Suggested Tdi Mods to be Performed this Year

thebigarniedog

Master of the Obvious
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Fail Command (Central Ohio)
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1998 Jetta tdi
There does not appear to be any fun threads here, so how about a thread dealing with suggested Tdi Mods?. Here are a few ideas to bantor about:

1. Converting a 5 speed Manual Transmission (o2J) to an Automatic Transmission (o1m);

2. Adding a WVO system to a 2009 CR Loyalty Edition model;

3. Converting a metal skidplate to an OEM Plastic model;

4. A how to remove your aftermarket tune;

5. Adding that perfect factory seat to replace your Recaro add in;

6. Replacing OEM Hid lights for ecodes;

7. How to remove your .658/.681 gear for stock;

8. How to kill your HPFP;

9. How to replace a 17/22 with a vnt 15;

10. How to add a K&N Air Filter.

Just some suggestions :D ........ Thoughts?
 
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Bob_Fout

Oil Wanker
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Indiana
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2003 Jetta - Alaska Green (sold) / 2015 GTI 2.0T
I'd like to know how to replace the crappy synthetic oil in my TDI with super-outstanding conventional oil.
 

Torque_Delight

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St-Jean, Québec, Canada
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Galactic Blue (LG5V) 2001 Jetta
Installing Automatic Nozzles for increased injection pressure.

How to replace your G60/VR6 for a smooth Sachs DMF (I'm gonna be responsible for the disposal of the G60 flywheels)
 
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fnjimmy!

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Convert your gear-driven Passat BSM to a nice, quiet chain-driven unit.

Add in-dash cupholders to your late Mk4.

Swap out your heavy large-roller timing belt setup for a lightweight 99.5 model using the mark-and-pray method.
 
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Lug_Nut

TDIClub Enthusiast, Pre-Forum Veteran Member
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Sterling, Massachusetts. USA
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none, 2014 Chevy Volt, 1988 Bolens DGT1700H
thebigarniedog said:
1. Converting a 5 speed Manual Transmission (02J) to an Automatic Transmission (01M)
Make that swapping out the 02A and swapping in the 01M, and I'll attend that session.
 

scurvy

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Chicago IL USA
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Replace that communist-housing-block-grey Relay 109 with a svelte black model.

Ditch that unreliable rubberband of a timing belt for a much more reliable chain-drive system from a VR6.
 

scurvy

Good Ol' Boy
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Location
Chicago IL USA
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2006 Golf
thebigarniedog said:
Here are a few ideas to bantor about:
...
to replace you're Recaro add in;
And let us not forget a grammar, spelling & posting etiquette seminar from TBAD. ;)
 

scurvy

Good Ol' Boy
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Replacing the outdated ALH GP system with one of two options: robust yet ineffective ceramic GPs or frangible but stout steel GPs.
 

KROUT

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JAX FL
I say throw out all the mods and get new ones. New mods are better than old mods full of hot air.
 

Brokk

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'04 GLS TDI JETTA
I think this post was started a few days too early. Today would have been more appropriate no?
 

Growler

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Schmutz, 2015 Golf Sportwagen DSG & Schnurren, 2001 Golf GL 2 door 5M
KROUT said:
I say throw out all the mods and get new ones. New mods are better than old mods full of hot air.
Best Post EVAR... I LOL'd.

find the double meaning quite funny coming from Krout.

not that I agree with the throwing out of old mods, especially if they are still workin'
 
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cevans

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2015 Jetta TDI 6spd // 2015 Bettle Conv. 6-Speed
How to drain the transmission fluid to attempt an oil change.
 

rocketeer928

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Northeastern Illinois
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2003 Jetta GLS TDI 5-speed
Remove that 2-µm CAT fuel filter and reinstall the OEM housing and filter. I actually had a well respected TDI Club personality tell me to do this recently. I didn't take the suggestion.
 

Farfromovin

Torque Addict
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Ventura, CA
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rocketeer928 said:
Remove that 2-µm CAT fuel filter and reinstall the OEM housing and filter. I actually had a well respected TDI Club personality tell me to do this recently. I didn't take the suggestion.
I saw that too :eek:
 

Lug_Nut

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Well respected, but no longer by you?
Me? I'd remove the cat filter if it were on my used car purchase. I won't fault you for choosing to have one, and wouldn't suggest you scrap it, but I don't perceive the benefit to be worthwhile for me. Factory fuel filters have not given me any reason to search for alternatives.
 

fnjimmy!

Chucklechump
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Lug_Nut said:
Well respected, but no longer by you?
Me? I'd remove the cat filter if it were on my used car purchase. I won't fault you for choosing to have one, and wouldn't suggest you scrap it, but I don't perceive the benefit to be worthwhile for me. Factory fuel filters have not given me any reason to search for alternatives.
I agree. The factory filter, mickey mouse clip, thermostatic tee, et al serve me well. I've heard of the thermostatic tees failing and allowing air leaks, but that's easily diagnosed and remedied, I'd rather have it there recycling the warm fuel in cold weather. I wonder if anyone has measured the additional stress on VE pumps having to draw the fuel through the revised filter setup. I imagine it's not unlike sticking a sponge in your drinking straw and trying to drink. Having a lift pump to alleviate that would be a requirement before I changed mine.
 

40X40

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Location
Kansas City area, MO
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2013 Passat SEL Premium
rocketeer928 said:
Remove that 2-µm CAT fuel filter and reinstall the OEM housing and filter. I actually had a well respected TDI Club personality tell me to do this recently. I didn't take the suggestion.
It was suggested that you do this:

While you were troubleshooting an engine problem that seemed like a fuel starvation problem.

So it was a logical and proper suggestion.

Bill
 

Lug_Nut

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To maintain balance between the four, it is necessary to use two hammers in each hand. I personally don't have the skill, but I have signed up for xylophone lessons at the community college extension and expect to be fully qualified as any VW authorized factory trained service tech to execute this at the 'fest.
And I think that "execution" is a proper choice of vocabulary.
 

whatnxt

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Dump all of the gurus and go back to the dealer for all service. Good advice, good OEM parts, great prices. :eek:
 
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