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#12290 of 12749 Question for any VW techs out there...
Feb 26, 2005 (3:24 pm)
Just bought a 1997 Jetta GLX VR6 with 85K on it. For the most part, the car seems to be in good shape and drives well. The question for any techs reading this is as follows; at 8-11MPH, 16-20MPH & 27-30MPH there seems to be a sqwheling noise coming from the motor. It only happens at those speeds while my foot is on the gas pedal. If I take it off, the noise goes away. Has anyone ever heard of this before? (PS> car has automatic tranny) I'm thinking possibly fuel injectors??..
#12291 of 12749 2004 Jetta "skips" during acceleration
Feb 27, 2005 (10:28 am)
I have a 2004 Jetta GLS, automatic transmission, that I purchased brand new. Long before 5K I've been noticing a strange "skip" "drop" or "hiccup" in the engine that occurs at about 25 mph and 40 mph. Often times this happens first thing in the day when the car is somewhat cold, but it is not limited to just that time. I don't feel that this is a normal sort of shifting because it is somewhat loud and jerky. I've informed the dealership of this happening at both my 5K and 10K services, but as always, they are never able to recreate the situation, so it is still unresolved. Has anyone had this happen or does anyone have any suggestions of what it may possibly be so that the next time I take the car into the dealership I can try and steer them in the direction of what this problem may be? Thanks for any insight!
#12292 of 12749 2000 Jetta Oil Question
Feb 28, 2005 (9:21 am)
My girlfriend has a 2000 jetta with the 4cyl engine. I was told by a quick lube and oil guy that the Jettas REQUIRE synthetic?
is this true? I have never heard of ANY engine requiring synthetic oil.
#12293 of 12749 RE: 2000 Jetta Oil Question
Feb 28, 2005 (9:31 am)
The 1.8T engine is the only engine (currently) that synthetic oil is recommended (Golfs & Jettas) and required (passats).
To my knowledge, synthetic oil is not required in VW's 2.0L 4-cylinder engines.
#12295 of 12749 Towing with a Jetta TDI
Feb 28, 2005 (12:12 pm)
Need some input from those experienced with or knowledgable about towing with Jetta TDI. I have a 2003 wagon with 5 spd and want to tow 1300 pounds total boat and trailer, tongue weight adjustable. VW advises 1000 # max but I understand that's EPA standard, not drive train.
I know of two people that do comparable loads with Jetta TDI and Golf TDI with no negative experience. Please advise.
#12296 of 12749 RE: 2000 Jetta Oil Question [600kgolfgt]
Feb 28, 2005 (6:20 pm)
Although most of the VW engines have ALWAYS required synthetic (TDI and 1.8T) Very reciently, VW has started to suggest that ALL their engines get synthetic oil. This was in response to some "gummed up" engines. (basicly the dyno oil "cooks" down to goo in some engines.)
You will find that virtually all automakers are switching to recommending synthetics. The savings to the envronment and your wallet can be significant. (not to mention the superiour engine protection.)
This assumes that one follows the 10Kmile oil changes. It is HUGE waste of time, money and the envronment to change the oil more frenquently.
#12297 of 12749 Re: Towing with a Jetta TDI [teamkrauss]
Feb 28, 2005 (7:01 pm)
That's a very light boat you are towing. My 21 ft Chris Craft and trailer weighs about 5000 lbs, but I tow it with a V6 Nissan 4X4 pickup. The most stressed components will the your clutch, especially when pulling the boat out of water on the boat ramp.
I would not be worried about going 300 lbs over the recommended max weight, because every hitch you install will be rated for at least 1500 lbs. It is your call - personally I do not like towing anything bigger than a jet ski with a car.
#12298 of 12749 RE: 2000 Jetta Oil Question [bpeebles]
Mar 01, 2005 (4:20 am)
Which is precisely why I use Castrol Syntec 5w40 in my fleet of 3 VWs (two 1.8Ts and one 2.0L)...
#12299 of 12749 Jetta 00 head light fuse
Mar 01, 2005 (12:25 pm)
I have a problem with Jetta 2000 driver side head light. Usually, when I turn the key, the day light is on left and right light.
But I don't get driver side day light/night light except fog light(both worked-brighter).
I think the fuse has to be replaced. I don't know which fuse goes to what type of
light/indicator. There are plenty of fuse out there.
Can anyone tell me about day/night-head light driver side fuses(located, color, ohms).
Thanks in advance