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Old 02-26-2019, 12:58 PM   #1
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Jay's New (to me) Daily - 2008 Wolfsburg Jetta 2.0T(FSI)

Well, This will be my third thread on the forums. Although this isn't a golf, it shares a lot of the same components being a 2.0t with a FSI. I've spent a lot of time on these forums with my other cars so I'm just going to put the thread here.

My rabbit is gone, to replace it I picked up this super clean 08' Wolfsburg Jetta, It was very well taken care of, lots of maintenance records which I appreciate, never in an accident. It's manual trans and drives fantastic.

An hour after I bought it I took it to my buddies house and put it on the lift, was shocked at how clean everything was. The undercarriage looks like it has never seen a winter. I later found out this car spent most of it's life in South Carolina where it never saw any salt. Win win for me.


Day 1 I threw a new cam follower in. The one I took out was worn but not badly, it had definitely been replaced already which was great to see.


I went over to FCPEURO and ordered a bunch of maintenance items, The tstat is on it's way out, taking a long time to warm up, figured since I don't know when this other stuff was last changed I might as well get it out of the way. Up first is:
  • Oil/Filter Change
  • Camshaft Chain Tensioner
  • Fuel Filter
  • Cabin Filter
  • Spark Plugs
  • R8 Coil Packs
  • Thermostat

I'll probably leave the car along for a while, might eventually throw a k04 and tune on. I'm skipping the stage 1/2 if I tune it though and just going to put a k04 on straight away.




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Old 03-01-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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Put a new fuse in and now the windshield washers work. Cool update.

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Old 03-02-2019, 06:58 AM   #3
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Congrats, nice car. If it's reaching operating temperature but just slowly it might as well only be the in-line thermostat, not the main one (although I would expect them to seize more or less at the same time)
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:54 AM   #4
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Should not be any bypass thermostats in this 2008 with manual transmission.

Log G62 & G83 with Vcds or equivalent and see whats going on.
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:27 PM   #5
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Not all the FSI have them? One for the manual and three for the DSG?
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:17 AM   #6
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Not all the FSI have them? One for the manual and three for the DSG?
To June 2005 Bypasses are #3 from turbo and #12 for Auto trans cooler




From July 2005 bypass #6 for auto trans cooler

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Old 03-03-2019, 07:55 PM   #7
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Wow just learnt something, thanks
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:12 PM   #8
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Didn’t these have smaller brakes then gli? Prob an easy swap anyway.
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:51 PM   #9
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Didnít these have smaller brakes then gli? Prob an easy swap anyway.
Yes they do. My buddy has a set of front calipers and new rotors from a mk6 gti that I'm going to put on eventually.


All the rest of the parts showed up over the weekend so I'll be tackling that sometime in the next week or so.
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:27 PM   #10
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Only difference is rotor size and the carrier, the caliper is the same.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:32 AM   #11
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Yes they do. My buddy has a set of front calipers and new rotors from a mk6 gti that I'm going to put on eventually.


All the rest of the parts showed up over the weekend so I'll be tackling that sometime in the next week or so.
Lol, you mean I have your front brakes off your MK6 GTI. My old front brakes died with the Rabbit.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:52 AM   #12
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Lol, you mean I have your front brakes off your MK6 GTI. My old front brakes died with the Rabbit.
Oh woops that's right. Nice.
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:25 PM   #13
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Headlight went out. Replaced some bulbs, what a stupid design for the high beams. That metal clip holding the bulb in came out and seems like a pita to put back in.
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Pretty standard design for that bulb size.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:43 PM   #15
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Pretty standard design for that bulb size.
All my other vw's were different, none of them had that metal clip. Was always an insert and twist to lock in.

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Old 03-15-2019, 11:06 AM   #16
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Finding time to do all this maintenance is proving to be challenging. Changed the cabin filter last night, some valeo junk in there that was probably 5+ years old. Smelled nasty.

Replaced with a Mann

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Old 03-15-2019, 11:16 AM   #17
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On the plus side I got an RCD510 for freesies from a friend of mine.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:55 PM   #18
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I just bought an S3 shifter for it

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Old 03-16-2019, 12:22 PM   #19
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Changed the spark plugs and coil packs. Plugs looked good, were changed recently which was nice to see.

Cool story.


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Old 03-16-2019, 07:59 PM   #20
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"I'm not going to mess with this one, going to leave it stock"....... less than 2 weeks in, starts buying parts for it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:06 PM   #21
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"I'm not going to mess with this one, going to leave it stock"....... less than 2 weeks in, starts buying parts for it.
Lol it's mostly maintenance. The short shifter was 20 bucks.

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Old 03-17-2019, 04:42 PM   #22
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The only “performance” stuff worth doing on these is computer tune, short of upgrading turbo to one that “Performs”
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