What did you do to your MKIV today?

csstevej

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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
Lol I just use stainless steel deck screws.
 

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
Set out to swap injection pumps on my car this evening but I realized I don't have a long reach cam lock and I really don't want to pull my valve cover again as it's sealed up nicely right now... 😝
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
What did I do? Bought (another) one.
2002 base model - crank windows and mirrors, albeit with A/C - with a blown motor.
I'd worked on this car before; owner was driving up a logging road, hit a rock (no skid plate, despite my admonitions), and drove it as far it'd go, hoping for the best (ended up with the worst.

So - just need to decide whether to find a motor for it, or part it out..... 🤔
 

The Cream Dolphin

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Joined
Feb 22, 2021
Location
Fernie, B.C. originally Dwight, ON
TDI
02 VW Golf TDI ALH 245k
What did I do? Bought (another) one.
2002 base model - crank windows and mirrors, albeit with A/C - with a blown motor.
I'd worked on this car before; owner was driving up a logging road, hit a rock (no skid plate, despite my admonitions), and drove it as far it'd go, hoping for the best (ended up with the worst.

So - just need to decide whether to find a motor for it, or part it out..... 🤔
Oh man from the island I am assuming it is reasonably rust free? Fix it up, these coastal ALHs are amaƶing. Poor car though, I only have the plastic belly pan, but a 1½" lift, I drive quite cautiously on logging roads. Reminds me of a time I had a buddy do the same (minus running dry:() in a gnarly whoop on a logging road 50̷0̷m from camp. (this was a 1.8T, mind you) Immediately knew what happened and shut it off. We were to be at that camp for about 2 weeks, so he ordered a pan, gasket and oil, and on the day off with a bunch of buddies who he supplied tailgate burgers to, got it rolling. It was an awesome case of backlands dusty dirtroad repairs, and it kept on going with no issues. At one point while it was still sitting, a CO showed up and said "does anyone know where 'insert full name here' is?" We all thought it was for the dumped oil haha but it was just trying to figure out why it was parked there.
 
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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
Definitely fix it up.
 

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
What did I do? Bought (another) one.
2002 base model - crank windows and mirrors, albeit with A/C - with a blown motor.
I'd worked on this car before; owner was driving up a logging road, hit a rock (no skid plate, despite my admonitions), and drove it as far it'd go, hoping for the best (ended up with the worst.

So - just need to decide whether to find a motor for it, or part it out..... 🤔
Fix it! Fix it! This poor car deserves another chance at life. Lol
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
Pity we aren't closer to each other, I'd trade you an ALH for a wagon hatch ;)
Would do that deal in a heartbeat! :D

There are some go-fast bits on it, too, but I'm sure the VNT17 turbo is cooked, but I'm figuring the clutch injectors are fine. "Stage 4" tuned....but that would need to get rectified regardless.

And yes - body is in great shape. Just doing a quick once-over and there's no corrosion popping up anywhere. Missing a side mirror, though - which is easy enough to fix).
 

burpod

teh stallionz!!1
Joined
Nov 27, 2004
Location
cape cod, ma
TDI
82 rabbit vnt ahu, 98 jetta vnt ahu, 05 parts car, 88 scirocco.. :/
Would do that deal in a heartbeat! :D

There are some go-fast bits on it, too, but I'm sure the VNT17 turbo is cooked, but I'm figuring the clutch injectors are fine. "Stage 4" tuned....but that would need to get rectified regardless.

And yes - body is in great shape. Just doing a quick once-over and there's no corrosion popping up anywhere. Missing a side mirror, though - which is easy enough to fix).
Tell me it ain't so,another stage 4 with a blown motor lol 😆 😩
 

wonneber

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Joined
Oct 12, 2011
Location
Monroe, NY, USA
TDI
2014 Jetta Sportwagon,2003 Jetta 261K Sold but not forgotten
Heh, believe me, I've told my wife be glad we don't have endless funds. The variety of oddball cars we would own, all in some sort if dissarry would be astounding.
I'm glad the Condo rules where I live only allow 2 cars.
I can't imagine how many cars I would have.
A few years I asked about getting a surplus military surplus half track.
The board nixed it w/o thought. :cry:
 

