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#2307 of 2551 High Mileage TDIs - Stats Requested
Jan 08, 2007 (9:58 am)
The longevity of the VW TDI has always impressed me. I'm curious to know who in the group has high mileage TDI's, and what their 'vital stats' are. For the purpose of this request, we'll say high mileage is 100k miles or more. If you'd like, please respond with the following information:
(2) Car (Jetta, Golf, Beetle, Passat)
(3) Transmission (Auto or Manual)
(4) Mileage (specify miles or kilometers)
(5) MPG range (best, worst, avg, type of driving)
(6) Any repairs (outside of normal maintenance) done that you consider to be 'major'
I'll go first:
46 mpg worst, 53 best, 48 avg in 95% highway miles 75 mph
No major repairs
Thanks in advance to all who share.
#2308 of 2551 Re: High Mileage TDIs - Stats Requested [mgutai]
Jan 08, 2007 (10:32 am)
47mpg avg, mainly highway, 80ish mph
No major repairs, have some power mods (chip, injectors) since around 50k miles.
I'm shooting from the hip on most recent numbers. My daughter has been driving it instead of her Celica GTS. She likes the Jetta better and mpg is a cherry on top. So if anyone wants a gas guzzling Celica, I gotta nice one collecting dust in the garage.....ha!
#2309 of 2551 Re: High Mileage TDIs - Stats Requested [mgutai]
Jan 12, 2007 (2:49 pm)
Skoda Fabia vRS (1.9TDi/130bhp) pocket rocket.
37,000 miles (sorry, it's still running in)
Worst = no idea, Best 62, avg circa 51 75+mph highway. (Imperial Gallon)
No major repairs. (Had a fractured windscreen wiper arm, replaced under warranty).
O.K., ruking1, I give in - what is a snowscreen ?
#2310 of 2551 Re: High Mileage TDIs - Stats Requested [alltorque]
Jan 12, 2007 (5:00 pm)
..."O.K., ruking1, I give in - what is a snow screen ?"...
It is located high to the RIGHT, as you look at your engine bay in the LEFT drivers side fender. If your layout is the same or similar to mine, it is a app 3 in diameter plastic "pipe" (funny angled) that holds a screen inside that covers one end of the pipe. It prescreens the air and leads to the intake manifold to the bottom of the air box (dirty side of the air filter). It is held to the fender by a 10mm nut. The screen is designed to be a prophylactic for snow, in case the car hits or runs through a snow drift to prevent ingestion of snow, causing hydro lock.
In some models, I have seen the angled pipe but with no snow screen. On those models the air filter has a (seems to be a synthetic type material) rough filter (looks like a sponge)before the paper air filter, again to prevent snow from hitting the intake causing hydro lock.
#2312 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [smokerr]
Jan 21, 2007 (6:57 pm)
I had a similar situation with my 2000 Passat 1.8 Turbo, there was a huge cloud of white smoke billowing out the exhaust with an oily smell. Taking off the intake hose I found a small amount of oil on the inside. There has been no recurrence of that smoke bomb or oil smell for three days, and the car has run normally. A mechanic informed me this would certainly point to bad turbo seals and I should replace the turbo but I am a little suspicious of that analysis since he didn't inspect anything other than the hose.
I am no means a mechanic and i plan to take the car to VW since they presumably have the equipment to diagnose this. I was wondering if the oil residue in the hose could be related to crankcase ventilation and whether the white smoke could be a defective oil cooler or other factors than turbo seals. Do you have experience with non-diesels?
The oil was about three quarters of a quart overfilled which may have something to do with it; I intend to get another oil change.
#2313 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [zorro3]
Jan 22, 2007 (2:43 pm)
i would take it to the vw dealer. It should be under warranty unless you have rolled up an awful lot of miles. your problem does sound serious and should be taken care of as soon as possible. good luck
#2314 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [reid12]
Jan 22, 2007 (3:23 pm)
I'll try to repair the car with good luck
It should not be so serious as the car has been running perfectly since then. The VW tech believes its an oxygen sensor malfunctioning and a too rich fuel mixture. Apparently a little oil in the turbo intake is normal for these cars.
I drained some of the oil and it was not that much overfilled - maybe one third quart.
#2315 of 2551 Re: Smoking 2005 Passat TDI [reid12]
Jan 22, 2007 (8:36 pm)
That advice I received from a VW tech may not be correct since rich fuel mixture is usually blackish smoke with gas fumes and I observed white smoke.
The only reason I'm on this forum is to get educated and get information from someone more qualified than I am, rather than to be told about VW dealers. Half the time they're undertrained and are giving you the wrong diagnosis and you're spending $$$ on the wrong part.
#2316 of 2551 Problem at 2500rpm
Jan 25, 2007 (5:52 am)
I have a golf TDI 130. Over recent weeks it has had a problem with acceleration.
When it reaches around 2500rpm the accleration becomes shaky and the engines seems to judder. The what was once smooth and quick acceleration has deserted me....and I dont know why...any suggestions?
A recent diagnostic test suggested a problem with cyliner 1...could this then result in the problem that I am experiencing?