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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#3887 of 4777 Re: In the market for a TDI jetta [griff6]
Feb 22, 2010 (5:54 am)
If I drove that many miles, I'd be in a TDI without question. If fact, when I drove that much that's what I had. My '00 went 200k miles without many issues and the best part was I drove the snot out of it and still got terrific mpg. My neighbor drives about 45k per year and is on his second. His '06 had the cam melt-down just short of 200k miles because he didn't use the correct oil. Dealer gave him some good-will toward a new one so now he has about 50k on his 2009. Moral of the story: Do the maintenance EXACTLY as VW specifies and you should be good for a very long time.
#3888 of 4777 In the Market for a TDI jetta
Feb 22, 2010 (9:04 am)
So judging by the comments the TDI is good for more than your standard 150K that most non-diesels will get?.?. has there been any changes to the TDI in the last year. I'm not interested in buying the first generation of any motor... Too many bugs need to get worked!
#3889 of 4777 Re: In the Market for a TDI jetta [griff6]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:07 pm)
The motor was newish in 2005 and had some revisions along with a lot of emissions crap in 2009. I've seen a couple of the '05+ models with 200k miles and a lot of the prior gens with 300k+. I wouldnt' be worried about the motor and manual transmission much at all for long term use. Some of the electronics and other stuff might be another story. I personally wouldn't buy the DSG if I was planning to keep it long-term. It's a great tranny but requires expensive maintenance every 40k miles and will cost a fortune to repair/replace.
#3890 of 4777 Re: In the Market for a TDI jetta [griff6]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2010 (5:45 pm)
gas engines will average out around 150-175K and diesel car engines around 225K before they exhibit serious wear or require serious overhaul. Some go more, some go less, but if I were buying, that's where I'd place my bets.
Commercial big rig engines, busses, etc. can double that.
#3891 of 4777 Re: Turbo Talk [jogousa]
Feb 23, 2010 (10:09 pm)
Sent off a question to these guys about the VW turbo's and if a Garrett was available ...here's the reply..
No, they don't, at least not in this market. The Borg-Warner/KKK OE
replacement turbo seems to be the only plug-and-play new replacement.
We have those, and are investigating larger turbos but haven't found
Thanks for asking,
#3892 of 4777 Re: In the market for a TDI jetta [shrifty]
Feb 24, 2010 (2:08 pm)
no, unless it's parked outside and you want to watch out for wildlife living in the wheelwells.
your 09 sedan mpg is an exact match for my 06 TDI 5-spd mpg. Somehow i've been getting 45+ this winter with mine, apparently because I bet right and went with new 'mastercraft' all-seasons instead of putting on the winter-wheels&blizzaks.
ok, here's something to watch out for:
for long TDI drives be kind to your behind and requisite biological systems. rule #32: "enjoy the little things".
take many bio-breaks inbetween fuel stops.
just because some TDIs can drive 1000 miles on one tank doesn't mean you HAVE to do 1000 miles without stopping for a break !
#3893 of 4777 Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon
Feb 24, 2010 (4:54 pm)
Curious to know if anybody else is having hesitation problem with their VW Jetta. I just got mine a few months ago and have what I consider a very serious hesitation problem. This is a major safety concern that to me is greater than any Toyota gas pedal problem. At least you can throw the car in neutral. What do you do when you are pulling out into traffic and you give it gas (diesel) and the car hesitates with no warning? I had my car back to the dealer once so far and they did not fix the problem. Its happened numerous times in a variety of different situations - none of which were safe. Warm or cold I've had the problem and I live in central Florida. Please help
#3894 of 4777 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [biomass]
Feb 24, 2010 (5:23 pm)
What brand of diesel do you use? Have you replaced your fuel filter? How many miles on the car? My Passat TDI had a slight hesitation that I soon got used to and took into account when taking off from a stop.
#3895 of 4777 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [biomass]
Feb 24, 2010 (7:18 pm)
Using google search type
09' shudder problem
you should obtain results directing you to a TDI specific site. Start reading and good luck.
#3896 of 4777 Re: Hesitation problem 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon [biomass]
Feb 24, 2010 (9:36 pm)
I have a 2006 Jetta TDI and for a while thought I had a similar issue with it hesitating in slow traffic, just when you wanted to accelerate. For what it's worth here's what I found.
When slowing down at an intersection the DSG shifts down to 2nd gear and holds it there unless you almost come to a complete stop..then it shifts into 'first' and you are now ready to scoot away with no problem. However if you are rolling slowly and goose it in 2nd, it can't quite get going immediately in that gear and you get that OMG it's going to stall feeling.
This could be miles off your problem, but I solved mine by making sure the shift indicator is in '1' (first gear) when I take off, it quickly shifts to '2' without any hesitation or feeling like it's going to stall, or 'lag'.
I find my DSG set up great now that I give it a chance to shift down into 'first' before I take off from a stop, or very slow roll.