Category: B4 Passat TDI

TDI Fuel Injection Systems: Rotary, PD, and Common-Rail

This article explains the differences between the three different fuel injection systems in TDIs available in North America and how they function.

What TDI Do I Have – Passat

There are three generations of VW Passat TDI in the United States…

Lowering Your Volkswagen

Quick Do’s and Don’ts for lowering your VW…

B4 Passat TDI Problems & Common Issues

Below is a list of parts that routinely fail on the 1996/1997 B4 Passat TDI, and where to find replacements. It should be mentioned that any  B4 nowadays has probably had many wear items replaced aside from the normal maintenance items: hoses, lines, suspension components, engine mounts…and anything else that has happened to go the ...

Steering Repair & Maintenance

We get calls all the time from customers looking to change their springs, shocks, or struts because of a noise or suspension problem. Often times, though, another smaller (and much cheaper) suspension component has failed. In this article, we run through some of the more minor components of the suspension and symptoms of their failure.

Volkswagen ATF Fluid Guide

We answer frequently asked questions about automatic transmission fluid, like, when does it need to be changed and what fluid type is required.  That all depends on what model you have, read more to learn what your VW needs.

Biodiesel: A Guide

Biodiesel is an exciting alternative fuel that can be used as a supplement to traditional diesel fuel that offers dramatically lower emissions and is renewable.  But, running it isn’t always simple.  This guide overviews some biodiesel basics and which cars should or should not use biodiesel.

How To Test Glow Plugs

Learn how to test your glow plugs with a multimeter.