Forget the smoke billowing from 18-wheelers and the stench of a passing city bus, because diesel technology - as applied to passenger vehicles like the 2009 Volkswagen jetta TDI - has cleaned up its act
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.
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.
2009 VW Jetta TDI - Engine Oil Change
How to access the Upper and Lower engine compartments for Engine Oil Filter
replacement and Engine Oil Drainage for the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI.
The following is a list of approved engine oils for the 2009 VW Jetta TDI
(CBEA). Note that ALL OILS listed are SAE Spec 5W-30 and VW Standard
50400/50700. List acquired on 07JUN11:
* READ labels, ensure the oil you are about to buy is ok for your engine!
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ADDINOL; ADDINOL GIGA LIGHT MV 0530 LL
ADDINOL; ADDINOL MEGA STAR
ADDINOL; ADDINOL MEAG LIGHT MV 0539 LE
AGIP; AGIP 7008
AGIP; AGIP FORMULA FUTURE
ARAL; ARAL SUPERTRONIC LONGLIFE III
ASTRIS; ASTRIS MATRO L-3
AUTO-TEILE-RING; CARTECHNIC MOTORENÖL LONGLIFE III
AVIA; AVIA SYNTH LONGLIFE III
BP; BP VISCO 7000 LONGLIFE III
CALTEX; CALTEX HAVOLINE ULTRA V
CARAT; AD-HIGH TECH LONGLIFE III
CASTROL; CASTROL EDGE
CASTROL; CASTROL SLX PROFESSIONAL LL03
CASTROL; CASTROL SLX PROFESSIONAL LONGLIFE III
CASTROL; CASTROL SLX PROFESSIONAL POWERFLOW LONGLIFE
CASTROL; CASTROL TXT 507 00
CHEVRON; HAVOLINE ULTRA V
DE OLIEBRON; TOR EXTENDO
DENICOL; DENICOL SYN EXTRA LONG LIFE III
ELF; ELF SOLARIS LLX
FUCHS; FUCHS TITAN GT1 LONGLIFE III
FUCHS; FUCHS TITAN GT1 PRO C-3
GINOUVES; YORK 940
GULF OIL; GULF FORMULA GVX
KROON-OIL; HELAR SP LL03
KUWAIT PETROLEUM; Q8 FORMULA V LONG LIFE
LIQUI MOLY; LIQUI MOLY PRO-ENGINE M 600
LIQUI MOLY; LIQUI MOLY TOP TEC 4200
MEGUIN; MEGOL MOTORENOEL COMPATIBLE
MILLERS OILS; MILLERS XF LONGLIFE
MINERVA; MINERVA TSV
MOBIL; MOBIL 1 ESP FORMULA
MOBIL; MOBIL SHC FORMULA V
MOBIL; MOBIL SUPER 3000 FORMULA V
MOL; MOL DYNAMIC GOLD LONGLIFE
MORRIS LUBRICANTS; MORRIS MULTILIFE V-MAX
ÖLWERKE JULIUS SCHINDLER; OJS ECONO-VERITAS LONGLIFE III
OMV; OMV BIXXOL SPECIAL V7
OMV; OMV ECO EXTRA
OPET; OPET OXT FORMULA V 507
PANOLIN; PANOLIN AVANIS SV-X
PENNZOIL; PENNZOIL PLATINUM VX
PENRITE OIL; ENVIRO +
PENTOSIN; PENTO SUPER PERFORMANCE III
PETRONAS; PETRONAS SYNTIUM 5000 AV
POWEROIL HIGH-TECH-SCHMIERSTOFFE; POWEROIL HIGH-TECH-SCHMIERSTOFFE LONGLIFE
QUAKER STATE; Q DIESEL PLUS
QUAKER STATE; Q EUROPEAN ENGINE VX
QUANTUM; QUANTUM LONGLIFE III
REAL; REAL - QUALITY GSL
ROWE; ROWE HIGHTEC ECOSYNT LONGLIFE III
SHANGHAI; LIZHONG NO.1
SHELL; SHELL HELIX DIESEL ULTRA EXTRA
SHELL; SHELL HELIX ULTRA AV-L
SHELL; SHELL HELIX ULTRA EXTRA
SHELL; SHELL HELIX ULTRA VX
SINOPEC; GREAT WALL ULTRA GOLD V5457
STARTOL; STARTOL TRANSIT DIPLOMAT LONGLIFE III
STATOIL; STATOIL LAZERWAY LL
SWD; GECCO MOTORENÖL VZW
SWD; SWD PRIMUS LLX
TACTI CORPORATION; CASTLE EAURO 504
TAMOIL; TAMOIL SINT FUTURE LONGLIFE III
TAMOIL; TAMOIL SINT FUTURE POWER
TOTAL; TOTAL QUARTZ INEO 504/507
TECAR; TECAR MOTORENOEL
TECAR; TECAR MOTORENOEL 504 00 / 507 00
UNIL OPAL; OPALJET ENERGY 3
UNIL OPAL; OPALJET FUTURA
VALVOLINE; VALVOLINE SYNPOWER XL-III
VAPS; VAPSOIL 507 00
VOLKSWAGEN ORIGINAL TEILE; VOLKSWAGEN LONGLIFE III
WOLF; WOLF MASTERLUBE SYNFLOW LL III
WÜRTH; TRIATHLON ENDURANCE III
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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.
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2009 Jetta TDI first dyno
Tuned by MALONE TUNING LTD http://www.malonetuning.com
Stock results on Dyno:
133hp and 225ft-lb torque (VW advertises 140HP).
After MALONE TUNING LTD remap ("chip tuning") on Dyno: 168hp and 315ft-lb torque
(without line smoothing) 163hp and 295ft-lb (with line smoothing).
This is one of the most conservative Dyno machines around, with
real-world no-nonsense horsepower + torque numbers.
The car drives as smooth as glass on the street.