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being a vw pickup owner and lover, i find this to be the best relater web site ever. thank you
robert salg <>
winchester, nh USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 14:35:00 (PST)

has come on and the engine condition code is p0380 undocumented, what might this mean. Any help will be gladdly appriciated. Thank Scott Elliott
Scott <>
Kennesaw, GA USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 09:29:30 (PST)

I love my VW. Great German Engineering.
USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 13:49:43 (PST)

Looking for VW jetta 1996 manual with no engine or trasmition .Max 1000$cell 412 726 5525
Martin <>
Pittsburgh, pa USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 23:35:25 (PST)

I am converting my 1.8L gas 1986 Jetta GLi to 1.6L Diesel.
Any suggestions or tips from anyone with experience appreciated.
Kelly <>
Minnedosa, Manitoba Canada - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 13:28:18 (PST)

I recently purchased (5 days ago) a 1997 VW Passat TDI with 90,089 miles for $5,700 from a small lot dealer with very little knowledge of the car in general or the history of the car. What maintenance/repairs of the car should I be looking to to take car of at this time and in the next 5 to 30 thousand miles? The car rides great. I have put 120 miles on the car since filling the tank and the guage is just moving below the full mark. Incredible long range driving with the 18 gallon tank. How often should the oil be changed and what is the best brand and "weight" should be used. Is it recommended to use a anti algae/water build up for this car and how often?

Thanks for everyones' help in advance.
steve powers <>
PA USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 21:19:19 (PST)

Great site, I have an 80 caddy diesel and an 81 gas caddy
Gas caddy needs to find a new home as the diesel is proving to be very economical and reliable.
Stu Oates <>
Mineral, VA USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 17:13:50 (PST)

my volkswagen golf tdi has broken down so much that I think I need to get a better education on how the engine works.

jason zimmer <>
deerfield beach , fl USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 05:56:17 (PST)

I am thinking about getting a new diesel VW golf. It often goes below zero degrees at night in the winter where I live. Anyone have any experience with the diesel golf (newer models) and very cold weather???
Heinz <>
Sun Valley, id USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 22:16:00 (PST)

i was wondering if anyone out there knows hoe to get at least 150 to 200 horsepower out of a 1.6 L diesel rabbit??well any info would help thanks
sterling <>
walla walla , wa USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 01:46:36 (PST)

hey are you wondering how to get maximum performance out of a 1990 jetta??well the thing that you have to do is get an audi 5000 s throtle body and then a german head for your car if it doesnt have one and then you can get a piece of pvc pipe and it has to 2.5 in beacuse it wont fit other wise and you have to put that on the intake tube you have to take the other one off though....and then if you still want more take the smog crap off of the air box there should be a screw there with like a piece of plastic on it take that off and then get a really good air filter like a k and n can also get the fuel pump turned up so itll pump more fuel cause your going to need it..well thats all that i can think of....
sterling <N/A>
walla walla, WA USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 01:39:32 (PST)

Nice pages, i have jetta -88 d 420tkm and still working.. only some rust problems.. keep up good work!! J.S from finland
USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 13:00:46 (PST)

I'm looking for a diesel westfalia in good shape.
Please email me if you want to sell one!
Guy Cote <>
Elora, On CANADA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 17:51:55 (PST)

caddy diesel kicks ass!!!!!!!!!thanks for all links!
have a nice day!
roger olsson <>
helsingborg, sweden - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 07:09:25 (PST)

I have a VW Golf 3 TD and recently i had some engine problems: it stoped running smooth. I check the pressure in the cilinders and it was 30 bar in the first one, 2 bar in the 2nd dan 4th and 29bar in the last one. A mechanic tod me that i had some engine problems. WHICH IS THE CORRECT PRESURE IN THE CILINDER?
Bogdan Hebean <>
Bucharest, Romania - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 08:25:39 (PST)

I got an VW Passat wagon '99 and i have got the rear lights from the new Passat wagon and I wont to switch them, the only problem is the wires, they are pluginn on another way than the old one. Can someone help me. Please mail me.
Michael Jonassen <>
Saeby, Denmark - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 05:55:28 (PST)

Can anyone help! need an inline transmission to fit my 1.6 turbo diesel vw engine,I heard that Volvo used a vw diesel engine would one of these work? any assistance would help Thanks
jamie <>
elmira, Ontario CANADA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 16:01:03 (PST)

My beloved 91 VW Jetta was totaled in an accident in September, and I have been unsuccessful in finding another of its approximate vintage. I am looking for an early 90's Jetta or Golf diesel with fewer than 120,000 miles.
Bob Brennan <>
Louisville, KY USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 19:21:21 (PST)

anyone know anything about vw deisel engines coverted to marine engines by pathfinder
michael gregg <>
louisville, ky USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 18:18:11 (PST)

I have a 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon aircooled regular gas bus. Recently the headlights went dead. they briefly came on one day whe I put the car into drive (she's an automatic) then went out again. I noiticed that there are some wires under the spare tire (which is located under the headlights). I recently put the spare tire back into place, I wonder if I snagged a wire ?? Anyway, if anyone can give me any tips on the wire setup, headlights..etc ..that would be great. I would love to fix this myself. One tech said that maybe both headlights went out at the same time..I find this hard to beleive. Please email me any suggestions..I need to get my bus going !! thanks!

August <>
CA USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 09:20:41 (PST)

Hi us any one have tec. inf. on transporter van jear 1997, manutention manual
Nuno <>
barreiro, Portugal - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 15:42:00 (PST)

What oil should I use in a 1999,Jetta TDI, or a beetle TDI.
Jeff H <>
Welland, Ont Canada - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:45:25 (PST)

Looking for information on what oil to use in a 1999 Jetta TDI, or 2000 New Beetle.
Jeff H <>
Welland, Ont Canada - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:28:35 (PST)

Nice site. I enjoyed it very much!
David Jay <>
USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 10:06:12 (PST)

I have a '81 VW Rabbit I would like to sell. I think it has 122,000 miles on it everything works. I am moving to the country and the dirt roads are not good on the suspension. Besides the only thing I know about diesels is when they break down you cannot find anyone that knows how to work on them. I had a mechanic go thru it from frount to back. Replaced what needed to be replaced and struts on the frount. Will take best offer.
Stacy Bledsoe <>
Brownwood, TX USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 21:09:58 (PST)

Selling: 1983 Turbo Diesel Jetta. Well maintained car. I have owned this jetta now for three years and only drove it a-b. This car has about 125k miles. It's original. The car was imported from Germany to Canada then by me to Seattle. I love this car and have invested alot of money to keep it 100%. The uno-body has a bit of rust under the front right a-arm joints. This car would be an ideal parts car for someone who appreciates the 83 Jetta Turbo Diesel as much as I do. $700 ORO.........
Robert Siemons <>
Kirkland, wa USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 18:21:01 (PST)

Anyone know the size of the heater hose on an A3 Jetta TD ?? I have a fuel heater and need to know the hose size before I cut it !
Derek <>
Ottawa, ON Canada - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 10:33:11 (PST)

I have a 1994 Jetta GL turbo Diesel. Can someone tell me where to get instructions on how to fix sunroofs? Also my fuel pump is sucking air! I cannot find out where? Can someone help!!!? Low power, hard to start, I can see bubbles in intake line. Also, rev's very high on highway and I am not sure how to check if turbo is running? Someone please help!!
Christopher Grant <>
Long Sault ( St. Lawrence River), ONT Canada - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 10:10:48 (PST)

The Parts Bin! Parts for all make and model import Free ShippingClick Here Import Auto Parts!
USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 04:24:40 (PST)

