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New to the TDI world, 2004 Jetta Wagon and tool question

Discussion in 'New TDI forum member introductions' started by CalvinM, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. CalvinM

    CalvinM New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    2004 Jetta Wagon TDI
    Hey folks,

    I just purchased a 2004 Jetta Wagon TDI with about 164k miles. I plan on doing as much of the work on the car as I can. I'm trying to build back up a service history as I bought the car with at least 20k miles of history missing.

    I'm starting with:
    Timing Belt replacement(by Appalachian Diesel works in Asheville)
    Camshaft replacment(also by Appalachian Diesel Works)
    Suspesion Refresh(Koni Srt.t or FSD)
    Panzer Plate install.

    One thing I haven't found yet is a listing of basic tools needed to work on my PD. I see that I need a variety of Torx bits. Is there a full list of tools needed? Are there any pozidriv screws in the car for example? Any other triple square bits needed besides the ones on the crank sprocket, etc?


    Calvin from Asheville.
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

    May 23, 2007
    2006 Jetta TDI
    It depends on how much you want to do. There are lots and I would just get a set of torx. T20, T25, and T30 are the most common. The crank sprocket is a 12 point socket, not triple square.welcometomyturbodies
  3. darkfire

    darkfire New Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    2004 jetta tdi
    though my experience with the tdi has been short, ive found 5mm and 6mm allen keys also come in handy

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