Category: Mk6 Jetta/Golf/Sportwagen 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.

Checking AdBlue/DEF Level On Your TDI

Unlike most diesel trucks, VW does not equip their vehicles with a DEF level gauge anywhere in the instrument cluster.  This makes it hard to determine how much DEF is in the tank, especially when trying to decide how much DEF to add during a refill. Spilled DEF can be messy and hard to clean ...

TDI Gen. 3 Tuning Options

The EA288 engine launched in North America in 2015 was a big step forward for VW. Water to air intercooler, more durable fuel system, 10 HP power increase, and the introduction of Adblue for Jetta/Golf/Beetle resulted in significantly better fuel economy. But as everyone knows, emissions weren’t to EPA standards and, well, the rest is ...

Enable “Hot Climate” Mode on Your Climatronic Mk5+ TDI

Depending on where your car was sold, it may or may not have the “Hot Climate” setting enabled in the Climatronic Unit.  You can enable this yourself via VCDS.   Open VCDS Go To Select Modules Under the “Installed Modules” window – select number 08 – Auto HVAC After the control loads – select Coding ...

Replacing G28 Engine Speed Sensor on Common Rail (CBEA CJAA)

There have been a few threads asking about the G28 sensor on the common-rail cars but there wasn’t really any straightforward information about it. I just had to replace one on a 2010 and thought I’d share my experience.

Take the Locking Lug bolts off your VW!!

Corey shows you how to replace those pesky locking lugbolts on your TDI.

How To Remove DSG Transmission VW – Tips & Tricks

In this short ad-hoc video, Corey from IDParts shares a few tips and tricks to getting the DSG transmission out.

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 2009-2015

Below is an article with all the fluid capacities for TDIs from 2009 to 2015.