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GlowBugTDI

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2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
And now he’s offered it to me for $900, after I made it clear that I was not interested. So an eager seller.
odd, very eager or he's not telling you something...
I've never heard of or seen someone jumping down the price ladder like that. Maybe moving and can't take with? seems a bit odd, but if it turns out doesn't seem half bad. Wonder how many miles, I'm going to send it to a friend.
 

[486]

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MN
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02 golf ALH
been sorta halfway looking for a golf frontcut to marry to a ranger pickup box
 

[486]

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02 golf ALH
Suppose I should just throw it out there that I'd be interested in the leftovers of any a4 g/j partout, long as the exterior shell is pretty complete in the front
could even end up with a 1.6D in it if a 1.8, 2.8 or 2.0 falls into my lap

It'll be ugly when it's done
 

[486]

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02 golf ALH
I'll take pictures when it happens.
knowing myself, it'll be more the sort of thing that you quickly pass on the freeway because you aren't sure if it is about to come apart
 

GlowBugTDI

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2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
i will
I'll take pictures when it happens.
knowing myself, it'll be more the sort of thing that you quickly pass on the freeway because you aren't sure if it is about to come apart
ill definitely look forward to those lol. I like seeing those vehicles, the creativity is always neat too see lol
 

TornadoRed

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Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
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2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red; 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White
Despite telling him twice that I was no longer interested, he's sent me more photos and some videos. The engine sounds okay and the exterior has less rust than most Mk4s in Minnesota. Earlier he'd sent me a screenshot of VCDS showing a number of faults, but nothing seemed too serious. It runs, it drives, and now it's cheap.

Edit: He had quite a few other cars in his shop, including a Mk7 Jetta (?) and a Mk6 Jetta Sportwagen.
 
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TornadoRed

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2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red; 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White
odd, very eager or he's not telling you something...
I've never heard of or seen someone jumping down the price ladder like that. Maybe moving and can't take with? seems a bit odd, but if it turns out doesn't seem half bad. Wonder how many miles, I'm going to send it to a friend.
He says, " It’s got 156k miles. Originally got it at 144k miles. I have the carfax info of its updates"

Edit: The video he sent showed the odometer at 148,593, so about 6000 less than what he says it has now. Also, it has the EGR deleted, but no CEL so it's got a tune of some unknown variety -- OR else he'd just cleared the CEL and it hadn't come back yet. . He says it needs a serpentine tensioner and it definitely sounds like it needs one.

So, whoever buys it will probably want to install a complete timing belt kit, possibly an N75, possibly reseal the injection pump, and possibly replace the coolant temp sensor (along with a new and possibly hotter thermostat).
 
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GlowBugTDI

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hmm, seems odd that he's trying so hard. unless he needs the cash. i told my friend, but he wants to wait till next year. maybe ill try again seeing as how it only has 156k it'd be worth at least checking out.
 

GlowBugTDI

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he wants a tdi but he specifically wants a cheaper, low mile one, so this could be his shot.
 

TornadoRed

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hmm, seems odd that he's trying so hard. unless he needs the cash. I told my friend, but he wants to wait till next year. maybe ill try again seeing as how it only has 156k it'd be worth at least checking out.
I don't even know why I asked him about it in the first place. I have all the TDIs I need. I guess I was just curious -- it looked good in the photos and it was local to the Twin Cities. The last time I communicated with the guy I told him that I hope it goes to a good home.
 

GlowBugTDI

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ya, it can just be fun seeing what's out there. i almost contacted a guy on a $500 obo beetle few weeks back, but i didn't. still wonder if i should have as a flip but i feel like the buy/sell car market isn't all that strong right now. I don't think a lot of people are buying and selling. I'm now down to one tdi, and am not able to use two so i just have to get him to get one so i can try out the golf/jetta style. Another friend almost went and bought a good deal on a o'l diesel rabbit truck in the area for $1200. hardly any rust on the thing. I wanted to look at it for a toy to have for next summer, but still needed to downsize my other tdi, and the truck disappeared pretty quick.
 

PakProtector

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Mk.4 and the Cummins-es
That is almost worth an adventure to run out and get...:) Just the picnic meal preparation to avoid stopping would be an exercise.
cheers,
Douglas
 

prsa01

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mpls,mn usa
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14 jsw 6m, 96 B4v, miss my a4 :(
Anyone with a dieselgate "fixed" and tuned car have warranty experience with any of the local dealers? Did you flash back to stock first? Did they comment and/or deny warranty based on flash count or flash?

I eventually want a dpf, turbo, and mpg friendly flash but not at the expense of losing the warranty. It would be nice to know that there is a local dealer that will work with us on this.

All related experiences would be of interest.
 
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