Last post on May 23, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#4738 of 4747 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [aeezk]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:12 am)
I would think fuel first off. Are you using Number one diesel in sub zero weather?
#4739 of 4747 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [aeezk]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:58 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 4747 Re: Sputtering and Acceleration Loss [06tdibadcam]
Feb 18, 2013 (9:50 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 4747 Re: Bad fuel gives me the Shudders [longo2]
Mar 31, 2013 (5:32 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.
#4742 of 4747 2010 TDI injectors
Apr 01, 2013 (2:39 pm)
We had an injector fail on a 2010 TDI with 75,000 miles. Has anyone else had this issue and how much should the part cost ?
#4743 of 4747 Re: 2010 TDI injectors [carp53]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (7:17 pm)
pricey little devil. The "book" says $337 retail for the part and 1.4 hours labor to install, so in my neck of the woods that's a $500 repair bill.
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#4745 of 4747 Re: TDI Cooling fans [tditoronto]
May 23, 2013 (8:36 am)
I have a Jetta '08 which does the same thing as you have explained earlier.
I went to a dealer and he explained that is how it is going to be as the car is 5 years old (a real jacka..).
Most probably fan control module 1 and 2 are not communicating well and thus
If the cooling fan blows out due to this, the expenses are $900 for repair.
#4746 of 4747 Cooling fans speeding too much on Jetta '08
May 23, 2013 (8:44 am)
The radiator cooling Fans (big one) on my Jetta '08 suddenly starts speeding too much on the road.
It makes way too much noise (compared to normal) and the dealer says it is NORMAL to have a sound
I guess the control fan module 1 and 2 // sensors are not communicating properly and needs to be
changed. Maybe the radiator fluid needs to be replaced.
Can someone guide me through this.
I am afraid that sooner or later the fans will burn out and I will have to shell out big bucks changing
the entire fan unit.
#4747 of 4747 Re: Opinions please [jkinzel]
May 23, 2013 (10:49 am)
I would not touch an '04 TDI with an automatic transmission for any amount of money at this time. I've been dealing with a transmission problem since January 2013. I have an 04 Jetta with 178,000 miles. Dealer wanted $5000 to replace with 1 year warranty or $3500 for a junk yard replacement & no warranty. I chose another transmission shop for $4200 with 2 year warranty. Car is back in the shop for the 3rd time since January with the same problem. Will not up shift out of 1st gear. So far the tranny shop can't figure it out and VW dealer is no help.