ALH 15 turbo vs the 17 Garrett upgrade. I have a set of 764 power plus and the upgrade G6 clutch and chip. I want to run my 764 injectors but currently have the 205 injectors or what ever they are in Europe. I need a new turbo and heard that the Borg...
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    Login Help

    I am in need of being able to log in to my VagCom but I have not used my VAGCOM for years. I had at one time a log in when I was doing my Timing Belt and doing all my checking and after I got my beastie chipped. I have been searching on my laptop for the information and on the forum but have not...
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    Odd thing.

    In the past week I have had my TDI sorta stall when trying to accelerate. It just quit accelerating but did not quit running. It lasted for a few seconds each time then began accelerating again. It only happens that I am aware when I am throttling up. No other issues have presented themselves...
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    Back on the road again

    Well I am back on the road again from a failed cv joint that punched a hole into my transmission. I acquired a TDI transmission from a 98 Jetta and hired my son to install the beast. He did an excellent job and now I am on the road again. I also changed my rotors and pads. Now the car stops with...
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    Transmission Removal

    I need to remove my transmission for replacement. I have an 01 Beetle TDI and I picked up a transmission but the trans is not from an 02 but from a 99. It is a 5 speed and a direct replacement. I wanted to know from the guru's here how hard is it really to remove a transmission with out removing...
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    TDI Transmission

    I wanted to ask a simple question to help me in my time of need. I have an 01 TDI Beetle and I am in need of a new 5 speed. What TDI's will provide a replacement transmission? I am assuming that the 98 through 03 TDI Beetle will be good to go but what about the Jetta's or Golfs? Same years too...
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    Photo Albums for you NuBe's

    Just thought I'd bring back a few photo albums for you NuBe's. I've been fixing a heater/air conditioner problem. I now have that resolved. Resistor pack needed a new thermal fuse. I installed one for $1.61 and a touch of non lead silver solder. Works like a charm. Thanks to the folks at...
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    Won't start after radio being pulled

    I needed to replace my control module for my heater/air conditioner and needed to remove my radio for the procedure. I have it all hooked back up but not buttoned up and wanted to check to see if it all worked fine. Well I hooked up the connections to the radio and the controls and I can't start...
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    Fuel Prices is this rape or what!

    Where I live I paid over $50 to fill my car. $3.79.9 per gallon. .20.1 cents short of $4 per gallon. What a rip. Can you say funding for the war? I can. It will be soon a wash as to using gas or diesel. I guess that is what is wanted. I am working on building an EV right now. I at least have...
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    Alternative Fuel Taxes

    What is taxed: Gasoline is taxed. Diesel is taxed. E85 is taxed. Bio-diesel (non-home made) is taxed. What is not taxed: Natural gas is not taxed. Electricity is not taxed. Home Brew Bio-diesel is not taxed. Now the fun begins: I can go out an purchase a brand new vehicle that uses natural...
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    Air Conditioning Compressor problem

    I now need my air conditioner in my TDI. It has always worked well but I never had a need to use it after I had replaced my engine last year. All my controls seem to work just fine but my compressor will not turn on. I have checked the connection and looked for some sort of fuse but found none...
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    Bio

    Today I picked up my first batch of WVO from a small burger joint. I now have an account with them to pick up every week. I currently have 35 gallons in 5 gallon carboys. Some have seperated more than others but over all it looks good. The oil is canola oil. I will begin my quest to make good...
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    PP764's

    Woo Hooo! PP764's arrived today. I am ready to do the nozzle swap and have the information for doing that. I can't see that it's too difficult to do. However, I was looking for information on how to completely dissassemble an injector. I could not find that info in the howto's. Is there a place...
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    Just for fun! Old diesel twin cylinder

    While poking around the web today I found a real oldie but goodie twin diesel engine. This is for all you who might be interested in a :eek: flat diesel engine. Guess what, Subaru is not the first flat diesel. Like I said it's just for fun.
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    IDI Flip-A-Roo

    Well, I decided to flip the IDI. I put it up for sale yesterday, the day after I drove it home. I went through and checked out a bunch of stuff and found it to be a pretty solid little car. I decided to stick with TDI's instead. I sold it today for $400 and the happy driver drove away with a big...
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    New addition idi

    Well I went ahead and got that 1980 Rabbit 2 Door IDI. The engine is an 82 1.6 with new TB (less than 5000 miles), New Alternator, brakes and a few other goodies. The engine fires right up and sounds very good. Drives fine. I will be going to pick it up tomorrow. The photo looks better than it...
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    mk1 1980 IDI

    I have found a decent 1980 Diesel Rabbit for $400 and I am thinking of buying it. I will be going tomorrow to check it out. I was wondering about performance options for the IDI. Can anyone give some tips for mods on this oldie but goodie? I was thinking of installing a turbo but have no clue as...
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