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Volkswagen New Beetle, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Diesel, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1909 of 2551 Re: new generation jetta tdi [rdensslen]
Nov 03, 2005 (11:13 am)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL NHTSA Recall ID Number: 04V586000
Recall Date: DEC 15, 2004
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Potential Units Affected: 19284
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HIGH PRESSURE DIESEL PUMPS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPER FASTENER, WHICH COULD ALLOW DIESEL FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE PUMP.
Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL PUMP. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 8, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Notes: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC, VY
I'm not sure if the above was the A4 or A5 body style.
On some of the A4 VW's the abs sensor was getting very hot when parked and there were reports of fires.
If it were me, I'd ask for a replacement vehicle and to be compensated for the cost of tax and licensing the new replacement vehicle.
#1910 of 2551 Re: new generation jetta tdi [bpeebles]
Nov 04, 2005 (7:35 am)
thanks for the info... i would like to see any pictures you have
#1911 of 2551 Water seperator question
Nov 04, 2005 (5:19 pm)
Can anyone give me advise on how to drain the water seperator. Where is it at and how do I do it? Also, How do you check the timing belt? These are maintanence issues that I want to be able to do myself if possibe.
Also, FYI - anyone looking for a cheap [lug cover for your TDI heater, a two prong to three prong adaptor from Walmart works great and you can buy a package of two for 97 cents. These work great and slip in the small area on the drivers side very easily. You can use the green ground strip as an attachment point so as not to lose it. You can easily bend the two brass prongs back and forth until they break off - at the base.
Charles in Indiana
#1912 of 2551 Re: Water seperator question [csm]
Nov 04, 2005 (8:42 pm)
Here are a bunch of video clips that show several maintenance tasks on TDI.
Check out the "fuel filter chage" for the water-seperator on the bottom of the fuel-filter (NOTE: it is not required to remove the hoses from fuel-filter just to drain the water.)
#1914 of 2551 Re: TWO TIPS [jdonald]
Nov 06, 2005 (8:59 am)
I am having IDENTICAL problems that you've described! I too live in the UK and over the last few weeks, have found the amount of black smoke coming out the exhaust has got worse and worse. Similarly, there is a noticeable loss in power when accelerating, and when the car does regain power, the smoke really starts bellowing out the back! I'd really appreciate if you could let me know the outcome of your recent service/repair work.
#1915 of 2551 Keep loosing engine coolent
Nov 06, 2005 (11:15 am)
Since about two months ago, I have to add engine coolent once in a few days, noticing the left most temperature sign blinking. I didn't see any water leaking to the ground.
What could be the possible reason?
#1916 of 2551 Re: Keep loosing engine coolent [nugulus]
Nov 06, 2005 (6:18 pm)
Suspect internal leak within the cooled EGR unit. There have been several instances of internal coolant leakinge within the cooled EGR unit. I beleive that some folks found that VW covered replacment costs.
#1917 of 2551 Re: Keep loosing engine coolent [bpeebles]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:30 am)
I am going through that problem now, only it got to the point of the MIL being continually lit, and the dealer says that there is no coolant leak, and I need to replace the EGR at $472 for the part, i have a 2004 TDI.
Any advice to get the dealer to replace at no cost to me?
Nov 08, 2005 (1:23 pm)
I came across a forum in the "Subscribe ONLY" section of Gary North's Newsletter - http://www.garynorth.com/
Does ANYONE KNOW how to do this? What are they talking about? I don't subscribe, so I don't have the rest of the info, I figured if it exists, THIS would be the place to find the answer!
Anyway, here's the teaser from the above website...
"How to Get 90 Miles to the Gallon in a Diesel Jetta. It's a Shame That This Is Illegal. You Must Not Do This! It Will Void Your Warranty.
You don't really want to know about this. The government doesn't want you to know. In any case, it would not work if more than a few people locally in your community found out about this unscrupulous practice. But it can be done. . . . keep reading"
Of course you have to be a subscriber to keep reading! Any comments?