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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#762 of 4777 Re: Timing Belt [buckeyelarry]
Mar 23, 2006 (8:45 pm)
"He did say 100K miles - but when looking at manual posted on internet, was at 80K."
I'm going to confuse you even more
In my manual ('04 Jetta GLS TDI) in Section 1.1 2004 Volkswagen Maintenance, on page 21 it reads
"Service at 90,000 miles....
Timing Belt: Replace (TDI engine only)...."
So, according to my Owner's Manual, the scheduled interval for Timing Belt Replacement is 90K miles (or about every 3.5 years for me)
#763 of 4777 Re: Mileage Question [vw79type2]
Mar 23, 2006 (9:02 pm)
"I know this probably has been asked before but I'm new to this board.
What kind of mileage are owners of the new Jetta TDI getting? I've heard from other folks that after it's broken in their seeing 50 mph highway or even slightly better. Has anyone here experienced that? "
Yes, I have an 04 Jetta GLS TDI 5M that I purchased new in April of 04 and have hand calculated every take (I'm a little OCD about it).
It is now almost 2 years since I purchased it and I have just under 53K miles on it.
I, now, AVERAGE 45MPG in mixed driving.
I Average 53MPG on the hwy ~67mph.
I average 49MPG on the hwy ~75mph.
The absolute Best was 54mpg over a 230miles stretch 58mph, but that is not the norm, I was driving to acheive fuel economy.
I average 42mpg city.
My WORST was 36mpg in 100% city, in snow and alot of idling.
My figures are WELL ABOVE EPA estimates and they have gotten slightly better with mileage. BUT to get this kind of mileage you have to know how to drive for fuel economy. AND having a 5 speed manual really helps.
ALAS, tomorrow is my last full day with my Jetta, I traded it Yesterday on a minivan (I couldn't hold out any longer for VW to bring over the Touran or the Sharan with a diesel.......or even a full sized minivan with a diesel...or chrysler or anybody....I just wanted a diesel minivan.... )....oh, as I was saying....I traded it and I take delivery of my new minivan Saturday Morning. So instead of being a three diesel family (03 Ford F350 CC KR PSD, 04 Jetta GLD TDI, 05 Passat GLS TDI) We'll just be a two diesel and one *cough*gasoline*cough* family.
#765 of 4777 Re: Timing Belt [pusterracing]
Mar 24, 2006 (7:01 pm)
The recommended timing belt replacement intervals on the TDI engine has been going UP over the past 10 years. PLUS, the automatic xmission has historically been harder on the timing belt... so the replacement interval for automatic xmission has been shorter.
Then, in about 2002... there was a change to the LONG LIFE belt (and associated better tensionor and stuff.)
Of course, starting with the new "Pumpe Duse" engine, the design is COMPLETELY different. So new recommendations were published.
BOTTOM LINE: You are ALL correct... it is just that you are all looking at the recommendations for different years, xmissions and TDI engines.
#766 of 4777 2002 jetta wont start
Mar 26, 2006 (8:30 pm)
i also have a 2002 jetta tdi and i am having the same problem. i was wondering if you ever figured out what was wrong with your car? i had an engine code of glow plug/heater cylinder 2, so i changed all of my glow plugs and my car still wont start. the last time it started i backed out of my driveway and pulled back in cause i forgot something shut it off and now it wont start. if someone could please help
#767 of 4777 Changing rim and tire size 2003 VW Jetta TDI
Apr 01, 2006 (6:43 pm)
I own a 2003 VW Jetta TDI and I want to change my wheels. I am going to keep the stock steel wheels for my snows. I want to upgrade a size or two but I drive to NYC everyday and don't want to be worried about bending wheels and sacrificing smooth ride, does anybody have any suggestions on the best size for overall ride and longevity. Or should I just stay with the current size set up of 195/65/15? Thanks
#768 of 4777 Re: How do I do an '01 Jetta TDI oil change? [bpeebles]
Apr 02, 2006 (6:54 am)
As you probably already guessed (a newbie in here). I has just received a notice from VW or the dealer to perform a maintenance on my 2005 Jetta Pkg 1 ( not a TDI or GLI), 10K miles. I have got about 9600 miles rightnow..When i bought this car last decemeber, it has got about 4096 miles and they performed a maintenance on it before I got it from the dealer. well, should I take this car to the dealer ?(i know they charge exorbitant ridiculous prices) for little things. OR does anyone know of other options on where to take it to. If i have the right tool, I won't mind DIY at my apartment. I checked on VW.com what to change when I take it in, it only listed 5 things to look for on the 10K maintenance schedule.
Please if anyone know of a good place that charges less or a best option to avoid these dealers...I'd really appreciate the info.
#770 of 4777 Re: How do I do an '01 Jetta TDI oil change? [j_jones]
Apr 02, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Not all dealerships charge the high prices you mention. My dealership has been very reasonable. (cost of parts competitive to lowest prices on internet.)
HOWEVER: You should use your telephone to call around to determine prices. DO NOT just ask for the cost of a 10K mile service.... instead, be very specific about what work you want performed.
If you decide to do it yourself....
The oil filters can be found at Wallmart.
Make CERTAIN you use the correct engine oil. The engine oil for your pumpe-duse engine is NOT available at Wallmart (nor much of anywhere else in North America.)
#771 of 4777 hood not aligned
Apr 05, 2006 (6:43 am)
hi, i just bought a 2003 vw jetta and had a question about he hood. on the driver side there seems to be a gap between the hood and where the side of the car meet. there is more of a gap on the driver side than on the passenger side. the car has not been in any accidents and it has 44k miles on it. it this normal? It is still covered under the manucfacturer's warranty. i can take a pic and post it. i don't know if there is a problem or i am noticing every little thing because it is a new car. thanks