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Nitrile Mechanic Gloves (Box)

10 Pack of Inline Pre-filters

5 Pack of Inline Pre-filters

Injector Return Line Kit

Deluxe Diesel Purge Kit 

VW Tdi 1000 Watt Block Heater

VW Glow Plug Set

VW Bosio Nozzles with install DVD

Tdi injection pump seal kit with triangle socket

Maintenance tips below the parts section.

 

 

 

Jetta Tdi Bosio Nozzle video

Tdi Glow Plug Replacement

Tdi Injection Pump Seal Replacement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

                                              2004 VW Tdi

 

Nitrile Mechanic Gloves (Box)

Price:   $27.50                 S&H:    $Free

Nitrile Mechanics Gloves  includes S&H
Price: $23.50
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Product Description:

Do you work on cars or anything else around the house that you want to keep your hands clean?  This kit will fit all Human Hands

 

Russell's Review of the Nitrile Mechanics Gloves :

These gloves are fantastic!  I use LOTS of these working on any car repair or project.  If you are sick and tired of getting black oil, grease, dirt or any other yuck on your hands, then these are a must have in your tool box.  I have used Nitrile gloves for years.  Superior to Latex gloves especially if you are alergic to latex.  Powder free, thick enough not to tear and thin enough to handle even the smallest nut or bolt you may want to hold.  I use them everyday and my hands thank me!

One size fits all.

The Nitrile Mechanics Gloves includes:

  • One hundred gloves per box.

  • Access to my web site pictorial and phone access to me if you have any questions

                                   


 

 

10 Pack of Inline Pre-filters

 

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Price:   $55.25                 S&H:    Free

 

10 Pack  VW Inline fuel Pre-filter
Price: $55.25
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Product Description:

If you are looking for a super high quality inline filter/pre-filter with no fuel flow restriction for your diesel car, then look no further.  I am offering the  10 pack at a super price.  These filters come stock on the Mercedes diesels and they should have come on the VW's but did not.  So go ahead and install one and keep the junk out of your expensive primary filter.  This kit will fit all  VW diesels.  Please give year, make model and VIN # when ordering so we get you the proper kit.

 

 

Russell's Review of the 10 pack Inline Filter Kit :

You should always keep a few in your glove box, just in case.  For the VW crowd and those running bio or WVO, then you NEED these filters.  They are cheap and high quality and keep all the french fry pieces out of your WVO.  Alot of the VW guys are using these prefilters on there VW diesel to extend the life of the main fuel filter.

The  10 pack Inline Filter Kit includes:

  • Ten (10) Inline Pre-filters.

  • Access to my web site pictorial and phone access to me if you have any questions

 

 

 

                                   


 

 

5 Pack Inline Pre-filters

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Price: $29.75                S&H: Free

 

5 Pack of  Inline Pre-filters
Price: $29.75
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Product Description:

If you are looking for a super high quality inline filter/pre-filter with no fuel flow restriction for your diesel car, then look no further.  I am offering the  5 pack at a super price.  These filters come stock on the Mercedes diesels and they should have come on the VW's but did not.  So go ahead and install one and keep the junk out of your expensive primary filter.  This kit will fit all  VW diesels .  Please give year, make model and VIN # when ordering so we get you the proper kit.

 

Russell's Review of the 5 pack Inline Filter Kit :

You should always keep a few in your glove box, just in case.  For the VW crowd and those running bio or WVO, then you NEED these filters.  They are cheap and high quality and keep all the french fry pieces out of your WVO

The  5 pack Inline Filter Kit includes:

  • Five (5) Inline Pre-filters.

  • Access to my web site pictorial and phone access to me if you have any questions

 

 

 

                                   


 

 

Deluxe Diesel Purge Kit

 

VW TDI Purge Kit

Price:  $89.50
S&H:   $Free

VW Deluxe Diesel Purge Kit
Price: $89.50
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Product Description: 

To make it easy on you and save you time and money, I put together the Deluxe Diesel Purge Kit.  It contains everything you need not only to do the purge, but has both fuel filters to boot.  Since the diesel purge will clean the  sludge and carbon out of the injection pump, nozzles, fuel lines and fuel filters, it is always smart to replace BOTH of your fuel filters immediately after doing a purge.  This kit can be used on all VW diesel engines.  

