What did you do to your MKIV today?

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
You can buy just the tester without the kit, but I don't know if anyone in Canada sells them, Ebay maybe? Exchange rates, shipping and duties, price you pay for living in Paradise
 

P2B

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Toronto & Muskoka, Canada
TDI
2002 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2003 Jetta Wagon
Got a P1248 code yesterday. Doesn't come on right away, just after driving for awhile. Unless I stop and start back up, in which case it only takes a few minutes to come back on. Something new to look in to.
Replace fuel filter and run a can of diesel purge to start with.
 

northern diesel

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2023
Location
Northern BC
TDI
2006 mk4 TDI Jetta Wagon
I went to go grab the black leather interior i wanted to swap mine with, and I noticed my jetta back seats are some weird single hinge system covered with a plastic piece, so i wouldn't be able to swap the back seats with the more common double metal L hooks that are under the seats...🤬 Looks like just the driver and passenger seats would be exchangable.
I wonder if this is a unique BEW thing.
I noticed a bug with tan leather , not sure seat sizes are the same from beetle to jetta, but maybe ill look into that.
On the positive side, I just saved 300$ towards my needed future front end job!
I heard I may have a tune in this thing by the end of the week!
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
The Audi wagons of that era that we got here were A4 models (not to be confused with the A4 *platform* upon which the 1999-2006 G/J were built), that were platform buddies with the Passat. So, A4 wagon --> Passat, I can see that working; A4 wagon --> G/J - doubtful.
 

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,

Zak99b5

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2021
Location
Albany NY
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI
The Audi wagons of that era that we got here were A4 models (not to be confused with the A4 *platform* upon which the 1999-2006 G/J were built), that were platform buddies with the Passat. So, A4 wagon --> Passat, I can see that working; A4 wagon --> G/J - doubtful.
B5 Passat was based mostly on the B5 A4, but the rear is more like C5 (A6) if it's a 4motion. And in any case, the Passat is a little bigger than the Audi, especially when it comes to the interior. That said, I think Northern is just going to have to find Jetta Wagon rear seats, or look into making a Golf rear work?
 

dieseldonato

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2023
Location
Us
TDI
2001 jetta
Any of you Canadians know of a good compression tester for these cars? Everybody in the States gets the one from HF, I'm wondering if Canadian Tire or someplace would have a similar product. The nearest Princess Auto is 2 hours away.
About any old gauge will work of it's occasional use. Just beware that they can go out of whack pretty easy. The harbor freight I tested against my snap on gauge from burpod showed up reading 100psi. It's was otherwise accurate vs my snap on, just needed to remember to subtract 100 psi. I assume it was poorly handled during shipping, but wouldn't have given issue if used occasionally and not dropped or banged around.
 

spifflifkin

Veteran Member
Joined
May 11, 2003
Location
WA
TDI
2002 Golf
The car hit 250,000 miles today! I've only put 2561 miles on it since I rebuilt it.
I love the ventectomy. The fuel gauge doesn't move off full until I'm at about 130 miles. This was on a trip from Seattle to Portland for work. I got about 47mpg (using miles and gallons used).
Loving this car!

 

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
The car hit 250,000 miles today! I've only put 2561 miles on it since I rebuilt it.
I love the ventectomy. The fuel gauge doesn't move off full until I'm at about 130 miles. This was on a trip from Seattle to Portland for work. I got about 47mpg (using miles and gallons used).
Loving this car!

Scangauge is off center...

lol that's just my OCD 😂
 

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
The car hit 250,000 miles today! I've only put 2561 miles on it since I rebuilt it.
I love the ventectomy. The fuel gauge doesn't move off full until I'm at about 130 miles. This was on a trip from Seattle to Portland for work. I got about 47mpg (using miles and gallons used).
Loving this car!

Which 5th gear do you have? .658?

