What did you do to your MKIV today?

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
Well I needed to replace both fans on my DD 2000 NB.
Decided to try and time doing the service position…… to be honest it was far easier than I thought.
Once the car was in the air it was 20 minutes to get that front clip off , and it was definitely easier to pull both fans with the shroud in the service position. At the same time I decided to replace both front struts that I had built up a year ago with springs from idparts “ beef on a budget springs “ and with the stronger springs i reduced the 2” inch lift by 3/4”.
Car height has not changed. Old shocks definitely were shot……
 

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
They were probably planning on stealing it and selling you to human traffickers. Changed their minds when they saw how big you are.
Haha. Well, I didn't get out of the car, but I technically am in the 99th percentile of male height.
 

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.. :/
filled up wifes 06 BEW golf automatic vnt17.... 48.1mpg :) that was pretty much 100% her driving the car - runs to target, grocery store, work commutes, tooting around town. so maybe a 50/50 mix if i had to put a number on it. the highway it sees aren't exactly long stretches and with the usual ebb flow of traffic, and weather for that tank has been fairly chilly spring weather. pretty darn good, considering she "just drives it". am optimistic once a fix the t-stat and if it were to see longer stretches of highway at 65-75 and warmer weather it will see 55mpg without too much effort.... :)
 

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
Last night I confirmed that my sunroof drains were clear, filled the tires, gave a good wand wash/wax, cleaned behind the fender liners, cleaned inside so no one wants inside for my miscellaneous things, parked it, and disconnected the battery. Hope she has a good nap!
 

PakProtector

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Joined
Jan 5, 2014
Location
AnnArbor, MI
TDI
Mk.4's and the Cummins
Raided the local u-pull when they listed a Mk4. Got some interior bits, and a plug/pigtail for the in-tank pump. Also collected all the clips that hold it to the seat/floor pan... :) Also grabbed its e-brake handle as it was a cup-holder/angled one and not need to be bent to fit the cupholder console part. Now for a black, perforated, GLI leather cover.

Douglas
 

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Switched the sedan to summer wheels. Crawled under to investigate why I'm hearing more turbo and smelling exhaust when stopped at lights - turns out the flex pipe is no longer attached to the downpipe :mad:

I have my doubts it's feasible to repair a 20+ year old downpipe, guess I'll have to buy a replacement. Shoved it back together and tied it with baling wire for now, slight improvement but still leaking.
 

northern diesel

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 5, 2023
Location
Northern BC
TDI
2006 mk4 TDI Jetta Wagon

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,
Today I am working on an mk4 at the shop. Its a pretty good looking clean one, the previous owner swapped the engine for a lower mile one, which is where some of the issues come in... main complaint was an oil leak, which was pretty quickly narrowed down to the vacuum pump area. The old gasket was super hard and brittle. The valve cover was leaking a little bit, and the horns weren't working and the egr block off plate could have been installed by stevie wonder... but other than that and the tell-tale white paint marks on the fresh timing belt 😡😡😡
Its a pretty decent car.
 

PakProtector

Veteran Member
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Jan 5, 2014
Location
AnnArbor, MI
TDI
Mk.4's and the Cummins
Bah!!!, if it pins up at TDC firing and timing is OK, I'd call it good. At least it is not a telltale shredded belt from more obvious idiocy...LOL

Besides, they must know something of the difference between their backside and a hole in the ground; they brought it to you.

Douglas
 

GlowBugTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). 01 original Glow Bug TDI (sold)
Well I needed to replace both fans on my DD 2000 NB.
Decided to try and time doing the service position…… to be honest it was far easier than I thought.
Once the car was in the air it was 20 minutes to get that front clip off , and it was definitely easier to pull both fans with the shroud in the service position. At the same time I decided to replace both front struts that I had built up a year ago with springs from idparts “ beef on a budget springs “ and with the stronger springs i reduced the 2” inch lift by 3/4”.
Car height has not changed. Old shocks definitely were shot……
Dang, your good. Ive done it 3-4 times now and it still takes me 15min just to get the fender liners out with my impact. Maybe its just because i live in the rust belt... don't know. Whats your magic?
 

J_dude

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Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
Dang, your good. Ive done it 3-4 times now and it still takes me 15min just to get the fender liners out with my impact. Maybe its just because i live in the rust belt... don't know. Whats your magic?
For the service position? Don't you just pull 3-4 screws per side? Maybe it's different on a beetle but I don't have to pull my whole liner out.
 

GlowBugTDI

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Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). 01 original Glow Bug TDI (sold)
For the service position? Don't you just pull 3-4 screws per side? Maybe it's different on a beetle but I don't have to pull my whole liner out.
Fenders have to come off with the front bumper as there is 3 bolts per side holding the fender to the bumper. Plus the ~12 bolts holding it all to the unibody and rad support under the hood.
 

