Golf MKIV TDI Flywheel & Clutch

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So the latest issue with the Golf (yes, yet another!) was severe juddering at around 2000RPM under load. It started intermittently and gradually became a consistent problem. So much so that it almost made the car undriveable. I started researching the issue and came to the conclusion that it must be the dual mass flywheel causing […]

Golf IV TDI Temperature Sensor

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Don’t buy cheap VW temp sensors. I bought a £6 sensor from eBay and I got this fault appear in VAG-COM along with “Emissions Workshop” on the dash. 17664 – Engine Coolant Temp Sensor (G62): Open or Short to Plus P1256 – 35-10 – – – Intermittent The black sensor on the left is the […]

Golf MK4 TDI Turbo Rebuild

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The Golf was suffering from yet more issues recently in the form of a worn turbo. This became apparent when a whirring sound could be heard when accelerating. I decided to replace the CHRA unit which is basically the core working part of the turbo and the vacuum actuator while I’m there. I thought it […]