What did you do to your MKIV today?

csstevej

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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
Lost a/c the other day with windows fogging up pretty bad during heavy rains last week .
Finally got around to looking at it , a/c compressor runs fine but no fans , fuse is good.
Tested both fans low speed and they are non existent…..ohms check out is infinity….. looks like I’m gonna need two new fans.

Anyone recommend a good place for moderate priced fans?
 

J_dude

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Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
@csstevej if you get them from IDParts you could get a free Yeti mug too! 😄

I got a good spare used fan from the picknpull once. Tested high and low speeds with jumper wires off my battery before I bought it.
 

J_dude

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Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
Anybody have suggestions for better-looking antennas that screw into the stock base? (I don't want shark fin, at least not till I have to take the headliner out and recover it.)
I'm not really worried about reception as I don't use the radio anyway, I have XM or streaming, but the stock buggywhip gives off pretty strong RC car vibes and I don't much like the look so I want something shorter. 😂
 

Zak99b5

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Joined
Apr 30, 2021
Location
Albany NY
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI
Drove it a little under 200 miles up the aforementioned items. Here are the pics



Going to switch driver and passenger bottoms before installing the fronts. I removed the old rears before I picked them up so there'd be room. If I'm feeling really adventurous, I may swap the backs, too. But not sure how hard that is.
 

zymguy

Member
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Feb 10, 2024
Location
55731
TDI
mk 4 jetta
replaced fuel filter and primed fuel pump which solved crank no start situation . Had to remove bracket from fender to fight rusted / striped screw that clamps filter .
 

P2B

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Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Put probably 5 years of wear and tear on the clutch in 7 hours of stop and go :mad: That's what happens when the totality zone is close to a major city. My left knee actually hurt by the time I was done, but it was an awesome experience :)
 

northern diesel

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Joined
Dec 5, 2023
Location
Northern BC
TDI
2006 mk4 TDI Jetta Wagon
Today while waiting for my last silicone piece, an elbow with long enough legs to connect my race pipe to the upper IC stock pipe, i decided to work on some nasty back hatch rust.
I needed to remove the rear window to get at it, which is why it ended up this bad in the first place.
Also check out the vintage window removal tool... it was a struggle... but glass intact and rust attacked.. all in all a successful way to pass the time waiting for this package to arrive.
Some pics from the day
https://flic.kr/p/2pJkhwL https://flic.kr/p/2pJfLH1 https://flic.kr/p/2pJnCrv https://flic.kr/p/2pJnCRZ
https://flic.kr/p/2pJmnDp As always, please hit me up with advice or anything if you've got tips or tricks you think i could use..
If you dont wanna plug up this thread, dm me.
Cheers!
 

PakProtector

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2014
Location
AnnArbor, MI
TDI
Mk.4's and the Cummins
P2B, that 'stop and go' implies too much 'go'. We also took the TDI out for the eclipse. 3:1 difference getting back...still worth it... :D

Douglas
 

norbert77

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Joined
Feb 2, 2022
Location
Petrolia
TDI
01 beetle
Today while waiting for my last silicone piece, an elbow with long enough legs to connect my race pipe to the upper IC stock pipe, i decided to work on some nasty back hatch rust.
I needed to remove the rear window to get at it, which is why it ended up this bad in the first place.
Also check out the vintage window removal tool... it was a struggle... but glass intact and rust attacked.. all in all a successful way to pass the time waiting for this package to arrive.
Some pics from the day
https://flic.kr/p/2pJkhwL https://flic.kr/p/2pJfLH1 https://flic.kr/p/2pJnCrv https://flic.kr/p/2pJnCRZ
https://flic.kr/p/2pJmnDp As always, please hit me up with advice or anything if you've got tips or tricks you think i could use..
If you dont wanna plug up this thread, dm me.
Cheers!
I never had good luck with those cutting tools, I always use wire. Book a small hole through, feed a wire through a steel wire made for that purpose and kind of pull back and forth like a saw
 

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
Some people say the the rust in the lower corners of the rear window is the result of a weld breaking inside the hatch at those corners. You may want to look there and repair if necessary while it's apart. Otherwise moisture will get in again right away.
 

norbert77

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Joined
Feb 2, 2022
Location
Petrolia
TDI
01 beetle
Some people say the the rust in the lower corners of the rear window is the result of a weld breaking inside the hatch at those corners. You may want to look there and repair if necessary while it's apart. Otherwise moisture will get in again right away.
Drill a tiny hole and squirt it a couple ounces of Krown
 

GlowBugTDI

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Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). 01 original Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Lost a/c the other day with windows fogging up pretty bad during heavy rains last week .
Finally got around to looking at it , a/c compressor runs fine but no fans , fuse is good.
Tested both fans low speed and they are non existent…..ohms check out is infinity….. looks like I’m gonna need two new fans.

Anyone recommend a good place for moderate priced fans?
Not new, but when my fan went bad I pulled one out of a gasser since they generally have lower miles. Not a common in need part so they are generally pretty cheap. I think I paid about 10$. Only takes about 45min to install the passenger side fan in the bug and 5min of that is putting it on stands and removing the skidplate. W/J/G should be easier then that.
 

