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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#45 of 64 Re: my wolfsburg needs a wheel [wrightcleaning]
Mar 05, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Have you consulted your dealership?
#46 of 64 six speed switch
Jun 01, 2008 (7:04 am)
have a 1997 jetta gls looking to switch 5 speed manual for 6 speed manual. Want to keep the 6 speed stock with 6th gear like a .0.70-0.65, any ideas were to find the 6. Just looking to improve high miles
#47 of 64 Re: remember to break in your car [bvdj84]
Jul 17, 2008 (8:31 am)
OK, now I am confused, the dealer told me there was no breaking in period.....I just got a 2008, just broke 1000 on the odemeter.......so what is the true break in time? When do you start seeing better gas mileage? How long do you have to be easy on the engine?
#48 of 64 Re: remember to break in your car [siobhannalex]
Jul 17, 2008 (9:11 am)
I think the owner's manual has several suggestions for "break in". I could be mistaken, but seem to recall that by 1000 miles the initial "take-it-easy" period had ended.
#49 of 64 Re: remember to break in your car [jeffyscott]
Jul 17, 2008 (9:18 am)
Let er rip buddy!!
#50 of 64 Re: remember to break in your car [jeffyscott]
Jul 17, 2008 (11:47 am)
Anyting special I need to do for the Wolfsburg 2.0T? Someone mentioned with a turbo, you have to let the engine idle when starting and turning off the car......I have only had one new vehicle I drove off the lot with less than 5 miles.......
Jul 17, 2008 (12:29 pm)
We had a 1980 Monte Carlo with a Buick turbo. If I remember correctly the manual said to let the turbo idle for several minutes before turning it off.
Fast forward to today----------we just bought an '08 Jetta Wolfsburg. The manual doesn't say to do anything special with the turbo and the salesman never mentioned anything. I'm assuming the times have changed and you do not need to let the turbo idle before shutting it off.
Jul 17, 2008 (12:42 pm)
Out of curiosity - I bought an 08 jetta wolfsburg - $21145 - has everything but the navi system........hope I didnt get snowed over.....
The dealer told me the same thing, no break in time but I wanted to ask someone who was not a sales person...............
#53 of 64 Re: [siobhannalex]
Jul 19, 2008 (7:02 am)
I really hate it when the dealer says their is no break in time. Thats bogus! I truly believe the break in takes forever! You will notice a difference in time, how the engine kind of loosens up. I have even noticed that even after like 15,000 miles its finally beginning to feel really good! But, that really doesn't mean its will take that long, but just noticed. 15k isn't really all that much. My dealer told me, my car was already broken in, and I am like, no way, it feels likes its all stiff, and as you drive it, the engine and transmission really work more smoothly. So you can no way judge it too harshly on a test drive, the engine once broken in, will work much better! But, with that being said, once you are past the factory break in mileage, that is when you truly have to "train" your new engine. Letting the RPM's run up and down, so the transmission really works through its cycle. You will be then breaking in the car more, and prepping it for the life of your car. After doing this "Nicely" I have even noticed my car is more smooth and responsive.
So have fun! Newer engines are more durable, but how you treat them in the beginning really preps the life of the car!
Jul 21, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Thank you for telling me this. I am treating this car like a baby and I want to make sure I don't screw myself in the long run.......