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
Set out to swap injection pumps on my car this evening but I realized I don't have a long reach cam lock and I really don't want to pull my valve cover again as it's sealed up nicely right now... 😝
Mother Necessity, or maybe just laziness, has struck again.
After shopping around and deciding I didn't want to pay stupid shipping for a long reach lock and wait a week for it to show up, I built one instead. I thought it would be kinda tricky to figure out but it wasn't too bad.
Yes, a 3/8" bar is likely excessive, and yes, my welds have crap penetration but hey, it'll hold! And it doesn't even look too ugly. Pretty pleased with how precisely I drilled the holes too, with a cordless drill. 😄


 

P2B

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Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Mother Necessity, or maybe just laziness, has struck again.
After shopping around and deciding I didn't want to pay stupid shipping for a long reach lock and wait a week for it to show up, I built one instead. I thought it would be kinda tricky to figure out but it wasn't too bad.
Yes, a 3/8" bar is likely excessive, and yes, my welds have crap penetration but hey, it'll hold! And it doesn't even look too ugly. Pretty pleased with how precisely I drilled the holes too, with a cordless drill. 😄


How much do I send you for mine? :)
 

jmodge

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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
Mother Necessity, or maybe just laziness, has struck again.
After shopping around and deciding I didn't want to pay stupid shipping for a long reach lock and wait a week for it to show up, I built one instead. I thought it would be kinda tricky to figure out but it wasn't too bad.
Yes, a 3/8" bar is likely excessive, and yes, my welds have crap penetration but hey, it'll hold! And it doesn't even look too ugly. Pretty pleased with how precisely I drilled the holes too, with a cordless drill. 😄


Hell yes! I’m going to add one to my homemade timing set tools
 

burpod

teh stallionz!!1
Joined
Nov 27, 2004
Location
cape cod, ma
TDI
82 rabbit vnt ahu, 98 jetta vnt ahu, 05 parts car, 88 scirocco.. :/
Mother Necessity, or maybe just laziness, has struck again.
After shopping around and deciding I didn't want to pay stupid shipping for a long reach lock and wait a week for it to show up, I built one instead. I thought it would be kinda tricky to figure out but it wasn't too bad.
Yes, a 3/8" bar is likely excessive, and yes, my welds have crap penetration but hey, it'll hold! And it doesn't even look too ugly. Pretty pleased with how precisely I drilled the holes too, with a cordless drill. 😄


i want one!
 

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
I’ll second that !
 

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
How much do I send you for mine? :)
i want one!
I’ll second that !
I don't know guys, I doubt I could make them any cheaper than these:

 

burpod

teh stallionz!!1
Joined
Nov 27, 2004
Location
cape cod, ma
TDI
82 rabbit vnt ahu, 98 jetta vnt ahu, 05 parts car, 88 scirocco.. :/
I don't know guys, I doubt I could make them any cheaper than these:

dangit, i didn't realize they were that cheap. and i was literally just at IDParts the other day. arghhhh. why haven't i bought one of these???
 

J_dude

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Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
dangit, i didn't realize they were that cheap. and i was literally just at IDParts the other day. arghhhh. why haven't i bought one of these???
Yeah that's the IDParts one, the Metalnerd ones are much more spendy.
 

KrashDH

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Joined
Dec 22, 2013
Location
Washington
TDI
2002 Golf
dangit, i didn't realize they were that cheap. and i was literally just at IDParts the other day. arghhhh. why haven't i bought one of these???
I bought this one too.
I think I purchased it when I yanked and swapped my 10mm pump with the 11 so I didn't have to pull the cover. But I've used it with the cover off as well
 

J_dude

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Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
Anybody have any tips on how to not get crud in the injectors when removing the hard lines?
 

norbert77

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Feb 2, 2022
Location
Petrolia
TDI
01 beetle
Hi guys quick question, should I put thread locker on the crankshaft bolts? As far as the clutch goes, what do you guys put on the pivot ball and the release bearing slider assembly?

What have I done, is I painted my clutch release arm because it wasn't shiny enough. Cleaning the transmission for clutch installation and all the seals that go with it


 

Mozambiquer

Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Mar 21, 2015
Location
Versailles Missouri
TDI
2004 VW Touareg V10 TDI, 2012 Audi Q7 V6 TDI, 1998 VW Jetta TDI. 1982 VW Rabbit pickup, 2001 VW Jetta TDI, 2005 VW Passat wagon TDI X3, 2001 VW golf TDI, 1980 VW rabbit pickup,
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