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.. :/
wasn't my tdi, but this is what i use for easy no-weld, no-fuss, no-leak boost tap:



can be found super cheap on amazon/aliexpress. you can use these on alumumum/stainless pipes too - i just use a large bolt/washer/nut after i drill the hole to clamp it down to make a flatter sealing surface. just needs to be placed close enough to the end of the pipe you can use pliers to get it in there . in this case i used some long reach pliers.

take out the schrader valve, use a short piece of larger vac line + reducer to the small boost line to your gauge. you can plug it up by putting the schraeder valve back in. also convenient as a place to put air in the system for pressure testing :)
 

J_dude

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Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
wasn't my tdi, but this is what i use for easy no-weld, no-fuss, no-leak boost tap:



can be found super cheap on amazon/aliexpress. you can use these on alumumum/stainless pipes too - i just use a large bolt/washer/nut after i drill the hole to clamp it down to make a flatter sealing surface. just needs to be placed close enough to the end of the pipe you can use pliers to get it in there . in this case i used some long reach pliers.

take out the schrader valve, use a short piece of larger vac line + reducer to the small boost line to your gauge. you can plug it up by putting the schraeder valve back in. also convenient as a place to put air in the system for pressure testing :)
Neat!! Never thought of that, but I've used one of those to replace the nipple on the bottom of my garden tractor's gas tank 😄
 

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.. :/
Neat!! Never thought of that, but I've used one of those to replace the nipple on the bottom of my garden tractor's gas tank 😄
yeah, they work great, i love 'em. for us common folk who don't have a welder. although, even if i could weld, i think i'd still choose this method.. buy a pack of them super cheap. i've put these in a few mk4's and others. and no leaks. i cringe when seeing those plastic pipes drilled and tapped with like barely 3 threads in plastic.. which will often leak even if with teflon tape. just not enough meat.
 

lost1wing

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Jan 23, 2007
Location
USA, Georgia, Homerville
TDI
2003, 2003, 2002, 2000 ,2000
My first 2003 TDI got a used 5 speed after the original 5 gear failed. Two years ago it had stripped the teeth off of the shaft. I welded it back on and it worked for 30k, just shy of 2 years. I put a used one in from a silver Golf I picked up at the auction a few years ago. It belonged to a member here I'm guessing from the tdi.com decal on the window. The car looked like it was launched. Both hubs were snapped off and 3 of the four struts were bent. I hope no one was hurt.
 

J_dude

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SK Canada
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2003 1.9l “Jedi”
yeah, they work great, i love 'em. for us common folk who don't have a welder. although, even if i could weld, i think i'd still choose this method.. buy a pack of them super cheap. i've put these in a few mk4's and others. and no leaks. i cringe when seeing those plastic pipes drilled and tapped with like barely 3 threads in plastic.. which will often leak even if with teflon tape. just not enough meat.
Man you need a welder, even if it's just a little 110 flux rig. I bought my brother in law's Hobart 210 and it's saved me so much hassle so many times. That and I just love fabricating stuff. Couldn't use it to fix the gas tank though as it's a plastic tank 😄
 

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.. :/
Man you need a welder, even if it's just a little 110 flux rig. I bought my brother in law's Hobart 210 and it's saved me so much hassle so many times. That and I just love fabricating stuff. Couldn't use it to fix the gas tank though as it's a plastic tank 😄
i know i do, and i would love it. i've contemplated getting a basic harbor freight welder, but i'm literally up to my eyeballs in wayyyyy too much stuff going on. i can't afford a whole other project/setup/learning-experience lol. i don't even have a shop. my basement is a half-finished total gut/renovation- been languishing for years unable to get the time to work on it, and now full of carp parts/tools, lumber/wood, building supplies, contractor tools, random crap... it was supposed to be a finished living space 5+ yrs ago. 😩 but not having welder keeps my creativity level up :p generally, i'm able to do all i need to do without it - aside from a couple things - like custom exhaust of course or weld-on map sensor flange. for future planned pipe-dream projects welding capability will be necessary :)
 

SilverGhost

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Mar 25, 2005
Location
Back in So Flo - St Lucie
TDI
'05 Golf - totaled :(, wife's '13 Beetle - buy back, TDIless
i know i do, and i would love it. i've contemplated getting a basic harbor freight welder, but i'm literally up to my eyeballs in wayyyyy too much stuff going on. i can't afford a whole other project/setup/learning-experience lol. i don't even have a shop. my basement is a half-finished total gut/renovation- been languishing for years unable to get the time to work on it, and now full of carp parts/tools, lumber/wood, building supplies, contractor tools, random crap... it was supposed to be a finished living space 5+ yrs ago. 😩 but not having welder keeps my creativity level up :p generally, i'm able to do all i need to do without it - aside from a couple things - like custom exhaust of course or weld-on map sensor flange. for future planned pipe-dream projects welding capability will be necessary :)
I have one of those Harbor Freight welders and can confirm they suck!

I am a little spoiled having access, at points in my life, to much better equipment and have found some of those cheap welders actually make it harder to weld without a lot of practice. For that same class (size/rating/etc) a cheap unit will make you walk away and say its not for you vs a better quality unit getting you hooked.

You don't need to drop massive amounts on name brand, but it will make a difference spending a few extra bucks. I think you can even get a decent Hobart at Harbor Freight or Northern Tool vs their store brand.

Jason
 
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