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DRIVE Volkswagen Jetta TDI
You don't have to buy a hybrid to get good fuel economy. For enthusiasts
who want to tread lighter, VW offers up the Jetta TDI. Like all modern
diesel engines it's clean, quiet and efficient. Tom Voelk takes a look at
this different way to go green.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, Test Drive
Apparently, Volkswagen was listening when driving enthusiasts asked for a
vehicle that could effectively blend high MPG numbers with a high fun
factor. If your primary driving consist mostly of highway drives, make sure
you check out any current Audi/Volkswagen product with their phenomenal TDI
motor. If you're commute consist primary of sitting in stop and go traffic,
a hybrid may suit you better.
VW Jetta TDi 2009 Over 50 MPG
So I'm on my way home from summer vacation and it's a 10-11 hour drive over
two days. I decide to find out for absolute sure WHAT mpg this car can
get. So after a few hours on the road I pull into a truck stop (I realize
now that this time spent on the road in the beginning reduced the displayed
avg. mpg for the trip), found a small nozzle pump and start to fill up with
b5 diesel. The pump kicks off after a few gallons so, just to make sure,
I top it off just once. I pull back on the interstate, hit zero
congestion, and drive 116 miles at 60 - 65 mph. I then pull into the rest
stop. I hit the men's room (priority 1!) then went for gas. At the pump I
take it slow to try and minimize backwash. I do not try to top it off
this time. What you see here are the results.
April 16, 2012
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Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel
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We were locked in mortal combat, just as adrenaline-addled Leonidas and
hubris-filled Xerxes met at the Battle of Thermopylae, when a relative
handful of highly specialized Spartans held off a seemingly bottomless
torque-pit of Persians for seven excruciating days.
Here we have the 2009 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, embodying
up-to-the-minute fuel-sipping methods and machinery intended to take us
immaculately into a spotless future. In the other lane, the newly
introduced 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbodiesel, a rolling relic of tried-and-true
yester-tech locomotion (upon whose sooty breath the Industrial Revolution
itself was built) that has been remastered, reengineered and reintroduced
to be meaner, cleaner and more efficient than ever.
But the battle left us weary — done in by the struggle and tired of each
other like Siamese twins on prom night.
2009 VW Jetta TDI - Fuel Filter Change
Fuel Filter Replacement in a nutshell:
1) Replace every 20K miles (I do mine every 10K with oil change).
2) Have the right filter for your housing.
3) Engine OFF! Remove Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
4) Water Separator Service (1 Screw Plug, 1 Washer Seal)
a. Remove Screw Plug and old Washer Seal with Torx T30 bit.
b. Siphon water at bottom of Filter Housing from top of housing - A.K.A
c. Siphon enough fuel to avoid spillage when Housing is opened.
d. Reinstall Screw Plug with New Washer Seal. Torque 3 Nm (27 in-lb).
5) Fuel Filter Replacement (1 Filter, 2 Seals on Filter, 2 Seals in
a. Remove 5 Torx T30 Bolts and lift off Upper Filter Housing with lines
b. If you see any amount of metal particles TAKE THE CAR TO A
PROFESSIONAL! You have a major issue.
c. Pull out old Filter and Seals in Housing.
d. Clean as necessary Lower Filter Housing by Siphoning out remaining
NOTE: Removal of Lower Filter Housing is not a requirement. So long
as you remove any contaminants found at the bottom of the canister by other
e. Install New Filter and New Seals.
f. FILL CANISTER WITH CLEAN FUEL to help purge air. (approx. 650 ml or
22 oz) ---OR--- Use VAG-COM to operate fuel pump from fuel tank to prime
the fuel system (the air will be sent back to the tank to vent) SEE VAG-COM
STEP BELOW (7).
g. Reinstall Upper Filter Housing and secure with 5 Bolts. Torque 5 Nm
6) Reinstall Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
7) If you have VCDS/VAG-COM, operate fuel pumps to purge air from Filter
8) Otherwise, Start Engine & try to run it at 2K RPM for at least 30
seconds. If Engine shuts down, restart engine (this method is not
preferred. it is bad for your High Pressure Fuel Pump).
NOTE: Turning key to turn on Accessories does not turn on the fuel pumps,
from what I have read, only when the key is turned to Ignition (Engine
A visual aid to what to expect when replacing the Fuel Filter on the 2009
VW Jetta TDI (A5 - CBEA ).
I used as a reference the Bentley Publishers VW Jetta Service Manual
(2005-2010) as well as a couple of very good write-ups which can be found
at the following links. Many thanks to those who took the time to document
and share the information at these links.
I obtained the Mann Fuel Filter from IDPARTS.COM (formerly TDIPARTS.COM),
UPS Ground Shipping was free with them. Amazon.com also offers the same
Mann Fuel Filter for those who are exclusive to Amazon.
2015 VW Jetta Review
The very popular VW Jetta gets a facelift for 2015. This compact sedan
receives two new engines, suspension updates and interior refinement.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Jetta TDI vs Hybrid, 1 tank to San Francisco Challenge
Matthew Welch, GM of Auburn VW believes in his New Jetta TDI so much that
he's accepted the challenge of pitting his car against the Toyota Prius for
fuel economy supremacy. He and a film crew will fill the tanks of both a
New Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Toyota Prius in Auburn Washington.
They'll attempt to drive them both to San Francisco without stopping at a
single gas station to fill up, all under the watchful eye of the film crew
documenting everything. Which one will make the whole journey? Will either
of them even make it?
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Full Test
CHECK OUT THE NEW DIESEL JETTA:
For those alternative-fuel-conscious, carbon-conscientious driving
enthusiasts among us, the big news from Volkswagen is electric, mainly
because it has introduced a car that isn't.
The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel (yep, that's its official name)
is the first diesel-powered new car to be certified for sale across the
entire U.S. — including California and the four states that piggyback
their emissions regulations on the Golden State since they all turned up
their tailpipe-sniffing noses at everyone else in 2006.
So it was probably no mere coincidence that Volkswagen chose Santa Monica,
California, as the site for the introduction of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
TDI. And as we later tested the Jetta TDI near our Santa Monica office by
driving the Pacific Coast Highway and the canyon roads of Malibu, we were
happy to flaunt this turbodiesel's new
clean-and-green status in the backyard of so many Prius-driving members of
the celebrity set.