This Kit includes ALL the items available in the Basic Diesel Purge kit PLUS: 

VW Tdi kit below

Russell's Review of the Deluxe Diesel Purge Kit:

I think this kit is a great value!  I have taken the time to include and package everything you need in one simple package.  No need to run to the auto parts store for fuel hose, finding a proper juice bottle or separately ordering fuel filters.  There is nothing like letting an expert do it "all" for you.  This kit is a "no brainer" for saving money and time. This is the exact same kit that I use in my shop to do purges.  

This Deluxe Diesel Purge Kit Includes:

  • Two (2) cans of the Liqui Moly 
  • Full step-by-step with pictorials at Diesel Purge
  • Free Phone and email support with me
  • One (1) inline fuel filter

  • One (1) main fuel filter

  • Enough  fuel hose to do the purge

  • Plastic bottle with the proper size holes drilled in cap

  


 

  Injector Return Line Kit

Price:   $25.99                     S&H:    $4.00

 

Injector Return Line Kit Including S&H
Price: $29.99
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Product Description:

Replace those old leaking, brittle and cracked diesel injection return lines with my exact fit kit.  If you smell diesel fuel or notice that your lines appear wet or brittle, you need to replace them now!  These are the correct metric, made in Germany, black cloth braided return lines that your car came with from the factory.  Not some cheap made in China parts store junk.  The lines are the proper inside diameter to fit snugly on the injector tips, and the proper outside diameter to fit the injector tip cut out in each injector.  These lines fit and look proper.  This kit can be used on all VW diesel engines except pump duse.

 

Russell's Review of the Injector Return Line Kit :

 

This is a very simple do-it-yourself project. I have replaced countless numbers of injector return lines with my exact fit kit.  The bottom line is, rubber fuel lines don't last more than a few years in an engine compartment, before they loose their elasticity.  I like to think of this as an every 2 year preventative maintenance item.

 

This Injector Return Line Kit Includes:

  • Pre-cut set of lines all lines

  • End cap/plug on the last injector

  • Phone access to me if you have questions  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                  


 

VW 1000 Watt Block Heater

Price:   $95.00                     S&H:    $Free

 

VW 1000 Watt Block heater
Price: $95.00
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Product Description:

Stop suffering in the cold morning with no heat.  The diesel engine by nature is slow to heat up due to its thermal efficiency.  This 1000 watt block heater is easy to install and works like a charm.  Selling for 1/2 of what others sell for.  This kit can be used on all VW or Mercedes diesel engines.

 

Russell's Review of the VW 1000 Watt Block Heater Kit :

 

Stop giving all your hard earned money to the VW mechanic.  At about $95 per hour, you can do the job yourself and save a ton of cash. A cold engine does not start at its best!  Don't wait till it gets cold to install this high powered block and coolant heater. Heats the engine and cooling system  for a quick start-up on those cold mornings.  Made of a heavy duty element and electrically grounded for safety.  Those cars running on WVO or Veggie really need a good block heater to reduce the time you have to run on petroleum.  A warm engine reduces wear on rings and valve train components.  Also a reduction in start-up emissions with a warm engine will result.  Reduce smoke and decrease the time it takes to achieve full oil pressure at idle.  Great for engines with high miles or lower than normal compression.  Helps them start MUCH more quickly and reduces glow plug system and battery wear.   Having a good block heater really help the old car start with a minimum of complaints.  Having the engine warm when you go to start, makes a dramatic decrease in wear since there is less thermal expansion that must take place, compared to a stone cold engine.  Also if your engine did not come with a factory block heater, then you are looking at a real job installing one. 

This kit will work on all VW's with the diesel or gasoline motor.   

You just need to get some 5/8 inch hose at the parts store (about 2.5 feet) and hook it up.   General directions, bracket and hose clamps come with the heater, but you need to adapt them for your Tdi.  The directions are not Tdi specific, but you can figure it out.

I will email you a pdf file of how the install should go on a Tdi.  With pics!

