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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#4164 of 6655 Continuation to 4162: (The REAL Truth)
Nov 16, 2005 (1:24 pm)
If the dealer can make up their own prices, create their own guidelines, then how can there ever be a standard? There isn't any anymore. This, again, is why we are all being told different things to similar problems.
Please, if you are a VW technician, no offense, but this is what VW Corporation and the VW service dealers in the MD, DC, and VA are telling me -- (hearing it from the horses' mouth again from, VW Corporation.)
My concern now is how I will pay $2058 (minus the $800 dollars in deduction) for my 5 year old Jetta with only 64K, speaking of which just got done paying for it in August. ha ha ha ha... how ironic!!!
I personally think that German engineering has teamed up with American capitalism and has began to demonstrate that they can make just as much $$$ as American and Japanese automakers by the induction of Microsoft patches from the computer-generation of bogus "error codes." The next car that I purchase WILL not be a VW, Audi, or Lamborghini, since they are also owned by VW. (I may be mistaken in the names owned by VW), but I am almost certain). If I am not certain about these names, I am most certain about what I have learned about VW Corporation, and the unknown, nameless, franchised dealerships over the past couple of days.
I hope that this clears the air for any of you frustrated "genuine" (I hope that VW symbol on your car is real) VW owners. There is more to this story, but I'm sure that you are probably just as frustrated and pissed off (excuse me) with your VW as I am with mine, so I'll stop!
In the meantime, I have loved my Jetta, it's been fun, fast and furious (no mods), but it may be time to turn it in, at 64K (yes, that is only sixty four thousand miles) and continue to drive my 1991 VW GTI 8v, with 216,000 miles! Never had to spend more that $1200 at any time, unless it was for tires/rims/stereo more than 15 years ago.
#4165 of 6655 Re: Jetta tire wear issues [dancerman]
Nov 16, 2005 (6:29 pm)
I live in an area with winding and hilly roads and do most of my driving on secondary and state roads. I will be the first to admit our driving style is agressive. I'm going to have 90,000 mile Michelin Hydroedge tires install as soon as they come in. Has anyone else on this forum ever had these tires and if so how did they perform?
#4166 of 6655 Re: Continuation to 4162: (The REAL Truth) [jettin_gti]
Nov 16, 2005 (6:51 pm)
I find it interesting that you say "only 64,000 miles"
My friend -- that is a LONG way for any car to travel and it is not unusual to have to fix a thing or 2 along the way.
It was not all that long ago (1980s)that a typical car at 50,000 miles meant that it was worn out and ready for the scrapyard. (back then, VW was able to travel 90,000 miles 8-)
#4167 of 6655 Re: Engine Light Problem [baylazz]
Nov 16, 2005 (6:55 pm)
I checked, they are putting in Mobil 10w30. When I have the oil changed again, I will ask them to use 5w30. I assumed, which one should never do, that they knew which oil to use.
Thanks for the response. I will sure give it a try.
#4168 of 6655 Re: Engine Light Problem [skm4]
Nov 16, 2005 (7:06 pm)
Most automobiles sold in the last 10 years recommend 5W30. (mainly to meet MPG claims) I find it kinda scary that many folks are still using 10W30.
The tolerances in modern engines are DESIGNED for the thinner oil unless the ambient tempartures average 90-100F.
VW has recommended 5W30 since at least 1976 (my first VW Scirocco) As far as I am aware, VW has never recommended 10W30 in their water-cooled gasoline engines.
I once went into an "AutoZone" looking for 5W30 oil... they had at least 200 quarts of 10W30 of various brands. BUT ABSOLUTELY NO 5W30 IN THE STORE!! (I would hope they have changed their ways by now.)
#4169 of 6655 Timing belt replacement.
Nov 17, 2005 (7:52 am)
Does anyone know what VW recommends for the timing belt replacement on a 2000 Jetta ( base 2.0 engine ). Is it 60,000 or 80,000 or 100,000 miles. This info. is not in the glove box manual for some unknown reason.
Thanks in advance!!
ps: is there a website that has this info. ???
#4171 of 6655 Re: 2003 Jetta - Check engine light has a mind of its own. [lemonaide]
Nov 17, 2005 (12:31 pm)
I have a similar problem with an '03' with 50k miles. It does follow a pattern. The light appears to come on when the fuel level drops to about 7/8 tank just after a fill. The light was staying on until I refilled the tank when it would go out. The gas cap does have a warning that it should be turned until the click or the MIL Light might come on. I don't know what MIL (Motor Indicator Light?) means. I replaced the gas cap and the light stayed off through many refills but now it's coming on again. The last time I just unscrewed the gas cap, re screwed it on until the click and the light went out.
I've made several appointments to have it check but each time the appointment rolled around the light was out. It's nuts!
#4172 of 6655 Re: 2003 Jetta - Check engine light has a mind of its own. [vinsnash]
Nov 17, 2005 (2:50 pm)
The MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) can come on for about 50 different reasons. Unless you KNOW that it is the Evaperative Emmissions that is causing it to come on...then dont waste your time focusing on the gascap.
Perhaps if you keep in mind the "diagnostic" which is executed for the Evaperative Emmissions you would have a better chance of isolating the issue.
Basically, a slight pressure is pumped into the air above the fuel in the tank. If this pressure cannot be maintained (leaks out) then the MIL will come on.
BTW: You should be turning the gascap to click AT LEAST one time. (I usually give it about 4 -7 clicks to make sure it is well seated)
#4173 of 6655 Engine Light Problem
Nov 17, 2005 (4:24 pm)
I have a 2002 jetta that the engine light is on and I also find the car to be burning oil after 5000 km there will be no oil left in the engine i also have a hard time starting it if it has been running for a long period of time