Hello all, I have a 1982 VW diesel pickup.I'm the third owner of it.The diesel only has 113,000 miles on it...It runs like new.I always use Diesel oil CC/CD grade 15/40
When i change the fuel filter.I pour in a quart of ATF tranny fluid in the fuel filter.I own a 1997 chevy turbo diesel,,,but i drive my baby diesel to keep the milage down on my chevy diesel.
I am looking for a running or rebuildable 1.6 VW turbo diesel motor for my 1982 VW pickup........Any help would be great......thank you.
chris pellicci <>
locust valley, ny USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 17:45:27 (PST)

Hello Fellow VW Fans. I just bought a 2000 VW Jetta TDI it is the best car in the world. It has more power then I ever thought possible, and for a turbo diesel it is amazingly quite.
Victoria <>
Largo, FL USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 06:16:02 (PST)

I own a 1992 jetta turbo diesel...I bought if for $4000 cnd. I was wondering if that was a good buy...and 2 I was wondering if the exhaust manifolt gaskit was norm to go...I have had 2 go in 1 year...
Chris <>
toronto, on canada - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 08:35:21 (PST)

Ken Silverman, ph 541 343 0912
Ken Silverman <>
Eugene, Or USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 00:43:58 (PST)

Nice to meet you,
Where can I find the VW beetle 1.6, 1998 Computer & Device
Wiring Diagram. Digifan 1.8? Thank you so very much.
Carlos Irizarry <>
Guayanilla, PR USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 15:51:36 (PST)

I have a 1986 Jetta Diesel with 283K miles and still running. The only engine work I did was having the cylinder head machined and rebuilding the fuel injectors. It runs like a bueaty and burns no oil.

My dad has a 1991 Jetta Diesel with approx 211K miles. It smokes quite a bit but burns very little oil. It has noticeable less power than my Jetta. Recently, the timing belt snapped while my dad's Jetta was idling. We want to change the belt ourselves. We have successfully changed the belt on other diesels, but never on a VW. We can't find any of the TDC marks that let us know how to set up the engine before installing the belt. Does anyone have any knowledge on this subject? Is there a place where we can get accurately and "helpful" diagrams? My cheap VW Chilton book doesn't help us at all.
Jonathan Robinson <>
Stroudsburg, PA USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 10:35:40 (PST)

SEWELL, NJ USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 09:11:29 (PST)

Is there a kit a person can buy to repair a large hold in the manifold of my Volkswagon Jetta 4 door?
Dorothe Hansen <>
New Westminster, BC Canada - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 08:46:31 (PST)

I bougt a 84' jetta don't know much about diesel,has hard cold start lots white smoke that thins out but not completely as engine warms up also when accelerating black smoke and bogging at mediun to hi revs.Can someone advise please.
Joel <>
Alvin, Tx USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 08:09:43 (PST)

Hi All, I would like to know what others are getting in MPG with their diesel Pickups. Both of mine are getting around 32mpg. I was getting 43mpg. Whats going on? Love to talk to others about the trucks. Lewis
Lewis Grimes <>
Roseville, Ca USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 21:38:03 (PST)

i have a 1981 rabbit with a 1986 vw golf 1.6 litre diesel. Once upon a time it over heated and the timing belt broke causing the pistons and the valves to smack together. I replaced the pistons with new and put back together. The engine now runs fine at idle but has no pickup when I try to drive it. Could my lifter rods be bent? Or is there another reason why things aren't like they should be. If you have any answers they would be greatly appreciated.

Bryan <>
midland , mi USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 11:52:19 (PST)

Looking for recommendation of a good, experianced independant VW Diesel Auto Service shop in the BC Lower mainland. Have a hard starting problem being misdiagnosed by present people.
Thanks if you can help!!
Mike <>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 19:05:18 (PST)

Hey, I'm building a tachometer circuit for my deisel boat. I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to build it. Since there is no output directly from the engine, I need to develope some other input, I was thinking a LED reflecting off reflective tape on the shaft and onto a collector. Well, if you have any ideas, gimme a shout.
Andrew Hausch <>
Burnaby, BC Canada - Friday, November 15, 2002 at 20:25:47 (PST)

Africa) last week when it caught fire. Need to locate parts including carburettor and various other items. Unfortunately have been unable to locate in Australia, does anyone have any ideas? Willing to import from overseas.
Tony Cini <>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 04:36:53 (PST)

I am currently considering buying a 1999 deisel beetle, I have never owned a deisel car, only trucks. The car has 72,000 miles on it, with a truck, that would be next to nothing, is it the same with the car engines? Thanks!
chelo gable <>
vashon, wa USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 09:37:47 (PST)

I have a 1981 vw rabbit pickup and need sun visors. All the salvage yard visors have 2 screw holes and mine has 3. I pulled the headliner and know mine to be original. Does anyone know where 3 hole visors can be found. Thanks, Dan
dan runyon <>
edwardsville, il USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 11:28:23 (PST)

I have recently purchased a 99 New Beetle tdi. The check engine light has come on with code p0380 ( glow plug circuit failure ) , is this a common failure? I see a lot of people on the web have complained about this problem. Should I be replacing the glow plug relay? Any help is greatly appreciated. The car has approx 55k on it. Thanks
Bob D <>
USA - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 12:16:24 (PST)

I have a 1997 jetta, its not diesel but it still got a prob. I blew the fuse for the cigarette lighter, and i can't find where it is. The manual says that those fuses are located above the relays but i don't know where that is.. please help
eric <>
miami, fl USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 15:48:58 (PST)

I just recently purchased a 1997 Passat TDi with 33,000 miles on it.. A couple of questions. What type of oil??? How often?? And does anyone make an aftermarket arm rest???
dan <>
Cashton, WI USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 18:34:37 (PST)

I'm looking for a scheme or drawing that contains information on how to set the wheels when putting on a new time belt on my diesel engine. Please answer via mail:
O.J. Vik <>
Norway - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 07:15:46 (PST)

Great site wish Had found it sooner
Looking for rabbit pickup diesel body to put all my running gear in to. My pickup was T boned only thing straight on it is hood, rear bunper and taillights.
MUST BE DIESEL BODY as I don't want to hassle with smog paper work trying to convert to diesel. I am willing to go as far as 300 miles from San Jose to get a straight body with good paint.
San Jose, ca USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 18:26:01 (PST)

Thank you and please visit our site.
Dan Pope <>
Tallapoosa, GA USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 11:55:45 (PST)

Hi there people in case Nigel does not get back to me can anybody tell me where I can get a workshop manual on VW Transporter 2.4 Diesel J reg 90/91 [I think](engine located in front)
Phil <>
UK - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 08:23:48 (PST)

I have an '82 VW Jetta with a 1.6 liter diesel engine. I have problems with oil pressure. The pressure is 100 psi at idle. If anyone has had this problem before please advise me with a solution. I have changed the oil pump, and flushed engine, but the problem is still there. thanks.......
charlie <>
USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 17:55:08 (PDT)

Looking for a phone number to a firm called The Parts Place For All Volkswagens located somewhere in Michigan with a (248) area code. Need parts for 3 VW diesls-a 78, an 81 and an 82. Any leads will be greatly appreciated.
Jeanette <>
Blakeslee, PA USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 12:06:52 (PDT)

I am needing your help. I have a 6V-92 Detroit Bus engine. I am needing to know what time frame and what steps would it take to put a used/new engine that has the exact parts/model/etc. It is my understanding in the book to do the type of overhaul, that I need it would take 45 hours which would include taking certain parts off the old and putting them on the replacement engine, plus putting the old transmission on the replacement. Plus how much antifreeze would be needed or any other fluids/additional supplies. Could you please send me an email with this information?

