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I'm posting a master list of links to the DIYs that I create so those that find them useful can subscribe to the list and be updated whenever I post a new one.
These DIYs are the result of work that I have performed on my 1999.5 MKIV Jetta GLS VR6. They are all specific to either the MKIV Jetta and/or the VR6 engine, but should still be useful to owners of other MKs and/or engines.
I will be updating this list as soon as I perform another job/repair on my car and make a DIY for the procedure. I will also be listing DIYs that are in the works and others that are on the horizon.
Feel free to post DIYs that you would like to see put together for your own or other's benefit. If I happen to do the job, or can write the procedure up quickly, I'll put a DIY together.
UPDATE: I've also decided to post the links for Bentley and VAG-COM procedures that I've posted on the Vortex. This way all of the links are in one convenient place.
Gary

VgRt6 DIY PROCEDURES ...
* Removing interior parts (e-brake & center console, armrest, glovebox, ashtrays) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=958556
* Removing interior parts II (dash trim, brake-light switch, radio, cupholder, radio/ HVAC cage) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=967146
* Removing front door parts (door panel, door unlock handle and sideview mirror) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=961163
* Removing rear door parts (door panel, door unlock handle and rusty triangle window insert) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=960833
* Replacing the trunk microswitch - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=945378
* Replacing the dust pollen filter (also know as the cabin filter) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=968305
* Replacing and/or lubricating front sway bar bushings - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=988261
* Replacing oxygen sensors - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=990129
* Replacing the front door window regulator clips and/or door lock module - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1015107
* Removing and cleaning the throttle body (throttle valve control module) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1116399
* Removing a VR6 serpentine belt tensioner and lubricating the tensioner pulley bearing - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1138497
* Replacing the main water pump on a MKIV 12v VR6 - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1154344
* Installing a new brake light switch (without breaking it!) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1158315
* Replacing timing chains, tensioners and guides on a 12v VR6 - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1264409
* Performing a compression test on a MKIV 12v VR6 - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1510186
* Replacing the shifter rod on a MKIV 12v VR6 - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1976181
* Replacing fuel injectors on a MKIV 12v VR6 - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2975414
* Fixing a leaking MKIV windshield washer fluid reservoir pump - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3018135
* Replacing and adjusting e-brake cables on a MKIV car - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3055220
* Removing the windshield cowl and fixing noisy / squeaky wipers on a MKIV car - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4497880

BENTLEY PROCEDURES ...
* Testing a 12v VR6 coilpack - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=793322

VAG-COM PROCEDURES ...
* Testing the MAF, O2 sensors and catalytic converter on a MKIV - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1265064
* Generating Readiness Codes on a MKIV 12v VR6 - http://www.agthompsonfamily.com/vw/MKIV-VR6-readiness-codes.doc
* Adjusting Displayed Fuel Gauge Level - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3208286


MISCELLANEOUS
* Source for good quality triple square (serrated) bits - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1208194
* Proof that MKIV VR6 and 2.0 MAF sensors are identical - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=773176
* List of fuses for MKIV vehicles - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=951306
* Sound clip of 12v VR6 timing chain noise - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1127339
* Pics of my worn/broken timing chain parts (at 147k miles) - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1264688
* MKIV door locks explained - why you're having problems!!!
- http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461
* Have a water leak? - MKIV sunroof drain locations - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1909676
* Have less than 80k miles (100k miles for some cars) and need a new catalytic converter or O2 sensor (plus other emissions components? - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2011376
* Secondary / Auxillary / After-run water pump - why it stops working and what you can do to fix it - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3038022
* Free and easy fix for ABS code 01276 - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3986490


DIYs COMING EVENTUALLY (when I finally do it) ...
* Removing the transmission and replacing the clutch - FaelinGL beat me to it - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2703042
* Swapping the ICM on a VR6 coilpack - completed and have pics, just need to do the write-up - IM me if you need info
* Replacing the ignition lock cylinder and ignition switch - completed and have pics, just need to do the write-up - IM me if you need info
* B5 Passat air filter replacement - completed and have pics, just need to do the write-up - IM me if you need info
* Replacing control arms, ball joints, tie rods and axles - not gonna happen
* Checking hydraulic lifters on a 12v VR6
* Replacing hydraulic lifters and cams on a 12v VR6


Modified by VgRt6 at 12:41 PM 9-9-2009
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (DORKEE_BORA_VR6)

My wife thinks I should.

As long as it helps fellow Vortexers out, then it's worth all the work.
 

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Quote, originally posted by VgRt6 »
My wife thinks I should.

As long as it helps fellow Vortexers out, then it's worth all the work.


awwwww
 

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Quote, originally posted by VgRt6 »
My wife thinks I should.

As long as it helps fellow Vortexers out, then it's worth all the work.


merry christmas! to: vortexers
from: gary
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (DORKEE_BORA_VR6)

bump for a good guy http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Quote, originally posted by DORKEE_BORA_VR6 »

merry christmas! to: vortexers
from: gary

'Tis the season!
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (VgRt6)

Bump for the day crowd. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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man this guy deserves an applause....great info http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (vdubinn)

I'll say it again. You're the man VgRt6! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (vivagarcia)

Thanks.
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thanks VGRT6, i think the vortex should give u your own DIY thread stickied. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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bumpitty-bump!
You're one of my favorite vortexers!
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (MacDalund)

Thanks. Snowy weekend bump.
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (VgRt6)

Just read the tensioner diy.. Awsome work.. going to tackle that when I go home for christmas!
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Gary, thanks for sharing all the hard work you documented with us and throwing all the DYI's into one Master List! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
If there was a Vortex Man of the Year Award you my friend, would be clearly the winner of it!
 

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Re: The Official VgRt6 MKIV/VR6 DIY Thread Master List (ElectroMike)

Thanks Mike. It's no big deal. You know about all the free time I have.
 
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