2015 Jetta TDI First-Look Review

5 minute review of the 2015 Jetta TDI by idparts.com. We drive it around, put it up on a lift, and give you a full rundown of the pros and cons of VW's latest incarnation of the Jetta TDI.

2010 Jetta TDI - Fuel Filter Change How-To

We show you how to change the fuel filter on a 2010 Sportwagen and prime it using VCDS.

2010+ Golf & Sportwagen Winter Front Install

We show you how to install the 2010+ Golf and Sportwagen Winterfront.

2012-2014 Passat TDI Oil Change (CKRA)

How to change the oil on your 2012-2014 Passat TDI, with engine code CKRA.

2015 Golf TDI Review

We had the opportunity to test a new Golf VII TDI for a long weekend. With all the new features and equipment, there was bound to be some surprises.  See both our video and text review here.

5 DIY Repair Videos for Newer TDIs

So far, how-to and repair videos for the common rail TDIs (2009-2014) are few and far between. We recently did a brake change on our 2010 Sportwagen and decided to post links other good how-to and repair videos as well.

A5 Jetta Winter Front Installation

We show you how to put the idparts Winter Front on your A5 Jetta TDI. The winter front fits 2005-2010 Jetta sedans, plus the 2009 Sportwagen. Installation only takes a minute & the winter front will help your engine warm up and limit intercooler icing, a common problem with TDIs in the winter months.

Adjusting ALH Injection Pump Timing

In this video we will watch Corey from IDParts.com as he adjusts the injection pump timing on a 2003 Jetta TDI with engine code ALH.  He will overview both the mechanical adjustment and show the TDI Timing Graph feature of VCDS.

BRM Actuator Swap

In this video, Mike from IDParts installs the BRM Actuator Replacement Kit on a BRM turbocharger.

Change the Air Filter on your VW

In this video, Corey  replaces the air filter in a VW Sportwagen TDI. This process will be identical in a 2005-2014 Jetta TDI, Golf TDI or Beetle TDI.

Cleaning Out Inner Fenders

Today we’re going to show you how to clean out the fender liner on your Mk. IV Jetta or Golf. This is a common rust trouble spot because debris get caught in there and trap moisture without your knowledge.
In this video, I’ll show you how to roll up and down your windows with just your remote.

Etecno vs. Bosch Glow Plugs for Jeep Liberty CRD

Corey explains and compares different glow plug options for a Jeep Liberty CRD.

Finding Jack Points on your VW

Today we’ll show you how to locate the Jack Points on your TDI. Whenever you jack up your car you want to use the specified jack points or else you risk damaging your car.
 Get your pressure plate to line up with your flywheel.  Try this quick trick to get things in the right spot!

How to Bleed & Flush Your Brake Fluid

In this video, we'll show you how to flush the brake fluid on a MkIV Jetta by using a Motive Power Bleeder.

How To Change VW Wiper Blades

We give you a helpful tip for changing wiper blades.

How to Check Your Parking/Emergency Brake Cables VW

In this video we’ll show you how to check your parking brake cables on your Mk. IV Jetta, Golf, or New Beetle TDI.

How to Install Ram 1500 Cabin Filter

This video shows you how to retrofit a cabin filter on your Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Check out our cabin filter kit:

How To Remove DSG Transmission VW - Tips & Tricks

In this short ad-hoc video, Corey from IDParts shares a few tips and tricks to getting the DSG transmission out.

How to Remove Wires from VW Audi Connectors

VW/Audi makes detaching wires from their connectors difficult. Here is a video to make it easier.

How to Replace & Calibrate Your VNT-15 Actuator

In this video we'll replace the actuator on a VNT-15.  While installing the new actuator, we will use a MityVac to calibrate.
 Quick fix: we show you how to replace the heater control bulb on your Mk IV Jetta.

How to Test Glow Plug Resistance

Learn how to test your glow plugs with a multimeter.
We show you how to install a belly pan & side skirts on a Mk. IV.

