What did you do to your car today?

Sootman

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2003
Location
Maine Coast
TDI
2011 Golf TDI
Bought a new to me TDI

I'm back in the diesel world, posted some info in the Mark 6 forum. No mods, no mods, no mods, ah crap of course I do mods.
 

Fixmy59bug

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2009
Location
Las Vegas, NV
TDI
2015 Passat TDI SE
Yesterday, I wired up the high beams so the low beams stay on simultaneously, also courtesy of the vortex:
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1167457
You didnt do this on stock Jetta headlights, did you?

I would think two filaments burning inside the same glass capsule creating 110 watts of heat would cause the bulb to burn out (or possibly explode).

Of course, if you have aftermarket headlights where the high beam is separate from the low beam, it is not an issue.
 

nokivasara

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2008
Location
Sweden @ Lat 61N
TDI
Tiguan 4-motion, Golf mk7
I have worn rotors on my Skoda and lately I've noticed some light vibration under braking so I decided to check the front end before ordering parts, turns out I have a bad front wheel bearing! That's the second time I have a bad bearing (one on both cars) without hearing any rumble beforehand. I'm usually very good at adressing where sounds come from and adjust timing on old IDI's by ear etc, but these bearings take me by surprise for some reason...
Anyway, placed an order on brake discs/pads, wheel bearing, timing belt kit with WP, t-stat and some oil filters.
My Skoda will hit 300k km pretty soon, we'll get a good start on the next 300 with new brakes and tb :)
 

crashtested

Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2010
Location
Nelson, BC
TDI
2014 GSW Trendline 6MT, 2004 Jetta GLS 5MT (sold), 2010 GSW Highline 6MT (buy back)
Thursday past: 90k service - Oil / Air/ Cabin / Fuel filters and new oil.


This weekend was a 900km trip from Nelson to Kalispell, MT for my sons soccer team.


Last night washed off all the bugs and applied new yellow Lamin-x covers to the fogs.
 

nokivasara

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2008
Location
Sweden @ Lat 61N
TDI
Tiguan 4-motion, Golf mk7
Rebuilt a rear brake caliper on the Golf, it would sometimes drag a bit and get warm.
The piston looked pretty good but the oil seal in the bore was awful, like it was missing small bits and was swollen. Could that happen if the brake fluid isn't changed often enough?

New seals and piston made quite the difference!
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
Interesting. Will that thing actually stay where you put it?
Well, at 150 - 200 lbs it should. Of course if you drive across it at an angle some creep might be imparted. Also, I ordered an extra center section so with all four sections bolted together, it will be extremely hard to steal. It is also way cheaper than having the driveway ripped out and repaired at a proper angle; even just redoing the rolled curb to a flat slant would cost more (assuming the city would allow it).
 

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've seen neighborhood speed bumps like that. And I doubt you have to worry about snow plows.
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
And I doubt you have to worry about snow plows.
True, but not because we don't get snow since our elevation is just about 5,300 ft. However we live on a cul-de-sac that isn't plowed, and neither are the two streets we have to drive on to get to a main road.
 

csstevej

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 12, 2004
Location
north nj
TDI
2001 golf tdi 4 door auto now a manual, mine, 2000 golf 2 door M/T son's,daughters 98 NB non-TDI 2.0, 2003 TDI NB for next daughter, head repaired and on road,gluten for punishment got another tdi 2001NB,another yellow tdi NB

joyjoy22

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 5, 2019
Location
Florida
TDI
2015 Volkswagen Beetle
I finally got time to install the wheels and tires I purchased from 4WheelOnline last month. I've been busy the last few days and my parcel has been in the garage for days.
 

BakoTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
May 5, 2005
Location
Bakersfield, CA
TDI
Jetta, 99 MK4
A week ago or so, was able to finally install the 1.8T spindles, brake calipers, and rotors. I have had them sitting on a shelf probably close to a year. I got them a the JY and cleaned them up and put a fresh coat of gold caliper paint. Resurfaces the rotors, put new seals on the calipers and then just sat. I had to wait to get another set of rear brakes so I could clean them and paint them. Finally got all parts and hardware together and completed this work. All I got to do next is flush the brake fluid and get new struts and shocks, and the control arm bushings will need to be replaced.

 
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