Oktoberfest in Chesapeake, Virginia, at the Big Ugly Brewing Company. Any interest in attending this event? For more information you can check it out, www.biguglybrewingcompany.com or Knights of Columbus council 8240 Facebook page.
I wouldn't say im a guru but I cant afford to send my 2 tdi to the shop so ive learned too turn the wrenches on them. one is far from stock and keeps up with mustangs and the other I just drive it with minor mods done to it. On a side note how did everyone manage thru the storm?
Started to work on the golf today everything was smooth until one of the 6mm pulley bolts rounded out on me. I have a few bits at the job and should be able to get it out using a 7 mm (hopefully). Any other ideas for this would be appreciated. On a more somber note when I went to take the tensioner off it took almost no effort to turn all three of the bolts same with the three pulley bolts the serpentine belt also was a bit chews up something I had noticed when I first got the car but was the first thing I replaced. This might be the root of the issue at hand. Llemo's video was extremely helpful so thanks for that.
I'm located here in Mechanicsville,VA near the hospital. I do my own mechanical work, dsg flywheel, timing belts, oil and fluid changes... I could not afford a vw tdi if I did not do my own maintenance work.
So got the the belt off and whatever that part is that bolts into intake above the valve cover and got it off. Looks like I dropped a valve. I took pictures but don't have a third party hosting site to upload them. So anyone selling a head?
I bought a used cylinder head off of ebay that worked well until I had to sell my car (30,000 miles), I think it was around $300. Reman stuff is a crap shoot and new costs too much unless you have the money, or you can send it to franko6 who rebuilds heads: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=394916
I'm in contact with Frank. Unfortunately the wall next to the valve has a crack that Frank said is unweld- able. I saw one from a wreaker on eBay for 410 complete minus the injection pump. 325 for just the head.
Hope to meet all of you at some point. This thread really has itching to start wrenching on TDI's again - just had a few changes with the day job and no good place to work on TDI's as of yet. I've done work on my own stuff at Rent-A-Lift, but I work quite a bit more slowly using other peoples tools as it's just not set up in a way conducive to working as efficiently as I'd like.
We plan to save up and buy a piece of land to put a camper on, and to build a garage to work out of. We really prefer to pay cash instead of financing anything - so that might be a year or so off. More than the money, I miss being able to wrench on these and meet the awesome TDI owners out there. I had a great experiencing servicing these vehicles when I lived in Rhode Island. I took a lot of pride in my work - doing it right and leaving it the way I'd want to find it the next time.
im right on the border of Chesapeake and Suffolk if you need a place work on your car. I just sold my mk3 jetta tdi and just finished building my 5.3 for my Silverado. my mk4 golf will probably remain stock and be used for a commuter
Bringing back a dead thread for continuity sake. Hey was wondering if anyone with VCDS and a free Sunday would mind helping me finish putting my golf back together and going making sure everything is running within parameters. I can offer beer and pizza of your liking.