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    Bondo Hair.........bumper cover.......

    Folks, My daily driver is my Audi TT -> TDI conversion. It's not a "show" car. Last week I came around a corner and a couple turkey buzzards were have "lunch" in the middle of the road. They started to fly but I bumped one as it was taking off (even while braking hard). When I got home I...
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    ALH injection pump head seal replacement - alternative method

    Folks, This past week the timing belt tensioner failed on my Audi TT → TDI. I was lucky in that the tension was not completely released and the engine stayed in time. I ordered an ALH timing belt kit from one of the supported vendors and replaced everything. Over the past year or so I...
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    ECU failure

    Folks, I've been working on the 2002 Jetta sedan (2.0l gas, 01m automatic transmission, 192k miles) my daughter drives. I replaced the solenoids and ribbon cable/harness. I had several solenoids out of range and when I checked the ribbon cable, it had wore through where one of the clips holds...
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    2002 Jetta 01M stuck in 3H

    Folks, This is my daughter's 2002 Jetta with the 2.0l (gas) engine, 01M automatic, 197,000 miles. She came home from college the other day and said the car wouldn't shift in to the top gear and that the engine was running high rpms on the highway. I took it for a drive and sure enough, it was...
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    2005 Beetle BEW - no start

    Folks, I started having problems with my 2005 Beetle last Winter. Once it got warm, it would suddenly quit. I could turn the key off, then restart it and it might run for ten minutes, or it might suddenly quit. I parked it and figured I look at it once it was warmer (I've got several VWs to...
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    Comfort Control Unit clicking (sounds like a turn signal flasher)

    Folks, This is in my 2000 Audi TT -> TDI conversion. The Comfort Control Unit (located on the driver's side under the small side window) has for the past year or so made "clicking" sounds like a turn signal is on. This doesn't happen that often, maybe once a month. It might "click" for a...
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    2005 New Beetle: change steering wheel to Audi TT?

    Folks, This is probably a long shot, but I'll ask anyway: The steering wheel on my 2005 New Beetle is kind of getting "gummy" (it's the perforated plastic/rubber version) and I would like to replace it with a leather Audi TT steering wheel. The Beetle steering wheel air bag has two 2-pin...
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    Thoughts on the New Beetle 2012+

    Folks, Been here awhile and have many mkIV VWs, as you can see from my signature. I've also got my 2000 Audi TT that I converted to diesel (ALH). I have always liked the Beetles and my daily driver is my 2005 NB with a six speed manual. I have been thinking of getting a New Beetle 2012...
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    Steering rack on my Audi TT -> TDI conversion has failed -

    Folks, I've got about 80,000 miles on my Audi TT -> TDI conversion. It's my daily driver and a fun car to drive. Coming home from Church on Sunday I noticed the power steering was making noise when I turned the wheel on corners. Checked the power steering reservoir and it was low. Added...
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    How to turn the engine over but keep car from starting?

    Folks, I'm replacing the turbo on one of my 2002 Golf TDIs. How can I turn the car over (to build oil pressure) but keep it from starting? I've primed the turbo with new oil, changed the solid oil feed line with a braided stainless steel line and changed the engine oil. I want to make sure...
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    Rear caliper parking brake arm- can it be removed?

    Folks, I'm replacing the parking brake cables on my 2000 Audi TT -> TDI as the old cables have swelled/rotted due to moisture. The parking brake cables have the old style barrel end. The new cables have the ball end. The rear calipers on the Audi are the same as a 2000 VW Jetta/Golf. The...
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    PD150 - piping between intercooler and racepipe

    Folks, I've got a PD150 intake and TIP/MAF/air box top that I'm going to install on my Audi TT -> ALH conversion. I have a PD150 EGR/ASV but am going to install a racepipe that mounts the MAP on the racepipe flange. Should I run the stock plastic pipe that runs between the intercooler to...
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    Brakes feel "funny". Brake booster? Master Cylinder? Vacuum pump?

    Folks, This is my 2000 Audi TT > ALH conversion and my daily driver. The other day when I came home from work I noticed my brakes felt "soft". The pedal seemed to travel closer to the floor than previously. I also noticed a "pffffff" sound when I put the brakes on. No noise when the pedal...
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    Is this #3 ALH injector still good?

    Folks, I pulled a set of injectors from one of my parts ALH engines yesterday. When I was looking at number three, I noticed this: I have no idea how I did this, since I was using a slide hammer to pull the injectors. Is this number three injector still good? Thanks. Eric
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    Need help with car-side wiring harness - doesn't match Bentley

    Folks, I'm doing an Audi TT/ALH conversion and need some help tracking down a wiring diagram. I have both Bentleys for my conversion/donor cars: 2000-2006 Audi TT and 1999-2005 Golf/Jetta Mk4. The diagram I'm trying to find is for the 2000 Audi TT, car-side. The Audi TT is the 1.8l FWD...
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    Cluster or ECM? Which locks/unlocks doors when using the key fob?

    Folks, Actually two questions, both relating to ECM and cluster. Some background first: I'm putting an ALH in to a 2000 Audi TT. My donor car is a 2002 Golf. My plan is to use the ECM and wiring harness from the 2002 Golf and use the Audi TT cluster. I believe the 2002 Golf has immo 3 but...
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    ALH in to a 2000 Audi TT FWD

    ALH in to a 2000 Audi TT FWD - Completed! Folks, I've always liked the Audi TT and wished that they came with a diesel engine. Over the past couple years, I've been searching for an early Audi TT with a bad motor. I finally found one the week before Thanksgiving. The car is in great shape...
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    2002 Golf 4 door TDI into a 2000 Golf 2 door gas

    Folks, Unfortunately one of my 2002 Golf TDIs is totaled. I bought the car from the original owner and it only has 165,000 miles on it. Last month I picked up a very nice 2000 Golf 2 door (gas) with a manual transmission. Body is in great shape, interior can be cleaned up to be nice. Motor...
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    A favor to ask

    Folks, I have a favor to ask: Could someone with a Jetta Bentley manual look up the wiring diagram for the Vehicle Speed Sensor G68? In addition to all my TDIs, I have a 2002 Jetta with an 01M transmission. I'm trying to trace the three wires from the G68 to the 68 pin (T68) transmission...
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    Number 10........

    Folks, I just picked up my tenth VW three weeks ago for $500. It's a 2002 Jetta with the 2.0l gas motor with an automatic. The car has 136,000 and it was from the original owner. It's in great shaped for a 2002. The owner had all three keys, the manual, and a VHS tape on VWs that must have...
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