New downpipe installed. Exhaust is now 2.5" turbo to tip.. well it goes through a 2 chamber flowmaster :/
The camera doesn't pick up the turbo whistle very well... It's actually MUCH MUCH louder. When going down the road you can hear the turbo clearly any time your foot is on the 'go' pedal... very cool!
2009 VW Jetta TDI - Fuel Filter Change
Fuel Filter Replacement in a nutshell:
1) Replace every 20K miles (I do mine every 10K with oil change).
2) Have the right filter for your housing.
3) Engine OFF! Remove Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
4) Water Separator Service (1 Screw Plug, 1 Washer Seal)
a. Remove Screw Plug and old Washer Seal with Torx T30 bit.
b. Siphon water at bottom of Filter Housing from top of housing - A.K.A
c. Siphon enough fuel to avoid spillage when Housing is opened.
d. Reinstall Screw Plug with New Washer Seal. Torque 3 Nm (27 in-lb).
5) Fuel Filter Replacement (1 Filter, 2 Seals on Filter, 2 Seals in
a. Remove 5 Torx T30 Bolts and lift off Upper Filter Housing with lines
b. If you see any amount of metal particles TAKE THE CAR TO A
PROFESSIONAL! You have a major issue.
c. Pull out old Filter and Seals in Housing.
d. Clean as necessary Lower Filter Housing by Siphoning out remaining
NOTE: Removal of Lower Filter Housing is not a requirement. So long
as you remove any contaminants found at the bottom of the canister by other
e. Install New Filter and New Seals.
f. FILL CANISTER WITH CLEAN FUEL to help purge air. (approx. 650 ml or
22 oz) ---OR--- Use VAG-COM to operate fuel pump from fuel tank to prime
the fuel system (the air will be sent back to the tank to vent) SEE VAG-COM
STEP BELOW (7).
g. Reinstall Upper Filter Housing and secure with 5 Bolts. Torque 5 Nm
6) Reinstall Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
7) If you have VCDS/VAG-COM, operate fuel pumps to purge air from Filter
8) Otherwise, Start Engine & try to run it at 2K RPM for at least 30
seconds. If Engine shuts down, restart engine (this method is not
preferred. it is bad for your High Pressure Fuel Pump).
NOTE: Turning key to turn on Accessories does not turn on the fuel pumps,
from what I have read, only when the key is turned to Ignition (Engine
A visual aid to what to expect when replacing the Fuel Filter on the 2009
VW Jetta TDI (A5 - CBEA ).
I used as a reference the Bentley Publishers VW Jetta Service Manual
(2005-2010) as well as a couple of very good write-ups which can be found
at the following links. Many thanks to those who took the time to document
and share the information at these links.
I obtained the Mann Fuel Filter from IDPARTS.COM (formerly TDIPARTS.COM),
UPS Ground Shipping was free with them. Amazon.com also offers the same
Mann Fuel Filter for those who are exclusive to Amazon.
VW Jetta TDI Straight Pipe Exhaust
Starting my 1999 Jetta TDI with the muffler cut off and straight piped to
the back. This is also after I fixed the hot start issue with a tune.
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VW Golf Mk5 TDI Performance Exhaust by Cobra Sport Exhausts
This Vehicle has a Cobra Sport cat back Exhaust fitted in 2.5" bore back to twin 3"
tailpipes. This car also has the GTI rear valance which is available
through Cobra sport website.
Made in the UK, this Exhaust system
is manufactured in T304 Grade Stainless
Steel, with mandrel bent pipework and Tig welded which allows a smooth flow
to maximize power gains. Designed to achieve a sporty but subtle sound and
our quality is backed up with a lifetime warranty! Please phone for details
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Please note: This video was taken on private land with the consent of the
Volkswagen Jetta Removing Rear Inner Door Panel - Part 3
In this video, the inner door panel or as Volkswagen calls it, the door
carrier assembly is shown being removed. There is a lot of detail in this
video where I describe the spreader pin and spreader plug. This two piece
nylon insert holds the window to the lift rail regulator slot. Also, to
bring you along with me, I did not cut out the scenes which showed me
struggling to remove this two piece insert, although with video editing,
this step would look easy. I hope you enjoy the video and thanks for
How To Install Replace Front Shocks Struts Volkswagen VW Golf Jetta 93-98 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install , fix, change or replace your
front shocks with their loaded struts. Struts often start leaking over time
and if you've noticed that your suspension feels a bit soft then it may be
good idea to check out your struts. A broken spring will also cause poor
ride quality and will often be associated with front suspension noises.
This video is applicable to Volkswagen Jetta and Golf models.
Touareg V10 TDI muffler delete straight pipe
Removed the stock muffler, Exhaust is
now 3.5" ss pipe to 4.5" ss MagnaFlow tips. Dyno'd 318 hp, 566 ft lb tq
before the Exhaust. Had just washed
it, so it throws a bunch of water out at first. Two pictures of it:
The Basic Parts of an Automatic Transmission (Part 1)
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This is part one of my front wheel drive (FWD) automatic transmission
dissection video. In this video I cover the operation of clutches, bands,
accumulators, clutch drums, the oil pump, the valve body, valves, check
balls, seals and 'o' rings, as well as the construction and function of
many of the internal hard parts of an automatic transmission. To be honest
a rear wheel drive transmission isn't much different as many of the basic
components are the same. I guess what I'm saying is that you could use the
information in this video to have a basic understanding of a rear wheel
drive automatic transmission also. It is just a basic overview of the main
components. I don't get into theory and operation so much. Just the
general operation and identification of the parts. I may make more videos
on this topic based on the comments I get so feel free to ask questions and
perhaps I'll answer them in a future video on this topic. There will also
be a separate video on the parts and operation of the torque converter as
well. When that is posted I'll post links below to that video.
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qf6O0oAs7U
Torque converter dissection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_d_tBn-HQ
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