[Vwdiesel] Suggestions for 2003 VW Golf TDI parts query

brian gochnauer brian at gochnauer.net
Fri Oct 10 19:46:59 PDT 2008

i vote;
Goodyear Gatorback belt  !!
ceramic pads
gas shocks
indifferent to gp or fuel treatment

On 10/10/08, chrisp at popstar.com <chrisp at popstar.com> wrote:
> Hello list. I am having some work done on my '03 Golf TDI and wanted to ask
> for some suggestions on replacement parts in terms of type/brand, etc. Any
> and all suggestions would be appreciated. Also, any tips on where to pick up
> the parts - whether it be locally or online - would be helpful! I am having
> a local and independent shop (in NC) do the t-belt, front brake pads, and
> front struts. Thinking about glow plugs as well because I don't know how
> long it's been since they've been replaced. I'm starting to run a biodiesel
> blend (B25+) and would like to do some fuel system treatments before I
> change out the fuel filter. So, here's my short list:
> t-belt kit: OEM or aftermarket?
> brake pads: ceramic or stock? (was recommended akebono and bendix)
> front struts: brand? gas/oil?
> glow plugs: brand?
> diesel fuel system treatment: stanadyne or redline? others?
> Thanks for the help in advance.
> Cheers, Christopher
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