Richmond,Va TDIers

tonystdi

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Location
Chesapeake, Va
TDI
2003 Jetta 700K miles, 2000 Jetta 288,000 miles
This weekend is bad for me, but I’m down for a gtg, it’s been awhile.
 

tonystdi

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Location
Chesapeake, Va
TDI
2003 Jetta 700K miles, 2000 Jetta 288,000 miles
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.
 

Andyinchville1

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2016
Location
Virginia
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI wagon, 5 sp, 226K miles
HI,

I'm in between Charlottesville and Richmond.

A GTG would be cool.

I would love to meet people who are good at messing with TDI's since dealers are so much $$ and don't often like modding things!

My current car needs and injection pump and timing belt ....

Any gurus out there interested or able to help ?

I have some tools and even the timing belt tools just no electronic scanner etc...

Thanks

Andy
 

Tdipower86

Active member
Joined
Feb 15, 2019
Location
Suffolk,Va
TDI
98 Jetta AHU, 03 golf tdi ALH
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?
 

OkiHero

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Location
Matoca,Va
TDI
04 Golf BEW
Is anyone free next Sunday? I finally got all the tools I need to pull the head and would greatly appreciate if any of you guys could give me a hand.
 

OkiHero

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Location
Matoca,Va
TDI
04 Golf BEW
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.
 

backfast61

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 28, 2015
Location
Mechanicsville , VA
TDI
2006 VW Jetta TDI automatic,2006 VW Jetta TDI 5 speed
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.
 

OkiHero

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Location
Matoca,Va
TDI
04 Golf BEW
I don't think any of us could. Also I'm considering getting stickers made that say "I'm broke because I like VAG." Any interest?
 

OkiHero

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Location
Matoca,Va
TDI
04 Golf BEW
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?
 

llemo

Active member
Joined
Jun 21, 2014
Location
RVA
TDI
2013 VW Golf TDI; 2003 VW Golf TDI (sold)
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
 

OkiHero

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Location
Matoca,Va
TDI
04 Golf BEW
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.
 

fase2000TDI

Vendor
Joined
Aug 30, 2005
Location
Chesapeake, VA, USA 401-919-0466
TDI
2003 Jettawagon TDI; 2015 GSW 6MT
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.
 
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Tdipower86

Active member
Joined
Feb 15, 2019
Location
Suffolk,Va
TDI
98 Jetta AHU, 03 golf tdi ALH
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
 

OkiHero

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Location
Matoca,Va
TDI
04 Golf BEW
Made some head way yesterday got the head loose but it seems to still be stuck on what looks like the back of the timing cover plate. I guess I have to remove the cam hub.
 

OkiHero

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2019
Location
Matoca,Va
TDI
04 Golf BEW
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.
 
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