Connecticut TDI owners roll call

Chris_TDI_98

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Jul 19, 2012
Location
Hartford, CT
TDI
1998 Jetta TDI 1.9L mk3 1Z AHU
Put your first name and vehicle ( if it’s not listed on your profile )

Anyone with experience remove replace seals on the mk3 TDI Injection Pump ??
I’m looking to make a nice step by step video of this, for sharing with all the TDI owners here on TDI club and the internet.

 

Timmasonjr

Active member
Joined
Mar 15, 2015
Location
Ct
TDI
03 golf tdi 205k
Tim here in Hebron. Have a 03 golf. I’ve never replaced seals but I have changed pumps out 3 times. I also Have the tool to open the IP


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jck66

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 4, 2001
Location
Greenwich, CT, USA
TDI
12 Passat SE / 14 BMW 535d
John down on the gold coast.

When the pump leaked on my 97 Passat, I had it replaced altogether. It wasn't cheap. On the other hand, my mpg's rebounded from 35 to 45 overnight! Sometimes I miss that car and its relative simplicity...

Good luck with your seals.
 

dieselnuts

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Feb 27, 2016
Location
NE CT
TDI
1999 JETTA, 2002 JETTA 2003 JETTA
Al in Ashford. I've replaced the top, head and the front seals at different times. I run WVO and it is hard on seals. What seals are you leaking from?
 

Chris_TDI_98

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Jul 19, 2012
Location
Hartford, CT
TDI
1998 Jetta TDI 1.9L mk3 1Z AHU
Hey guys!
Al in Ashford. I've replaced the top, head and the front seals at different times. I run WVO and it is hard on seals. What seals are you leaking from?
For real, I don’t rememver which seals are called what!

Is there a good diagram online with labels ? Or I can do another search, yet last time I did a search for that I got confused, they show diagrams without labels and about 5 different versions of the pump depending on if you have AC it’s supposedly larger?
 

dieselnuts

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Feb 27, 2016
Location
NE CT
TDI
1999 JETTA, 2002 JETTA 2003 JETTA
I have the ALH motor. I believe we have the same pump. If you like we can get together and compare since we are so close. Send me a PM.
 
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Chris_TDI_98

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Hartford, CT
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1998 Jetta TDI 1.9L mk3 1Z AHU
If somebody could draw on the picture of the pump above and indicate where are the top, head, and front seals, that’s be great.
I think there’s some O-ring seals for the four hard lines out to the injectors.
Any other seals?
 

ranger pete

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Joined
Jul 29, 2011
Location
connecticut
TDI
2011 JSW 6MT
Pete in Ellington.

New owner of fixed '11 JSW MT.

Particularly interested in talking to other "fixed" owners regarding future emissions inspections.
 

1854sailor

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Joined
Aug 10, 2004
Location
Baltimore, MD and Westerly, RI
TDI
2015 Golf SE SportWagen, 2015 Golf SE Hatch Back.
If somebody could draw on the picture of the pump above and indicate where are the top, head, and front seals, that’s be great.
I think there’s some O-ring seals for the four hard lines out to the injectors.
Any other seals?
Not drawing any pictures, but the seals that are usually the culprits are as follows. If you look at the pump you will see four major parts: a. The Cover, b. The Quantity Adjuster under it, c. The Pump Body under the QA, and d. The Head with the fuel lines attached to it. There is a seal between the Cover and the QA, one between the QA and the Body, and one between the Body and the Head. They can be replaced without removing the pump from the car if you are VERY careful. HERE is how it is done. As Tim in Hebron said, there is a special tool needed to remove the triangular headed bolt.
 

ranger pete

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Joined
Jul 29, 2011
Location
connecticut
TDI
2011 JSW 6MT
The title of the thread was Ct TDI owners roll call.



Being a Ct owner of a tdi I responded to it. Interested in talking to fellow CT TDI owners about Ct emissions tests.
 

gutts

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Jul 12, 2010
Location
sunny central ct.
TDI
2002 jetta
Dave
Higganum ! ( just south of Middletown)
2002 gls 5 speed
1999.5 5 speed UTE !
There is a nice car show at the Haddam Meadows in Haddam on the Ct river coming up July 14th . I will have my Ute there . Great venue . Mini GTG ??
 

Chris_TDI_98

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Hartford, CT
TDI
1998 Jetta TDI 1.9L mk3 1Z AHU
Hi gutts, I'm sorry I missed your post about the Haddam Meadows car show on July 14th. I think the forum isnt sending me notifications of replies to threads I'm on. I would've definitely gone to get together with you and whoever else from tidclub showed up!
 

Chris_TDI_98

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Hartford, CT
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1998 Jetta TDI 1.9L mk3 1Z AHU
Bump! I'm still VERY interested in filming an AHU injection pump step by step seal replacement video, plus a step-by-step timing belt replacement (after belt failed while driving! see this thread for details: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=500602 ) video, both for youtube, with help from one or two CT tdiclub members!


Please reach out here on this thread, with city you're located in, and when you would be free to come to Hartford and be part of the effort to record replacing the injection pump seals and the T belt! Also, please PM your contact info!
 
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TooRoundTDI

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Broad Brook, CT. I have vag-com, PM me.
TDI
1998 Jetta
Bump! I'm still VERY interested in filming an AHU injection pump step by step seal replacement video, plus a step-by-step timing belt replacement (after belt failed while driving! see this thread for details: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=500602 ) video, both for youtube, with help from one or two CT tdiclub members!


Please reach out here on this thread, with city you're located in, and when you would be free to come to Hartford and be part of the effort to record replacing the injection pump seals and the T belt! Also, please PM your contact info!
Darn too bad I saw this a year late! I've got a shop in East Windsor and plenty of AV equipment plus all the tools and knowledge to do what you wanted.