Please send it to:

thank you for your help, this is a very important matter, that I need to know.
Debora Fancote <>
Moores Hill, IN USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 07:03:00 (PDT)

Mercedes diesel wont start in cold weather.
I have an engine heater but it is run by 110V.
Do you think I could find a 220V heater ?
levi <>
Tm, tm Ro - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 18:34:09 (PDT)

I cant remember if I've signed before or not:) Anyway, great sight!
Thanks for keeping it up!
Broke <>
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 11:43:11 (PDT)

My son bought an 81' Jetta Diesel and it has had some upper engine work done. He had been driving around for a week or two and was pleased with how it ran and the mileage. He parked it the other night and now it won't start. It turns over fine and smokes some while trying to start. He has been through the glow plugs and relays. Checked for any fuel leaks or air leaks in all lines. Replaced the fuel filter, etc. Any suggestions? He also did a compression check and checked the injectors. The thing is that not many things can go bad while parked, not running. This is also 80 degree weather. TIA
Vern VanDiver <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 10:53:53 (PDT)

I have a 2000 Jetta TDI- 2 problems: 1) I need to replace odometer-do I have to replace whole cluster? 2) I had a timing belt replaced. It doesn't have any power, so I took it back and the first garage gave up and I went to a second garage, who still can't find the reason. Any suggestions on what to look for. I wonder if the first garage loosened something on turbo or something else.
David Cooksley <>
Lawrence, MA USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 06:54:20 (PDT)

I've been checking in on this guest book for a long time. I have 5 Rabbit diesels, including a pickup. I have been working on different ways to convert them to run on vegetable oil for a couple years now. I have found a new bulletin board that we can use so we can all see the answers to these questions.
See you there.

Craig Howard <>
Mason City , IA USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 22:28:49 (PDT)

Very nice to see a diesel page!!
I have two 82 vanagons with 1.6L diesels in them. I am planning to upgrade one to a 1.6 or 1.9L turbo diesel but I am having a little trouble locating the stock european turbo intake, ehhaust parts etc, etc.
I would appreciate any info on the conversion and help on locating these european parts.
p.s. I am also looking for an exploded diagram showing the turbo engine setup for the vanagon (type 3)
stefan <dyepro@>
vancouver, bc CANADA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 22:23:42 (PDT)

looking for a vw tdi passatt wagon, any suggestions and leads will be greatly appreciated. Will drive up to montreal/ quebec region to consider used vechiles.
john kelly <>
portland, me USA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 12:26:21 (PDT)

I am starting a vw diesel conversion into a 95 Lada Niva, 90 1.6 turbo jetta motor, I've been told Ineed a vw fox flywheeland clutch and build an addapting plate to fit my lada trans. any input could help Thanks!
JSnyder <>
elmira, Ontario CANADA - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 17:50:08 (PDT)

its great page I wass working direkt in VW Germany Now i am in canada and seling Tdi engines + other european parst
Jan Radil <>
Kelowna, BC canada - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 15:34:13 (PDT)

i am trying to find diagrams on a golf gti 1.8t 2001 so i could find the pin numbers on the ecm and output vcd if the sensors , please serious inquiry
louis <>
sumter, sc USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 17:43:23 (PDT)

Can anyone send me a wiring diagram for an 86 vw jetta turbo diesel?
Mike <>
Canada - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10:29:32 (PDT)

I have a 86 VW Vanagon. I am looking for a manuel for the van. I am having poor luck locating one. Can anyone recommend one and where to get it from. It is a fuel injected gasoline engine.
Jon Agnew <>
Bryan, Tx. USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 15:24:26 (PDT)

I have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI and need to know where the fuel filter water drain is located.
ben <>
USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 12:32:13 (PDT)

I am a first time visitor to this great site. I was looking at the Guestbook and thought that we as VW diesel owners would maybe be better served by a Message Board rather than a Guestbook. Most of the entries in the guestbook are asking questions however there is no format to post a reply that we could all gain knowledge from.

What do the rest of you think???

Try this link to visit a message board type of site.

I'm not a web savy type so I don't know how much work is involved in setting one up but I think it's worth a look.

Keep the rubber side down!!

Diesel Dan
Diesel Dan
Edmonton, AB Canada - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:41:07 (PDT)

Does anyone know what type of oil a 1981 volkswagon rabbit uses???

In your climate 15W40.

Diesel Dan
Admonton, AB Canada - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:14:06 (PDT)

Does anyone know what type of oil a 1981 volkswagon rabbit uses???

Alex <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 01:29:31 (PDT)

i can get a good longblock from please help!!!!!!!!!
George Schultz <>
sc USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 12:36:27 (PDT)

I recently inherited a 1984 Rabbit Deisel. I had one about ten years ago and i remember much better MPG than i am getting now(about 33mpg) I don't know where to start to boost my mileage. On a side note, I showed the car to my 16 yr old nephew and let him tool around in it and show his freinds and they all think the car is VERY cool. Also any idea why I have no reverse lights?
Dave Wertz <>
Lock Haven, Pa USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 21:03:47 (PDT)

I had an over fuelling problem on 87 vw turbo diesel (black smoke)I also fixied the problem with just an adjustment.
If any one needs info will send.
Saber <>
Kelowna, USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 09:39:35 (PDT)

Hello. I am curous how to get maximum performance, accelerartion, power, speed out of a 1990 Diesel Turbo Jetta Gl. E-mail me with any tips please. Thanks a bunch.
Chris <>
Prince George, B.C. Canada - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 23:03:31 (PDT)

Hello Folks

I'm in Germany visiting and found a fairly decent VW Golf II. I would you know or if anyone can direct me to anyone that knows what was the original cost for a Brand New 1990 VW Golf II Diesel is?

I'm thinking of buying this baby and would like to hear from anyone that has this data officially on file.

I would appreciate hearing from you.

J.R. <>
- Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 09:25:27 (PDT)

I am going to convert my 86 jetta GLi from gasoline to diesel. Any tips?
Kelly Choy <>
Minnedosa, Mb Canada - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 15:46:31 (PDT)

I am still looking for information about putting a more powerful engine into my 1979 golf. I have been told that I can put an Audi diesel into this car without too much modification. Is this true? Where can I find info regarding this? How much power can I get?
PS - This is a gold mine of information.
Regards Andrew
Andrew Rayson <>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 05:44:33 (PDT)

looking for a diesel tach cluster orvjust the tach, i am going nuts trying to find one, will buy overseas or whatever just need a diesel tach.
myke_w <>
athens, oh USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 21:31:49 (PDT)

Hi, i am looking diesel engene for 1991 350 SD Mercedes,
with low mill.
My email:
gregory <>
San Jose, ca 95118 USA - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 20:35:48 (PDT)

hey guys,
i hv a 1996 Passat TDI and I need a front r/h cv axle part 4it. and not just that, everytihng that goes w/ it: boot, etc.
any hints...?
Milos <>
marietta, GA USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 09:44:26 (PDT)

my type three has a new control unit and my injectors are still not firing???? Stumped!!!!
USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 19:02:17 (PDT)

I have a 1997 VW GTI VR6 and lately it seems as if the key is slipping and my headlights turn off, my abs and brake light come on also. When i hold the key in place the headlights come on and the abs and brake light go away. I was wondering what this might be and what I need to do to fix this.
chris <>
CHARLOTTE, nc USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 15:57:35 (PDT)

I have purchased a 87 vw Jetta GL turbo diesel
and a 85 vw Jetta carat for parts. I can't find any info
on how to adjust injector pump (overfuelling) any reply would be great Thanks
Saber <>
Kelowna, BC Canada - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 22:09:49 (PDT)

Hi. I have a '99 VW Beetle TDI. The 'Check Engine' light has been on since I bought it from the original owner in December. The dealer's diagnostics say that the problem is the glow plug relay...and it's going to cost $200. Does that sound reasonable? Or is it something that I could buy from a parts company (recommendations?) and install myself.
Thanks for the help.
RL Guy <>
Summerville, SC USA - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 17:15:58 (PDT)

I have a need to convert my 1979 golf petrol into a diesel vehicle with considerably more horses under the bonnet(80-100hp). What engines are able to fit and who has done this task? I am a convert to diesel, and have a stock 37 kw golf, and now want to zoom in a new 2 door shell that I have just purchased (powered by diesel). This site is a wonderful archive for Golf Diesels.
Andrew Rayson <>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 08:50:50 (PDT)

