[Vwdiesel] '86 Jetta TD owner's manual, 155bar injectors

Will Taygan william at taygan.com
Sat Dec 29 19:23:06 PST 2007

The owner's manuals can be bought new from Bentley Publishers:



On Sat, 2007-12-29 at 12:44 -0800, David Hallam wrote:
> Hi there
> This is my first post, so please excuse me if I've missed a FAQ somewhere
> that may answer my questions. I'm delighted to have purchased my
> brother-in-law's '86 Jetta TD a few years back and have enjoyed maintaining
> and "improving" it. It's logged over 450,000Km in its life, (100,000Km with
> me), including a trip we took to Mexico and back in '05 (13,333Km). I've
> often wished for the original owner's manual, most often when an idiot light
> is doing something I can't interpret. Right now, what it's doing is the red
> light in the coolant temperature area of the instrument package is
> continually blinking at a fast rate. I've checked coolant levels and see no
> obvious leaks, but wonder about the electric rad fan - is that what this
> blinking light is about? So, I'm asking for help with that specific
> question, but beyond the immediate need, can anyone point me to a physical
> or digitized version of my vehicle's owner manual? If not the whole deal,
> then perhaps someone who's got one could send me a scan of the page(s) which
> describe the function of the instrument panel lights.
> Finally, before I knew better, I replaced the injectors in my TD 2 years ago
> with rebuilt Bosch injectors purchased over the 'net, not realizing (or
> being told by the vendor) that the NA in the part number likely meant
> "normally aspirated" and that there was a difference - 135bar vs. 155bar.
> So, now that I know, I can't seem to find TD injectors online.  One source
> lists them, but notes "this item is out of stock". What are the consequences
> of using the NA part in my TD? Has anyone found 155bar injectors for the
> 1.6TD? Can my present injectors be rebuilt to the 155bar spec?
> Thanks for your help.
> David
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