Houston TDI owners

MBQ

Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
2012 Golf TDI 4Dr DSG
I have a set of black leather seats on my 2013 Passat SEL for swap. Great shape, great for both winter & summer. You just need to pay a reasonable price you feel comfortable.

Also the 18-inch wheels( a set of four) are up for swap, too.
 

wolfwt

New member
Joined
Dec 13, 2016
Location
houston
TDI
12 jsw
If anyone is about to turn in their TDI and doesn't mind letting go of their spare, I'll take it off your hands. I don't want to turn mine back in with the wheels that are on it.
Cheers
 

voilsb

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Location
Columbus, GA
TDI
2012 Jetta TDI
If anyone is about to turn in their TDI and doesn't mind letting go of their spare, I'll take it off your hands. I don't want to turn mine back in with the wheels that are on it.
Cheers
On that, if anyone is turning in and willing to swap some parts, I think it would be cool to post it. I'd love to swap out for someone's fog lights, or an RNS510, or maybe rims, etc. I'm sure others would like it too.

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j8635621

Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2012
Location
Houston
TDI
2010 TDI Cup
I just posted up some of my stuff that isn't going with the car back to VW. I didn't dismantle the car or anything.
 

63SSRagtop

New member
Joined
Jan 30, 2017
Location
Victoria TX
TDI
96 Passat TDI
Hello! Looking for the classified section on the forum and will post there but my mother passed away this last week and she had a 1996 Passat TDI if anyone knows someone interested in this vehicle please contact me, thanks!

Cell is 360-632-0447
Email is scarr@me.com
 
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Lax02TDI

Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2017
Location
Abilene
TDI
2002 1.9L 8V
Hi! Just bought a 2002 TDI as my first car! i know the very basics but not much else and all this stuff is kinda overwhelming! getting my headliner replaced soon and An EGR delete kit, but not sure where to go from there
 

bassic83

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2017
Location
Houston
TDI
05 Golf TDI
In process of acquiring an 05 Golf GL TDI, about 2 weeks out from having it...I'm way south (Texas City area), but work just inside BW8. This should save me some $$$ on the commute, plus I get dispatched to power plants around Texas, some are 9 hours away (wind farms out in west TX, or SE CO). Can't wait to get it!
 

series_3000

Active member
Joined
Mar 18, 2003
Location
Pasadena, Texas
TDI
2000 Jetta TDI
TDI owner Pasadena

I was going to start a thread for all the Houston TDI owners to check in at, but I found this one. So I decided to post here to see who is from Houston and to give this thread a bump.

I think it would be interesting to see how many TDIs we have here in Houston and which part of Houston they are located in.

As my sig says, I am from Humble and drive a '06 Jetta TDI.

I know that there is a Houston TDI yahoo group, but I prefer this board to the yahoo group, because it has a wider audience and is easier to follow.
Live in Pasadena, have a 200 TDI with 195,000.
 

jrsride2002

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
'02 Jetta Wagon TDI
Hello all!

I've had a 2003 Jetta Wagon TDI, in the past. Sadly, I killed her. We were swallowed up by snow in OK, and found a couple road signs. The end....

Today was a big day for me. Bought another 2002 Jetta Wagon TDI, two years ago. Today was the first time to turn her over, and get her running on her own. Didn't run long, still have the full front clip off. Next, is reassembling the front clip. Power steering lines, turbo, intercooler, rad support, ect...
Still a long ways to go, but the big hurdle is behind me.

Anyways, the car is at a shop in Spring. I live in Houston, off 290. And I figured I got this far with the car. Now it's time to follow up, with the online club.

Thanks for reading!
~Junior
 
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phreaddy

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2009
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
2015 Golf Sportwagen (purchased new in Sept. 2017) 2006 Jetta sedan (FLOODED -- Thanks, Harvey); 2009 JSW (FLOODED-- thanks, Harvey!)
Would that shop in Spring be Das European Autohaus?
 

jrsride2002

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
'02 Jetta Wagon TDI
I wouldn't trust anyone other, than Christian. He has proven himself, and skill, to me with my old Jetta. And continues to do so still. I'm a customer of his for life, which sucks for him :p :D
 

jrsride2002

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
'02 Jetta Wagon TDI
¡¡¡¡¡P.S.A.!!!!!
Hey guys, i've gone through some of the postings of the past. And it seems nobody has mentioned, that Das European has moved, in June/July 2016.
Thought I would bring others up to date.
The shop is in full swing. It's a newer, LARGER, and with easier access.
THE OLD SHOP was off Kuykendahl, just south of Kroger, and across from CVS(I don't remember what it used to be, before CVS[i was still new to Houston]). If you went there, you had to fight for parking. Or block one of the neighboring shops, just to step out of you car. Let alone, get someone to look under the hood. Used to have 4 car lifts, and a thousand cars parked in the back lot. It was ballet to watch them get a car out, that had been sitting for a while buried in the lot.
TODAY: 4519 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388
Just east of the new DPS, on Spring Cypress, and west of Spring Guns & Ammo.
They are not sharing a parking lot with other shops, it's all them. TONS of parking, inside the gates, and outside the gates. 9 lifts, plus an alignment lift/rack/machine. A REAL SIZED RESTROOM(not a broom closet), and a great crew. I recommend going for a tour.
Again, just trying to put it out there for everyone.
~Junior
 
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NC TDIpilot

Well-known member
Joined
May 7, 2011
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI, 5M, Group 0
Greetings all. Moved from NC to Friendswood, TX about 18 months ago.

