MN Chat Thread

fatmobile

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2019
Location
north iowa
TDI
an ALH M-TDI in a MK2, a 2000 Jetta
I ended up buying the light blue, ALH, rolled, partially burned engine bay, Jetta with the 5"candy cane tailpipe, ha.
Got it for the engine/manual trany stuff.
That's a lovely blue but the doors don't match any of my cars and I'm not building a harlequin.
 

GlowBugTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
I ended up buying the light blue, ALH, rolled, partially burned engine bay, Jetta with the 5"candy cane tailpipe, ha.
Got it for the engine/manual trany stuff.
That's a lovely blue but the doors don't match any of my cars and I'm not building a harlequin.
It is a beautiful color, when i first saw the ad i thought that i would love a tdi in that color. Then i saw that it had been rolled. Thats a nice tailpipe lol, going to add it to one of yours?
 

fatmobile

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2019
Location
north iowa
TDI
an ALH M-TDI in a MK2, a 2000 Jetta
Nooo I don't think so.
The candy cane tailpipe doesn't really go with the darker blue Jetta.
Beside I want to sell it when done fixing it,..
and that would lower the value, ha.
He should have put bubble making fluid in it and rolled black bubbles.
 

DivineChaos

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Minnesota
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
Nooo I don't think so.
The candy cane tailpipe doesn't really go with the darker blue Jetta.
Beside I want to sell it when done fixing it,..
and that would lower the value, ha.
He should have put bubble making fluid in it and rolled black bubbles.
Candy Cane tailpipe? What did I miss.
 

GlowBugTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Nooo I don't think so.
The candy cane tailpipe doesn't really go with the darker blue Jetta.
Beside I want to sell it when done fixing it,..
and that would lower the value, ha.
He should have put bubble making fluid in it and rolled black bubbles.
Wait your going to fix the blue one? If so thats impressive. Wasn't the windshield all smashed and roof crinkled?
 

fatmobile

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2019
Location
north iowa
TDI
an ALH M-TDI in a MK2, a 2000 Jetta
I took a picture but suddenly my SD card reader doesn't work,.. after the last update.
So for now imagine a 5" candy cane exhaust pipe sticking up behind the car.
 

fatmobile

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2019
Location
north iowa
TDI
an ALH M-TDI in a MK2, a 2000 Jetta
I'll have to get my other camera out.
Forgot to mention you need to imagine that 5" candy cane standing up 3ft high.
Straight up behind the lovely blue Jetta.
 

DivineChaos

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Minnesota
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
I'll have to get my other camera out.
Forgot to mention you need to imagine that 5" candy cane standing up 3ft high.
Straight up behind the lovely blue Jetta.
Who the heck ever thought it looked good... Like a side stack on a beetle.
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
TDI
2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red; 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White (SOLD); 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, silver
I have far too many steel wheels with the 5x100 bolt pattern, suitable for Mk4 Volkswagens. Just five now but will have nine when I finally swap out my winter tires. Must be picked up in Saint Paul.

Edit: Also, I need a skid plate. Preferably a Dieselgeek Panzer Plate but will consider others.
 
Last edited:

GlowBugTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Who the heck ever thought it looked good... Like a side stack on a beetle.
IKR.
The guy who invented the candy cane may have?...
Ya know, to promote his product maybe...

Probably the same kind of person that put gold steelies, and a gold flapper exhaust on his beetle. Wait, i did that.... oh well😄.
 

fatmobile

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2019
Location
north iowa
TDI
an ALH M-TDI in a MK2, a 2000 Jetta
jettabluelr by vwfatmobile, on Flickr

In the back of the car I found one of those rain caps that get used for tractors.
You know one of those that opens when you step on it but keeps the rain out when parked.
Isn't that a beautiful color? I think it's my new favorite MK4 color.
Both the driver's side doors are good if you know anyone who has one that matches.
 

GlowBugTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Agreed thats a beautiful color.

Idk if theirs an actual term but around here people call them tractor flapper's. My brother has a 5" one on his truck.
 

LittleTweezers

New member
Joined
Apr 29, 2022
Location
St Paul, Minnesota
TDI
2012 JSW
Came to say hi and thank you. I've been reading a lot of great info here. I got a 2012 JSW DSG a month ago. (I know, know. Don't judge me.) I am looking for a guru/someone with more TDI experience in the St Paul area.
 

GlowBugTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Came to say hi and thank you. I've been reading a lot of great info here. I got a 2012 JSW DSG a month ago. (I know, know. Don't judge me.) I am looking for a guru/someone with more TDI experience in the St Paul area.
Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you got yourself a fun car!
 

LittleTweezers

New member
Joined
Apr 29, 2022
Location
St Paul, Minnesota
TDI
2012 JSW
Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you got yourself a fun car!
When it wants to be! It's a great all purpose car that should have had an awd option. I havent bought a scan tool yet. But spent the better part of the last week or two addressing hard starts but turns out I most likely had a stratified battery (which was intentionally or unintentionally overlooked by 3 places). Go figure!
 

MidwestLoon

Member
Joined
May 6, 2022
Location
Twin Cities, Minnesota
TDI
2013 Passat
I'm also dropping by to say hi! Just picked up a 13' Passat. Had a great prepurchase inspection so I took the dive, and I am trying out my first diesel. There seems to be a lot to learn! I'm also a bit of a driveway mechanic, so this will be an interesting challenge
 

cjman

Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
Location
Hutchinson Mn
TDI
2002 Jetta
I am looking for some options on getting an ALH head rebuilt/exchanged or possible a good used on (last resort). The car is a 2002 with 355,000 miles, just did a 5 spd swap and a week later a mystery piece of plastic made the timing belt jump. Belt is still tight but is no longer in time, motor was still running but I believe there was contact. This is just a daily driver/fuel saver so I don't need anything special just need it to run.
 

DWNUNDR

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 13, 2014
Location
Jordan, Minnesota
TDI
03 Golf TDi
looking for someone to do a water pump/timing belt on an 03 Golf TDI.. puking coolant under main pulley... South of Cities area.. any recommendations... considering just selling the car... rusting but a good commuter so....
 
Top