Does anyone know which way the water flows in a Passat 110 TDI engine AFN series, 1997. piperes lead fro side of engine through oil cooler to heater and into end of engine.
C Ainsworth <>
Ashford, UK - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 03:29:53 (PDT)

Please help How do drain water out of water seperater on a 2002 Jetta TDI And also were is it located at on car.
Leechburg, PA USA - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 07:02:03 (PDT)

Does anyone Know where I could possibly find performanc parts for a diesle engine, or if there is even such a thing.any feedback would be appreciated. thanx
chris <>
stoughton, ma USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 17:32:32 (PDT)

My daughter has a 2000 Jetta TDI and she loves the car and the gas mileage but has had lots of problems to date from windows falling out (twice) to brake repairs within the first year. Now her "check engine" light has come on and the service department tells her that the glow plug is bad and they advise that she replace all of them at the same time. Does anyone know what the life expectancy of glow plugs is and should she go ahead and replace all of them? Any help anyone can give her would be greatly appreciated. Angie
Angie <>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 08:03:30 (PDT)

I've just recently purchased a 1981 Volkswagon Rabbit Pickup and need to find the closest place to find parts for it. I am on the MS/TN border.
Ray Mattas <>
Southaven, MS USA - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 08:46:57 (PDT)

Recently purchased a 1999 Passat, 1.8 Brake light and sound indicator comes on sometimes, (means ABS are not working properly). You have to pull over and turn off ignition and restart. Light and sound disapear. Any Ideas?
Also....First drive of the day....the brakes make a grinding noise...had them checked...they are ok?? Or just ABS Brakes?? This is my first ABS vehicle...but to me it sounds awful!
Audrey <>
Vancouver Island, BC Canada - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 23:09:13 (PDT)

VW Passat 1.9 gls diesel 1996:
Engine turns, car starts...then stops!!....suspect immobiliser problem.....ANY IDEAS OF PROBLEM!!!!?
Ian <>
glasgow, uk - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 05:47:13 (PDT)

i have a 1988 ford taurus. the car won't start anymore. if anyone has an idea of what the problem might be please e-mail me with suggestions. thanks in advance
Joel <>
Calgary, Alberta Canada - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 18:59:31 (PDT)

have 1981 dasher diesel wagon - all original 160k would like
to sell. contact via email.
william zier <>
san diego, ca USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 13:26:16 (PDT)

I have a 1981 caddy and am looking for a reolacement fuel tank, preferably poly, can anyone help. Thanks, Dan
dan runyon <>
edwardsville, il USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 07:52:22 (PDT)

I have a 90 volkswagon passat does any one have the diagrams for this car? Or where i can find them on the internet.
stormey_99 <>
Cleveland, Ohio USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 11:25:49 (PDT)

albert <aktkkbn@aol,com>
dothan, al USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 18:51:51 (PDT)

'79 VW Rabbit Diesel parts for sale, including a 4 cylinder 90cu. in. engine,
transaxel, fuel pump, steering column, tie rod ends, rear bumper, and much more. The engine has close to 100,000 miles on it, but runs well -- 44 miles per gallon. Portland Oregon.
Diane <>
Portland, OR USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 11:49:37 (PDT)

I have a 2001 VW Beetle turbo deisel... Was it supposed to come with the "Turbo" sign on the back... Because I know it comes on the 1.8t... But mine is a 1.9t...
Carisa Sanchez <>
Miami, Fl USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 08:53:02 (PDT)

Hello, I have a passat'89 1.6 TD. I have a problem with the diesel heating system. If the engine is cold, the system works perfectly, energizes the relays and starts with no problem. But if it is warm, it doesn't preheat and it gets quite difficult to start it. I have made a manual control device to energize the relays and by heating even if the engine is warm it works properly. I have switched the water temperature sensor with the one that goes to the heating system and the problem persists. Do someone have an idea of what could be wrong?

Imanuel Berdi <>
Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 16:17:39 (PDT)

I have a 2000 VW Jetta TDI. I had the glow plug replaced in May 2002. I have a check engine light again and the diagnostics says it is a the malfunction on glowplug again. I was wondering if anyone has any information on why this would be bad again. I would like to know if anyone has found a good manual for do it yourself oil changes and anything else that would be helpful. Thanks.
Michelle Mamola <>
Staunton, VA USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 12:08:02 (PDT)

My 91 Diesel VW Jetta is beginning to have problems starting in the mornings after a colder, late summer night. It turns over strongly but never seems to catch. Could it be a loss of pressure with the fuel pump (bum seal) or could it be the fuse relay for the glow plugs or anything else?
James Ward <>
USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 10:08:16 (PDT)

I need a fuel injetion pump for a 86 diesel jetta. anybody have a suggestion.
prineville, or USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 08:36:51 (PDT)

Your site makes me wanna dump a TDI motor into my GTI! This rocks! Your shifter parts are cool! Rock on man!
Tosh Tanaka <>
Chapel Hill, nc USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 17:44:16 (PDT)

does any body know where to get bosch diesel pump parts,mine pump is leaking on my 1990 jetta non turbo diesel,between aluminum case and what looks like the old type of gas fuel distributor,could it just be a seal or something else stupid,?this car has been a pain in my ass since i got it, stretching and breaking v-belts like crazy,and some other possessed type behavior,but my 84 rabbit convertible still runs like a champ 206 thousand miles later. anyhelp would be appreciated,any comments about anything on this car would be great i thank you all!!
david weddle <>
plattsburgh, ny USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 19:29:59 (PDT)

I have two vw rabbit diesels an 81 truck and an 82 car I usually have a Good hometown mechanic work on them for me mainly because of time constraints but I have decided to replace the struts on thee truck. I have looked at Chiltons book but still need to have a step by step proceedure from top to bottom. Will someone help me? THANKS A BUNCH !!
j felke <>
Rochester, IN USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 13:19:22 (PDT)

I'm currnetly driving a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta VR6. It has 116,000 miles (85% plus highway miles) and it is using oil. I been noticing an 1 qt per thousand mile loss. Has anyone else heard of or had this problem? Does anone have an idea of what the problem could be? Thanks
Thomas Panzilius <>
Glenview, IL USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 20:09:06 (PDT)

Broken Cam Belt
The cam belt on my 86 Golf finally gave out at 240,000 miles. I know, should have changed it long ago, but you konw how it goes.

Anyway, it gave out while I was idling at a stop light. I don't think anything was damaged, it just stopped. I got the belt cover off and the the belt was completely shredded. What are the chances of getting the pump, cam and crank aligned properly again on my own. My shop manual doesn't explain the procedure very clearly and I don't want to chance reallly ruining something.

