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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4639 of 4777 Re: Is the 2011/12 Jetta TDI Sportswagen more reliable than before? [roccus]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:29 pm)
I owned a Toy Station wgn 1970 and 1980. Then Dodge Vista after got 1989
Oldsmobile Station Wgn ,then 99 a Buick Park Ultra now a 2010 VW Jetta Diesel. You cannot see the exhaust or smell it there is fine dust on the tailgate and have the dust on the door threshold. The TDI roars uphill using very little fuel. The Buick would roars uphill getting 9 mpg. I can pack it my
5 passenger with plenty of room
#4640 of 4777 Re: 2012 Jetta TDI - Installing LED Angel Eyes [elaine51]
Apr 01, 2012 (4:24 pm)
I cannot help you with the +12 with ign. on up near the lights... However: I will remind you to be careful to NOT block the air-intake for the intercooler with your new lights.
#4641 of 4777 Jetta Hood Guard
Apr 21, 2012 (9:30 am)
I drive on roads that are a mix of broken pavement, left over salt and sand, rocks and mud from rig moves and farmers dragging dirty ecquipment from one field to another, and the front of my (formerly) mint Jetta looks like a moonscape from all the rock marks and dings.
For some reason I can't find a front hood guard in any of the usual places..Google search, eBay
or even on this forum...anyone have any thoughts?
#4643 of 4777 Tough Shopping!
Apr 21, 2012 (1:40 pm)
"We have Hoodguards for these models:
1999.5 - 2005 Jetta"
Thanks for the link cosmos, but they don't stock the hood guard for the newer Jettas.
I found another link from an old VW Jetta Forum that might have one...will keep poking around until one shows up.
This is the first time I've ever stumped eBay looking for an item!
Just bought a hoodguard for our Honda Ridgeline off eBay, you would think the VW's would be there too. Lots of hoodguards for the older VW models tho.
#4644 of 4777 Re: Jetta Hood Guard [longo2]
Apr 21, 2012 (6:54 pm)
There are other options besides the hood-guards. Have you considered a clear stick-on film? They are custom-cut to fit your vehicle. They cover the leading-edge of the hood and the headlights too.
It is sorta like xtra-thick scotch-tape. It is nearly invisible. pebbles and stones bounce off of it without damage.
Also - It does not alter the looks nor aerodynamics of your vehicle like a hood-guard does.
You should find retailers by going to 3m.com or expel.com.
#4645 of 4777 Re: Jetta Hood Guard [bpeebles]
Apr 21, 2012 (8:52 pm)
The clear film is an option, but I was in a "Tint Shop" a couple of weeks ago and they wanted $300.00 to do a small 3-M rock guard job and mentioned that the Jetta hood should be re-painted first.
(they wanted $700.00 to do the Ridgeline)
#4646 of 4777 Are the Big$$ repairs common??
May 06, 2012 (9:55 am)
I drive an '07 Jetta 2.5, my fourth VW, and it's been as good a car as I could have hoped for. Still, I'd like a TDI, mostly because I find the diesel technology fascinating (I owned an old non-turbo diesel in the 80's, but that's another story.) My commute is only 15 miles each way, and I total only 16K miles per year. As such, I don't want to incur some of the big repairs (hi-pressure pump, etc.) because my fuel savings won't offset them. SO, how common are those expensive repairs? If I maintain the engine from new, can I expect 100-150mi. without the big ticket repairs?
#4647 of 4777 Re: Are the Big$$ repairs common?? [homerkc]
May 06, 2012 (5:26 pm)
There is always the chance for failure... a machine is not a perfect entity.
HOWEVER: I always ALWAYS add diesel-additive when I fill the fueltank. Not only does it increase Cetane... it also contains lubricant for the fuel-pump and injectors.
The additional Cetane boosts MPG by 2-5MPG... this is a fact!
#4648 of 4777 Re: Are the Big$$ repairs common?? [bpeebles]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 06, 2012 (7:07 pm)
I have owned three diesels from 3 different manufacturers and one thing I was fastidious about was a) changing fuel filters and b) adding cetane enhancer and fuel biocides. I never ever had a fuel problem with any of these cars.