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.
82 Miles per gallon! OMG!
This car is NOT a hybrid, nor has it been converted/modified in anyway at
all. It is a normal turbo diesel car
with normal diesel fuel, the difference is in the driving! 82 miles per
gallon, that's amazing! 82 miler per gallon works out at 68 miles per US
gallon or 3.5 litres per 100 Kilometres!
Fuel-efficiency tips from the VW TDI pros
Want ultimate fuel efficiency from your car? Learn the tricks of the trade
from pros Gary Williams Jr. and David Jurca. Master their techniques and
you might just be ready to showcase your skills in TDI Tank Wars, the fun,
fuel-efficiency challenge for TDI Clean Diesels. At the least, you'll be
adding miles between every fill up.
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.
Volkswagen TDI's Cold Start, Or Not
After 4 days of sitting and a few nights of -25 I thought we would see if
the VW's would start, They are extremely reliable cars but like any diesel
winter and starting do not go along. I didnt push them simply because I did
not want to kill the battery. 2001 golf tdi with 315000km's and 2003 jetta
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
EDIT: WHAAAAT!? Almost 10k views?! Well I guess this means I gotta put
up some kind of follow up video....
MPG TEST #2 (compilation):
Why there isn't, or shouldn't be, ads on my videos...EVER.
VW Golf R vs. Audi S3 vs. BMW M135i
Ein VW ist gut, aber bieder? Nicht zwingend, wie der Vergleich des neuen
Golf R mit Audi S3 und BMW M135i zeigt. AUTO BILD hat die drei Sportler in
den Ring geschickt.
Volkswagen Jetta TDI fuel filter change (mk5 2006 shown)
2005-2006.htm or http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a5/2009-2010-VW-TDI-fuel-fil
ter.htm for more details on how to change the fuel filter. Please note
that early mk5 and later mk5-mk6 engines are slightly different so the
notes are different.