Any help would be appreciated.
MrEddy <>
Cedar Rapids, Ia USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 18:02:56 (PDT)

My 95 Golf hatchback has an annoying rattle seemingly at the latch. Ive tried tightening the latch by sliding the pin forward with no improvement. I changed the latch, still no improvement. Is there another way to diagnose and solve this problem. Tape wrapped around the pin only helps temporarily as the latch eventually cuts through it. Is there something in the hatch cavity that typically rattles in these cars? The rattle is only over bumps or on uneven road. Thanks. Ed
Ed <>
Montreal, pq Canada - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 19:14:02 (PDT)

I have VW Caddy 1.6diesel 1987 and repairing proplems, can anybody help me. I need workshop manual or/and wiring diagram.
Jukka Salmi <>
Ylojarvi, Finland - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:05:54 (PDT)

Hello everybody - Just wanted to wish you a great day ... :-)
private Krankenversicherung <Thomas@sorry.avoid.spam>
Frankfurt, Germany - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 03:37:43 (PDT)

WOW.....while getting my (free) 20k.mile service for my 2001 golf tdi, I asked the service manager to give me a detailed cost breakdown for the 40k. mile service.. The cost for the VW service is $965.00 , and I thought that I had already paid for the car once, I guess that if I want to keep the car I will have to pay for the car again.....Dale Detrich
Dale Detrich <>
Attica, OH USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 19:09:23 (PDT)

Hey any one know where I can get hold of a workshop manual for an Audi 80 TDi 1.9 ('94) ????
JON <>
USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 08:37:56 (PDT)

Looks like a very useful site!
Can anyone help me with a wiring diagram in english for the ignition switch for a 1997 VW Transporter van 2,0 petrol (long type). I've found this link, but can't find my way around, and my german is not much good which doesn't help.
many thanks in advance. Richard.
Richard Gates <>
Norway - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 05:33:55 (PDT)

1999 caravelle but tha hydrolic clutch wont bleed
any help welcomed
tommy <>
ireland - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 11:45:36 (PDT)

I am selling my 1984 Quantum t/d 4 door sedan. All options, 5 speed, sunroof, 167k miles, never wrecked, needs nothing. If interested contact me.
Kevin <>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 01:08:23 (PDT)

I am selling or parting out my '89 VW Jetta 1.6 L Diesel. If interested contact me.
Wade in Salem, OR
Wade Shikoski <>
Salem, OR USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 11:22:04 (PDT)

I'm replacing the rear brake pads on my 2000 beetle, but I can't figure out how to get the caliper to compress so I can fit the new pads in! I found a site that says I "need a special tool" but that doesn't help much. If anyone can tell me, please email me!
Sean Hill <>
Kennewick, WA USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 09:55:14 (PDT)

Question?....what is the difference between a automatic gti 1.8t and a stick shift gti 1.8t.....which one is better and faster....and for better results?????....
Christian Coello <>
L.I.C, NY USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 20:17:58 (PDT)

The rear springs on my 1992 jetta turbo diesel
seem to sagging.The car has 260K .
Is this normal for this mileage ?
Also I am getting a dragging or rubbing vibration when in reverse,any suggestions?
G Muller <>
toronto, Canada - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 18:31:35 (PDT)

I am looking for a 1.9L turbo diesel with a 5 speed transmission and possibly the wiring harness if need. I will have a 1.6 diesel and a 4 speed transmission when I am done with the swap. Any suggestion to what else I might need and where to purchase these parts. 1.9 turbo isgoing into 1984 rabbit and would like to get atleast a 1992 diesel (1.9 turbo of course). I am also looking for 83 or 84 Rabbit GTI preferably with a gas engine and parts!
Joe Vallejo <>
Yuma , Az USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 08:09:55 (PDT)

Hi, i have just bought a seat terra van (1992) which has a 1.4 vw diesel engine, does anyone have any info on which engine was used for the terra as information seems very limited.
john curran <>
kelso, scotland - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 09:32:57 (PDT)

I bought a 1980 dasher diesel wagon with a blown hd gasket and intend to run it on biodiesel.
jim lingrosso <>
saugus, ca USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 06:39:40 (PDT)

I am looking for a Rabbit Pickup...any out there?
John LeVan <>
Leesburg, Va USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 18:55:57 (PDT)

I am looking for a new (USED) VW Bug. Reasonably priced. Hard to find in Central Illinois! I will drive or fly to get it!
Eric <>
Peoria, IL USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 23:01:12 (PDT)

I have slowly been fixing up my VW diesel pickup vintage 1981. I have noticed that the back end wiggles quite a bit going over bumps in the road. Is this standard for pickups or maybe in need of new shocks?
Leslie <>
Brimfield, MA USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 11:53:03 (PDT)

i would like to buy a volkswagen transporter engine 2.4 diesel abb prefurably j reg
Darren Gray <>
england - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 12:12:23 (PDT)

i am looking for fuel system schematics on a merc 1980 450 sl....
i just got my fuel pump changed and the car is still sluggish on take off. feels like it isnt getting tranny is fine.
my mechanic needs schematics to fix it...
can you assist...thank you
elena <>
pg, fl USA - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 16:55:04 (PDT)

Hi All, I do not remember how many horses my diesel is right off the bat can someone help me? I also want the talk to anyone about the trucks. Please feel free to email me. Lewis
Lewisgrimes <>
San Jose, Ca USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 23:42:23 (PDT)

I NEED A 1.9 L VW TURBO DIESIL Engine and a AUTO Transmission for a 84 Vanagon. My vanogon died again in Alaska. Want to try a conversion to Diesel this time. Please help! Carl, call collect at (907) 235-5511 any time.
Carl Nostrand <>
Homer, AK USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 23:05:40 (PDT)

Just got a 1980 diesel vw rabbit. Seems to have a number wiring problems, mostly in the engine compartment. It is the 90 cu in motor. Where can I get a wiring diagram for this puppy?
Dona Bogan <>
Yakima, wa USA - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 12:20:37 (PDT)

Hi all! Check your parts box for me please! I need a glow plug wiring harness for my '81 Caddy...the connecter has a soldering each wire directly to the relay advisable in the event that I can't finda used harness? Thanks in advance....
Eric <>
mumford, ny USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 05:37:27 (PDT)

I have recently bought a audi 80 with the vw 16 turbo diesel engine. my problem is it won,t start when warm.
I have up to date, fitted , new cylinder head, thinking it was a compression problem,new heater plugs,relay, but those were not needed realy as you do not use preheat when warm.
But its starts if you bump it.
You can turn it over for ever but it won,t start.
Richard Watkins <>
Staffs, uk - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 11:29:17 (PDT)

TDI and carbon deposits...HELP! I too have a 99 TDI (with 100K mi)and have had it "de-carboned" once already. What can be done to prevent this build up? My car gets plenty of drive time and plenty of highway speeds so that's not the answer. Anyone found a supplement or a mechanical adjustment that works to solve this problem??

Please let me know if you have. email:

Fang <>
USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 12:39:23 (PDT)

I have a 1600 VW Caddy - 1987/88. 1600 diesel -but with 4-speed box. Only carry comp m/cycle so very undergeared on motorway. Wish to change to 5 speed - been told Montego box will fit -has anyone advice/info. I recently bought Golf 1600 diesel engine and box complete witl all ancillaries -I think it was a MK 2 - does not look as if it will fit at all- seemed a good ideae as my motor is using some oil - had intended to change whole lump. As this will not fit will pass on to anyone who wants it for £80 for lot.
- South Wales
John Collins <>
Port Talbot, S.Wales UK - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 05:27:10 (PDT)

I have a 1984 turbo diesel Jetta that runs like a champ, recently I found out that it has a cracked frame right by the wheel on the driver's side. Has anyone had this problem, is it worth fixing, will the welds last?? Is anyone interested in it as a parts car?
Nick Bellanca <>
San Luis Obispo, Ca USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 09:05:21 (PDT)

99 jetta tdi. Can you tell me the size of the Torx bolt that holds the front calipers on?
mark R <regenthal@aol>
seaside park, nj USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 05:59:47 (PDT)

if any body knows somewhere i can get a grille for a 1972 vw bus please contact me, I would really appreciate it
chad reagan <>
milford, oh USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 17:16:10 (PDT)

I have a 1999 VW Golf TDI (automatic) that I just love. I initially drove it a lot, but due to a job site change I only drive 50 or less miles a week now (I'm not complaining). Anyway, my once very peppy care has become sluggish, especially on hills and getting onto the highway. I mentioned it to VW when I had the oil changed and they said the intake manifold was significantly caked with carbon, probably from not being driven as much and not having a chance to warm up. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it possible to avoid the $600 carbon-removal fee? Any advice would help. I fear I might have to sell my
wonderful car as I won't be driving it as much...I don't want to have to keep "decarboning" it!

