Last post on May 08, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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#40 of 43 Re: VW09 Trans issues [vw09_is_junk]
May 07, 2010 (6:51 am)
"let the car warm up for 15 minutes"
That is ridiculous! Did they actually say minutes, not seconds?
I'm pretty sure the owner's manual does not indicate that this is the way the car is to be operated. Maybe contact VW and tell them your dealer is claiming that the car needs to warm up for 15 minutes in order to operate properly and see if they agree that this is required for normal operation.
#41 of 43 Re: VW09 Trans issues [jeffyscott]
May 07, 2010 (7:13 pm)
Methinks you misunderstand.... the 15 minutes of warmup means to DRIVE GENTLY until the engine is up to operating temp.... this is normal for ANY automobile.
Simply idling an engine to "warm it up" has been proven to cause premature engine wear..... besides, A TDI diesel would have to idle for a lot longer than 15 minutes to get warm because it is soooo effficent.
Heck....in the winter, my fully-warmed-up TDI will actually start to COOL OFF if I let it idle. (the temp. needle will move back down to the cold indication) The trade-off for nearly 60 MPG is no heat in the winter.
#42 of 43 jetta tdi fuel pumps
May 07, 2010 (8:12 pm)
Has anyone had problems with their 2009 jetta tdi fuel pumps? Mine has totally disenegrated and according to the dealership my whole fuel system will have to be replaced due to metal shards in it. I had no warning signs of a problem, it just quit in the middle of the road.