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#2488 of 2551 Re: crankytdi [bpeebles]
May 01, 2011 (12:30 pm)
I am new to these postings, and hope I have found the right section. If not maybe you can re-direct me.
Heres my problem :
Car is a 2000 VW Golf with TDI engine and 5 speed manual trans. Bought it with 63,000 miles. Currently have 181,000 miles on it now.
I had run bio diesel 100% for many trouble free miles. After many miles, the first (orginial) injection pump went out. Had my local shop change out IP and all components related to it, idlers, water pump, etc.
23,000 miles later, rebuilt IP went out, back to the shop for a R & R on IP.
After awhile the check engine light came on PLUS the little curly light on instrument panel flashes.
In the owners manual the cruly light flashing says there is something wrong with the glow plugs and / or bridge wires. Mechanic checked them out and sez all OK there. Code is not in sink with what the curly light is suppose to say. Plugging in my Auto Xray code scanner, trouble code reads : P1562 which says : "Quantity Adjuster Upper Limit Attained".
What the hell is that ???
Had the EGR valve replaced, and there was some build up inside of it. After a $450.00 repair bill, check engine light and curly light still on.
Have been running 100% #2 diesel through it, to purge out the bio diesel, and still no luck.
Recently on my way home, a 35 mile trip, the check engine light and curly light did not come on at all ! I hate these intermintent problems !
Mechanic at my shop I go to, looked further into what problems / solutions / repairs by using Google search engine, and always the last item is "Replace the IP". Right now I am not ready for another $2,500.00 R & R on the IP.
To let you know, the car starts fine, runs fine, with pleanty of power when I need it, and getting between 42 to 48 MPG.
I have heard of this thing called A Vag Com, and wondered if that would dig further into clearing the code for good.
I live in Napa Valley, Calif.
Reluctant to just take it to a VW dealership, as I will most likely hear the same story, as there is nothing to be done except change out the IP. Doubt they have a Vag Com anyway.
I hope I have given enough information, and would really like to see those 2 lights disapere for good.
Thanks for the help,
#2489 of 2551 Re: crankytdi [hydrodiesel]
May 01, 2011 (7:04 pm)
The curly (glowplug) indicator FLASHING is not the same as when it is ON.
ON = there is a problem with the glowplugs. (relatively easy to troubleshoot and fix...there are "kits" available to replace the entire harness if needed.)
Get TDI parts from (where else) ==> http://www.idparts.com/catalog/
FLASHING = (sorry - dont recall but it is NOT telling you about glowplugs) I HIGHLY recommend you visit TDI club website to determine what it means.
BTW - I hope you realize that the reason for all of your IP (Injection Pump) issues is directly tied to your use of BD (BioDiesel)
You should always - ALWAYS add Diesl Fuel conditioner with every fillup. In this way, you are adding the much-needed lubricant that your IP needs to survive. (And bumping up the CETANE value to get better MPG)
#2490 of 2551 Diesel smell
May 06, 2011 (4:23 am)
Was told by a friend who owned a VW diesel that after a while the smell from the fumes becomes unbearable. He also complained about having issues with the smell at the pump.
Is that true for all diesel cars or did he have a unique situation.
#2491 of 2551 Re: Diesel smell [lcw1]
May 06, 2011 (5:25 am)
Diesel smells like diesel. It does not burn your eyes like gasoline. Modern VW TDI engines using ULSD do not put off any odor that I can smell. Unless you stick your nose by the exhaust. If he has an old VW diesel that is burning oil it will smell. Same as a gas car that is worn and using oil.
#2492 of 2551 Re: Diesel smell [lcw1]
May 12, 2011 (5:38 pm)
We've had our 2010 Jetta Sportwagen TDI for a year now and neither my wife nor I have ever smelled diesel within or outside of the car. I wondered about odor before we bought it, as the car is garaged, but there has been none whatsoever. Even when fueling we've never noticed diesel odor, unless I put my nose right at the filler cap just to be sure it's diesel fuel going in the tank.
