Category: NMS Passat TDI 2012+

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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 ...

Using Scangauge on a Passat TDI

If you own a Scangauge II (SGII for short) and a new 2012+ Passat TDI, this guide will show you how to program your gauge to enable display boost pressure, exhaust gas temperature and CAT temperature. First you need to learn how to program XGAUGE monitors on your Scangauge. EGT1 will show the exhaust gas ...

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.

What TDI Do I Have – Passat

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

DIESELGATE Series – DPF Technical Description

How the exhaust systems on 2.0L TDI “Clean Diesels” work, and why they matter if you want to understand “Dieselgate” and how VW cheated emissions testing.

Lowering Your Volkswagen

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