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#5720 of 6629 2001 Jetta issue
Jul 13, 2008 (3:01 pm)
I have a 2001 jetta with approximately 120K on it. I was driving home the other day with it when my check engine light started to flash(it was already on with a too rich/too lean/ and cylinder 1 misfire light on and autozone never cleared it). It was ok at idle with a slight tick to it, but as you rev the engine, it really struggles for power. I was able to get it up to at least 35MPH and do a little "coasting" home, as I was only about a mile away, but unfortunately, I live almost 45 mins from the nearest VW dealer and no-one around me can test jack on the car for me. It shows on the check engine now as a P0301, P0302, and P0304, all misifires. Tried replacing the spark plugs, no help. Tried replacing the fuel filter, no help. My only other though process now is that it is the coils, but they are connected directly to the spark plugs, and no-one around either can either test them or carries replacements. Anyone got any suggestions as to if the coils really are the issue, because I don't want to drive almost an hour to pay a delaer for an overpriced part only to get home and find out its not the problem.
#5721 of 6629 Re: 2003 Jetta GL Rattle on Passenger side door at Hwy speeds [paulanthonydfw]
Jul 15, 2008 (2:33 pm)
hey i also have the same problem on my 2003 jetta gl. Theres also a slight ticking sound coming from that side as well. I've brung the car into the shop and the mechanic said there was nothing wrong with axel/suspensions or wheel related. so i have no clue what the problem is but its bothering me!
#5722 of 6629 Re: 2001 Jetta issue [jayphat]
Jul 15, 2008 (5:50 pm)
A flashing CEL is bad news. If you continue to drive your car... certain damage to the expensive catalytic-converter is immenent.
You may have thought you were saving some $$ by ignoring the CEL when it was lit... now you may have more expensive repairs on your hands.
I am sure your initial problem was a bad MAF which was recalled by VW.
You need to get the codes read pronto.. and get this fixed. You are not saving any money by ignoring it. (unless you like to walk to work when your car dies.)
#5723 of 6629 1996 VW Jetta will not start when weather gets warm outside
Jul 15, 2008 (2:13 pm)
I've got a 1996 VW Jetta that doesn't want to start when the weather gets warm out. It turns over just fine, just doesn't fire. If it sits in the shade for a while it will usually start. Once it is running it runs great. So far I've replaced the mass air flow sensor, manifold temperature sensor, fuel pressure regulator and checked the fuel pump to make sure it is working. Does anyone have any ideas on this or have had the same problem and found a cure for it. My mechanic is stumped by it.
#5724 of 6629 What brand of oil to use?
Jul 16, 2008 (4:39 am)
Bought an '08 Jetta Wolfsburg several days ago. The salesman said to use only syntenic. OK I normally do. My question is what brands meet VW's specs???
I think he said the service dept. uses Castrol 5w-40. Do any other oils meet VW's specs?
Also what brand of oil filter are people using??? A VW filter, or something else.
#5725 of 6629 Re: What brand of oil to use? [ndmike88]
Jul 16, 2008 (6:08 am)
I emailed you a list of oils meeting the 502 spec that I happen to have
#5726 of 6629 Re: What brand of oil to use? [jeffyscott]
Jul 16, 2008 (10:36 am)
Got it. Thank you.
#5727 of 6629 Re: What brand of oil to use? [ndmike88]
Jul 20, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Do you have the Wolfsburg with the 2.0T or the 5 cylinder?
If you have the 2.0T, you should use the better synthetic oils that conform to VW's newer 503.01 specification. These oils provide superior protection for turbocharged engines. The following oils on this list available in the U.S. include:
1) Castrol Syntec 0W-30 European Formula (must say Made in Germany on bottle) - which you can find at the Auto Zone.
2) Mobil 1 0W-40 European formula - found at most auto stores.
If you have the 5-cylinder, then the motor oils conforming to VWs 502.00 spec (the list that jeffyscott e-mailed you) will suffice. The factory fill for this engine is Castrol Syntec 5W-40.
#5728 of 6629 Re: What brand of oil to use? [600kgolfgt]
Jul 20, 2008 (6:59 pm)
There's a 503, too? When did that one appear?
...just curious because I found another list which says it is "engine oils which currently meet Volkswagen Oil Quality Standard VW 502 00, VW 505 01 and VW 504 00/507 00." But no mention of a 503.01, it's from an October 2007 VW TSB.
#5729 of 6629 Re: What brand of oil to use? [jeffyscott]
Jul 20, 2008 (8:26 pm)
I believe the VW 507.00 is the latest and greatest and can go up to 30,000 miles before changing!!