Rob Steele <>
Madison, WI USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 18:59:51 (PDT)

Please can some one explain to me how to adjust the timing on a 2,5 VW Caravelle and where the timing marks are.
Thank you Arthur Vock
Arthur vock <>
cape Town, S.Africa - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 10:28:10 (PDT)

Hi everybody,
I have purchased a 1992 VW Passat TD 1.9 CL Wagon(55kW) a month ago. But it happens some problems with installation by instruction in German(that was included). Question is:
Who would suggest where may find some information about an INSTRUCTION of this type of vehicle IN ENGLISH?
hille manner <>
tartu, Estonia - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 06:33:07 (PDT)

i am just finishing up restoring a 73 squareback
floor plan cleaned and rust proof, new interrior carpet - gray, new recovered seats gray tweed with white, rebuilt engine 300 plus miles, new paint job - two tone yellow and white. looking to get 10,500 obo have receipts for work plus 2 years of time...
Trevor <>
desmoines, wa USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 23:00:22 (PDT)

I have a question. I have installed a 97 Jetta turbo diesel engine in my 84 Westy (already diesel). It is great but I have a vibrations problems when the engine turn slow in fourth gear between 60 and 72 km h. Is somebody know the source of this vibration??? Excuse my poor english I am a french Canadian! Thanks Jean-Guy
Jean-Guy Bernier <>
St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, QC canada - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 19:13:23 (PDT)

I've got an 81 deisel Rabbit and although the linkage moves freely, the rpms don't reduce while I shift...if I depress the clutch and remove my foot from the accelerator the rpms stay up there. What's stuck? How do I fix this?
Rick Kastner <>
Barstow, CA USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 10:29:40 (PDT)

Anyone know where I can get a 1.6 Diesel or 1.9 TD engine for my 1985 VW Transporter. (The Golf engine would also fit)
John M Haskey <>
London, UK - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 11:53:26 (PDT)

I have a 1986 VW Transporter TD Campervan. Last year was a
problematic year trying to cure an overheating problem.
Eventually the engine was diagnosed with a warped cylinder
head which was replaced/skimmed etc. With the new head fitted,
the problem still continued. I investigated the cooling sytsem
and found the radiator was blocked. This was replaced and still
the engine overheats. A new inline water pump was fitted but yes
it still overheats. I must say at this stage, the overheating
occurs only when the engine is working hard, during town
driving and chugging along at 60mph everything is fine. Boot
the engine up to max speed or up steep inclines and the
temp gauge starts to creep. The only solution so far is to
remove the thermostat and the problem goes away. However with teh
thermostat out, the engine normally runs cold and fuel
economy is lower. Has anyone else encountered similar problems
or can offer any advice. It would be great to get some advice,
Simon Gill
Simon Gill <>
Cambridge, UK - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 05:11:00 (PDT)

I have a 1.6 diesel transported camper D reg. It is very sluggish ... any suggestions for go faster modifications much appreciated!
parsley <>
UK - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 13:59:07 (PDT)

If your truck acts like it is vapor locking and sometimes just quits I have the fix. Just check the disributor with fast accelaration the unit fails to turn your pump (fuel that is) fast enough to meet demand. I opted for rebuilt distributer the crown replacement unit harness was flimsey and did not mate well with wiring harness. I just aquired another project 81 vw truck desiel. Now the fresh gti 1.8 l
and suspension upgrade with front and rear sway bars But still have not figured out the turn signals from new wiring harness but i do have brake and tail lights so I still drive it

ron Killingsworth <>
dawsonville, Ga USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 00:06:02 (PDT)

Also ran across a problem back in early 80's Where i had a loss of power but the truck still ran Found bad ground at altenator
ron Killingsworth <>
dawsonville, Ga USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 23:59:19 (PDT)

Hey you didn't mention the fact that if you have airconditioning on your truck you need the plain belt pulley to retime timingbelt.They can be obtained from your dealer if you can't find one in the junkyard.
ron Killingsworth <>
dawsonville, Ga USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 23:57:16 (PDT)

Does anyone have a fusebox diagram for a 1990-91 vw corrado i need to hot wire the fuel pump and cant find the fuel fuse thanks
Matt Brogan <>
Lafayette, In USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 19:22:40 (PDT)



STEVE wilson <>
doncaster, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 12:02:24 (PDT)

Hi Roger, Boy the more I look at your web site the more I love it. Keep up the good work.
Lewisgrimes <>
San Jose, Ca USA - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 17:02:55 (PDT)

How much would an accelerator cable cost for a 1992 Volkswagon Golf? It was on an auction with 160,000 miles, would this be an ideal vehicle to purchase? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Mary King <>
Fort Drum, NY USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 18:32:54 (PDT)

I took the head off my 1996 2.4D transporter without setting at TDC, I marked it were it was, but unfortunately I have to put a new head on it, so I need to know the TDC marks, can you tell me were the timing marks are on the fuel pump, camshaft and crank, I can see the nothces in the pulleys but I can't see the markers on the block, head etc.
Justin <>
USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 01:18:00 (PDT)

I just bought a '91 Jetta that is a 1.6l. I would like to find others our there........
Dan <>
Middleton, Id USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 20:51:07 (PDT)

Have a VW Transporter (1985) converted to a caravanette. It has a 1.6 Diesel watercooled engine but I can't find an appropriate manual. Any ideas anyone. I'm told it's really a VW Golf engine but ...?
John M Haskey <>
LONDON, United Kingdom - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 06:25:19 (PDT)

1985 VW Vanagon GL 7-pasenger, Silver w/ gray interior, 212,000 miles
A/C, P/S, AM/FM Cassette

New: Michelin Agilis 61 tires, KYB shocks, Lobro CV joints, AFM, aux air valve, exhaust, O2 sensor, temp II sensor, temp sensor, cap & rotor, plugs & wires.

Wanted to trade for a Diesel Vanagon (non-westy), preferably a sunroof model.
Brian <>
Martinsburg, WV USA - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 09:16:02 (PDT)

I have a 1987 VW transporter with 1.6 TD engine and 5 speed gearbox with 1st under reverse and it's slipping out of 5th. I was also given a 4 speed box out of another transporter and I wonder if the retios of top gear of both would possible be the same. Does anyone know how to identify the gearbox model? I can work out the engine to final drive ratio of the removed gearbox but not of the other so easily. Any help appreciated.
John Mc Donald <>
Ennis, Ireland - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 10:33:41 (PDT)

I need help ASAP!! My timing jumped on my 1985 VW Golf non turbo and i need to know how to repair it..If someone could PLEASE help me i would appreciate it a lot!! Please if someone could please answer my question quickly i would appreciate it. Thank, Pete B
Pete B. <>
Raymore, Mo USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 16:55:46 (PDT)

i would like to find a new or second hand turbo Charger for Toyota 2LT ENGINE
Felix Cahabala <>
Zambia - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 11:30:13 (PDT)

Caravelle 1991 model petrol engine for reabuilt of the engine. I need scetches and serial number of parts in the engine, espechialy rings in pistons.
Lavi Alon <>
Lehavim, ISRAEL - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 09:58:07 (PDT)

I am looking for a 5 cylinder 2.3l diesel engine. Does any one know where i mght get one?
John Gittins <>
MO USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 07:22:12 (PDT)

I have recieved a 1985 Jetta diesel w/ a broken timing belt for free, the guy told me that there was a 75% chance that the engine is shot. He gave me a new timing belt that he had purcased to fix it. Besides some rust the car is in great shape. Perfect for a project.The car has about 150 thousand miles. What I am wondering is if it is possible that this didnt cause major harm to the engine. How should i go about redoing the timing. If I cannot fix the engine, I would appreciate some hints on finding a dependable cheap diesel engine to put in it.
mike <>
Sand Lake , MI USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 05:24:25 (PDT)

I am looking into the possible purchase of a 1.9l na engine to replace my 1.6l na? Does anyone out there know of any RELIABLE sources for these? I have an 82 Vanagon and I must replace the engine. thanks please pmail responses as well
Arthur <>
wynnewood, pa USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 12:38:52 (PDT)

I have a 2001 Jetta TDI and so far i am happy with it. The one thing that i don't about it is that does not seem to have the speed that i would like. But i get great gas mileage.
Missy <>
Houston, Tx USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 05:53:50 (PDT)

I have a 2001 Golf tdi , and my local dealer tells me that at 40,000 miles the timing belt has to be replaced and cost is $700.00 (wow) is the timing(miles) and cost right?? Too bad that VW can not build a 100,000 belt!!!any help???
Dale Detrich <>
Attica, , Oh USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 19:57:38 (PDT)

I have a 95 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Sedan and i was just curious if you could change the body like the front bumper and grille, and the rear bumber on the car like you an on a honda civic. Is it possible and how much would it cosdt? If anyone knows please email me at . Thank you very much
Ray Calderon <>
chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 21:26:19 (PDT)

Hi I got 2002 VW Jetta TDI. When i backup from garage i crack the back side of side mirror. I like to replace it by myself if anybody know how to do it please write me. Thanks
Sam <>
Calgary, Canada - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 14:23:05 (PDT)

I have an 81 rabbit pick up that I have now almost completely rebuilt. I have an issue with my brake system
I replaced my calipers, and while I was on vacation, letting my sister drive the truck, my brother realized that my calipers where sticking, causing my rotors to warp, and causing the already weak engine to seem even worse. The pedal is hard to push, and very little braking action occurs with out more force than is common. The manual says that the vaccum pump might be suspect, so I replaced that, and made sure the check valve is working properly. I just completed the project, so I will let ever thing seal right. The driver side caliper can be moved, with the car on the ground, almost a quater of an inch, meaning the pads are not at all connecting to the rotor, which makes a horrible noise going slow over bumbs. And the passenger side is too tight. Everything is connected right, brakes bleed and all that jazz, Does anyone have any other suggestions before I destroy another set of calipers and rotors?
Douglas R Downs <>
Bridgton, ME USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 07:32:19 (PDT)

Hi! I need any informations about VW GOLF III TDI GTi 110 cv /technical data!, pictures, everything)
Thanks, Iza
Izabella <>
Warsaw, Poland - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 05:37:43 (PDT)

Im having trouble with a 1986 toyota truck headlights will not dim and their is a grinding noise coming from the throwout bearing can any body help thanks levi
levi falwell <>
mountain home, ar USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 20:58:58 (PDT)

looking for a non-leaking brake pressure regulator valve for a 84 VW Quantum turbodiesel station wagon. it is found on the under side of the rear and looks like two fused cylinders with a rubber cover and a pressure regulator.
Jme Jackson <>
St Louis, MO USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 18:03:41 (PDT)

Hi everybody! Can anyone send me a wiring diagram for my VW Golf I - 1979? Please help me! I love this car but I can't find any schematics. I belive that wasn't a diesel engine from the first time on it.
Sorin <>
Galati, Romania - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 19:00:08 (PST)

Hi anyone need a 1991 Ford Escort For Sale Color Red 300 miles on it total hasn't been driven in years the trunk is a little bit rusty outside of it but its still a great car I got it for free from a guy who hadn't drove it in years call me at (952) 891 - 4732 If you are interested!
Jason Meyer <>
Lakeville, MN USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 10:36:30 (PST)

Hi all, I have A 1982 Diesel Pickup and love it. Wish to talk to others. Lewis

Lewis Grimes <>
San Jose, Ca USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 18:52:41 (PST)

I am looking to replace an instrument cluster for vw passat 1.9 tdi 1996 p/n 3A0 919 930 M
ken murray <>
ireland - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 04:37:10 (PST)

I own 3 Diesels. A 1981 Rabbit LS 4 door, 1983 Quantum TD, 1985 Golf 2 door. All 3 are running great. The Quantum is the most recent acquisition, and I am searching for the hoses that connect the turbo to the breather box and the hose to the pcv/blow-off valve. When I got the car it was missing the tuurbo, so I found one and had it put on. If anyone knows of a good source for Quantum parts, let me know!!! They are extremely rare up here in Canada. I wish there were more interest in them. I don't know why people don't care about them, besides, is'nt something rare and unusual more desirable? Call me crazy, but I like my Quantum!
Paul Kleinsmith <>
Sarnia , Ontario Canada - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 18:40:42 (PST)

Hello! I'm a owner of 1985 VW 1,6D and i have a problem with electrical system. I need wiring diagram for that and i don't know where to get one. Can you help me????
Heigo Tark <>
TALLINN, ESTONIA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 04:15:54 (PST)

Nice to see I am not the only one that loves her VW. This is my second Volkswagen Golf Diesel. I now live in Florida and drove that baby from Canada. It is a 1992, with 330000.00KM and it barely cost me any repairs; I still have the original brakes and cluch!. It is still going and going like the "bunny rabbit". I plan on buying a new car this year and will be back at the Volkwagen dealership!
Christine Auclair <>
Hollywood, FL USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 20:10:17 (PST)

I am looking a a 1982 Vanagon camper 1.6 diesel to purchase and would appreciate any info or advice before I close the deal. ie. quirks, things to watch for, pros and cons, price(95k miles/good condition), etc. Thanx,PJL
Patrick <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 07:15:51 (PST)

I want more informations obout used truks
amilcar inacio <>
Luanda, Angola - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 07:11:12 (PST)

HI, i want to install a vacum/boost gauge in an TDI 110CV VW engine. I don`t know in that line or tube i have to take the value. If somebody has one install or know how to and want to help me send me a e-mail. Thank you.
Miguel Angel Casado Pérez <>
BARCELONA, SPAIN - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 11:11:11 (PST)

I need the wiring color code for my stereo on my 91 VW Jetta Gl please......write me an e-mail or if u can get a diagram of the stereo wiring code just please send it to my e-mail
thanks much
Douglas Warren <>
St. Joseph, MI USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 01:14:28 (PST)

Don't have any diesels, but love your other VW tips! Keep them coming :) at least somebody out there still knows how to actually repair something instead of just replace!
OhioBenz <>
Amish Country, OH USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 15:33:08 (PST)

It's always great to find someone that posts the problems and fixes during the quest for the perfect VW
Joe Kawasaki <>
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 21:10:53 (PST)

I would like any information on a 81 dasher wagon diesel never owned but looking
dotsonbrent <>
somerset, ky USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 20:34:00 (PST)

Harvey, I have a 1990 Jetta diesel (non-turbo ) and I can get 58 mpg...lets see, in US gallons that would make it...about 48 mpg if I figured that right. All depends how you drive and where, of course. I live in hilly terrain (like Maine), so on level ground it would be better yet.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 16:39:29 (PST)

Thanks for this site. Just bought an '82 pickup w/ a turbo diesel set-up. VERY nice. Runs like a sewing machine. Anybody know what kind of mileage I should be getting?
harvey bud <>
seattle, wa USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 08:44:30 (PST)

I have a 77 bus that I am putting a 1.6 turbo diesel into.
I bought the engine with 60,000 miles on it for less than
new heater boxes on the aircooled. The 1.6 turbo has about
the same amount of torque as the old 2L aircooled; it
should drive nicely....
When that project is done, I will get my Grumman van with
the rabbit engine and transmission on the road. Anybody out
there have the Grumman/VW van?
In the meantime, my 82 rabbit with the origional, never
rebuilt diesel is still going strong.... 325,000 miles. It
started last night in ten degree weather with at least one
bad glow plug, and I did not plug it in. I have never
babied the car, either..... It is great for towing things; I
have a world war two army jeep trailer (with a rabbit pickup
axle) so I have never needed a pickup....
Great web site.
James Bakner <>
Buena Vista, VA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 22:22:15 (PST)