I'm building a hot rod TDI (ahu/alh hybrid) for my 87 Scirocco starting very soon. When the covid stuff gets better would the CT and other locals want to organize some kind of get together monthly/bi monthly or something like that? I've got a great place to get together and I'm willing to teach what I know and learn from others as I build the engine, do the wiring, etc for the swap. Hopefully by next summer things will be better for social things.

I also plan to build a lemons car (or some kind of race car) someday and if anyone is interested in getting a team together I've got a great spot for a home base and a shop with every tool except a lift.

If there is enough interest we could start a new thread too.
 

Chris_TDI_98

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Hartford, CT
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1998 Jetta TDI 1.9L mk3 1Z AHU
Darn too bad I saw this a year late! I've got a shop in East Windsor and plenty of AV equipment plus all the tools and knowledge to do what you wanted.

I'm building a hot rod TDI (ahu/alh hybrid) for my 87 Scirocco starting very soon. When the covid stuff gets better would the CT and other locals want to organize some kind of get together monthly/bi monthly or something like that? I've got a great place to get together and I'm willing to teach what I know and learn from others as I build the engine, do the wiring, etc for the swap. Hopefully by next summer things will be better for social things.

I also plan to build a lemons car (or some kind of race car) someday and if anyone is interested in getting a team together I've got a great spot for a home base and a shop with every tool except a lift.

If there is enough interest we could start a new thread too.
Great news, I haven’t done the pump seals yet. PM me your contact info. I’m able to bring the pump there, with cameras, and we can record the seal replacement video!
 

TooRoundTDI

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Location
Broad Brook, CT. I have vag-com, PM me.
TDI
1998 Jetta
Awesome! I'm going to be super busy for a few weeks cause I do lawn care and it's leaf season but after that I'll have plenty of time. I have to do a major shop cleanup too as it gets messy over the summer when I'm working. I'll lyk as soon as I'm free probably end of this month or early December depending on how long the trees hold their leaves.
 

JM Popaleetus

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Connecticut
TDI
Signature.
Being in the Manchester area, I’d be more than happy to bring some CT Valley brews and wrench on stuff. I miss the FSAE group and building a racecar back in college.

Hell, if you have a shop @TooRoundTDI I’d even pay to rent your lift once or twice a year.
 

david_594

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Joined
Feb 28, 2004
Location
Cheshire, CT
TDI
2000 Jetta GLS Silver
Awesome! I'm going to be super busy for a few weeks cause I do lawn care and it's leaf season but after that I'll have plenty of time. I have to do a major shop cleanup too as it gets messy over the summer when I'm working. I'll lyk as soon as I'm free probably end of this month or early December depending on how long the trees hold their leaves.
Hey Tim!

Seems like most of the leaves are down in CT. So when is this shindig going to happen?
 

ritsco

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Dec 5, 2005
Location
Northeastern CT
TDI
2015 TDI GSW SEL and 2006 Golf TDI GLS
Hey, I'm now in the Northeast corner. Anyone know of a good wheel repair shop? I hit a 4x4 yesterday (managed to miss the other 5 pieces in the middle of the road) and it bent my 18" rim. Need to get it fixed. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
 

1854sailor

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Location
Baltimore, MD and Westerly, RI
TDI
2015 Golf SE SportWagen, 2015 Golf SE Hatch Back.
Hey, I'm now in the Northeast corner. Anyone know of a good wheel repair shop? I hit a 4x4 yesterday (managed to miss the other 5 pieces in the middle of the road) and it bent my 18" rim. Need to get it fixed. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Depending on how badly it is bent, it might be less expensive to get a used wheel...
 

TooRoundTDI

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Jun 8, 2005
Location
Broad Brook, CT. I have vag-com, PM me.
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1998 Jetta
Being in the Manchester area, I’d be more than happy to bring some CT Valley brews and wrench on stuff. I miss the FSAE group and building a racecar back in college.

Hell, if you have a shop @TooRoundTDI I’d even pay to rent your lift once or twice a year.
Unfortunately the only thing I don't have is a lift since the building isn't high enough. I've got pretty much every other tool though plus heat and a/c. I'm down for wrenching gtgs especially in the winter when I have more free time. My buddy and I were thinking maybe a few hours on Sundays.

Hey Tim!

Seems like most of the leaves are down in CT. So when is this shindig going to happen?
Hey Dave! Shindig would be next summer or fall probably. Spring is pretty busy and I'd want to do good weather so people can hang out outside and camp overnight. Where are you living these days? I'm going to be building my AHU pretty soon if you're local and want to hang. I'd love to see you, it's been so long!
 

TooRoundTDI

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Jun 8, 2005
Location
Broad Brook, CT. I have vag-com, PM me.
TDI
1998 Jetta
Hey, I'm now in the Northeast corner. Anyone know of a good wheel repair shop? I hit a 4x4 yesterday (managed to miss the other 5 pieces in the middle of the road) and it bent my 18" rim. Need to get it fixed. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
In CT? The wheel shop I use is in Windsor Locks and it's called The Wheel Shop. They unbent one of my wheels recently for $60 or 80 and did a great job.
 

ritsco

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Joined
Dec 5, 2005
Location
Northeastern CT
TDI
2015 TDI GSW SEL and 2006 Golf TDI GLS
Thanks TooRound. I'll check them out. The wheel is an OW69989, 18". If I can't fix it I think I'll try and find some nice 17's to throw on my GSW.
 

TheFawkingHux

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Joined
Feb 15, 2017
Location
Connecticut
TDI
Mk3 Golf CL
Rob from Bethany, mk3 with an AHU swap. It's a turdbox but until the shell returns to the earth I'll keep driving it haha
 
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