What did you do to your MKIV today?

BobnOH

not-a-mechanic
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
central Ohio
TDI
New Beetle 2003 manual
Try car in reverse, back up, stop with park brake a few times. Back calipers might adjust, even out.
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
West Des Moines (formerly St Paul)
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI wagon, silver; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, indigo blue; 2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red (PARTED); 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue (SOLD); 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White (SOLD)
What actually fails on that piece? My release moves up/down, but the seat back is solid. Does it fail internally like the "end" snaps off?
The seat back can be released by prying the release with a large flathead screwdriver inserted alongside the seat from the back.
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
West Des Moines (formerly St Paul)
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI wagon, silver; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, indigo blue; 2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red (PARTED); 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue (SOLD); 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White (SOLD)
I shall have to change the signature on my posts because as of yesterday the Tornado Red Golf is no more. Officially retired when I pulled the injectors with the Bosio DLC 764 nozzles, the perfectly good battery and Blizzak tires, and a few other miscellaneous parts.
 

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
I shall have to change the signature on my posts because as of yesterday the Tornado Red Golf is no more. Officially retired when I pulled the injectors with the Bosio DLC 764 nozzles, the perfectly good battery and Blizzak tires, and a few other miscellaneous parts.
It wasn't up for another million miles?
 

dieseldonato

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2023
Location
Us
TDI
2001 jetta
If everything goes well, I'm planning on an oil change, and installing some mini mud flaps on the hetta this weekend, as well as doing the burpod hf compression testers vs my snap on tester. I need to pull the door card out of the drivers rear door and see *** is going on with the window regulator. Stupid window goes about half way up, then gets jammed. If I grab the window and pull it front I can get it up nearly the rest of the way, then I do the push in the glass from the back to get it to close. Wouldn't have figured out I had an issue till spring, but my kids play with switches.... so i better see whays going on sooner then later, before it's completely broken.
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
West Des Moines (formerly St Paul)
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI wagon, silver; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, indigo blue; 2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red (PARTED); 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue (SOLD); 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White (SOLD)
It wasn't up for another million miles?
It was a work car and I'm planning to move somewhere else and won't need that particular car for work. I've got two Jetta wagons and at some point might decide to keep only one.
 

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
TornadoRed, I remember you posting back in the day when you were driving the Golf around Orange and San Diego Counties. Time flies.
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
West Des Moines (formerly St Paul)
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI wagon, silver; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, indigo blue; 2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red (PARTED); 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue (SOLD); 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White (SOLD)
TornadoRed, I remember you posting back in the day when you were driving the Golf around Orange and San Diego Counties. Time flies.
I put about 284k miles on it between August 2003 and August 2008, mostly in SoCal but with several trips to the Midwest and back. It was a great work car right from the start. On the 2nd or 3rd week after I bought it there was a pipeline break near Tucson that cut off all gasoline deliveries to Arizona; it meant that all of Arizona's gasoline had to be supplied by California refineries and gasoline prices rose about $1/gallon overnight. Diesel prices stayed the same and then actually fell a bit. So I was very pleased with my decision to buy one of the very last ALH TDIs to be sold new in California.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
Alarm horn started going off again the other day, so took a closer look at the wiring diagrams. Checked the wiring connection at the RH hinge boot and found a cracked large ground wire - intact but copper exposed, so I taped that up. But that wasn't the cause of the alarm.

Went to the 3-wire connector at the latch assembly and found the not-unexpected blue-green corrosion at the bottom of the connector. Thankfully, all three pins in there were still intact (unlike some others I've seen where at least one was corroded to dust). So, sprayed in some Deoxit D5 and otherwise cleaned things up; sprayed some wax-wool anti-corrosion stuff on the associated metal in that area, sealed it back up.
And so far, so good.
 

dieseldonato

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2023
Location
Us
TDI
2001 jetta
Just beet the rain in getting a few things done to the car. Got the compression test done with mine and burpods gauges. Then changed the oil. Got rid of the vac ball and cleaned up the remaining vac lines. Amazing how much better it looks under the hood. Compression was within 25 psi, cyl 1 and 4 read 425 and cylinder 2 and 3 read 450. Close enough I'm not worried about anything.
 

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
Was that on a cold engine or a warmed up one?
 

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
Joined
Nov 30, 2010
Location
Medina, TX
TDI
2013 JSW, 2003 Jetta Ute, 2 x 2002 Golf, 2000 Golf
After being MIA for a minute (because I haven't really had any major issues, other than waiting 6 months for my LSD to get installed in another transmission), I swapped out steering wheels for an upcoming two week trip to/from Southern/Northern California. Even though it's a little worn, I much prefer the feel of my junkyard find R32 steering wheel. :)





The part number of the steering wheel if anyone's curious.



The finished product.



Excuse the dust and dirt. The joy of living on a ranch with lots of rain (and lots of dust when dry).
 

