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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#1550 of 4777 05 JETTA TDI Sedan A/C Problem
Oct 30, 2007 (7:47 pm)
I absolutley love my jetta...Would not trade it for anything in the world..I have 83,000 miles on it, I travel alot back and forth to work and it is a 2005. My problem is since I got the car ( bought it brand new) I have had alot of little things go wrong..Mostly electrical..Sometimes the sunroof don't want to close...Headlights or tailights constantly going out..Now my a/c is messing up. I brought it to the shop (not VW, the charge way to much) and they said it was the Evaporator core that went out. It is going to cost be close to a thousand dollars. Has anyone had this problem? The mechanic that always works on my car specializes in foreign cars and works on VW's, Volvo's, BMW, etc..He said he has never had to replace a Evaporator core in this new of a vehicle, mostly on 90 models. My other thing, the car is great especially on mileage, but when you have to have someone work on it, it costs you a arm and a leg because no one wants to touch a diesel, as soon as I tell them it is a diesel, they say they don't work on them and when you find someone that will they charge a arm and a leg...Anyway, has anyone else had this problem?
#1551 of 4777 Need help with gas/ Diesel mix up problem!
Nov 01, 2007 (3:18 pm)
This morning my wife while on the way home from work pulled up to the unleaded gas pumps with our new/used 03 jetta TDI diesel and put 10 gals of gas in the car. I came and picked her up with a trailer and towed the jetta tdi home. I was able to siphen out about 6 gals. It is nearly impossible to get a hose in the tank or to release a fuel line under the car and apply air to the tank and drain off the remaining gas. I was told that there is a relay near the fuel filter that I can cross over and turn the key on and the fuel will begin pumping out of the tank. Any one know how to do this? Or any suggestions? Can I just fill it back up with diesel and be good?? ">
#1552 of 4777 Re: Need help with gas/ Diesel mix up problem! [newdieselguy]
Nov 01, 2007 (4:58 pm)
It is a good thing it was not driven.
Drain tank, replace fuel filter... you should be good to go.
I have never done it on a TDI, but on my previous gasoline VWs, I could pull the fuel-pump relay and just "jumper" the correct pins to force the fuel-pump to run. (when testing injectors)
I would expect you could pull hose from fuel-filter and put into gascan and then jumper the pins on the fuel-pump-relay.
BEWARE: The fuel-pump draws a good deal of current and can easilly drain the battery while engine is not running.
#1553 of 4777 Re: VW Jetta TDI [chuckycheese]
Nov 01, 2007 (6:23 pm)
charles-du-fromage, my 06 tdi 5spd idles rough with dino diesel, especially when air temps are around 60 or 70 with no accessories. "they all do that." for mine , running window heater elements or bunwarmers or AC gratuitously, smooths out the idle, still gets 45 mpg.
#1554 of 4777 Re: Need help with gas/ Diesel mix up problem! [newdieselguy]
Nov 02, 2007 (4:01 am)
My father-in-law has told me that while on a fishing trip in the hinterlands of Canada, he has mixed unleaded with kerosene & gotten to his destination. Vehicle had a Isuzu diesel so I don't know if this would be OK in the TDI. I would definitely change the fuel filter before starting engine.
#1555 of 4777 Re: VW Jetta TDI [ruking1]
Nov 02, 2007 (4:17 am)
Fuel filter was changed 1 month before I took vehicle in to dealer who determined that bio was at fault. At that time, filter was changed again. PLease advise as to availability of Primrose product(s). Have not heard of it before. Rough idle is becoming more pronounced, but it appears as if MPG has improved. Will keep you posted. Thnaks for advice & info.
#1556 of 4777 A SAD DAY
Nov 04, 2007 (1:11 pm)
I have officially put my 06' Jetta TDI for sale. Not by choice but reality. #2 Kid will be here soon and 2 cars seats and strollers and all that gear amounts up to very little comfort room in the Jetta. If I had the money I would keep it as a 3rd vehical. But I bought the new 08' Caravan. Dear God I never thought the day would come that I drive a VAN. Well the wife can drive and I will watch the dvd in the back. I have to say it was one hell of a car to own. But it has its drawbacks as a family cruiser. The cold weather and warm up period for starters. With only 45000Km and in mint condition I hope to get back 75% of what I paid for it. And what we pay up here in Canada for Vehicals is criminal compared to the states, especially with our dollar being so strong. I hope to get another TDI one day. If anyone is interested in the car and is in the Alberta area give me a shout. seanfrewhotmail.com
#1557 of 4777 Re: Need help with gas/ Diesel mix up problem! [newdieselguy]
Nov 04, 2007 (4:51 pm)
Hey don't worry I did the same thing...It was after katrina hit, and at that time you could not find gas/diesel anywhere's so i pulled into a BP...Well not thinking that BP's main color is green and usually a green handle means diesel I did not read it and just pumped and filled it up. Well I went in and paid for it, got in my car looked at the gas tank and realized I put gas in my car..I only had it cranked for 5 minutes but i turned my car off, called roadside assistance and they towed it 105 miles to the nearest VW dealership that did not get damaged in the storm..Needless to say, if i would have left it running any longer and drove, they said it would have ruined all my sensors, and caused alot of damage..Luckily, all they had to do was take my fuel line apart, drain it, flush it out, and put a new fuel line in for a total cost of around 700.00 at the VW dealership. I know it is alot of money but you might want to check and see what your options and how much it will cost and let a professional do it, just so if they mess up they have to fix it...
#1558 of 4777 vw tdi starts then stalls
Nov 11, 2007 (4:17 pm)
anyone have idea about my tdi jetta , starts then stalls in 1 or 2 seconds? thank you!!
#1559 of 4777 Re: vw tdi starts then stalls [jeffg22]
Nov 11, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I don't know how many miles you have on your car, but it might be you need a new fuel filter or maybe get them to check the glow plugs in your car, that will make it stall...Mine did that right when I crank it up and come to find out the glow plugs can make it do that if they need to be changed but luckily all mine needed was a new fuel filter. That makes a world of difference..Hope this helps..Let me know when you find out!