What did you do to your car today?

Thomas83

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Location
Ontario, CA
TDI
'02 TDI Golf 5-spd
I painted/plastidipped my OEM wheels. Idk how I like it. Half of me says yay! The other half says boo!






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Thomas83

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Location
Ontario, CA
TDI
'02 TDI Golf 5-spd
I painted/plastidipped my OEM wheels. Idk how I like it. Half of me says yay! The other half says boo!






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Farfromovin

Torque Addict
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Location
Ventura, CA
TDI
03 Golf 2dr- PD150 6m

FJ40Jim

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2002
Location
Lancaster, Ohio, USA
TDI
'01 Golf GLS 5MT, '12 JSW DSG
Swapped on the summer running shoes and piled up the winter boots in the back of the garage.
Greased the rear calipers and added the rear caliper return springs to help the p-brake work properly.
Replace cracked RF fender liner w/ vented liner from ID Parts. Had to slightly redrill the 2 bottom front holes to get the screws in.
 

TDikook

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jun 15, 2003
Location
Biloxi, Ms
TDI
'06 Golf Anthracite Blue
Thanks Eric, that's what I was going after when I took out the DG. I decided to bend over and get a Forge S2S. Just waiting on my Force Fed Engineering shift cable bracket bushings and I'll put them both in. So far I really like the HPA with the 42DD end bushings. Short and tight!
Ya, I got the 44DD bushings , and Matt made me a short shifter by drilling and filling a stock one. it is nice and crisp, but the side to side needs help... but it was VERY cheap!
 

SD26

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Location
WI
TDI
1998 Jetta TDI 5sp, 2002 Jetta TDI 5sp
Did my first oil and filter change on my new to me 2002 Jetta. 335k. Seems to be running very well. Can't complain.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
Turns out it was a needle lift sensor fault. And he had experienced an overall loss of power. Bad fuel. We changed the fuel filter and car seems fine. Also did replace one burned out brake light bulb.
Got the snow tires off the car. That wasn't easy, forgot to use any anti-seize and they were stuck on. Drove the car around, seemed fine. Fueled it up this AM, give my son an extra filter in case, and he left for western MA. Back a few minutes later with the same fault codes. Couldn't clear them. No obvious electrical issues, but I don't know what's up. When it triggers the fault the power drops by half: I looked at fueling and it maxes out at 24 mg/stroke.

So he took the Passat and I'll have to figure out what's up with the Golf. Nice to have a spare car or two around.

Also pulled the Miata out of the garage and drove it around.


After sitting since December it fired right up. How not British!
 

BlankThis

Veteran Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2012
Location
Montreal, QC
TDI
2002 Golf GLS TDI
Sell me the Miata?

I almost didn't come back to VW/TDIs because I want(ed) one so bad. But practicality got the best of me with 4 doors and a hatch. Any mods on the roadster?
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
It's bone stock, 1990, just turned 67K. I'm the third owner, only had it for a couple of years. I bought it for track days but honestly it's too nice to beat up on the track. Fun on the street, however. You can drive it flat out and no one notices. It alarmed me a bit yesterday to think that next year I can register it as an antique if I want.
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
Hey, Peter, you ought to come out to the 25th Anniversary Event at Laguna Seca in September. The goal is to get 1,000 Miatae on the track!
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
And fun. I drove mine to an international event up by Ottawa in 2002, then down to Staten Island and back to California via Gettysburg, PA. That was the trip that convinced me to get XM Radio! Think of it being like a TDIFest but without having to do any sales. :D
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
I was at a track day last year in my Miata and there was a guy there with a V8 conversion. He told me he had two: one with the V8 and one with a turbo kit. His comment was, "I ruined both."
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
There was a Mazdaspeed Miata with a turbo from the factory. With the Monster Miata V8 conversions the entire drive train is replaced. BTW, the block of the 1.6 (and early 1.8 until 2001) was from the Mazda 323's B6T turbocharged engine.
 

ringding

Active member
Joined
Apr 7, 2014
Location
Los Angeles
TDI
MkIV Golf
Just spent the last many days replacing Pass. door lock module. My VW recycler gave it to me and its all working perfectly now.

(Note to self) never disassemble the window regulator.
 

Digital Corpus

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Mar 14, 2008
Location
Ontario, California
TDI
'97 B4 w/ 236K mi body, 46K mi soul
well this is still very raw for now, but just wanted to post some results and findings.
I wanted to do an Ambinent Door Light as they have on CC or B7 in Europe, i bought a 2mm fiber optic rod with 5mm led's on each end, turns out that's not enough ill try 7mm as my next step and hopefully result will be better

Here are some pics

*snipped photos*
Looks good. You don't need to change size, just luminosity. Now, I use mouser.com for most of my searching but it is not an end-all-be-all site. It's still very comprehensive.
http://www.mouser.com/Optoelectronics/LED-Indication/Standard-LEDs-Through-Hole/_/N-b1jdv?P=1z0yt1m
 

Farfromovin

Torque Addict
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Location
Ventura, CA
TDI
03 Golf 2dr- PD150 6m
Ya, I got the 44DD bushings , and Matt made me a short shifter by drilling and filling a stock one. it is nice and crisp, but the side to side needs help... but it was VERY cheap!
Maybe you just need a S2S adjustment? That slot "should" only affect the throw assuming the cable length is right at the end.

Lock the tranny and shift lever in home position and see if there's slack to take up. That's my guess at least.
 

DieselRacer

banned
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Location
AZ-NV
TDI
BMW Advanced Diesel...2011 BMW 335d
I was at a track day last year in my Miata and there was a guy there with a V8 conversion. He told me he had two: one with the V8 and one with a turbo kit. His comment was, "I ruined both."
It's called a Monster Miata, Ford small block v8, rear wheel drive, 90 inch wheelbase, 400hp, 2400lbs...Yippie:cool:
 

DieselRacer

banned
Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Location
AZ-NV
TDI
BMW Advanced Diesel...2011 BMW 335d
40k service, all OEM fluid and filters, Liqui-Moly oil, Mann filters, Bosch wiper blades, rotated tires, greased what needs to be greased, etc, did it with a friend...next is brakes, what is the best kit for the GLI jetta?
 

oldpoopie

Vendor
Joined
May 14, 2001
Location
Portland Oregon
TDI
2001 golf gl, 2006 jetta, 1981 ALH swapped rabbit pickup, 1998 beetle
Finally fabbed up a turbo support bracket for my 2260vk and last week re-fit my downpipe and finished up my 3" turbo back. Also tweaked my vnt stop a bit. Seems to spool up better, and finally the vibrations are at a reasonable level inside the cabin!
 

joshattack

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2008
Location
Pittsburgh
TDI
99.5 Golf auto
Getting into NYC late saturday night I had a black plastic barb splicer connecting my FrostHeater melt after 4 years of use. I lost almost all my coolant and tried to keep my car from overheating on a highway that had no shoulder. I was able to limp it the few miles to my friends after putting a few gallons of water in. Fixed it the next day in a few minutes once I found a auto store that was open so I could drive back to Pittsburgh that day.

Now that I'm back I'm gonna have to drain out the mixture of coolant and poland spring.
 
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