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  1. pedroYUL

    How are TDI's doing long term after the buyback?

    2004 Jetta or Jetta wagon, 2004-05 golf
  2. pedroYUL

    How are TDI's doing long term after the buyback?

    Every car generation has it's kinks: older TDI Passats and their BSM. Problem with the newer generations is the cost of repair, but back when the older were new, a 01M replacement or 5spd conversion was much more expensive than nowadays.
  3. pedroYUL

    How are TDI's doing long term after the buyback?

    The problem with the CKRA Passat turbo have nothing to do with SCR system. I have a CVCA fitted Passat (2015, also SCR) and I have no issues with my turbo...knock on wood.
  4. pedroYUL

    Is a leaky water pump covered under extended warranty?

    Pointer: do not drain the coolant, as other people report issues with purging the system (I didn't). I just removed the water pump and replaced the coolant that drained that way. Just top the bottle before you start the engine, mine took almost a gallon back in. Also, there are replacement...
  5. pedroYUL

    Glow plug light flashing/loss of power. 2015 golf tdi sport wagon 23,000 miles.

    Could be a number of things, you need a scan of your ECU for stored codes.
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    Found this satisfying

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  8. pedroYUL

    A "What's it Worth" Thread

    Ask the dealer for their offer, that would be an easy data point. Also online services like Carvana could be easy data points. Car prices are locale dependent, so you need data points around you. No idea of prices as of late, but I had to travel to find both my 2015, most likely because I wanted...
  9. pedroYUL

    Jetta TDI buying advice

    Also, if not with the original radio, the dead battery could be the result of the canbus never going to sleep with an aftermarket radio. Heck, even OEM newer radios (if retrofitted) require update to the canbus, one from a newer model jetta.
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    Jetta TDI buying advice

    You will be fine for 18 months with a new battery, best not to cheap out and get a dealer sold battery if you have a dealer nearby. That jetta (engine code BRM) most likely needs a new camshaft and lifters. If you listen to the engine running and it taps kinda hard, it probably has a hole in a...
  11. pedroYUL

    Could hitting a curb damage something in the trans?

    I concur with tjg and Andy, it does look bent
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    Stereo head units

    For mk4 and trying to stay as close as OEM as possible, I did RCN210 for a little over $100. But my car has a quad connector and steering wheel controls, so I had to spend some other $40 or so for the Canbus emulator/quad connector.
  13. pedroYUL

    Diesel Generator for the end of the world

    Bio methane...not a bad idea actually. Look at all Matt Damon was able to accomplish on Mars with :poop:
  14. pedroYUL

    Spring breakage

    Metal fatigue is to be expected. I had one of the rears on my wagon snap, easy fix. Once bought a mk5 with a blown engine and all springs broken.
  15. pedroYUL

    Considering raising my 06 VW beetle plus ...or spacers on the rear.
  16. pedroYUL

    05 golf BEW died, no start

    I bet you don't know about adjusting the torsion angle (KW)? It might cause a no start condition, and low power.
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    45psi is what the rear tires in an mk4 wagon ask for, read the label. The front does not require 40psi, it is less but I don't remember what it is. I do run 40psi for the front tires.
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    40psi on front tires, the 45 it calls for on the rear ones. Have you ever refreshed any of the springs? They do get tired and break a half or full turn. Edit: you did change the springs=you lowered the car, maybe you need spacers to gain back some height
  19. pedroYUL

    2005 Jetta 2.5 won’t start

    dude, you are lucky to have a couple of the most knowledgeable guys respond to your non-TDI question...I wouldn't dare to question their diagnosis. FWIW: I also watched the video you posted, while I don't know about timing chains, I do know that sound is not from coil or plugs issues.
  20. pedroYUL

    OEM Luk Clutch Thickness?

    @robschwieb : Do you have that SACHS slave part number? Edit: found it here