Late vs. Early Fuel Filter Type

Between 2005 and 2010 Volkswagen used two different fuel filter types, and it can be hard to tell via VIN which filter is in your car.  The easiest way is find which filter you have is to look under the hood at the filter cartridge shape.

Liberty CRD Transmission Service

How to service the transmission on your Liberty CRD.

Mercedes Grinding Sunroof Fix

Corey from IDParts fixes a grinding Mercedes E320 sunroof motor 

MkIV Jetta Winter Front Install

We show you how to put the idparts Winter Front on your Mk. IV. The winter front helps your engine warm up and prevents intercooler icing, a common problem with TDIs in the winter months.

MkIV Underbody Plugs

Check your underbody plugs to avoid rust inside the frame.

MkV/MkVI Cabin Filter Change

In this video we’ll show you how to replace your cabin filter on your Jetta, Golf, or Sportwagen.
We take a look at the clutch lever system in a five-speed manual VW transmission and show you how it works and how to replace it.

P3Cars Digital Vent Gauge Review

Corey from IDParts takes a quick look at the P3Cars digital vent gauge.

Preparing your Diesel for Winter

Prepare yourself and your turbodiesel for winter with these 10 steps.

Quick Fix! Frozen Rear Brake Caliper on B4 Passat TDI


Ram 1500 Ecodiesel Block Heater Cord

In this video Corey from IDParts installs a block heater cord into a 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel ECU Swap


Ram 1500 Ecodiesel Fuel Filter Change

This video describes how to change the fuel filter on your 2014+ Ram 1500 Ecodiesel. 

Refill Adblue on a TDI

Corey tells you which fluid to use and shows you a helpful trick when replacing the DEF Fluid, or Adblue, on your TDI.

Replace Parking Brake Cables in MkIV Jetta/Golf/New Beetle

Corey from idparts.com shows you how to replace the parking brake cables on your MkIV Jetta, Golf, or New Beetle TDI.

Replace Shift Lever & Shift Carrier

In this video Mike from IDParts.com will replace the shift carrier and shift lever on a 1999 Golf TDI.  This process applies to any early MkIV models as well as all MkIII Jetta and B4 Passat TDIs.

Replacing Liberty CRD MAP Sensor

How to replace the MAP sensor on your Jeep Liberty CRD.

Replacing Rear Brake Light Switch on a VW

We show you how to replace a faulty brake light switch. 
If your interior lights don't turn on when you open your drivers door, your Volkswagen may have a faulty door lock module.  In this video we'll walk you through the somewhat-complicated process of replacing this module.

SMF Clutch Comparison

We compare and review four different clutches for VW TDIs:

Sprinter DIY Repair Videos

We sourced some DIY repair videos for the Sprinter van.

Suspension Check MkIV VW TDI

Does your MkIV Jetta, Golf or Beetle make noises when going over bumps and rough roads?  In this video Corey from IDParts shows you all the bushings and links to check on your own car to identify the problem.

Take the Locking Lug bolts off your VW!!

Corey shows you how to replace those pesky locking lugbolts on your TDI.

Volkswagen Passat Hood Guard Install

Corey from IDParts installs a FormFit hood guard onto a 2013 Passat TDI.

VW DSG Transmission Service How-To

Corey from IDparts performs a DSG Transmission Service with fluid and filter on a 2010 Jetta Sportwagen TDI.  This same procedure can be followed for any VW with the DSG transmission, including the Audi A3.

VW Headlight Bulb Change

In this video, Corey from IDParts replaces headlight bulbs on a VW Sportwagen.  The 2010-2014 Golf is identical.

VW TDI 2010+ (CBEA/CJAA) Oil Change How To

Corey from IDParts.com shows you how to change your oil on a 2009-2014 Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Sportwagen & Beetle TDI.

This procedure also largely applies to the 2012+ Passat TDI.  All the steps are the same except that the oil filter design is slightly different.

Watch an Order Get Picked at IDParts.com Warehouse