2006 Jetta TDI, GDI EcoTune, 210,000miles and going strong.

Going to change my oil tomorrow. Just sayin
 

sulrich

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 1, 2004
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
2011 TDI JSW
I have a listing in the classified selling NIB rear brake rotors and pads for Mk6 JSW (272mm rotors).

I would rather not deal with hassle of shipping the heavy parts so preference is to sell local.

steve
 

phreaddy

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2009
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
2015 Golf Sportwagen (purchased new in Sept. 2017) 2006 Jetta sedan (FLOODED -- Thanks, Harvey); 2009 JSW (FLOODED-- thanks, Harvey!)
Welcome! We're not too active here, unfortunately.
 

Longhorn1986

Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2018
Location
Fort Bend County, Texas
TDI
2015 Passat SE
Howdy! I live out between Rosenberg & Needville. Just picked up a 2015 Passat SE from Momentum on Kirby (I still call them Mahan VW).
I have a great Powerstroke mechanic out be me, but will need a good TDI mechanic. Can anyone suggest one either SW of Houston (Sugar Land) or in the Clear Lake area?
 
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w123houston

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Joined
Sep 4, 2018
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
2014 Jetta TDI 6MT
Howdy! I live out between Rosenberg & Needville. Just picked up a 2015 Passat SE from Momentum on Kirby (I still call them Mahan VW).
I have a great Powerstroke mechanic out be me, but will need a good TDI mechanic. Can anyone suggest one either SW of Houston (Sugar Land) or in the Clear Lake area?
Welcome! I don't have an answer to your question but I'm in clear lake and German Precision Auto and Stuehrk Automotive were suggested to me but i have no experience with them yet.

As more of the 'fixed' TDI's hit the road, I hope we'll have more activity in this section.
 

jrsride2002

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
'02 Jetta Wagon TDI
Can anyone suggest one either SW of Houston (Sugar Land) or in the Clear Lake area?
Sadly not in Clear Lake. However, if you're willing to travel. Das European Autohaus is in Spring. Certified master mechanic, Christian knows all. When it comes to VW/Audi/Porsche/MB/BMW.

It is out of your way, but they have the answers to your questions.

~Junior


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tikal

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
Southeast Texas
TDI
2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
Sadly not in Clear Lake. However, if you're willing to travel. Das European Autohaus is in Spring. Certified master mechanic, Christian knows all. When it comes to VW/Audi/Porsche/MB/BMW.

It is out of your way, but they have the answers to your questions.

~Junior


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Just be mindful that 'Das European Autohaus' will be on the pricey side.
 

jrsride2002

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Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
'02 Jetta Wagon TDI
Just be mindful that 'Das European Autohaus' will be on the pricey side.
I found these guys through Google. Go look at their reviews. Judge them not on cost, but what they have to offer you.

Yes, I spend my hard earned money there. But I go back there, because of the quality of work. That for ME, is worth spending a little more money on.

Every one is entitled to their opinions. I am not trying to sound like a jerk. And apologize if I come off that way. I just want their to be fair judgement.

~Junior


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tikal

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
Southeast Texas
TDI
2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
Fair points above. However when the difference of a cost for a timing belt job is several hundred dollars with one of our out of town 'TDI Gurus' (see sticky thread) then taking a trip to the Dallas area does not sound so bad :)
 

jrsride2002

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 18, 2013
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
'02 Jetta Wagon TDI
Not here to argue. Someone new asked for help local to him. I gave the best answer I have. It may not be the best for everyone. But the best for me, and I'm happy to stand by my opinion. If the new members want to go to Dallas, awesome. They have the car for the trip.

Best of luck, LongHorn, on whatever your choices are. You will always find good answers on this forum.

~Junior

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w123houston

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 4, 2018
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
2014 Jetta TDI 6MT
Fair points above. However when the difference of a cost for a timing belt job is several hundred dollars with one of our out of town 'TDI Gurus' (see sticky thread) then taking a trip to the Dallas area does not sound so bad :)
Where is the 'TDI Gurus' sticky? Is it the 'Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State' sticky in the TDI 101 section?
 

tikal

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
Southeast Texas
TDI
2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
Where is the 'TDI Gurus' sticky? Is it the 'Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State' sticky in the TDI 101 section?
The idea behind the 'Trusted TDI Mechanics' is to bring together a list of TDI specialists that share the ideals behind the creation of TDIClub including offering a reasonable and fair cost.

Unfortunately there is none in the Houston area and also Austin lost its only one in 2017. So that leaves the Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio area as closest to Houston.

For some scheduled maintenance jobs such as a timing belt is good to know about the existence of 'Trusted TDI Mechanics' as some of them post their prices (such as Digi Sport Performance, LLC). Based on the information that I have compiled since I had my first TDI (August 2002), for a TDI timing belt done at a VW dealer in the Houston area or at one of the reputable VW specialized mechanics posted in this thread (Das European Autohaus being one of them) expect to pay approximately 45% more than someone in the 'Trusted TDI Mechanics' in the Dallas-Ft. Worth or the San Antonio area.

I think the beauty of TDIClub is that we can share this information and everyone can plan and make an informed decision to where would they like to take their TDIs if they can schedule it ahead of time.

I also understand that taking your TDI out of town for such work (even scheduled maintenance) is not practical/convenient for everyone.
 

Soup

New member
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Location
Houston
TDI
13 Sportwagen
New TDI Owner from Kingwood. Bought it for my daily commute to the Med Center.

2013 Sportwagen.
 
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