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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4724 of 4777 Intake Manifold clogging due to EGR
Nov 23, 2012 (5:24 am)
It is not the "throttle body" that gets clogged with carbon... it is the INTAKE MANIFOLD (IM). There are places which offer a "swap" wheras they send you a 'cleaned' IM and you send them your clogged one. This greatly reduces the cost/time to correct this situation.
However, A simple change to the EGR settings thru the onboard computer can greatly limit this clogging. Also, with TDI, one *must* use FULL THROTTLE ACCELERATION at least one time per tankful to keep the carbon-buildup cleaned out.
If you think having the IM cleaned out is expensive, try replacing a carbon-clogged turbocharger (over $1500 just for the part!!) It is far cheaper to blow the carbon out of the turbocharger with the throttle-pedal once in a while.
My TDI is over 150,000 miles and no clogging.... This is testament that I am doing something right.
#4725 of 4777 Re: Another Repair [longo2]
Nov 23, 2012 (9:56 pm)
I'll have to look at my records but is the DSG fluid/filter change part of the 40K service? I had the 40K done at the dealer, long weekend with relatives but I can look up exactly what was done later on.
#4726 of 4777 Re: Another Repair [fho2008]
Nov 23, 2012 (10:44 pm)
The DSG fluid is expected to be changed every 40,000 miles on my 2006 TDI BRM engine, don't know what you drive but my other vehicle is a 2003 Honda Odyssey, notorious for transmission trouble.
AS a result of all the grief that comes with the Honda's I am paranoid about any transmission that has fluids and filters so on this service with the VW I just, do it. To make things interesting for the DIY'er out there, the VW fluid change is particulaly complicated. The Honda just gets a drain and fill every second motor oil change, takes about 10 min.
The VW fluid change on the other hand is a total PIA.
#4727 of 4777 Re: Another Repair [longo2]
Nov 24, 2012 (4:20 am)
Its a 2008 Jetta gas turbo-DSG.
#4728 of 4777 Re: Another Repair [fho2008]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:46 am)
It's probably the same fluid change interval for your gasser, but if you can't find
any DSG fluid service mileage mentioned in your book, then by all means just call the nearest VW service and ask them what the interval is.
Then shop around (if you can) and get some price quotes for the service. I did this once on a road trip we were taking and the VW Dealer in Las Vegas wanted $595.00!
I got it done at Southtowne VW in Sandy, Utah, for $270.00 , had a coupon, still, that's about an hours shop time plus the filter and fluid, so I didn't think that was too bad, plus they did a recall fix on the drivers seat wiring while it was in for the a/t change.
Saved me a lot of time, plus they gave me a new VW Jetta Sportswagon to drive for a few hours.
(loved that car, if they would have had a TDI in the new "Wheat Beige" and the light colored interior on the lot, we would have traded our 06' on the spot and driven away in the 12')
#4729 of 4777 Re: Another Repair [longo2]
Nov 24, 2012 (11:33 pm)
As I said, with the holiday and family and so on I will check my records, the 20k service isnt much but the 40k they do alot, I got a loaner for the 40k service and picked my car up the next day.
#4730 of 4777 Re: Another Repair [fho2008]
Nov 25, 2012 (1:15 pm)
That is one reason my VW dealership is a 2-hour drive from my home.... they provide free loner cars .... and even pickup-n-delivery from my driveway if I wanted.
#4731 of 4777 VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters
Jan 23, 2013 (9:30 am)
My 2009 Sportswagon has 19,000 miles. I purchased it new from the dealer in May 09 with a 3 year service warranty in Illinois. I called the dealership about service in December 09 and the June 2010, and each time they said I did not need service/maintenance as my mileage was so low
Last June I was told I needed to replace the Particulate Filter at a cost of $3500.00 without labor. The "warranty had been expired for three days. They told me the service light had been on for 500 miles, which was not true. After I complained VW paid for the parts not the labor. THey did the work, but again did not service the car. VW service said I should drive my car on the highway to blow out particulates?
In July 2012 I went to Jiffy Lube to have the car serviced as I was going on a trip and VW dealer kept saying my car did not need servicing. The Lube garage placed Pennzoil 5W40 Plat Synth Euro in the car, what they said VW recommended.
Several weeks ago the service light came on again and the engine failed while my son was driving. Again, I am told we need to replace the particulate filter , 3500.00 for the filter and then add labor and replace some other things due to the seal on the fuel injection failing and diesel leaked on a belt which also needs replacing.
When we told VW service the exact oil ( above) that had been used they said yes that was right and the warranty would cover it. THen they made a phone call and came back saying the the density of the oil was wrong and that the warranty would not cover it. Needed to be 5W30 not 40.
Has anyone else had trouble with the PARTICULATE Filters?
I have also had the problem of a very loud fan noise for several years...when I asked the dealership service they have twice said they did not notice anything.
As a lay person, I say VW could do a better job educating new owners on Diesel engines.
#4732 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [vw2010]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:49 pm)
Would you mind posting the name and location of your VW dealership that has been gouging you for repairs?
That way every other owner in your area might give them a WIDE berth!
#4733 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [longo2]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (10:23 am)
He/she can post the dealership name here, but it's more likely to be seen by the intended (local) audience if submitted in our dealership & repair shop reviews section: