What did you do to your MKIV today?

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Anyone know where I can get a good 11mm pump in Canada?
Talked to Giles, he says he can build one for stupid money, but I don't need a built pump I just need a pump, and soon.
I could find a used one but I don't want to have to tear it down like KrashDH right now, I just want to throw it on and get this car going again.
I have one, but it's been on the shelf for years so not guaranteed ready to go.
 

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
When I drove my Golf up from Georgia, I felt like I was leading a lamb to slaughter. Southern car it's whole life, never seen salt til I drove it up to Michigan.
 

GP_RZ

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2022
Location
Alliston, Ontario
TDI
2003 Jetta Wagon 5 speed
Just finished swapping out the coolant sensor as I was getting the dreaded hard starting in any sort of cold weather with a hell of a smoke show. problem seems to be fixed now. Well I was in there I see more things to replace, fuel lines look really cracked up, next on the list.
 

The Cream Dolphin

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2021
Location
Fernie, B.C. originally Dwight, ON
TDI
02 VW Golf TDI ALH 245k
BC doesn’t either. The BC cars in Canada are like California cars. They command like 2k more if you can prove it’s never left BC. But if you look out east they have Alberta cars and claim less rust on them as well. By buddy had a TL type S from BC and that thing was minty. There are auto Jetta wagons there for $12,000 cause the bodies are so darn nice.
Yup, my Vancouver car is incredibly rustless. The whole underbody is still that bumpy gravelgard type of silver paint. I am second owner, PO bought it in Vancouver and always lived there. I was an absolute fool and accidentally lot my front drivers rocker start to show rust this winter :/
 

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Might be better than a junkyard one with totally unknown history
All I can tell you about this one is it was pulled from a member's Golf in 2015 because it was leaking. We swapped in a spare he had, he gave it to me and it has not been touched since.

I can't remember where the leak was so fair assumption it needs a full seal kit.
 

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
I can't remember where the leak was so fair assumption it needs a full seal kit.
Which I do happen to have. But I read through Krash's teardown how-to and I don't think I want to tackle that just yet. 😝
Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and make a Powertdi order myself.
 

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
[With a bad Crocodile Dundee accent] That's not a bad bearing....THIS is a bad bearing.
When a rear wheel bearing let go on an HT Holden (RWD) the end of the axle would scratch three arcs along the side of the car as it went by while the brake drum dragged on the ground. Saw quite a few cars with those tell tale scratches 😲
 

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
Rear brakes were dragging on my 00 NB daily driver and wouldn’t release , pulled parking brake lever off and with a scribe pulled the seal away from PB shaft and hit it with some LPS2. Worked lever and now both levers work as the should , reinstalled helper springs too.
 

dieseldonato

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2023
Location
Us
TDI
2001 jetta
Well, fuel millage is up on the car, 46mpg this last tank. Pretty happy with that. With the last several tune versions its been pretty consistent at 43mpg. Whenever burpod gets to it, he said he has a small update for it. Don't 100% know what all he changed recently, but the power is great car doesn't smoke hardly at all, and cold weather starting is very good. So we'll on the way to a very efficient and still peppy car.
 

SilverGhost

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2005
Location
Back in So Flo - St Lucie
TDI
'05 Golf - totaled :(, wife's '13 Beetle - buy back, TDIless
BC doesn’t either. The BC cars in Canada are like California cars. They command like 2k more if you can prove it’s never left BC. But if you look out east they have Alberta cars and claim less rust on them as well. By buddy had a TL type S from BC and that thing was minty. There are auto Jetta wagons there for $12,000 cause the bodies are so darn nice.
Not a new thing but Comifornia was trying to get rid of salt because of the run off killing everything along the side of the road. Haven't bothered to see if they actually banned salt or not, but it does make sense.

Can't wait until alternative roads make salt a thing of the past... was that that pig that jus flew by? ;)

Jason
 

jmodge

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jun 18, 2015
Location
Greenville, MI
TDI
2001 alh Jetta, RC2 w/.205's 5speed daily summer commuter and 2000 alh Jetta 5spd swap, 2" lift, hitch, stage 3 TDtuning w/.216's winter cruiser, 1996 Tacoma ALh
Not a new thing but Comifornia was trying to get rid of salt because of the run off killing everything along the side of the road. Haven't bothered to see if they actually banned salt or not, but it does make sense.

Can't wait until alternative roads make salt a thing of the past... was that that pig that jus flew by? ;)

Jason
Michigan hasn’t slowed its salt intake, but it has moved from gravel to a limestone or crushed concrete type of road base. On the plus side it sets hard and stays firm during the freeze thaw cycle. When wet it bonds to metal and works as fast and effective as salt. Now we get advantage of being able to rot or vehicles year round.
 

joe00golf

Active member
Joined
Feb 5, 2024
Location
Connecticut
TDI
2000 Golf
I pulled the valve cover, added RTV to the proper locations and boom, no more leakage from that. However, still got an oil leak coming from the inspection holes in the oil pan. After looking into the process of rear main seal replacement on these, I now highly doubt the shop I brought it to for a clutch and RMS replacement did the install correctly and that is probably what is leaking. I'm really hoping it's just a bad RTV job on the oil pan but my luck with this car after going to that shop a few years ago has not been good...
 

norbert77

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2022
Location
Petrolia
TDI
01 beetle
I got the engine and trans pulled for a clutch, rear main, front main seal, oil pump chain and TB. Already got it separated but I just remembered the instructions for the TB say to look in the transmission access hole to look at timing mark. Should I just put the trans back, or might as well do the clutch and rear seals first?
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
Do one side at a time. With the play in the crank "lock" on the ALH, you're most likely going to move it from TDC when torquing the flywheel bolts.
I thought I could speed things up by doing both with the transmission out, but couldn't find a reliable way to hold TDC - they're at opposite sides of the engine anyway, so not a whole lot to be gained by doing both at the same time.
 

norbert77

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2022
Location
Petrolia
TDI
01 beetle
My clutch is missing something, I can seem to 'finger'it out haha

So, no real timing marks, just three dots? Going for the middle.

So, is it best to do rear main seal and clutch/flywheel first? Bolt trans back then do TB and front seal and chain? Does the oil pan come off and let me get at it?



 

Shiboxtdi

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2023
Location
Indiana
TDI
2003 VW JETTA ALH TDI (SOLD)
Got all the vacuum lines redone and fixed my underboost problem temporarily, she now makes whistle and whoosh sounds😩
 

dieseldonato

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2023
Location
Us
TDI
2001 jetta
I was surprised to see that missing finger when I did my clutch too. Nice to know it's normal. Wonder what the reasoning for it missing is?
 

hey_allen

Veteran Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2006
Location
Altus, OK
TDI
2000 Jetta TDI
I'm pretty sure it's because this clutch set is intended to be installed as a loaded set, instead of mounting the pressure plate after the flywheel and disc.

The missing finger would have been almost completely a cutaway for the bolt and driver clearance hole.
 
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