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TDI Turbo Failure Causes – Foreign Object Damage (FOD)

In our first episode of Turbo Failure 101 we went over oil contamination.  In part 2 we will go over another common cause of turbocharger failure – foreign object damage, or FOD. Foreign object contamination is what it sounds like – some object got into the turbocharger. Under normal conditions the turbine wheel will be ...

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.

Replacing Liberty CRD MAP Sensor

How to replace the MAP sensor on your Jeep Liberty CRD.

How to Align Pressure Plate & Flywheel on VW 5-Speed Transmission

Get your pressure plate to line up with your flywheel.  Try this quick trick to get things in the right spot!

Overview of 5-Speed Clutch Lever & Throwout bearing system

We take a look at the clutch lever system in a five-speed manual VW transmission and show you how it works and how to replace it.

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 ...

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