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2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Mon 30, 2016 11:37 pm
by Mikewire
Another project :) Picked this up the same day as Wade's VR6 B4 project, and please be sure to read through his thread as well: viewtopic.php?f=79&t=3812

I recently picked up a cheap 2005.5 Jetta w/ Package II, 5 speed, 198K miles. It came to me as a crank, no start condition. VCDS revealed it was a bad throttle body, and that's all I could really find from a scan and inspection.

Body looks good in the pictures, and it's not horrible. But it has some hail damage, re/over spray, and a bit of body damage on the front right side. Still perfectly drive-able!

I dug into it a little, cleaned it up, ordered a new TB and waited for it to come in.

New TB showed up last Friday and I swapped it out, it still would crank, but not start. :confused:

Started to go over over fuel issues, pumps, pressure, etc. but it puked oil into the intake...ah dang...so I decided to pull the intake and look at the turbo...and it's roached. :thumbsdown:

So, I'm looking at a new turbo for this BRM, and need some suggestions, so if you have any throw 'em out :beer:

Here's a few pictures from the pickup and cleanup:

Fresh pickin's:

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Biohazard and cleanup time!

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Diagnosis, bad TB. Stripped gears and a broken plastic gearset:

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Yes! Cigarettes and french fries, and handful of nails. One stop shop :) There's some fresh carpet there tho:

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This is where I pulled the turbo assembly:

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Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Tue 31, 2016 12:27 am
by SweaterVest
Wow, that turbo is gone!

Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Tue 31, 2016 6:34 am
by MT-Getto
Good lord!!


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Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Tue 31, 2016 8:55 am
by YASHA7FOLD
Wow that's the worst I have ever seen.


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Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Tue 31, 2016 9:12 am
by Roadhog
I'd check compression first before spending any more money and time on that tdi. There's a good chance it bent some rods from eating all that oil.

Awesome job cleaning that thing! Looks new! What did you use on the engine bay?

Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Tue 31, 2016 10:19 am
by 201motels
Who knew VW sourced their turbos from the KKK? :laughing:

Anyways the car looks awesome! Hopefully you got a good deal.

Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Tue 31, 2016 10:37 am
by Mikewire
I'll do a compression test, thanks for the info on that as well. I *think* rods are OK, because I didn't turn it over after I felt it begin to lock up with oil, and I pulled the glow plugs right after. I turned it over by hand and #2 had a bunch of oil, the rest were clear.

Now, as far as what the PO did, who knows. I do know it wasn't much.

On the engine bay I use simple green, hot water pressure wash, and then I spray it with a rubber/plastic conditioner. I used to use tire shine, then used a Meguires Pro M40, but recently switched to a water based Meguiars D140 Hyper-Dressing.

Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: May Tue 31, 2016 11:01 am
by MT-Getto
Mikewire wrote:On the engine bay I use simple green, hot water pressure wash, and then I spray it with a rubber/plastic conditioner. I used to use tire shine, then used a Meguires Pro M40, but recently switched to a water based Meguiars D140 Hyper-Dressing.


This guy :laughing:

Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: Jun Wed 15, 2016 12:14 am
by Mikewire
Quick update on this - redneck compression test sounded decent, so I ended up picking up a new turbo from Europa Parts.

Yeah it's a risk, but I figured I'd give it a shot, and bolted the turbo up...fired right up. Sounds good, has good power, and I may have gotten lucky on this one. It cleaned up well and should be decent to drive around.

I did end up picking up a diesel compression tester, so I'll still run a quick test later.

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Re: 2005.5 Jetta TDI 5 speed BRM

PostPosted: Jun Wed 15, 2016 8:43 am
by kompressorgolf
nice!