V.W. Rules , I own a v.w. caddy and installed a golf 3 1.9 td enjin and gearbox . I had to do it all my self because you cant buy it here like that , i need more information on the enjin if somebody can e.mail me i would apreciate it very much. I love my v.w. diesel . great PAGE....
Riaan Passano <>
Johannesburg , South africa - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 12:30:30 (PST)

Very much enjoying this so far. I traveled to Bellingham, Wa. to get my first Caddy. It's an '82 with 121,xxx mi. on it now. Am looking at doing some suspension upgrades very soon as it seems to be all original.
Robert Kindla <>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 22:31:16 (PST)

Hi - I own a 92 Jetta Turbo Diesel (love the car) has over 342,000 kms and I owned it since 96. It still has the original exhaust/clutch although the alternator has been rebuilt last Christmas. It
still gets great gas mileage and the only problem that I am having is that it tends to burn a little oil - since I replace it every 8-10k I will usually add about two liters of oil between changes. Now
if I drive mainly in the city it will consume less although driving on the hiway reaching speeds of 150-170km/h usually means that I will burn more oil. My question has anyone gotten their VW engine rebuilt
at a VW dealership? If so were you happy with the result or should I just replace the oil seals on the pistons and drive it another 300k?

Ivo Biancucci <>
Stoney Creek, ON Canada - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 22:03:34 (PST)

My wife has a diesle 2000 Beetle. It has been a very good car except for one item. When the temp drops below freezing the fuel door will not release elecriclly. This has been a constant problem in cold weather. We do not live near the dealer and have gotten the run around about warranty work, as it is now out of warranty on that part and we did not complain enough about it previously. Has anyone else experienced this type of problem, and what did you do to fix it?
Glen Talley <>
Custer, SD USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 14:33:39 (PST) is a great place for coversion kits to use a rabbit diesel or other type of engine.
kelson baird <>
Big Sur, Ca USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 08:01:16 (PST)

Wanted: leather seats for 1997 Passat TDI and 2001 Jett TDI
Leo <>
mo USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 17:05:39 (PST)

i just recently bought an 84 rabbit diesel (hatchback) the thing was a mess when i bought it. now im down to the brakes (having tons of trouble) i replaced the master cylinder and all the brake lines i even put new slave cylinders in the back drums and im still not getting a pedal it goes rite to the floor everytime no stopping ive tried bleeding many times i took off a line from the master and the master is putting out pressure if anyone has an idea of how i can get a brake pedal please let me know............
Mike <>
deland, fl USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 01:48:55 (PST)

Just wondering, has anyone succesfully ever put a diesel into a Super Beetle? I would love to run diesel in my beetle but don't know where to start!
Sluggo <>
Carnation, WA USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 09:37:47 (PST)

I just bought a 1990 non turbo Jetta the injection pump is leaking out the top where the accelerator linkage joins.I removed the return springs which put quite a side load on the seal,the leak diminished but didn't stop.370k on the clock and nobody wants to touch the injection pump!Does anybody know if this seal can be replaced without rebuilding the pump;runs great otherwise.thank you for any input.
Bruce hubbarde <>
Toronto, Canada - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 20:02:32 (PST)

I have a 1985 jetta that has a back right door that will not lock. I was wondering if someone could tell me how to fix it. I really just also need to know how to take off/put on the door panel to the car. Thanks to anyone who can help me by the way it has 220,000 miles on it I love it and would like to continue driving it without someone stealing it and scrapping it for parts. Thanks again Brian
brian <>
richmond, va USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 19:12:17 (PST)

Ralph, there are several differences between turbo and non-turbo engines that I know about, and 3 of the most important are that the turbo has an oil line feeding oil pressure directly to the turbo bearings, which is required as the turbo spins 100,000 rpm or faster; it has an oil cooler to keep the oil from over heating and breaking down too soon; and oil is sprayed on the bottom side of the pistons to keep the heat down on them, as they run hotter because more fuel is being burnt and generates more heat in the process. There are other differences too, like the pistons and rings are different to take the extra stresses, and the fuel pump has a regulator on it to flow more fuel with increased boost, and other stuff. I have a normally aspirated diesel too and hope someday to pick up a smashed turbo diesel to transplant into mine. I had a turbo before and the difference in power is missed. I don't know where you could find a turbo kit, but I hope this helps you to understand what you may be getting into.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 18:08:44 (PST)

Finally, a clean, well lighted place where people talk VW Diesel!
I'm on my third. Why did I sell the first two? No good answer. I now have a 1989 Jetta. 185,000 miles, no teardown. Two timing belts and two water pumps. I'd love to turbocharge it, but am I asking too much from this little gal?
Anyone ever retrofit one with a kit? Any particular brand or type? and what cost is reasonable?
Just considering it, right now. Any info out there?
Ralph <>
Stamford, CT USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 16:07:59 (PST)

HELP...Can someone explain why all 4 of my seemingly relatively new appearing glow plugs are all bad? This car is new to me and won't start. I pulled the glow plugs today and they appeared glazed, and were not glowing when I applied 12 Volts to them. What could have fried them out? Also, what is the correct Bosch or VW glow plug part number for the "fast" relay? These are all four "champion" glow plugs (CH69). This car is a 84 Rabbit diesel. Thank you!
Eric Worl <>
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 15:29:00 (PST)

I have a -95 Caravelle minibus 2,4 D.
Åsmund Holand <>
Levanger, Norway - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 13:39:46 (PST)

Great informative WEB Page!!! Two questions...How do I best pry the old heat shields from below the injectors...they seem stuck. Where the heck is the relay for the glow plugs on the 81 Caddy and 84 Rabbit???!
Eric Worl <>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 16:43:55 (PST)

I need wiring diagram for Audi 80 1.6 Tdi 1989.People,PLEASE,help me !!!!
Dragan <>
Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 12:57:15 (PST)

Audi 80 tdi
Dragan <>
Belgrade, Yu Yugoslavia - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 12:49:57 (PST)

Better yet, THIS is the address I meant to post (oops!) : That'll be better.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 15:39:20 (PST)

Here is the website for Robert Bentley manuals for VWs. They cost a lot more than a Chilton or Haynes, but are a much better manual. The address is : . Try this and have a look.
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 15:34:15 (PST)

Has anybody got any idea at all where I can purchase a workshop manual for a 1987 1.6 engine
vw-golf Diesel. I've tried everywhere locally, Iwould appreciate any help at all.
zarqa, jordan - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 23:25:49 (PST)

Vic, for only a few thousand dollars you can buy a complete built engine there in the States and they have some form of warranty too , I believe. Just buy VW Trends or Hot VWs and have a look at thier ads .
Mark M <>
Nova Scotia, Canada - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 15:45:36 (PST)

Can someone please give me step by step instructions on how to build a VW engine with 2165cc turbo that puts out 375Hp. I'm in desperation of this info. I need it before friday evening
Vic <>
USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 01:12:51 (PST)

Has anybody got any idea at all where I can purchase a workshop manual for a 1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3,2L DOHC EFI V6 I've tried everywhere europe, I would appreciate any help at all. E Mail me please.
dumi ion <>
constanta, USA - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 02:04:07 (PST)

I'm looking for help with my daughters 95 Jetta GLS. There is an electrical problem. The trunk stopped opening with the key or latch, the sun roof won't open, the alarms goes off all the time.Now the windows won't roll down with the button inside, and the drivers door won't open from the inside. can any one suggest anything to look for? an fuse diagram or how to remove the door panels in the handle area?
Thanks in advance
gen <>
wa USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 12:09:38 (PST)

Has anybody got any idea at all where I can purchase a workshop manual for a 1992 2.4L Transporter Diesel. I've tried everywhere locally, Iwould appreciate any help at all.
N S Knights <>
UK - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 12:20:56 (PST)

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