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#143 of 182 2001 Jetta 2.0 Problems, Need Help ASAP!!!
Mar 06, 2010 (10:57 pm)
I need help! lol! I have a cpl of problems with my jetta, one is that when i crank the car a high whining noise occurs and fades off, and it does this when idleing. Also i don't know how to read the dipstick... where should my oil level be? Also i'm loosin oil and don't know where its going? i'd appreciate any help on these problems.
#144 of 182 Re: 2001 Jetta 2.0 Problems, Need Help ASAP!!! [joshforbes78]
Mar 08, 2010 (7:30 pm)
The 2001 2.0L is *KNOWN* to consume oil... it is not a problem as long as you check the oil often and keep it topped up where it should be. Buy cheap 5W30 oil by the case and carry in the trunk so you always have oil to put in the engine
Under no circomstances should you allow the "oil light" to come on. This lights DOES NOT tell you that the oil is low... it tells you that your engine is self-destructing due to metal-to-metal contact of the moving parts. Never EVER drive with oil-lite on. Turn off engine immeadiately!
Wining noise could be from many different things. It could be the power-steering pump. Does the sound change when you turn the steering wheel?
If you drive a 2001 2.0L VW... you need to know how to use the dipstick because you should be checking the oil every time you fill the gastank.
1) Vehicle should be sitting on level ground
2) Let engine sit for at least 5 minutes after running so oil settles to pan.
3) Pull dipstick out and wipe off oil. (Keep xtra McDonalds napkins for this purpose!)
4) Push dipstick back in all the way till it seats.
5) Pull out dipstick and look at oil-level.
6) Level should be within the "hashmarks" on the dipstick.
#145 of 182 '03 VW Jetta 2.0 Oil Change Question...
Mar 26, 2010 (2:41 pm)
I just purchased a 2003 VW Jetta 2.0 about 3,000 miles ago and am now due for an oil change....but it seems to be more complicated then I expected.
The previous owner did his own oil changes with synthetic oil.
One shop say only German made synthetic, the other says it doesn't matter and the third says synthetic blend or bust...
So my question is- at 61,000 miles, doing general freeway and road driving conditions WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE!
Thanks for your assistance!
#146 of 182 Re: '03 VW Jetta 2.0 Oil Change Question... [inthebarn247]
Mar 26, 2010 (5:35 pm)
Your 2003 2.0L engine does NOT need any special oil. (it may be the only VW engine which does not require synthetic oil...the turbocharged, VR6 and TDI all need synthetic oil)
Use brand-name 5W30 oil in your 2.0L. I beleive 7500 miles is the factory OCI. (Oil Change Interval)
Of course, synthetic oil wont *hurt* anything either... but it is overkill in the 2.0L.
#147 of 182 Re: 2001 Jetta 2.0 Problems, Need Help ASAP!!! [joshforbes78]
Apr 26, 2010 (8:51 pm)
hi josh, my name is jeff james,and i wanted to ask you about that nasty noise that you hear when you idle.now are you refering to when you step on the gas""",you here this noise?, my 2001 jetta gls runs great iv'e only had it for close to 2 months,and im experiencing this grinding noise when i step on the gas peddle,it later fades away when im going faster,the noise is driving me nut's,have you found or heard of a solution to this problem? thanks,jeff korsing :
#148 of 182 grinding noise on my 2001 jetta gls
Apr 26, 2010 (8:55 pm)
i step on the gas and there is this grinding noise which goes away with high exceleration. "does anyone have a clue to this problem?
Apr 29, 2010 (9:36 pm)
how do i put more transmission in my friend 03 jetta?????????
#150 of 182 2009+ Jetta TDI Oil f-y-i
Jun 09, 2010 (3:50 pm)
Just for the record, the 2009+ Jetta TDIs take only VERY specific engine oils, SAE 5W-30. As of this date, only two are sold in North America -- Castrol SLX Professional LL03 or Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30. Read the labels carefully so that you buy exactly these types. Engine oils MUST meet the VW 507.000 specification; you can probably find a VW branded oil at your Dealer too.
The new models use Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and absolutely require these oils to keep the expensive DPF in working order.
#151 of 182 Re: in need of help [smokymcpot]
Jun 13, 2010 (5:56 pm)
#152 of 182 Transmission oil change
Feb 17, 2011 (3:26 pm)
I have a 2006 Jetta with the Tiptronic transmission. I bought the car in 2009 with 15,000 miles. It now has 46,000 miles on it. I brought the car to a shop and wanted the transmission oil replaced. They told me that the transmission oil is a special type of mineral oil which does not have to replaced. Is this right? If not when should I replace the transmission oil. The manual says replace transmission oil every 40,000 miles on Direct Shift Gear (DSG) transmissions. Is my transmission DSG?