Category: B4 Passat TDI

TDI Oil Specifications

505.00, 505.01, 507.00 – What do these mean?  10,000 mile oil change interval?  Really?  5W-40, 5W-30, 0W-30, which is better? Driving a VW TDI means questioning and sometimes tossing out some long-held beliefs about oil and oil change intervals (OCI).  Pulling into your local quick-lube store and letting them put whatever’s in the drum below ...

Clutch Replacement Options

Once you’ve figured out that your clutch is kaput (see our article on TDI Clutch Failure) you can determine which clutch you’d like to replace it with. What clutch is in my car? First step is to determine which clutch your car has, in case you’d like to simply replace your clutch with a stock ...

How To Change VW Wiper Blades

We give you a helpful tip for changing wiper blades. Related Parts: Wiper Blades Transcript: Today we’re going to swap wipers on a 2010 Sportwagen. This procedure will apply to Sportwagens and Mk. 5 Jetta TDIs. If you’ve ever tried to do your wipers before, you know there’s a problem: you can lift up the ...

Choosing Flywheel Weight on a TDI

When converting to a single-mass flywheel you can choose between 22lb, 17lb or 14lb weight flywheels.  Which one is right for you?

TDI Clutch Failure

Many TDIs are approaching or have already crossed the 150,000 mile, or even 200,000 mile mark.  If yours has a manual transmission, the flywheel and clutch assembly may be on their way out. Clutch life is highly variable, depending on driving conditions, and more importantly, driving style. Some clutches don’t last 100K miles. Is your ...

Single Mass Vs Dual Mass Flywheels

Do you need a new clutch for your TDI?  In this article we outline and compare differences between flywheel options so you can make an informed decision for your car.