Anyone still have their TDI's?

oldpoopie

Vendor
Joined
May 14, 2001
Location
Portland Oregon
TDI
2001 golf gl, 2006 jetta, 1981 ALH swapped rabbit pickup, 1998 beetle
The glow plug itself will block shavings from going down while you drill it out. Once you remove the stuck plug you can insert a wad of toilet paper or cotton ball while you either clean up the threads or time-sert.

 

dogdots

Vendor
Joined
Sep 4, 2002
Location
Kansas City
TDI
None
I’m in Paris for a couple of weeks and there’s plenty of tdi vw and Audi running around. I don’t have any anymore but I was always interested in these we don’t get in the US. I also have some touran tdi pics but they are too big to load IMG_8617.jpegIMG_8704.jpeg
 
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dogdots

Vendor
Joined
Sep 4, 2002
Location
Kansas City
TDI
None
Yes I loaded the wrong picture 😂. I was trying to put the Polo and touran tdi but I grabbed the wrong one. I will delete the Audi. Thanks for noticing.
 

krook

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2021
Location
Hungary
TDI
A4 B5 AWX, A4 B5 AFN
ohh this polo is my favorite, i had this in 1.2 petrol for a first car :D it's pretty scary they came with pd130/pd150 :D sadly, the most common TDIs in this body are the 3 cylinder 1.4 PDs and not the fun ones :D
 

kjclow

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 26, 2003
Location
Charlotte, NC
TDI
2010 JSW TDI silver and black. 2017 Ram Ecodiesel dark red with brown and beige interior.
I always though VW should bring the Polo over as a beetle replacement. Something to offer towards to the bottom of the $$ chain. It would have been a good option against the Civic class, but then again, I'm only the consumer with money to burn.
 

SpamJ

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2001
Location
Cable, MN
TDI
Jetta Wagon 2002 Silver
The original new Beetle was going to be built on the Polo platform, but I'm guessing it was easier to federalize the Golf platform.
 

truman

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 18, 2000
Location
columbia,MO,usa
TDI
'05 Passat Variant, Still miss the 03JW
05 Passat wagon 340k, still driven daily, and with regular service, the original AT performs just fine. My local guru, KCTDI has been a prince. This car still puts a smile on my face. Major weak spot, besides cam and balance shaft module, is the door locks. I have replaced driver's door lock 3 times other 3 doors once each, and rear hatch once.
 

Power_Not_Speed

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Location
Nicaragua
TDI
2006 Jetta
Sadly, no. I moved to Nicaragua 11 years ago and kept my Mk5 Jetta for my 1-2 month visits a year, driving it 3 or 4000 miles each month traveling around. Then I moved to India where I decided the second day that I won't drive again. It really is that crazy here on the roads. Gave my TDI to my son but he later sold it. I see maybe 1 or 2 TDIs a month here and get swept up in a wave of nostalgia. I had said my Jetta would be my last car but I didn't expect to be done at 70.
 

noob_tl

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Location
Central Indiana & Western Illinois
TDI
None, sold my 2003 NB
I just sold the '03 Beetle my daughter had for 13 years, she needed something bigger and I didn't need another car. It had a lot of cosmetic issues, but no rust and still ran and drove well. The most amazing thing, according to this forum, is that the original O1M transmission still worked perfectly with over 270k miles!
 

AndyBees

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2003
Location
Southeast Kentucky
TDI
Silver 2003 Jetta TDI, Silver 2000 Jetta TDI (sold), '84 Vanagon with '02 ALH engine
Noob-tl, I did maintenance on an 01 Automatic New Beetle TDI for a friend. The car belonged to his daughter. She was working and taking college courses at night. She was driving it about 35k miles per year.

Anyway, seems it had close to 110k miles on it when she purchased it. Somewhere around 150k miles, I did a TB job on it which was likely the first time it had been changed. Then, around 275k miles I did another Timing Belt job. I asked him about the transmission fluid.. if it had every been changed. He had no clue. So, I changed it. She traded it off at around 340k miles if I remember correctly. He told me not long ago the guy that bought was still driving it with no problems.

So, yes, I believe your success story with the NB automatic transmission.
 

kjclow

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 26, 2003
Location
Charlotte, NC
TDI
2010 JSW TDI silver and black. 2017 Ram Ecodiesel dark red with brown and beige interior.
Our youngest is currently driving the JSW while their old beater is in the garage getting the starter worked on. Should have it back soon but have to get the roof liner fixed. Our diesel garage will soon be growing as we have decided to purchase a Winnebago Ekko with the Sprinter engine. So we will soon be back up to 3 diesels.
 

noob_tl

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Location
Central Indiana & Western Illinois
TDI
None, sold my 2003 NB
Andy, It always amazes me how some people will make sure they change their oil on time every time, but neglect other fluids such as ATF, brake, and PS. I don't find it particularly hard to do on the O1M, especially since it has a drain plug. Mine did get a complete ATF change (and diff fluid too, it's separate from the ATF) at 198K when I had to replace a perfectly good torque converter due to the starter gear being all chewed up.
 

hutchman

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2005
Location
Virginia
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI 5 Spd. / 2002 Jetta GLS TDI / 2013 Jetta CR 2.0 DSG / 2012 Touareg Executive Series TDI
260 something on my BRM.
 

Warthog

Veteran Member
Joined
May 16, 2004
Location
Clemson, SC
TDI
see Bio
My family has a yard full...One of them, a 203 Golf, has 439K, the 05 Passat has nearly 305K, the 2000 Jetta has over 320K. the rest of them are not to 300K yet.
 

Mozambiquer

Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Mar 21, 2015
Location
Versailles Missouri
TDI
2004 VW Touareg V10 TDI, 2012 Audi Q7 V6 TDI, 1998 VW Jetta TDI. 1982 VW Rabbit pickup, 2001 VW Jetta TDI, 2005 VW Passat wagon TDI X3, 2001 VW golf TDI, 1980 VW rabbit pickup,

Over at my family's house today. Mine is the touareg, there's a 2005 Passat wagon and 2014 Audi Q5 TDI behind where I was standing, and another mk4 at my shop, along with my personal other cars, a b5.5 Passat wagon, audi Q7 2006 mk5 jetta and 2003 beetle.
 
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