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#5665 of 6655 2001 Jetta 2.0L non-turbo oil consumption
Jun 10, 2008 (10:24 am)
I am buying that 2001 Jetta with 85K miles that uses a quart of oil every 1500 miles. I need to know if any of you out there that have this issue, knows of any oil brand/special weight that slows down this oil consumption beside parking the car in the garage and not driving it.
It is amazing how VW calls this defect "Normal". I had an 85 Jetta, bought it new, put 180K miles on it. That Jetta never had the oil consumption problem. I wonder what went wrong some 16 years later..
Jun 10, 2008 (11:26 am)
My 1997 Jetta Gl code 1582 keeps comming up. Sometimes 422 will come up after I drive it for about 50 miles. Cleaned the tb and mass air flow. 1582 still comes up but the light isn't on. What else can be done to get the code out, and pass emission test.
Jun 10, 2008 (3:08 pm)
Hello VW people. I just purchased a 2003 Jetta GL with the 2.0 engine. I have never owned a VW before. It has a little higher mileage at 80,000, but has a clean car fax and looks and drives great. Can anyone suggest some maintenance that I might need to get done other than an oil change. Thanks, Paul in Dallas.
#5668 of 6655 Re: First Volkswagen Jetta [paulanthonydfw]
Jun 10, 2008 (6:26 pm)
My 2003 TDI has nearly 100,000 miles... and I fully expect another couple 100,000 out of it.
*)Clean the "snowScreen" (there is an online movie showing how to do this)
*)Make certain the foam pads which cause rust have been addressed. (There is a TSB about this)
ENJOY YOUR NEW CAR!!.
#5669 of 6655 Re: Starting problem [frogolio]
Jun 11, 2008 (8:47 am)
I have the same problem with my 2000 Jetta. Were you able to figure it out?
#5670 of 6655 Re: 2001 Jetta 2.0L non-turbo oil consumption [jodar96]
Jun 11, 2008 (8:09 pm)
What went wrong? Quality went down the toilet after they started making Jettas in Mexico and started using globally manufactured parts..
#5671 of 6655 Re: 2001 Jetta 2.0L non-turbo oil consumption [p100]
Jun 12, 2008 (4:50 pm)
The reasons for the "oil consumption" issues are complex and described in detail elsewhere. Usually due to poor/improper engine break-in when new.
In any case, oil-consumption by itself is NOT a problem. Just keep oil in the engine and it will last a long long time. In fact, it can be argued that the oil "changes itself" as you drive.
Also, there are some things you could do to minimize the consumption.... but keeping a case of oil in the trunk is the cheepest.
Please keep in mind that VWs have been ASSEMBLED in Mexico since the original beetle.
HOWEVER: The sources for the components are many. Xmissions come from one country, engines from another. The Mexicans just bolt the components together. You really cannot blame the Mexicans if an engine built in Brazil consumes oil.
#5672 of 6655 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp [jettagyalgo]
Jun 13, 2008 (9:56 am)
I was wondering if anyone got back to you regarding this question... my MIL came on last night as well, and I have no idea why?!?!?!... I have a 2003 Jetta and it has 33000 miles. There's never been anything wrong with it except for an electrical problem that was solved under warranty... but I don't know how much I"ll have to spend if I take it to the dealership ... I check the booklet and it's exactly what you say. Don't drive fast, no Steep Hills, etc.. ugh.. ...any insight?
Thanks so much for any help!
#5673 of 6655 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp [freetiger777]
Jun 13, 2008 (4:51 pm)
If it is just "ON" you are safe to drive your car while you decide the best course of action is.
If it is "BLINKING" - DO NOT DRIVE because there is immenent danger of bad things happening. (catalitic converter overheating...etc)
If I were you, I would take car to autoparts store who often can "pull the codes" from the onboard computer for you. (and reset the MIL at the same time)
This will NOT fix the problem.. .but knowing what code is causing the MIL will go a long way twards figuring out the next step to take.
Jun 14, 2008 (7:54 am)
ok i've had this problem for a couple of weeks now, but i dont know what the problem is! After doing a great deal of driving, whenever I have the car at a stop or on idle, there is like a ticking sound coming from the right side. Only thing is, i can only hear it whenever im sitting inside the car, and cant when i have the hood popped. Anyone have a clue? I bought the car at a Dodge dealership and they dont have a clue, Im planning on taking it to a VW dealership to have it checked out. It only has 38,000 miles so i cant see what the problem could be.
Also, my steering wheel shakes whenever i drive around 80 mph on the highway. Is that normal?