TDI Timing Belt Change 101-– What You Need To Know

Getting the timing belt changed on a Volkswagen TDI is the most important maintenance job throughout the life of the vehicle.  A correctly replaced belt will ensure many years of continued trouble-free performance.  An incorrect replacement job, however, may spell the end of the engine completely.  This article outlines what you need to know and ...

Fix Leaking Diesel Fuel Lines

Are the fuel lines around your fuel filter leaking? Read more for signs of trouble and replacement options. Over time the rubber lines that transport diesel fuel to the engine develop dry rot cracks and loose their ability to seal on the connections on the fuel filter & injection pump.  This creates problems, including: Fuel ...

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 ...

Brake Pads Explained

  Shopping for brake pads means having to weigh many different characteristics—noise, price, dust, performance, life—against one another to choose a pad that’s right for your driving style and requirements. Most often, this boils down to choosing a brake pad made from the material you like at the right price. In this article, we’ll explain ...

MkIV Underbody Plugs

Check your underbody plugs to avoid rust inside the frame.

Enable Remote Roll Up Roll Down Windows on A5/MkV and MkVI Jetta, Golf & Sportwagen

In this video, I’ll show you how to roll up and down your windows with just your remote.

Suspension Check MkIV VW TDI

Does your MkIV Jetta, Golf or Beetle make noises when going over bumps and rough roads?  In this video Corey from IDParts shows you all the bushings and links to check on your own car to identify the problem.

MkV/MkVI Cabin Filter Change

In this video we’ll show you how to replace your cabin filter on your Jetta, Golf, or Sportwagen. Related Parts: A5/A6 Cabin Filter Related Articles Replacing the Cabin Filter on A4 Jetta/Golf TDI Transcript: So here we are underneath the glovebox on the passenger’s side of the car. These two white marks here signify the ...

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