[Vwdiesel] Suggestions for 2003 VW Golf TDI parts query

mikitka mikitka at embarqmail.com
Sat Oct 11 03:22:58 PDT 2008

All good replies from everyone on the belts glow plugs and brake pads.  Odd
to think that ceramic are not good for daily  driving when they come
standard on most new cars now.

As for the fuel treatment, if your running a biodiesel blend and trying to
attempt cleaning. They you are already doing that with the biodiesel. That
stuff cleans like crazy.  I would hazard to guess that Stanadyne is
compatible with bio, not a 100% on it but I think I heard someone say it was
compatible.  I know that AMSOIL's diesel concentrate is. I wish there was a
biodiesel pump close to me, I would be running it. 


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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