Eight-minute segment broadcasted on May 23, 2008 on ESPN's SportsCenter.
For more information and updates on the clean-diesel series and my progress (#29 John Shim), visit: http://www.rightfootdown.com
Edited by: David Y.
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.
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MKV VW Jetta TDI Exhaust
New downpipe installed. Exhaust is
now 2.5" turbo to tip.. well it goes
through a 2 chamber flowmaster :/
The camera doesn't pick up the turbo
whistle very well... It's actually MUCH MUCH louder. When going down the
road you can hear the turbo clearly any
time your foot is on the 'go' pedal... very cool!
Racing Under Green 2008 - Part 1
30 young drivers racing 30 identical Clean Diesel race cars as they compete
to win $100,000 in the world's first green racing series. Watch as these
aspiring amateur racers put it all on the line. From a 16-year-old karting
champion to a 26-year-old Iraq War veteran, Racing Under Green proves
there's as much drama off the track as there is on it. Taking place over
eight races across the country, this documentary will have you rooting,
gasping and cheering until the last lap.
Volkswagen Jetta Clean Diesel TDI Cup Racing Series
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Jetta TDI VS Hybrid Challenge 2
"We're Not Switching!"
Matt the Jetta TDI driver doesn't want to give up his Volkswagen even
though the Hybrid driver is falling asleep at the wheel on this one tank of
fuel to San Francisco challenge.
Perry Richardson - Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Driver - Infineon Raceway driving a DSR
This is a video of Perry passing 40 cars in 30 minutes. Perry qualifying
time was DQ'ed due to excess noise and he had to start at the back of the
pack. This is a cut down version of passing to fit on Youtube. The race
was held on March 29th at Infineon Raceway and Perry is driving a "D"
Sports Racer. Thanks to GoPro for the great camera. Perry will be racing
in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI series in 2009.
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