Category: Mk7 Golf & Golf Wagon

How to Bleed & Flush Your Brake Fluid

In this video, we’ll show you how to flush the brake fluid on a MkIV Jetta by using a Motive Power Bleeder.

TDI Mileage over the Years

TDI mileage has been all over the map in recent years. We pulled together data from all over the diesel world to find out why.

Koni Dampers

Everything you ever wanted to know about Koni Shock and Struts.   Basically Koni makes three types of dampers: Twin tube hydraulic (Reds and Orange) Low pressure gas (Yellows and Coilovers) Frequency selective damping (FSDs) Reds have been around the longest, and are twin tube hydraulic dampers that are adjustable outside the car. So you ...

What TDI Do I Have – Jetta & Golfs

MkVI, Mark 4, A4, Mk6, NMS….ALH, BEW, BHW, CJAA – The many VW engine and model codes can be confusing.  In this article we’ll help you sort through it and determine which model you have.

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.

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 ...

Why are my radiator fans on after I’ve shut off my car?

Ever hear your car make a little extra noise at idle? Or have you ever noticed a slight RPM increase and wondered what was happening? Your car is probably doing a Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration, or DPF regen for short. This is a process that goes on “behind the scenes”, so to speak, with no ...

VW Headlight Bulb Change

In this video, Corey from IDParts replaces headlight bulbs on a VW Sportwagen.  The 2010-2014 Golf is identical.