 

 

This VW 1000 Watt Block Heater Kit Includes:

  • One (1) block heater kit

  • Phone access to me if you have questions  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                  


 

VW Glow Plug Set

 

Price:   $105.00                     S&H:    $8.00

 

VW Glow Plug Set
Price: $114.00
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Is your glow plugs not glowing properly.   This kit can be used on all VW  Tdi engine up to and through 2004..

 

Russell's Review of the VW Glow Plug Set:

 

Your glow plugs don't last forever.  Why put a cheap set in your Tdi when you can use the OEM type plugs.  A fresh set will light your car off in a hurry.  Comes in a set of (4) glow plugs.

 

 

 

This VW Glow Plug Set Includes:

  • One (1) set of (4) plugs.

  • Phone access to me if you have questions  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                  


 

Bosio Injector Nozzles w/Install DVD

 

Price:$220.06      S&H: Free 

VW Bosio Nozzle (1) kit of 4 with install DVD
Price: $220.06
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Product Description:

If you have over 100k miles on your injectors, then you NEED to replace the nozzles.  The nozzles are what actually wear in the injector and determine the fuel spray pattern and atomization.  This part can be used on VW tdi diesel models only.  Please give year, make model and VIN # when ordering so we get you the proper kit.

These are stock replacement nozzles. 

Now with the install DVD!

 

Russell's Review of the Bosio Injector Nozzles:

A super high quality Italian made nozzle especially designed for the VW diesel.  I just installed a set on an engine that had 235k on the clock.  The result was simply amazing.  Very little smoke at idle, NO smoke when warm and a super smooth idle.  The throttle response was superb also.   These nozzles are far superior to what Bosch sells now.  Breath new life into your diesel pride and joy with a set of Bosio nozzles.  Now comes with the install DVD.  Let me show you how to do the job the right way!

The Bosio Injector Nozzles includes:

  • One (1) injector nozzle set.

  • One DVD on the install.

  • Access to my web site pictorial and phone access to me if you have any questions

 

 

                                   


 

VW Tdi Injection Pump Seal Kit with Triangle Socket

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Price:$99.00     S&H: $13.95

VW Tdi IP Seal kit with Triangle Socket
Price: $112.95
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Product Description:

If your Tdi pump is leaking then don't buy a new $2000 pump from VW, fix it yourself.  Kit contains the entire pumps worth of seals.  The head and injection pump body are where 99% of all leaks are coming from and is a very DIY project.  This part can be used on VW tdi diesel models 1996-2003 only.  Please give year, make model and VIN # when ordering so we get you the proper kit.

Includes link to full video instructions on how to do the job from start to finish.

 

Russell's Review of the IP seal kit:

Genuine Bosch parts saved the day.  I had over 300k miles on my pump and 1hr of work saved me from having to buy a new pump.  Ask your VW dealer for this kit.....they don't have it, they want to sell you a new pump.  Keep your maintenance cost down and fix the leak yourself. 

The IP seal kit includes:

  • One (1)  IP seal kit

  • One special triangle bolt

  • Link to the video of how to do the job from start to finish

 

 

                                   


 

 

 

 

Jetta Tdi injector purge

 

On any diesel with high miles, it is often a good idea to perform an injector purge.  I have used with great success the Lubro Molly diesel purge product.  I do lots of repair and maintenance on older Mercedes Benz diesels and find this stuff to work miracles.  The Mercedes will often have a very distinctive "nailing" sound that comes from a dirty injectors.  This product cleans the injectors in a hurry, and gives the car greater throttle response and power.

The car I am about to do is a 1998 VW Jetta Tdi with over 207k miles.  I have owned the car since new and wanted to do an injector purge.  The process is very simple and takes about 30 minutes total.  I can say the results are very worth while and will be part of my yearly maintenance procedure.  

So follow me along as I do the purge.........

 

The supplies that I used consists of 2 feet of 1/4 inch fuel line, 2 feet of 5/16 fuel line, 2 can of diesel purge, small hose clamps, 1/2 gallon juice bottle, Phillips screwdriver.

 

This is a close up shot of the cap.  I drilled 2 holes in the top that fit the hoses very tight.  This will be your temporary supply and return hose.