#2493 of 2551 Re: Diesel smell [lcw1]
May 15, 2011 (6:05 pm)
The only time I have ever really had 'problem' with diesel smell is when someone at the pump before me had spilled some on the ground. After stepping in it, I must have had some on the soles of my shoes and the smell lingered inside the car for awhile.
The other 100s of diesel fillups had no odor problems after pulling away from the pump.
Lets not forget that the lowest prices for diesel is at a TRUCK STOP. The odor of diesel tends to linger around the pumps due to dispensing 100s of gallons at a time. As the liquid-fuel enters the tank....the fumes must come out. (simple law of physics)
#2494 of 2551 High-Pitched Sound
May 16, 2011 (6:54 pm)
My 2010 Jetta TDI wagon makes a high-pitched sound when the engine is running and lasts for a few seconds after the ignition is turned off. With engine on, it isn't really audible from inside but can be heard while standing outside the car. Anyone familiar with what this might be?
#2495 of 2551 Re: High-Pitched Sound [jaj]
May 28, 2011 (5:53 am)
my 03,05,06,06 TDIs make/made that noise too.
i think it is related to fuel-pump or electric-fan, possibly a relay.
I understand it is normal.
#2496 of 2551 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell
Jun 04, 2011 (3:07 am)
I have not been on edmunds.com before, but if one gets a value range for their used car is it considered to be a legit place like KBB? Also I have a 2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagon with about 7000 mi., the long moon or sun roof with the extra inside shade that pretty much extends from the driver's seat all the way back to the cargo area (behind the rear seats. the windows are tinted which is something I spent a small fortune on after I took the car home since it is not uncommon to reach near 100 degrees F for about 2 months out of the year here in Salt Lake City. I am looking to sell the car even know it has been a great car. It has the DSG (automatic/manual but with the DSG which has really been a great addition since it boosts the power in a way I still cannot believe.
I am going to sell the car once I get it detailed because I was recently diagnosed with cancer and my chemo treatments are taking a lot out of me. With no health insurance and a complete change in my lifestyle, my abilities and desires require that I get a small simple car that can get me just around the town. this was a car I purchased for camping (I used it once for this and I ended up staying in the car with all the seats down and opened the moon roof and the inside shade and with my 2 dogs (which is another reason I need to change cars because they recently passed away, which was kind of unexpected, especially for the Dalmatian.)
I am looking for the best place or any recommendations on ways to sell this car. I really do not want to trade it in because it gets such good gas mileage, and with the way gas prices are and how good I read used cars that are in great condition and get great gas mileage are really going quickly and some even are getting more $$ than what the owner paid for the car.
I am open to any recommendations on selling a used car. I have never sold a used car so I have no idea where I should look to do this (like CarMax, edmubds.com) and any other suggestions I am open for suggestions.
I would like some suggestions on the best way to get pictures or are people taking videos and inbreeding the video in the ad? I will need to get a decent camcorder or camera that can take pictures or videos that will work with my MacBook Pro.
so I am needing a lot of help with this. I am learning y reading posts, google ads, etc. but there is nothing like a person who has actually sold their car recently and is willing to share their experience and suggestions with me.
#2497 of 2551 Re: 2009 VW Jetta TDI SportWagon Wanting to Sell [kooler]
Jun 04, 2011 (6:10 am)
First I am sorry to hear of your cancer. We do hope the treatments work and you have many more years. My suggestion on selling is this. I have sold at least 5 vehicles on Craigslist and it is free. You have a desirable vehicle and should be able to get a good price for it. The timing is good. You need to just take good still pictures and post them in the ad. I use Edmund's used car pricing as a starting point. If it still is under warranty you can ask the Certified Dealer price to start. With that vehicle I would not drop my price on the first good offer. If it is in great condition you should be able to get a very good price.
Be careful of scam artists. The world is filled with them. I would meet any prospective buyer in a busy location. A bank parking lot is good. They have surveillance cameras. Don't let them test drive alone.