Month: July 2014

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Adjusting ALH Injection Pump Timing

In this video we will watch Corey from IDParts.com as he adjusts the injection pump timing on a 2003 Jetta TDI with engine code ALH.  He will overview both the mechanical adjustment and show the TDI Timing Graph feature of VCDS.

MkV Jetta TDI Clutch Change Tip

The 2005-2006 A5 or MkV Jetta TDI is reaching the age where many cars need new clutches. Since the 5 speed transmission in the A5 Jetta TDI is very similar to that in the previous generation there are a wide variety of clutch options. However, a new twist appeared in the MkV Jettas. The MkV ...

Determining Head Gasket Hole Size

The only way to find out which head gasket your car needs is to look at the one on your car.  Finding out which one you need is really fast and easy if you know what to look for.

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TDI Turbo Failure Causes – Foreign Object Damage (FOD)

In our first episode of Turbo Failure 101 we went over oil contamination.  In part 2 we will go over another common cause of turbocharger failure – foreign object damage, or FOD. Foreign object contamination is what it sounds like – some object got into the turbocharger. Under normal conditions the turbine wheel will be ...

TDI Turbo Failure 101 – Oil Contamination

The #1 cause of turbocharger failure is due to oil contamination.  What is it and how can you avoid it? The turbochargers used in the Volkswagen TDI engines should last for the majority of the vehicle’s lifetime. There are many causes for premature turbocharger failure and this article will concentrate on one cause we see ...

Brake Rotor Basics

On modern VWs, whenever you replace your brake pads, you should also replace your brake rotors. This is because brake rotors become scored from use, and a pad might not seat correctly on a worn rotor. Below we highlight a few key characteristics of brake rotors and show you what to look for when buying.

Replacing Liberty CRD MAP Sensor

How to replace the MAP sensor on your Jeep Liberty CRD.

How to Align Pressure Plate & Flywheel on VW 5-Speed Transmission

Get your pressure plate to line up with your flywheel.  Try this quick trick to get things in the right spot!

Overview of 5-Speed Clutch Lever & Throwout bearing system

We take a look at the clutch lever system in a five-speed manual VW transmission and show you how it works and how to replace it.