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
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 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.
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.
Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel
MORE ON HYBRID VS. DIESEL @ INSIDELINE.COM:
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.
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!
GTA Car Kits - Volkswagen Jetta 2006-2010 install of iPhone, iPod, iPad and AUX adapter
installation instruction for iPhone, iPod and iPad adapter into factory
stereo of Volkswagen Jetta 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 model years.
After installing the car kit you would be able to listen to your iPod,
iPhone or iPad through your factory stereo speakers and control your music
through controls on the factory radio or steering wheel.. On top of that
you can play any mp3 devince though AUX output.
You can also use these video instructions for removing your Volkswagen
Jetta 2006-2010 factory stereo.
How to tune up your TDI
Today i show ya how to tune up your Diesel engine.
In the injector cleaning part of the video, i dont explane part one, since
its not very safe, however, you dont need to do the first stage, stage two
(boiling in the engine oil) will usually work perfect. add some off the
shelf ATF to really clean them up.