I just installed this 6 3/4-inch Hirschmann made in Germany antenna that I bought from here: https://www.antennamastsrus.com/VW/VW Jetta 1999-2005.htm
They're a good resource for antennas, whether it's many different sizes of the mast-style antenna, or some other options. Someone recently stole my 16-inch OEM-style antenna, so I needed a replacement.The vendor claims it gets above average reception for antennas this size or smaller. I previously also had a Sharan antenna, but it was too short. I didn't want to go back to it or the full sized mast antenna, though. This one is a bit rubbery and bends a tiny bit. I haven't driven around yet to test the reception claims, however.
Welcome to the clubI have done so much to my Mk4 TDI I can't even rattle off all the stuff right now...I am at my wits end.
This Mk4 TDI 02 Jetta is dieing and I am trying so hard to fix everything wrong with it. I need a local guru to help me please... No joke, this diesel sedan was gifted to me in really bad shape.
I am an all American woman who whole heartedly wants to see this gremlin thrive yet am sadly failing horribly. If there is someone in the Boston area willing to help me figure out how to keep my daily driver Alive, please message here in the forums or a pm would be appreciated.
I don't want to sell, and I appreciate the 45 mpg of diesel it could get if running top notch plus with proper tuining better maybe.
I'm not rich, I am mechanically inclined and have put over 1300 already into parts + my own labor un accounted for in price... I need actual help from someone willing to teach me how to keep it alive plus maybe make it better.
I am not afraid of hard work. This car has been more then just hard work. In 2 years I have averaged about one week running out of ever month of owning it and I have always had a great an upkeep record with all of the American cars I have owned in the past. This is a whole nother beast that I don't want to junk because of my lack of foreign engineering and the fact that it was gifted to me.
By 'air leak', do you mean that because you cannot seal the hardline correctly, air is getting into the line and preventing that injector from being bled? If so, I don't think that's your problem. The pump is positive displacement. You should be having a fuel leak at that nut also, which I'm not seeing your say you have.Bled the pump and injectors via applying vacuum to behind the return fitting and put it back on quickly several times. Cracked open and cranked injectors 1 and 4 then 2/3 about half a dozen times with no success in ridding the air leak.
Am I damaging the injector/HPFP by doing short trips with an air leak?
Norbert, you should have a seal kit in hand that includes the two seals you are disturbing. That is the First Thing.What all should be done before getting to the hammer mod? My car was tuned 3 years ago stage3 malone and I saw the guy doing the hammer mod. Not the best mpg I'm getting
Thank you,Welcome to the club
I suggest you start your own thread with the worst problem first…..most people on here are willing to help.
Yes start a new thread , it will be easier to help you.
The a/c well it’s either running ….or not , If not are the fans running if a/c switch is on and fan speed set to 1?
Engine doesn’t need to be running but kept to the run position. There is a good A/c thread to go through I posted it at the bottom.
Do you know if there is pressure in the system?
Are you getting voltage to the compressor clutch?
If yes is the coil open or does it have resistance and what is it?
Bad Blend door will give you cool air in the summer and cool air in the winter.
Define funny brakes , occasionally hard then normal , then the hard plastic line from the vacuum pump to the booster is cracked ….probably on the inside radius…..replace it with I believe a 3/8 ID.heater hose works great…two of my 5 cars has this and no issues of collapse for 15 years…..…a couple of bucks from an auto store….the OEM line is like $80.00 bucks or so…..
Here’s the post
Mk IV Manual AC electrical & cooling fan troubleshooting and repair Now is the time of the year to check that your pair of electric fans that provide cooling for both the radiator and air conditioner condensor are functioning. Do not needlessly age your Air Conditioning compressor by running it...forums.tdiclub.com
It seems like it could be the hard line because it's done it only on #1 on two sets of injectorsBy 'air leak', do you mean that because you cannot seal the hardline correctly, air is getting into the line and preventing that injector from being bled? If so, I don't think that's your problem. The pump is positive displacement. You should be having a fuel leak at that nut also, which I'm not seeing your say you have.
I'd say you have a compression leak from an injector that's not fully seated in the head. That's really the only place soot can be coming from.It seems like it could be the hard line because it's done it only on #1 on two sets of injectors
Could it be that the fitting is damaged?
I replaced the return lines with brand new hose so there's no possibility of air getting in through ballooned fuel return hose ends.
Air is coming from up top on the fitting but not down below.
This is a pic while idling after driving it for 10 miles
You can see the soot around it on the valve cover