My wagon holds a little more fuel than a Golf or a Sedan. I love the 500 mile half tanks.
 

spifflifkin

Veteran Member
Joined
May 11, 2003
Location
WA
TDI
2002 Golf
Which 5th gear do you have? .658?
I put in a .681 a month or so ago. I got the same mileage this trip as I did with the stock 5th. I think I had some head winds this trip though.

My wagon holds a little more fuel than a Golf or a Sedan. I love the 500 mile half tanks.
WHOA!!! I was super happy I got 600 miles on the last tank. 500 for half a tank is awesome!
 

dieseldonato

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2023
Location
Us
TDI
2001 jetta
I've a couple of them...The white one is the project car, the tan one is a spare :)




Any guesses?
I'd hazard a guess (or 3) looks like a v engine, either a v6 gasser (didn't they have a supercharged or turbo charged v6 back in the day?) Or a 6.5l turbo diesel. On the off chance you hit the lottery a duramax under the hood would be pretty cool.
 

joe00golf

Active member
Joined
Feb 5, 2024
Location
Connecticut
TDI
2000 Golf
New fuel filter with some diesel purge. Haven't got the P1248 in a few days. Hoping it doesn't come back. Also did the ol ventectomy thing to get a few more gallons in the tank.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2002 Golf 6MT; 2015 Sportwagen 6MT; 2016 A3 e-tron 6DSG
TL;DR - fixed cruise control.

Parents came by for a visit over the weekend - the backup camera that was working with the previous POS Android head unit wasn't working with the slightly less POS Android head unit. The new head unit had come with a camera as part of the kit, but we figured we could just swap in the new one and everything would be good Alas....no.

The camera power supply line included with the new unit had a little white wire loop built in - head unit wouldn't see the signal. Snipped the wire - head unit sees the signal from the backup camera. So, we set to work pulling the old power supply wire and installed the new one. Did some futzing with the left rear bulb tray wiring (which also has a trailer wiring kit wired in).

Fast forward to the next day - pops sends a message that cruise control no longer works. Dammit, methinks. Must've pooched something with the wiring back there - messed up a brake light signal or something so the cruise decided to take a vacation....or something (wiring not my forté).
So, he brings the car back over - was about to dive into that rear bulb tray wiring again, but decided to plug in VCDS and check MB006 - and I see that the cruise switch on the turn signal stalk isn't even working - no change to the status in MB006 / 4.

So, figure it must be the turn signal stalk - I've had more than one of those die over the years. And luckily had a spare on in the parts bin.
Pull off the airbag, steering wheel, clockspring, and as I pull off that turn stalk, holding back the big wiring harness, the little 10-pin wiring harness that plugs in vertically....suddenly it's just hanging there. Usually that's a PITA to unseat due to the location and the tiny little release tab.

So....figure that's gotta be it and just bundle everything back quickly. Do a quick check with VCDS - yep, all the buttons change all the appropriate zeroes to ones.

The moral(s) of the story:
  • Verify before you tear into what you assume to be the issue (something something ass....you...me).
  • Correlation ≠ causation.
  • VCDS: If you own a VW, bite the bullet once and just buy one; your future self will thank you profusely tens if not hundreds of times
 

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.. :/
The moral(s) of the story:
  • Verify before you tear into what you assume to be the issue (something something ass....you...me).
  • Correlation ≠ causation.
  • VCDS: If you own a VW, bite the bullet once and just buy one; your future self will thank you profusely tens if not hundreds of times
if only 95% of facebook tdi people could grasp this.... lol. what a mess
 

J_dude

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2020
Location
SK Canada
TDI
2003 1.9l “Jedi”
Going to start checking out the engine in my TDI parts car soon. It has a hole in the pan and I believe it was run for a short time without oil, so I'm thinking I'll pull the pan and check rod and main bearings, turbo, cam and lifters.
It has around 400k kilometres on it so from what I've read I should probably put new rod bearings in it while I'm there anyway.
It likely won't be much fun as I'll have to do it all in my gravel driveway... Going to be a pain keeping everything clean. 😝
 
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