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    Steering wheel repair?

    Thanks for the pics. Good job on the stitching.
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    Steering wheel repair?

    Zak, do you mind sharing pictures of your wrapped steering wheel? I’m looking to wrap my 4 spoke. Wrapped a steering wheel in my Bricknose F150 because it was on the thin side but end result was 50/50…
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    Egr blowing oil out the weep hole

    there is a lot of talk about EGR removal on FB TDI forums. ASAIK it deleting EGR will not affect mileage and in my research it appears there are only positives to deleting the EGR such as cleaner intake, etc. I am considering deleting it, are there any drawbacks I should be aware of?
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    FOUND: ALH timing belt tool kit

    Got one incoming. Thank you all.
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    FOUND: ALH timing belt tool kit

    Anyone in San Fernando Valley/Conejo Valley/Ventura have a set gathering dust? text or call me 424.644.6161 thanks
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    WTB 3DR Door panels

    local pick a part may be a good place to check
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    Injection pump leak

    update - bosch kit arrived, tech followed AndyBees instructions including flow settings using VCDS and the hammer method. o-ring came out clean, didn't have to pull the pump completely apart. no leak so far, will need to test drive but so far so good. thank you Andy!
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    Injection pump leak

    searched this forum https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/alh-tdi-engine-transplant-into-84-vanagon.276798/page-26
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    Injection pump leak

    Great call, thanks
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    Injection pump leak

    It’s a head seal. Tech at my work will do the work, Bosch seal kit incoming today or tomorrow. He can do the timing belt but needs the tools to hold cam shaft and injector gear in place. I will do my research tonight and see if I can get him all the stuff in time. He’s done timing belt on a TDI...
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    Injection pump leak

    My trusty 2003 tdi developed a fuel leak. The tech at the shop I work at pinpointed the leak to the injection pump. looking up this issue on the forum lead me to AndyBees great writeup. Question, does any portion of the labor involved in re-sealing the injector pump overlap with that...
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    //// Shine Racing / Up graded springs ////

    thanks for the info. How would going to 16” wheel affect fuel mileage? Is it all about the rolling diameter?
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    //// Shine Racing / Up graded springs ////

    Following up on several threaSD including that of Peter Pyce. Here’s a bit more info on my application: TDI is a 5 sp manual, does commuter duties with an occasional canyon run, stock 15” steel wheels (may go to 15” alloys at some point in time). Bought the TDI as an economy/budget...
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    //// Shine Racing / Up graded springs ////

    Came across this thread while doing research on shocks/struts. I have 147k miles on the Mk4 3 door, shocks are shot. I travel smooth So Cal roads, would like to improve the handling, comfort ride is not of utter importance. Going through this forum I gathered keeping stock height is paramount...
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    Owner manuals

    Looking for a set of 2003 TDI owner manuals. Were originals TDI specific or general model specific?
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    Benefits of additives and which best to use?

    Thank you for such an informative reply. The reason for original post is that California gasoline contains ethanol. Those running carbs or plastic tanks (I’m mostly referring to motorcycles) have to use additives to absorb evaporated moisture. Otherwise, plugged up jets and/or deformed gas...
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    Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

    Wanted to see if Wild Rose Motors in Whittier is still the place to go to, or if there is anything closer to San Fernando Valley/Conejo Valley/Ventura offering similar quality.
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    Benefits of additives and which best to use?

    Just became an owner of 2003 Golf TDI 5 speed with 145 k miles on the clock. I drive 70 mi/day and fill up at Costco. i intend to keep the Golf for a while so giving full attention to maintenance. What fuel additives if any are good?
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    TB kit recommendation

    Downloaded TB replacement instructions from the forum and after going over the tools required it will make sense to rent
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    TB kit recommendation

    Sounds good to me. Will check them out.
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