Last post on Nov 17, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#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:
#4734 of 4777 Re: VW 2009 Diesel Jetta Sportswagon TDI Particulate Filters [vw2010]
Jan 24, 2013 (4:35 pm)
I am soooo glad my 2003 TDI does NOT have particulate filter (or much of the other crp they bolt onto the newer TDIs.)
I even get better MPG than the newer TDIs. With only 140,000 miles, it still has many years of life left.
(Esta mated 2003 TDI engine life is 300,000 miles based on the same engine used in ocean-going vessels)
#4735 of 4777 Jetta TDI DPF
Feb 04, 2013 (7:10 am)
First off, you need to get the car away from the dealer.. Go to WWW.TDICLUB.com.. and look for a trusted guru near you. Second ,NEVER, NEVER let Jiffy Lube service your car. These engines require specific VW 507.0 spec oil.. Nothing else. Other oils will cause DPF problems. If you can't change your own, again find a local Guru on the TDI website. .Read. Read. Read this website. There is a lot to learn here, but the cars can be fantastic if maintained and driven properly. One thing stressed here is don't baby this engine.. it likes to work and work hard. Make it do it. I have 60,000 miles on mine with absolutely no issues. Good luck.
#4736 of 4777 Re: Jetta TDI DPF [jim1701]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:30 am)
Could not agree more. Local guy to me ran a Skoda Octavia 1.9TDi PD 105bhp, (i.e. pre-DPF/Euro III), for 410k miles before handing it over to his wife as the family hack. Still going strong and has had no issues. Timely servicing and correct fluids are the keys to long life. Work 'em hard - they love it.
#4737 of 4777 Sputtering and Acceleration Loss
Feb 18, 2013 (5:47 am)
Hi, I have a 2006 Jetta Tdi. Just yesterday, on a 7 1/2 hour drive home, the Jetta started losing the ability to maintain speed and acceleration on steep inclines. Pretty scary when your going 80 on the expressway with traffic behind you and all of the sudden your dropping speed!! Over the past couple of days it has been having an occasional sputter, which initially felt like the back tires were slipping. We were in a very cold area in Norther Michigan. However, the sputters started happening more frequently, then the acceleration loss started happening. The jetta made it home fine, seems to run a little rough. No engine lights or warning have come on. Any suggestions, does this require yet another costly trip to the dealership?? I have 167,000 miles on the vehicle.
#4738 of 4777 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [aeezk]
Feb 18, 2013 (7:12 am)
I would think fuel first off. Are you using Number one diesel in sub zero weather?
#4739 of 4777 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [aeezk]
Feb 18, 2013 (7:58 am)
My experience for my 2006 Jetta TDI. Faithfully used the VW TDI synthetic oil and changed trans fluid at $450 per change also.
Wife was driving on interstate, experienced loss of power, engine still ran, drove home, could tell power was down........3 of the lifters had holes in top and cam was worn on some lobes at 92,000 miles. Researched and there was an issue with our model '06 Jetta TDI but VW said it ws our problem, not theirs. Was told by many that the cam was a bad design, had narrow lobes?, and did more than just move the lifters?.
You might want to have shop check out the lifters and cams. We found a shop that did cam and lifters and related for $2800. Waiting for recall, but not expecting any money back from VW.
I have photos of lifters and worn cam if interested.
#4740 of 4777 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [06tdibadcam]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:50 pm)
There are many pages of posts regarding the MK5 BRM cam problems and possible solutions. Many creative guys have looked at the design and tried various back engineering tricks to resolve it but there are so many different factors involved it seems there is no 'silver bullet' fix. VW blaming the owners for the problem tho', is just SICK!
The reason the cam lobes are so narrow in the MK5 is because they also have to operate the 4 fuel injectors as well as all the valves. The engine block is short and to make room for the extra 4 lobes they simply made them all narrower. This puts a lot of extra pounds per square inch pressure on the followers and they eventually beat their way through the tops of the cam followers...(but always out of warranty).
The 2006 VW Jetta TDI is an amazing car in many ways, but it is over engineered in places, and built like crap in others. VW knew the top end of the BRM engine was a problem and just dropped that whole design and marched on with the MK6 in the next re-do.
In fact the whole idea of the diesel engine economy is now a joke. The extra premium for the engine and the sky rocketing price of diesel makes the diesel vehicle ownership either a financial saw off or an outright losing proposition over the more fuel efficient gassers out there now.
Pardon me if I sound like a crank, but I think there is a conspiracy to get all the diesel car engines off the road by constantly increasing the emmissions standards and upping the price of the fuel well over that of gasoline.
(after all they can't force us to buy their Govt subsidised Ethenol in our TDI cars can they?)
#4741 of 4777 Re: Bad fuel gives me the Shudders [longo2]
Mar 31, 2013 (4:32 pm)
Well, guess what, it WAS the bad alternator pulley that was causing the shuddering problem!
Since it was replaced i have driven the car for over 3,000 highway miles and it has never faltered once, even tho I have tried to make it shudder by easing off on the downhill side of the run and then easing back on the engine as it starts to pull again going up the other side.
Nope, it won't do it anymore, so that is the end of that little story.