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  1. ts888

    Broken turbo stud

    Do you have room to drill it in situ? If not, you can remove the turbo and drill it on the bench.
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    Bv43 on an ALH?

    You are correct. I forget VW casts the hot side as part of the exhaust mani.
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    injection pumps rebuilding

    I send customer stuff to DFIS regularly, but if I needed a pump for my TDI I'd happily spend 60% less and get it from Power TDI. Heck, DFIS can have my old pump for free!
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    Bv43 on an ALH?

    Can you re-clock the turbo?
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    injection pumps rebuilding

    PowerTDI in Poland is gaining fans...
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    What did you do to your MKIV today?

    Front brakes today. When I put the winter tires on in December I noticed the left front pads were not wearing evenly, the inner was down to about 5mm, so I knew it was coming. Since this car is the poster child for deferred maintenance, I decided to do it all -- pads, rotors, calipers and...
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    Cascade German,,,Question are they still a responsible with the excellent PR that they used to have?

    Where I live there is no overnight shipping. And I live about 45 minutes from Cascade. FedEx and UPS route through Portland, then to The Dalles. If a business in Portland ships overnight to me, I get it in 2 days. If a business in Denver ships overnight to me, I get it in 2 days. If I have...
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    Anyone ever ALH swap a Honda Element?

    Yeah, I was thinking last night more about gear ratios, etc. Probably not worth the effort, even with a free car. We did VTEC solenoid for the customer a year or so back. The engine is quiet, so unlikely the timing chain/guides/tensioner need any immediate attention. I think I'll drive if...
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    Anyone ever ALH swap a Honda Element?

    I have been gifted a 2003 Element. It's AWD, manual. Mechanically it's OK, 190k miles, no major faults outstanding, clutch feels OK. The K24 runs fine, but it's not a diesel... The engine compartment is pretty big, and the setup -- engine mounted transverse, transmission on the left side --...
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    ALH air in fuel lines after sitting overnight

    I should check this. I get a bubble in the clear line when the car sits overnight. Doesn't affect starting or running, but it still bugs me...
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    Is it OK to share cars for sale that are not mine?

    Well OK then... For sale, not mine! 2002 vw golf tdi alh 5-speed - auto parts - by owner - vehicle automotive sale - craigslist There are 5 or 6 decent ALH cars for sale on CL in the US PNW right now, mostly manuals.
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    Is it OK to share cars for sale that are not mine?

    There is a car ALH fans may find of interest in Seattle that is listed in "Parts", not cars FS (a common mistake, based on my observations.) I'll post a link if it's OK.
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    ALH Alternator Replacement

    9 minutes of that is fiddling with the hood release lever... 🤡
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    What did you do to your MKIV today?

    Finally retired my battery, a VW branded one dated 2012. In the last couple weeks it has been unenthusiastic about starting the car on cold mornings, I have had to jump it a couple of times. Confirmed the alternator was still humping, so I tested the battery and the verdict from the Snappy...
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    PLEASE HELP 06 jetta tdi

    ...and WHY is the fan always running? I'd start by checking relay(s), since fans almost always get power from a relay. Is there a relay that is getting a switching signal when it should not? AC and coolant temperature sensor are the primary source of fan requests, so those need to be evaluated.
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    Need wiring diagram

    Bentley manual has diagrams, also you can do a short subscription to VW Erwin and download them.
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    Where does this heat shield go?

    I'm pretty sure that shield is just there so you can leave it off and join the "I left it off" club.
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    What did you do to your MKIV today?

    Yes, Frostheater.
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