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Hello,
I own a 2001 Jetta TDI GLS with 211,000 miles and the 5 spd manual. Several low-key modifications. It's been in the family since it was new. I bought it from my father six years ago when I turned 16. He was willing to sell it because my grandfather could no longer drive and thus a 1998 Volvo S70 GLT with 50k was waiting in the wings.

So the Jet clearly has special meaning to me being my first car, and the car I learned to drive on on beginning at age 14...and the car I took my driver's ed test in. Very kind clutch the ALH has!

So it's been a lot of fun over the last few years to do all the work on the car. It all started in early 2005 when I found Cincinnati TDIclub (have a lot of family in Cinci). I found Rich C's HOW-TO videos on oil changes with the Pela as well as fuel filter changes. Haven't looked back since! It just went into the shop for de-muffler work because I can't weld. I realized that except for inspections it hadn't been in a shop or to local guru for 2.5 years.

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Eian
 

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The ALH and earlier is the near perfect engine to learn to drive standard on. It's very forgiving because the ECU won't let the engine stall on a flat road - to learn to drive standard you just lift the clutch pedal and off it goes!
 

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The ALH and earlier is the near perfect engine to learn to drive standard on. It's very forgiving because the ECU won't let the engine stall on a flat road - to learn to drive standard you just lift the clutch pedal and off it goes!
Agreed (although I didn't know then). A little fact I like to share with other DIYs is that the all the pre CR engines (doubt the ECU will let it) will pull right up rhino ramps without any input to the go-pedal.

This weekend's a big one for me: door switch and rear window triangles. Booring doors galore. I've got the Burgess sealed switch to go in rather than going for a full door lock replacement.
 
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