Category: B5.5 Passat TDI

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Replacing Alternator Pulley In-Car – List of VW Models & Difficulty

Replacing an alternator pulley without removing the alternator requires skill, the right tools and a cooperative engine bay design.  We’ve compiled a list of VW diesels that we work on and listed how difficult it is to replace the pulley with the alternator still installed in the vehicle.

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.

Fluid Capacities: All TDIs 1999-2006

**All fuel tank sizes are without “ventectomy”, which usually adds two or three gallons.   2006 Fuel Oil Coolant ATF Golf  14.5 4.3L 6.0L 3.0L Jetta  14.5 4.3L 8.0L 5.2L Jetta Wagon  14.5 4.3L 6.0L 3.0L New Beetle  14.5 4.3L 6.0L 3.0L Touareg  26.4 11.5L 9.0L 9.0L (new fill) 2005 Golf  14.5 4.3L 6.0L 3.0L ...

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…

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.

TDI Turbos Demystified

It can start with a screeching sound on acceleration, a “pop” and a cloud of white smoke, or, at its worst, your car accelerating uncontrollably—a runaway. Or your TDI just stops making power. No matter how it happens, your turbo has failed. And the next question is usually, “Should I upgrade?”   Choosing between a ...