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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#5363 of 6655 Re: I heard this in passing [ruking1]
Oct 05, 2007 (5:45 pm)
In refernce to your comment about the percentange of cost in an American-named vehicle which is paying for retired employees. Yup - that is correct.
The Unions have grown so large, they have taken on a life of their own and are sucking the very life out of the huge corperations which sustain them. Experts are predicting that unless somthing changes... the Unions may end end up killing off at least one of the 'big 3' automakers. (I assume you know that Damler-Benz unloaded Dodge/Chrysler like a hot-potato because of this)
In related news - VW is purputed to be considering a plant in North America. They have already said in no uncertain terms that they will NOT be using any Union labor. (Like what almost swallowed Toyota when they 1st came to NA.)
#5364 of 6655 Re: I heard this in passing [bpeebles]
Oct 06, 2007 (7:02 am)
..."Still more reflections on the QUALITY of the materials which VW uses"...
The engineering process can extend to the maintenance and repair also.
Here are 2.5 examples:
1. VW recommended/specified G12 antifreeze/coolant (unless there are internally/externally induced problems) is a LIFETIME coolant vs the various type recommend for many other vehicles.
2. VW (to be fair, among others) started out with 10,000 mile OCI recommendations. The latest standard (VW 507.00) is the so called "extended" "long" life, and we are now talking of up to 30,000 mile OCI's.
.5. are the topside oil evacuation capability, another is the so called topside CARTRIDGE oil filter replacement. While I have never done, this you can literally do a road side rest stop, oil and filter change with the MINIMUM of tools in app 5/10 min.
This for me is EASY to contrast with almost any other vehicle I have or have had:
1. recommended 30,000 mile coolant change
2. 3,000 to 5,000 OCI recommendation (filter also)
.5. Almost all vehicles need/ed to be jacked up for oil changes. Almost all oil filters have to be accessed from under the engine bay.
#5365 of 6655 MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) warning
Oct 06, 2007 (7:30 am)
I had the MIL warning light come on this morning on my 2002 Jetta 1.8 Turbo. This warning light was solid. We came up with the code P0300. Our manual that came with the diagnostic checker is in French. Do you know what this particular code means?
#5366 of 6655 2003 Jetta Speed Sensor Fault
Oct 07, 2007 (8:05 am)
My 2003 Jetta is in the shop for the 2nd time with the same problem: malfunction indicator light came on and fault was dx'd as P0501 for vehicle speed sensor. Per VW tech support, the transmission was taken apart and 3 internal speed sensors were replaced. After having my car back for 1 day the engine light came back on for the exact same fault. They had my car 10 days the first time around, diagnosing the problem and trying to fix it. They told me that VW sent the wrong size part and they had to re-order. It is covered under the power train warranty as it only has just over 40K miles. Has anyone had a similar experience and does anyone have any suggestions? The VW service dept. seems to be clueless, relying on VW tech support for guidance. Thank you.
#5367 of 6655 Re: I heard this in passing [ruking1]
Oct 07, 2007 (10:35 am)
Wow!! great info!! It seems as though there are many little details that I was not aware of about VW in general. I didn't know about the galvanized steel vs. what US and Jap auto makers use. About the change in oil change requirements, is that for all vw's?? including the new tdi's? that would be sooo cool!!
Again, thank you for all the great info!
#5368 of 6655 Re: I heard this in passing [lynnvanv]
Oct 07, 2007 (10:49 am)
Yes, the new TDI's (PD or pump duse, especially) have some VERY specific requirements. If you have a PD TDI pay particular attention to the EXACT specifications, as even VW dealers have a (potentially destructive) habit of using the WRONG specification oil.
But indeed if your specific owners' manual and more importantly specific engine specifications calls for the 507.00, that is the code or standard for up to 30,000 mile OCI's (long life, etc, etc.) The PD's as a rule are 10,000 miles OCI's.
#5369 of 6655 VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!!
Oct 09, 2007 (11:30 am)
I've a VW Jetta 2000, about 2 weeks ago i found the warning light on the dashboard for the front brake pads switched on, i had my pads and the rotors changed but the light is still on, another thing is that in the same time sometimes the heat warning light also flashes while i'm sure that the temprature is ok!!, i believe that i have to replace a sensor or something, but is both problems are from the same cause or do i need 2 sensors? i really need help.
#5370 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!! [omarh]
Oct 09, 2007 (3:28 pm)
If you origianlly had front pads WITH sensor and they were replaced using pads WITHOUT sensor.... the "pigtail" from the old pad must be left plugged into the socket and the wires connected together. This will essentually "disable" the sensor circuit.(make the light on the dash go out)
As for your temparture thing... the "engine temparature sensor" on the 2000 model year is KNOWN to fail. The "improved" replacemeht is a green-colored one. On the 2.0 engine, it is VERY easy to replace without even losing any anrifreeze.
Cost of replacement (green) sensor including O-ring.... about $14. ( http://www.tdiparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=29_109&products_id=351 )
I replaced "engine temparature sensor" on my daughters 2.0 engine at night with her holding a flashlight. (The only 'tricky' part is disconecting the connector.)
#5371 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!! [bpeebles]
Oct 12, 2007 (3:56 pm)
is this only for TDIs or does it apply to any VW model? i have a 1999 2.0 Gas, and my sensor is blue, should i replace it or is that the correct color for my engine?
#5372 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta 2000 Warning Light Still ON!! [joker55]
Oct 12, 2007 (5:21 pm)
The green temparture sensor replaces ALL the engines which used the defective one. This includes TDI, 2.0L, 1.8T engines. (I am not certain - but I think the rectangular-connector sensor started use in the 2000 model year)
I am not sure if your 1999 has the same engine which uses the green sensor. The shape on the electrical connector is different so there is no way to mix up the sensors. (If you read the link I provided above, it describes the shape of the connector. round -vs- rectangular)