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ALH Alternator Replacement How-To Video

In this video Corey from IDParts.com replaces the alternator on a Mk4 Jetta TDI with the ALH engine.  This will be the same procedure on a Mk4 Golf TDI and New Beetle TDI with ALH engines, though the New Beetle will have less room and may require more disassembly.

Check ALH Injection Pump Timing

On the ALH engine the injection pump timing is measured using a scan-tool, like a VCDS tool. Procedure Turn on the vehicle and open VCDS Click on 01-Engine Click on 04-Basic Settings In the group field, enter “00” and “GO” button A new window with a graph will appear Select the Mk4 ALH Engine in ...

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 ...

55mpg on a 2015 Jetta TDI DSG

“Fixed” 2015 Mileage Report

One of the largest concerns surrounding DIESELGATE is the impact that the emissions “fix” would have on performance and efficiency.  So far, it seems those worries were unfounded. We have two 2015 models in the IDParts fleet – a 2015 Jetta Sedan w/ DSG automatic transmission and a 2015 Golf Sportwagen with the 6-speed manual ...

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.

MkIV Jetta Headlight Replacement

In this video Corey will show you the steps to replacing your old foggy headlights out with sparkling new ones on a 2003 VW MkIV Jetta.

DIESELGATE – 2015 Modifications and Warranty

We now know more about the emissions modification process for model-year 2015 TDIs. Plus, fixed 2015 TDIs are getting an extended emissions warranty.  The paperwork regarding the modification & extended warranty is pretty confusing, so we will do our best to brake it down for you.  Click read more for full details…

Take the Locking Lug bolts off your VW!!

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

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 ...