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.. :/
Got some body work done and took the wagon for a ride!
Beauty day today up here!
https://flic.kr/p/2pLd1Un https://flic.kr/p/2pLegEV https://flic.kr/p/2pLego2 I got some air leaking where the pancake pipe joins the IC... looked under and the rubber gasket is blowing out and just visible, thinking i will try to find a good work around the damn clip connections to my IC.
if the o-ring is in decent shape, take it off, and wrap a couple rounds of teflon tape below it carefully, then put back, and should be good as new and not leak. but of course best to get rid of that BS if you want to make new pipes
 

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
Dang, your good. Ive done it 3-4 times now and it still takes me 15min just to get the fender liners out with my impact. Maybe its just because i live in the rust belt... don't know. Whats your magic?
No magic , I’m in north western nj boarding NY and PENN. Here you can’t tell if it’s snow or salt.
Alls I use is an electric impact gun.
 

northern diesel

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 5, 2023
Location
Northern BC
TDI
2006 mk4 TDI Jetta Wagon
if the o-ring is in decent shape, take it off, and wrap a couple rounds of teflon tape below it carefully, then put back, and should be good as new and not leak. but of course best to get rid of that BS if you want to make new pipes
Good call for a temporary fix, if I considered even epoxying the Orings with JB weld or something...
Hey you recon this would work?
Says for ALH only, but I'm thinking that's in reference to the clip style connections of BEW ICs.
I figure I could use it, if only there were these kinds of clip adapters to attach to the IC that were 2.5" - clip side...

I think they are uniformly 2" only. I can always call Kerma.
Anyone know another source for clip adapters?
If anyone else has adapted to ALH style lower IC while keeping the BEW IC ... let me hear about it!
 

northern diesel

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Joined
Dec 5, 2023
Location
Northern BC
TDI
2006 mk4 TDI Jetta Wagon
if the o-ring is in decent shape, take it off, and wrap a couple rounds of teflon tape below it carefully, then put back, and should be good as new and not leak. but of course best to get rid of that BS if you want to make new pipes
Just test drove it, spiritedly....
That worked like a charm! Thanks - you really are the GOAT
 

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,
Bah!!!, if it pins up at TDC firing and timing is OK, I'd call it good. At least it is not a telltale shredded belt from more obvious idiocy...LOL

Besides, they must know something of the difference between their backside and a hole in the ground; they brought it to you.

Douglas
It was the previous owner who did it... I know who it is, they are a flipper who puts the least amount in and charges the highest prices for the cars...
 

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
It was the previous owner who did it... I know who it is, they are a flipper who puts the least amount in and charges the highest prices for the cars...
Are they a member here? I've seen a few cars bought off here and flipped here (at least posted back for sale), by members...
 

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,
Are they a member here? I've seen a few cars bought off here and flipped here (at least posted back for sale), by members...
I believe they are a member, but not very active here, more active on the fb groups and always selling stuff or buying cheap cars to fix up or part out.
 

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Switched the sedan to summer wheels. Crawled under to investigate why I'm hearing more turbo and smelling exhaust when stopped at lights - turns out the flex pipe is no longer attached to the downpipe :mad:

I have my doubts it's feasible to repair a 20+ year old downpipe, guess I'll have to buy a replacement. Shoved it back together and tied it with baling wire for now, slight improvement but still leaking.
Swapped out the original downpipe & cat.



Murphy must have taken the day off, because all 3 flange nuts came off in perfect condition without a fight. Debated using the 11mm copper flange nuts supplied with the new downpipe, but decided to reuse the 13mm originals.
 

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
Got a link to that Down pipe set ?
 

northern diesel

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 5, 2023
Location
Northern BC
TDI
2006 mk4 TDI Jetta Wagon
Swapped out the original downpipe & cat.



Murphy must have taken the day off, because all 3 flange nuts came off in perfect condition without a fight. Debated using the 11mm copper flange nuts supplied with the new downpipe, but decided to reuse the 13mm originals.
Looks good !
Did you special order that one?
Today I did the first ATF flush on the 09A. It was definitely due, not sure it had ever been done. Got about 3 quarts of what smelled like burnt rancid oil out... once it was done draining completely, I replugged the drain and added 3 quarts of fresh Idemitsu Type J fluid .
Fired it up while up on jack stands, pulled the drain plug, shifted through the gears, and while the engine was running, dumped another quart slowly while looking under to see the sludgier looking stuff get flushed out.
Then when the thin drain stream turned into drops I replugged it.

I noticed a difference immediately. My first gear shifting was taking longer than normal. Right after the clean I noticed it shifting shortly after 2k rpms.
All ready for the tune now!
 

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

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Looks good !
Did you special order that one?
Nope, emailed and asked to pick up at their Toronto location. Got a reply within a couple of hours saying it was in stock, picked it up an hour later :)

Quality is about what you would expect for the price, fits properly. Won't last like the original.
 
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