Looks like a good start, I think textured rubs would look awesome!
I have a 2002 Jetta GLS TDI that has been in my family since it was brand new. The wastegate actuator died at around 80k so both the turbo and actuator are fairly new. I want to keep it OEM but put an OEM+ spin with my own personal touch onto it. Things I have done since the car became mine are a stage 1 REVO remap, K&N high flow air filter, swapped the grille for an OEM one but one that I finished in satin black, and a stubby antenna from ECS, and put new tires on it, all small things that I feel have made it stand out a tiny bit, but not enough. The car just got a new valance and new OEM floor mats as the old ones were on their way out. Last year a majority of the electrics were replaced after a major short, this includes a new altenator, new fuse block on top of the battery, new connecting cables, etc. Also it was rear ended in the beginning of March and the whole back of the car is basically new and resprayed to match. I am posting to share my cars slow progress and I also am open to suggestions and criticism as to what i can change, good or bad.
Last edited by mikev1; 04-25-2011 at 12:03 AM.
Right now I am really trying to focus on maintenance and getting the car to peak shape so that it will be ready to handle more years to come. Recently the transmission fluid was flushed and changed, the serpentine belt changed, new pads and rotors in the back, wheel balance. The right front fender is new as VW warrantied it because of a rust issue. Things to come in the next year or so are the timing belt and water pump, egr valve and intake manifold cleaning, vacuum pump gasket change, and maybe a few other small things. Other than that the car runs great! And this picture goes out to REVO for making an awesome tune for my car.
Last edited by mikev1; 04-24-2011 at 11:50 PM.
Just a heads up I read on TDIclub that k&n's aren't good for tdis cause they **** up the mafs which are pretty expensive, they also did an airflow test and the oem filter flowed better then the k&n. If you search it in google you should be able to find it just search "k&n in TDI" or something. Anyways just a heads up apart from that nice car looks like your off to a good start.
oiled filters are bad for our cars cause they will casue the MAF to fail prematurely.
by the way, op's license plate reminds me of
^^Buy my sh!t up there^^
After some research on TDIClub it appears that using the stock air filter and changing it regularly is the best way to go. They are around 20 dollars so I will probably pop one in tomorrow. My car gave no indications of any faults on a VAG COM scan about a week ago and the filter has been in there for a year now so hopefully all is well in the intake dept. I guess problem solved, if everyone agrees I guess lets keep the discussion rolling about the progress and suggestions.
( . Y . ) boost gets you boobies naaaa'meaan
PSU GTG: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...rsity-Park-GTG
How's your boost? Mine is constantly overboosting and going into limp mode. Thinking (trying to save up) for a bigger turbo for when it finally gives.
Wow. That car has gone through a lot!
Treat her right and she'll last forever.
A little lower never hurt anything.
glad you chaged the filter my bro bought a k&n too and i told him to take that **** back haha, also all jetta tdi's should have a recall on the fenders cause they have this foam on the inside of them that makes them rust, i have a pic on my phone of a tdi fender with a giant hole in it and you can see the foam but i got no transfer cable but i do have an idea ill see if it works.
edit: best i could do, don't know how to turn the flash off
Last edited by GTIDamien_407; 04-25-2011 at 07:38 PM.