 

Remove the return line hose crimp clamp.  I used some side cutters and cut the factory clamp off.  Be very careful not to bend the hose too much as the nipple inside the hose is fragile plastic.  You will replace the factory clamp with a screw type clamp when we are done.

 

This shows the hose removed and the plastic nipple I told you NOT to break.

 

This pic shows the hoses from our bottle connected to the fuel filter.  The return line on the left and the supply line on the right.  The supply line must go to the bottom of the bottle, the return line just needs to get about half way into the bottle.   Just above the return and supply line is the lines we took off to do the purge.  We will connect them back, after the purge is complete.

 

Here is a wider shot showing the temporary hook up to the bottle.  What we have effectively done is disconnected the fuel tank and made the juice bottle our temporary fuel tank.  Be sure to hook up the line exactly the way they are here.  It won't work any other way.  Do not try to bypass the fuel filter.  The injection pump wont last very long if some dirt of impurities get into it.  

Go ahead and start the car with the 2 can of purge in the bottle.  It will take about 20 minutes to use up the bottle.  I turned the A/C on to help put the engine under a small load to use more fuel.  I also sat in the car and varied the RPM's from idle to 3000.  This helps to burn the cleaner faster, and makes the overall cleaning work better.

 

Here is a shot with the engine running.  You can see the return line inside the bottle flowing the fuel back.  If you have some injector nailing, you will usually notice a great reduction in noise the first 5 minutes of the cleaning.  Make sure to let the engine run and use up all the cleaner in the bottle.  Also make sure the supply hose is not sucking air when the fluid level gets to nearly empty.

 

Here is another shot with the engine running.  After the cleaner is used up, shut off the engine and disconnect the temporary hoses.  Reconnect your permanent hoses and road test the car.  You should notice a good difference in power and reduced smoke.

I hope this was helpful, if you have any question just drop me an email.

 

Trasko By-pass filter installation

Being one to always want to make my cars last longer than I would ever want to keep them, I decided I wanted to install a by-pass filter system on my 1998 Jetta Tdi.  Since I am an Amsoil dealer and love the products, I wanted to go with the Amsoil bypass system.  However after searching for space to mount the unit and not wanted to cut, grind or mutilate my completely stock car, I decided to go another route.

I have looked for months at different bypass systems, but they all required me to make some modification to the car due to the lack of available space.  I then found the Trasko by-pass filter.  This filter is both a full flow and by-pass filter in a very compact unit that mounts to where your oil filter normally goes.  All this and without any modifications to the car.  Wahoo!

So follow along with me on how I installed the filter........

 

Here is the Trasko by-pass filter system and the Amsoil 14w-40 that I used.  This element in the Trasko is removable and comes with a handy wrench to take the canister apart.  The unit is well made aluminum with heat dissipating fins.  I have noticed a reduction in engine temp of about 5- 9 degrees since the installation.

 

Here is the Trasko next to the Purolator that I had on the car.  The Purolator was almost next to impossible to get on and off at filter changes.  It is a little bigger than the stock VW factory filters and is really too big.

 

Here is a shot of the filter mounting base with the oil filter removed.  Make sure the large nut you see is tight, as they have a tendency to loosen up with multiple filter changes over time.

 

Another shot of the filter base and how little room there is in there.

 

Here is the Trasko unit installed on the filter base.

 

Here is another shot of the installed filter.

I will do an oil analysis at 25k miles of oil use, to gauge how well the Trasko is filtering the oil.  They company recommends to change the element at the first 5k miles and then at 10k intervals.

 

VW Tdi and all VW Diesels Injector Return Line Kit

 

 

Replace those old leaking, brittle and cracked diesel injection return lines with my exact fit kit.  If you smell diesel fuel or notice that your lines appear wet or brittle, you need to replace them now!

 

This is a very simple do-it-yourself project.  The kit includes a pre-cut set of lines along with the proper end cap/plug.  

 

This hose is the proper braided metric German hose used from the factory.  No China made or cheap vacuum hose from your local auto parts store!

 

 

This is the correct diesel injection return hose for your four cylinder VW diesel engine. 

 

 

VW Jetta Tdi Injection Pump Seal Replacement

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Part 2

 

 

Part 3