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post #16 of 2014 (permalink) Old 12-28-2008, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, new to the euro scene. I drive a 09 Pontiac G5 (i know), but am looking for a Jetta project car, and thought this would be a good way to start getting info. I am 18, and currently apprenticing as a plumber. I am really into JDM cars, but lately, I've really been noticing the euros, and i even subscribed to Eurotuner lol.
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Allow me a short Intro

Hi Guys

Excited to be a member of the VW forum allow me to introduce myself

Name: Poovashen Moodley ( Poovs)
Age: 22
Country: South Africa
School : Springs Secondary
Car: 2003 Golf 4 1.6 3 Door
Hobbies: Working on my Jammy

Need some tips on doing an engine implant, prefferably a 2.0lt 20 Valve motor with a GT28RS turbo, any suggestions?

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I am new here also. The name is CJ
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I have a 2000 VW Cabrio piece of $%*. I bought it used. I think the chick that sold it to me lied to me. I even took it to a dealership to have them look it over before I bought it. No one ever said anything to me about the check engine light not working. Now I can't get it to pass MD Emissions Testing.

I want to love my car. I just can't afford to love it yet. Anyhoo, that's why I am here so that maybe someone has some info on how to get my car working without spending more on it than it is worth.

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I have a 2000 VW Cabrio piece of $%*. I bought it used. I think the chick that sold it to me lied to me. I even took it to a dealership to have them look it over before I bought it. No one ever said anything to me about the check engine light not working. Now I can't get it to pass MD Emissions Testing.

I want to love my car. I just can't afford to love it yet. Anyhoo, that's why I am here so that maybe someone has some info on how to get my car working without spending more on it than it is worth.

Kim
Kim,

I replied to your post in the MKIII forums. You will be able to get better assisted over in the MK4 forums, as your 2000 Cabrio is a MK4.

Welcome to the forums! Hopefully we can be of assistance.

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How'd you find the forum?: I belonged to another VW website. After realizing the people who were giving advice were morons (grinding down head bolts was one piece of advice that I fell out of my seat reading), I was searching for another site that had intelligent people on board...not posers (like another popular forum that ends in "vortex"...).


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Hi everyone I just bought my second vw. I had a beetle and now I have a rabbit. Its an 06
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Hey guys, Im out here in FL enjoying the nice warm weather. Just picked up a 99 Jetta and got problems arleady. The car wont go into 4th,(auto tran) looked up some info on the web and found out it might be the PCM or something. I was hesitant to pick up the VW b/c theyre "known" to have electrical problems but I liked it and didnt want to have a stereotype attitude about these cars. Well, now I know its true or is it??? Please help...is there anyway to fix this myself? If I cant, how much should I expect to pay. If its going to cost big, I dont think Im going to keep it. Guys...it seems you all are sincere VW enthusiasts...so you gotta tell me some good news. Thanks.
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Hey guys, Im out here in FL enjoying the nice warm weather. Just picked up a 99 Jetta and got problems arleady. The car wont go into 4th,(auto tran) looked up some info on the web and found out it might be the PCM or something. I was hesitant to pick up the VW b/c theyre "known" to have electrical problems but I liked it and didnt want to have a stereotype attitude about these cars. Well, now I know its true or is it??? Please help...is there anyway to fix this myself? If I cant, how much should I expect to pay. If its going to cost big, I dont think Im going to keep it. Guys...it seems you all are sincere VW enthusiasts...so you gotta tell me some good news. Thanks.
You're in Florida? I'm jealous .

Check your PM...I replied back to you.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8l
2003 BMW X5
2001 BMW R1200c (motorrad)

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1996 VW Golf GL
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1981 BMW 528i
1987, 1989, 1990, 1991 BMW 535i
1990 BMW 525i
1998 BMW 328i
1997 BMW 740il

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Hi all,

First off, I'm glad to be here. I'm new to this forum, just joined today. A little background about me, I'm 41, live in Minnesota, love cars (mostly I'm a truck guy though, currently drive a 04 F-150 FX4 Supercrew 4X4). The reason I decided to join this forum is that I'm looking to purchase a used (pre-owned as the dealers would say) Jetta and am looking for any and all advice. I've test driven Jettas with all three of the most popular engines, the 2.0, 1.8T, and the VR6. I must say out of the three I like the VR6 and the 1.8T the best (and out of those two I'm leaning towards the 1.8T). I'm just a little concerned about the reliability of these model year Jettas. On other site forums I've read ALOT of negative comments about the overall reliability of these cars. Everything from the engines just stalling to electrical problems to you name it. I really like these little cars but I'm somewhat hesitant to investing $5-6k in a used one just to potentially have to sink more $$ into it for repairs. I'd be using my Jet to commute to and from work M-F. I want to park the F-150 and drive something a little more economical. I'd most likely park the Jetta on weekends and drive the truck then. Does anyone have ANY advice for a future pre-owned Jetta owner??? BTW- I do plan on getting whatever Jetta I decide on inspected by a VW dealership prior to the purchase. Also, I tend to take very good care of my vehicles...my F-150 is washed weekly, I run AMSOIL full synthetic oil in it and have truly babied it from the get go. I know I'd do the same to the Jetta.

Thanks everyone and sorry this is so lengthy, I just wanted to ensure I paint a good picture for whoever reads this and decides to reply.

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I'm Mark from Barrie, Ontario.

I used to own an 87 Jetta with AT and sunroof. Boought it assuming the 233K km was accurate, but since the speedometer was slow by 10-15 kph, I tried an instrument swap and found the instrument panel was a junkyard swap already. Got rid of the car 2 years later, mileage unknown.

I am now the accidental owner of a 95 Golf GL 5spd. I got carried away at an auction yesterday and ended up buying it for the incredible sum of $450 with 250K km's (150K miles). It's in amazingly good shape and I hope to keep it. It was bought as is so I'll have my mechanic look at it on Monday AM.

I may end up leaving it at the cottage as a runabout. Won't have to drive up with two cars for extended stays.

I'll keep you posted.
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Hey there My names Jeffrey Lawhone, but my friends call me griever.
Im 20 years old
I live in Arizona, U.S.A.
Im currently working on life :P
I go to Glendale community college

I like working on cars, making music, money, and love. . .to females of course, well, that and my car.

I drive an 02 Jetta 1.8t. Ive modded it a bit, but nothing you would call rediciously exellent.

I joined this site to know more about the car and get to know see what some local guys are sportin here with VW.

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First time VW owner

My name is Justin
I just recently bought a 96 Jetta GLX with 120,000 miles
As you can tell from my profile name it needs work
I have full aftermarket exhaust, but due to that I don't have a catalytic converter or either oxygen sensor.
Car is setup for a turbo and with all luck will have one soon.
I also will be picking up a crate engine with less than 3000 miles on it soon.
No pictures yet, but I will post when I get them.
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Im Dan
I dont drive... yet.
Im buying a 1.4 '99 Polo off my nan (Dont ask) and im looking into either a beetle or a splitty for a restoration project.
Im a trainee mechanic so i am able under the hood.
I play the drums and im a rabid mountain biker.
Happy to become part of this community! XD
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