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Volkswagen Jetta, Oil, Diesel, Sedan
#100 of 182 Re: 2008 Jetta oil filter "adapter" [tlesuper]
Mar 09, 2009 (6:11 pm)
It is ALWAYS a good idea to quality German-made filters and replacement parts for a VW.... Did you not purchase a VW due to its German-engineering to begin with?
All too often, I have "sampled" the FRAM filters at wallymart only to find them of poor-quality and construction.
HOWEVER: Ocasionally, I open a FRAM box at wallyMart and find a REAL German-made filter within. (Brand name = MANN)
When I do find MANN filters at WallMart, I purchase several of them.
#101 of 182 Re: 06 Jetta -- 25k service reqd? [clzibert]
Apr 16, 2009 (6:26 am)
My dealer reset my service reminder (blinking wrench) to a 5k interval at the last oil change- they do that sometimes to make people think that there is a service required every 5k. When i told the dealer to reset it back to 10k interval- it was done w/o any problems or questions.
There is an easy way to reset that service reminder light by yourself:
1) first turn on the ignition, than press the 0.0 button on the right side of the dashboard than turn off the ignition still pressing the 0.0 button
2) release the 0.0 button than pres M button on the left side of the dashboard.
It worked on my '07 rabbit.
And yes u can change oil every 10k because it is a Castrol synthetic plus u have over 6 quarts of it.
May 02, 2009 (2:59 pm)
a little help please: im trying to change the air filter on a 07 jetta. the dealer says the top engine cover pops up. but i dont want to break anything, and i have pulled on it. any tips or is there more to it. also a web site with a exploded view would be great. thanks jim.
#103 of 182 Re: air filter [jimmydent1]
May 02, 2009 (4:38 pm)
You did not mention WHICH ENGINE you have.... since VW offers at least 3 different engines, you may need to give us more details.
I know the cover for the 5-cylinder 2.5L pops-up. Try to "pop" on corner at a time by grasping as close as possible to each knob.
If you feel it is too hard to "pop"... once you have it off, you may apply a thin layer of rubber-safe grease to the knobs which seat into the rubber grommets.
There is also a clamp and 2 screws to remove which holds the the air-intake hoses in place.
Here is a link to photos for the 2.5L engine
#104 of 182 jetta tdi maintenance 2002
May 12, 2009 (8:25 pm)
I own a 2002 jetta tdi with about 188k miles. last oil change was at 180k. i already know i'm overdue for oil change--plan to do tomorrow. what other filters or regular maintenance would you recommend? i read the post about using an actual vw oil filter--i plan to. thanks in advance for any help on this. --f
#105 of 182 Re: what kind of fluid does 1995 VW jetta take? [jerryjar]
May 13, 2009 (5:39 pm)
Is the car a standard or an automatic? An auto would have tranny fluid but a standard would use regular gear oil which can look like motor oil, but at the same time you wouldn't have a dipstick under the hood for the transmission if it was a standard, the dipstick would be for the motor oil.
#106 of 182 COOLANT RESERVOIR
May 13, 2009 (5:46 pm)
My girlfriend has an 01 jetta gl and her car started overheating today. Being the typical male who drives an american car I lifted the hood and looked for the coolant resevoir that I'm familiar with and low and behold there was nothing that resembled what I'm used to working on. I checked the hoses with the car off and while running it and they don't get pressurized while the car is running so im assuming there is either no coolant running through the motor or the car has a bad thermostat and isn't allowing any coolant to flow from the radiator, but I figure start with checking the coolant levels and go from there. HOWEVER the car never came with an owner's manual and I'm not sure where to begin. Can someone tell me where to locate the coolant reservoir on this bad boy, and how many quarts should be in the radiator and motor? Thanks.
#107 of 182 Re: jetta tdi maintenance 2002 [efgunz]
May 13, 2009 (5:52 pm)
Your TDI is in the prime of its life. I have just over 100,000 miles on mine and am getting over 700 miles per tank of fuel.
You are not overdue for OilChange... (OCI is 10,000 miles. so you have 2K more miles left to go) HOWEVER: I prefer to do my OilChanges on the even 10K mile marks so they are easy to remember.
Consider these other maintainace items If they have not been done for awhile.
*) Clean Snowscreen (at least once a year!)
*) Replace Cabin Filter (at least pull it out and clean it a bit)
*) Replace Fuel Filter
#108 of 182 Re: COOLANT RESERVOIR [87irocz28]
May 13, 2009 (6:08 pm)
Do not forget that VW *requires* the proper "G12" coolant which is stamped on the side of the coolant reservoir. No other coolant should ever be used. (If it is not pink DONT USE IT!)
Here is a webpage with photos of coolant reservoir
(And explains a common problem called "coolant migration")
I relize these photos are a TDI... but I beleive all the MKIV engines have the same coolant reservoir.
Now that you can locate the coolant reservoir and install the proper E10 liquid. You can check the functioning of the waterpump by observing the small hose plugged into the upper part of the coolant reservoir. With engine idling, this hose should be 'peeing' antifreeze into the coolant reservoir at all times.
I cannot tell you how much liquid the system holds because you did not tell us WHICH ENGINE you have. (VW offered at least 4 different engines on that vehicle)
#109 of 182 Powertrain warranty coverage
May 13, 2009 (8:54 pm)
I bought 2004 VW Jetta 6 months ago whose manufacturer warranty is expired but I have powertrain warranty until Dec 2010 since it was a certified VW. Today all of a sudden speedometer stopped working and also gas indicator needle started swinging. It looks like something like a electronics problem. My question is, will it be covered under powertrain warranty, if not, how much fixing might cost me.
Pls let me know.