Clutch Replacement Options

Once you’ve figured out that your clutch is kaput (see our article on TDI Clutch Failure) you can determine which clutch you’d like to replace it with. What clutch is in my car? First step is to determine which clutch your car has, in case you’d like to simply replace your clutch with a stock ...

How To Change VW Wiper Blades

We give you a helpful tip for changing wiper blades. Related Parts: Wiper Blades Transcript: Today we’re going to swap wipers on a 2010 Sportwagen. This procedure will apply to Sportwagens and Mk. 5 Jetta TDIs. If you’ve ever tried to do your wipers before, you know there’s a problem: you can lift up the ...

Late vs. Early Fuel Filter Type

Between 2005 and 2010 Volkswagen used two different fuel filter types, and it can be hard to tell via VIN which filter is in your car.  The easiest way is find which filter you have is to look under the hood at the filter cartridge shape. The two filter designs we call “Early” and “Late”. ...

Choosing Flywheel Weight on a TDI

When converting to a single-mass flywheel you can choose between 22lb, 17lb or 14lb weight flywheels.  Which one is right for you?

TDI Clutch Failure

Many TDIs are approaching or have already crossed the 150,000 mile, or even 200,000 mile mark.  If yours has a manual transmission, the flywheel and clutch assembly may be on their way out. Clutch life is highly variable, depending on driving conditions, and more importantly, driving style. Some clutches don’t last 100K miles. Is your ...

Turbo Showdown: VNT17 vs KP39

This article outlines the differences between two seemingly similar turbochargers—the Garrett VNT17 and the Borg-Warner KP39–for TDIs made between 2004-2006 with an engine code of BEW (Golf, Jetta, and New Beetle). Before you go crazy and start buying turbos, see our article How to Tell If Your Turbocharger Has Failed (and possibly a mechanic) to ...

How to Tell If Your Turbocharger Has Failed

We often hear from customers who call saying their turbocharger has failed because it “isn’t creating boost” or “isn’t boosting” etc. In response, we have created these rules of turbocharger failure.

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