Judson

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2001
Location
Cheyenne, WY
TDI
2001 Jetta
After being MIA for a minute (because I haven't really had any major issues, other than waiting 6 months for my LSD to get installed in another transmission), I swapped out steering wheels for an upcoming two week trip to/from Southern/Northern California. Even though it's a little worn, I much prefer the feel of my junkyard find R32 steering wheel. :)





The part number of the steering wheel if anyone's curious.



The finished product.



Excuse the dust and dirt. The joy of living on a ranch with lots of rain (and lots of dust when dry).
Nice! Like your cluster too - I have one of those also and they really help the look of the interior.
 

JDSwan87

Black Swamp Thing
Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Location
Michigan near Toledo
TDI
2001 Jetta TDI, 5 speed Lagoon Blue Metallic(sold); 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon auto
Re-bled the clutch I had the neighbor install, pedal seems better now. Less than 5 miles on the new ACT clutch. Time will tell...

Waiting for PowerTDI to get more .260 complete injectors in stock...
 

Zak99b5

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2021
Location
Albany NY
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI
Pulled the tranny to replace the clutch. Got it all apart around 3:15 to see a good bit of oil behind the flywheel. It could be leaking down from the valve cover, but I elected to do the RMS anyway. FLAPS had a Fel-Pro in stock. Sun set by the time I got back.

R&R'd the RMS
Installed the new FW, then saw the tin separator plate on the driveway.
removed FW
installed separator plate
reinstalled FW
torqued bolts and cleaned it
slid clutch on with alignment tool
cleaned and installed the pressure plate

I don’t have A 9mm 12-point socket, so I used the deep offset wrench to tighten the PP bolts. Worked around in bunch of passed till all were gut-und-teit. They didn’t seem particularly hard to unscrew when I removed the originals.

It was pitch black, nine hours since I began, and my son wasn’t around to help, so I stopped there.
Back at it tomorrow morning. Hope I can get the tranny back in before it rains for 2 days.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
I don’t have A 9mm 12-point socket, so I used the deep offset wrench to tighten the PP bolts. Worked around in bunch of passed till all were gut-und-teit. They didn’t seem particularly hard to unscrew when I removed the originals.
I always find the torque spec on those shockingly light when installing. 20Nm for SMF and 13Nm (?!) for DMF. Feels like it should be more.
 

STDOUBT

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2007
Location
Portland, effing Oregon
TDI
dos jettas
Recently installed one of these because my OE shift knob developed a peeling-up of the plasti-chrome ring. Was a bit jagged and had to go.

^pic is from their website^
The great thing was finding out they're made right here in P-town. Review: Feels Good, Man, would buy again. Actually got an extra for the Wife's car since she said she "might" want to get one (she hates change, so that's a huge endorsement!). Great build quality. And check out the custom knob caps lol! I Love seeing indies supporting our generation of VeeDubs!
Finally had an excuse to install the custom shift boot I bought from redlinegoods.com many moons ago.
Happy to see them still kicking - also excellent quality.
Not affiliated with either - just want to push some business their way because they deserve it IMO.
Enjoy!
Oh, and on the 23rd, I put new front rotors and pads on. Rears this weekend!
 

KrashDH

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Dec 22, 2013
Location
Washington
TDI
2002 Golf
Recently installed one of these because my OE shift knob developed a peeling-up of the plasti-chrome ring. Was a bit jagged and had to go.

^pic is from their website^
The great thing was finding out they're made right here in P-town. Review: Feels Good, Man, would buy again. Actually got an extra for the Wife's car since she said she "might" want to get one (she hates change, so that's a huge endorsement!). Great build quality. And check out the custom knob caps lol! I Love seeing indies supporting our generation of VeeDubs!
Finally had an excuse to install the custom shift boot I bought from redlinegoods.com many moons ago.
Happy to see them still kicking - also excellent quality.
Not affiliated with either - just want to push some business their way because they deserve it IMO.
Enjoy!
Oh, and on the 23rd, I put new front rotors and pads on. Rears this weekend!
It's that thing weighted or no?

It's always good to see a nice aftermarket knob option.
 

STDOUBT

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2007
Location
Portland, effing Oregon
TDI
dos jettas
It's that thing weighted or no?

It's always good to see a nice aftermarket knob option.
The steel core (body) is heavy, yes. I would definitely say it's weighted compared to the OE knob. By quite a bit.
The steel body extends through the "ball", up to just under the cap piece.
If you select a type on that page, a new section opens up with exploded views.
 

KrashDH

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Dec 22, 2013
Location
Washington
TDI
2002 Golf
The steel core (body) is heavy, yes. I would definitely say it's weighted compared to the OE knob. By quite a bit.
The steel body extends through the "ball", up to just under the cap piece.
If you select a type on that page, a new section opens up with exploded views.
Ah ok. Not personally a fan of the weighted knobs, but looks like a quality shifter
 

benmarks

Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2003
Location
Portland, OR
TDI
2004 Jetta GLS Sedan Platinum Gray
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