What did you do to your car today?

darkscout

Grammar Scout
Joined
May 28, 2006
Location
Michigan
TDI
2003 Golf
Cleaned up for the 11 mm pump in the golf.



Swapped the master cylinder and bleed the Jetta.

 
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Caddy 16v

Veteran Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2011
Location
Hazelton, BC
TDI
2000 Jetta, 2000 Golf
Met up with Mark Malone to get a stage 3 custom, now it's a hoot and a half to drive :D great service, great guy!
 

Captain Morgan

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 7, 2010
Location
08050, NJ
TDI
2000 Jetta GLS TDI
Finished up my timing belt installation today, most of it was done yesterday but I had some things to button up before it could roll out.


Since Monday I did the following;
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Water pump replacement
  • Full coolant flush
  • Intake/EGR cleaning
  • All intake tubes were removed and cleaned
  • Intercooler was cleaned (then discovered a pin hole so I swapped it out with a spare I had)
  • Oil Change
Sometime between now and December, I'm going to swap on my VR6 front spindles and brakes, replace the tires and Ill probably do a fuel filter just before Christmas since I'm planning on taking a road top for the holidays.
 

steffen707

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2005
Location
Central Wisconsin
TDI
01 Jetta GLS TDI
Installed an idparts winter front today. Looks like decent quality. Easy as pie to install. That will be nice for when i'm towing. I can just pop one side out so I don't overheat. I like the look of the fake leather better than pipe insulation.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2002 (swap from 2L gas); 2016 A3 e-tron
Got everything cleaned up and ready to put the head back on the '00 Bug; pulled the head gasket out of the shipping envelope....

Now, I'm not an expert, but methinks there's something missing here...
 
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1854sailor

Resident Curmudgeon
Joined
Aug 10, 2004
Location
Westerly, RI
TDI
2015 Golf SE SportWagen, 2015 Golf SE Hatch Back.
Yep, that looks like a three holer to me. Too bad that we don't get the engines that that gasket fits over on this side of the pond. Can you spell 70 MPG?
 

darkscout

Grammar Scout
Joined
May 28, 2006
Location
Michigan
TDI
2003 Golf
lift pump AND 11mm? What injectors are you running? Sounds fun...
Lift pump because I think that not having one played a role in the death of my 10 mm. (Which I do still need to test out to make sure it is actually dead).

Running: Bosio DLC 1019 (ULSD RATED) Next Generation Design.



First is a clutch. Then on up with this car.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2002 (swap from 2L gas); 2016 A3 e-tron
How does one shipped a part for an engine not even available on this, or at least most of this Continent??
That was my first question, too! (well, first question after "what the fudge?!" of course. :))

As for what I did today: Picked up the correct head gasket from VW dealer ($40 for the Victor Reinz version - nice!); patted myself on the back for remembering to put the tensioner stud back on the head before installing and tightening everything down (block in the car with almost new timing belt); then metaphorically kicked myself in the nuts for not remembering to actually put the damn tensioner on before tightening everything down.

Had to take a standing 8-count and call it a night at that point.
 
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Farfromovin

Torque Addict
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Location
Ventura, CA
TDI
03 Golf 2dr- PD150 6m
Lift pump because I think that not having one played a role in the death of my 10 mm. (Which I do still need to test out to make sure it is actually dead).

Running: Bosio DLC 1019 (ULSD RATED) Next Generation Design.



First is a clutch. Then on up with this car.
I'm a huge fan of the lift pump for ALH engines, especially with an 11mm pump.
 

nkgagne

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2010
Location
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
TDI
2015 Sportwagen 6M, 2006 Golf GLS TDI (sold)
Yesterday, fought round two with the alternator pulley. I used two long breaker bars, the first on a 12 mm impact socket, the other on a 17 mm crowsfoot. I also left the tension ON the belt to help hold the pulley. I had cheater extensions (gas pipe) at the ready for the breaker bars too if needed. To my pleasant surprise, I didn't need them! This time it cracked loose so easily, I thought the crowsfoot had just slipped off. A little more leverage goes a long way, I guess.

Since I had extra time, I also changed cabin, intake, and fuel filters, and did an oil & filter change as I was nearly due. (Who wants to change oil in December?)

I almost didn't get to the oil & filter as I found out my lift pump is almost toast... It had a very hard time filling the empty filter. Curious, I tested the output, and I got maybe 1/2 oz each key-cycle...

As a result, once the car had used the fuel already in the rail, it had a very hard time repriming. I put a vacuum on the return, then cranked it like hell; it eventually started to fire one cylinder intermittently. It did that for a LONG time, chucked a TON of raw diesel haze out the tailpipe, and was very near flattening the battery, when it finally sputtered to life. Hooray!

I let it run for about 15 min (detached garage w/ door open - and I got OUT of there while it ran. Never would have run it with a house attached), to ensure it was good to go, and to warm up the oil. The oil change was uneventful, at least - nice to have *something* go according to plan...
 

Woodrobin

Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2010
Location
Topeka, KS
TDI
2001 Jetta GLS
Replaced the N75 controller to get rid of a persistent, intermittent overboost error code. Also replaced some of the connected lengths of hose (all the lengths that connected to the N75). So far, so good.

Replaced the wiper blades with a set of Bosch Icons too, while I was out there.

Thanks to Aaron over at Bora Parts for getting all that to me safely and promptly. Good service, as usual.
 

tongsli

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 31, 2000
Location
Baltimore, MD
TDI
2000 Jetta TDI, 2004, Jetta Wagon TDI PD
Lift pump because I think that not having one played a role in the death of my 10 mm. (Which I do still need to test out to make sure it is actually dead).
Running: Bosio DLC 1019 (ULSD RATED) Next Generation Design.

First is a clutch. Then on up with this car.
Where did you end up connecting the electric? switched power?
 
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