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#1920 of 2551 2002 VW GOLF 1-2 shift slip/ harsh engaugement??
Nov 08, 2005 (5:03 pm)
Hi all!! New to the group.. Has anyone has had any up-shifting problems with auto trans from 1-2 ?? It seems to rev and then harsh engaugement?! I have taken to dealer several times, they cannot duplicate the concern.. and seem to be useless right now. I have a 2002 GOLF TDI with about 141,000 kms on it. Other than that and the normal electrical problems .. it runs great!
Any suggestions or related problems?
Thanks in advance!
#1921 of 2551 Re: A word comes to mind... [pf_flyer]
Nov 14, 2005 (2:39 pm)
LOL! I WANT to believe...
Nov 14, 2005 (4:18 pm)
I am looking for a Beetle convertible w/ a TDI engine ..... I was told that VW does not manufacture a convertible w/ the TDI engine.
What is up w/ that? Has anyone heard this before?
#1923 of 2551 Unfortunately....
Nov 14, 2005 (4:31 pm)
That is my understanding also. At least ones that are able to make it to the shores of USA.
#1924 of 2551 Re: TDI Beetle [biofuels]
Nov 14, 2005 (5:07 pm)
When ULSD is everywhere they may bring all the diesels in the line. I would go for the V6 Touareg TDI.
Nov 15, 2005 (2:40 pm)
I am a new member. I am currently shopping for something really cool for my father for Christmas. He is the very proud new owner of a 2005 Golf TDI. I am thinking neat accessories, or I am open to suggestions. Let me know if any of you have acquired anything neat as a TDI owner. I was even looking for books on TDI's. Something helpful maybe?
Let me know! Thanks!
Nov 15, 2005 (2:59 pm)
Wow, there are a lot of accessories! (shared obviously with gasser Golf's) . If he is at all handy or just wants to have the 411 on the new vehicle, might I recommend that model years' CD-Bentley's or wait till the hard back Bentley's comes out. Since some TDI related stuff can cost an arm and a leg on the open and especially dealer markets, getting hooked up with some internet TDI retailers/wholesalers is pretty important. So there are numerous links on www.TDICLUB.com. Somethings that come to mind are: (yes I know: NOT SEXY) 10 pack cse of cartridge oil filters ($5/6 each) . OIL, Motul or ELF SPECIFIC for his model year!! VW specified oil $4/6 dollars a quart each). (look in his owners manual for the VW 505.01 or WHATEVER is his specification). Then get slug of it, like 3/4 gals.
Nov 15, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I finally got my TDI, but I've already had a bit of trouble. I want to believe that it was just a fluke incident but I'm still interested in any input from my fellow drivers.
I bought an '03 Jetta TDI GLS, its got 26,000 miles. I recently tried to start it and it immediately fired and then immediately stopped. This wen on for approx. 20 turns of the ignition before it finally started and ran fine. It then happened 2 more time in the same day. I was wondering if it had anything to do with cold weather (upper 30's), or the fact that it sat for a week while we were on vacation. I know a bit about autos, but diesels are a bit foreign to me.
#1928 of 2551 Re: Hard Start [gorsky1]
Nov 15, 2005 (5:47 pm)
What you describe sounds like the immobilizer kicking in. (If the immobilizer "senses" the wrong key is stuck in the ignition, it will immedeately kill the engine after starting)
Does it do the same thing with either of the other 2 keys? (1 with fob -- other is parking-attendant key)
If not, then change the battery in the keyfob of the key that exibits the problem. If yes, assume that console (where the immobilizer transciver is) may need further attention.
Also consider "re-training" the car to sense the correct keys.
#1929 of 2551 Re: Christmas Gift [lauren_seaton]
Nov 16, 2005 (6:23 am)
hi Lauren - how about a set of front MONSTER MATS for your pops' TDI? the rear mats just slide around unless you drill. or how about a couple of TDI oil filters hanging from the tree!? a TDI fuel filter would be too heavy.
maybe a case of Motul 505.01 oil under the tree, or whichever 505.01 you can find!
cheers & merry Christmas!!