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Turbocharged Direct Injection - A configuration of VW diesel engines where the fuel is injected directly into the cylinder and the engine is equipped with a turbocharger.

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2011 tdi clutch noise when clutch is out

2011 tdi sportwagen 60k miles, driven very nicely for atleast 20k miles(when i bought it). Im having a strange noise that only happens when the clutch is out and the engine is idling, definitely ...
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Drawbacks/weaknesses of TDI 1.6 engine in VW Golf Mk 7 (2015) [closed]

I'm considering to buy an estate VW Golf Mk 7 (2015) with the 1.6 TDI engine. Would you please share the common (well-known) drawbacks or weaknesses of the 1.6 TDI engine, if there are any?
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High Mounted 3rd Brake Light Not Functioning

I have a 2013 Jetta TDI with 34k. The third brake light doesn't work, I tried the flashers ... still doesn't work. I don't have a meter, so I can't tell if there's power to the wires. I did take the ...
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Golf TDI 2.0 Noise when shifting into 5th gear

I bought a golf 2.0 diesel a week ago and have just started to notice that when I shift from 4th to 5th gear there is a noise like metal on metal just a very quick buzz sound. It only happens when I ...
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VW 2015 TDI (EA288) Oil Sensor(s)

I recently acquired a 2015 VW Jetta TDI, and while someone was taking a long trip, in cold weather, the oil light came on. A yellow light, which does not match any indicators in the owner's manual. ...
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Audi A4 2.0 TDI strange clicking noise

My Audi A4 has a strange rhythmic clicking noise while the car is idling or driving. I can't seem to find the source of the noise. The noise can be heard in this following video
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Power cut while driving

I was wondering if you can advise regarding an issue with a vw jetta 2.0 tdi 140 bhp 2006. While driving on the motorway with 70 mph the car is loosing power like going into limp mode. After pulling ...
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Number of diesel injections per revolution

A modern TDI using a piezoelectric injector may have up to as much as five injections per power stroke as far as I've read. Given a four stroke, four cylinder TDI engine using injectors of that type, ...
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Can I use 15w40 synthetic engine oil in my 2015 vw tdi and how long can you go between oil changes?

Can I use 15w40 synthetic oil in my 2015 vw jetta tdi and how long can go between oil changes?
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VW 1.9 TDI after total engine and turbo repair burns oil

I recently bought a used VW Passat diesel 1.9 TDI (1997) model. It used to burn oil so I send it for general maintenance in the motor (pistons springs, valves, turbo). It seems that after the first ...
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2005 VW Jetta TDI 1.9L Engine Noise

I have an engine noise (I'm not quite sure how to explain it- its not a clicking or grinding noise but like a continued rough churning) that occurs when I am traveling in a high gear (5 or 6) at high ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.9 TDI stalls when driving

My Audi A4 (2003, 1.9 TDI AVF engine, manual) sometimes decides to stall while driving, so far four times this winter. Engine will start successfully after a minute or two, otherwise I can hear it try ...
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Remove/Replace engine wiring harness on '02 VW Jetta TDI

I'm trying to figure out what's involved with removing and replacing the engine wiring harness on our '02 diesel Jetta. The harness appears to be available as a spare part and you can find them on ...
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VW Wiring Harness Repair / Replacement

I've got an '02 Jetta TDI (diesel) with ongoing problems (DTCs and low fuel economy) that seem related to the engine electrical system. The codes are all intermittent shorts to ground on various ...
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Keep Volkswagen TDI or let VW buy it back? [closed]

So I have one of the "diesel gate" VW TDI. Should I let VW buy it back and take out a new car loan or should I take the settlement amount and purchase some parts that any mechanic can fix if need be?
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VW (Bosch) TDI injection pump fuel shut off solenoid functions

The Bosch diesel injection pumps used by VW in their ALH TDI engines have a fuel shutoff solenoid (N109) which is supposed to cut off fuel to the engine. The engine has been setting a DTC 17946 - ...
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Turbo Failure Modes (VW TDI VNT15)

The turbo output in our 2002 VW Jetta TDI has dropped way off. Pulling the turbo out seems like a serious piece of work, so I'd like to be pretty confident that it has failed before I pull it. So I'm ...
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Egr valve cleaning (2.0Tdi 2005)

I would like to give my cars egr valve a good cleaning. I have seen a few YouTube videos and they can get fairly caked up. Would it be recommended to clean it by submerging it in petrol for a few ...
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Troubleshooting Low Turbo Boost

I'm starting to suspect that the smoke and low power (I'm pretty sure it is not "limp mode" just a lack of enthusiasm) I'm seeing in our 2002 Jetta TDI (ALH engine with Garret VNT-15 turbocharger) may ...
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Meaning of P0245 (16629) DTC on VW ALH TDI Engine

I'm seeing a P0245/16629 – Solenoid Valve (A) for Boost Pressure Control (N75): Short to Ground – code on our 2002 ALH TDI. The solenoid valve controls the boost by moving the vacuum actuator that ...
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Troubleshooting Smoking Diesel (2002 VW ALH TDI)

Our 2002 TDI has started surging at idle – especially in gear after a cold start, it seems to get better as the car warms up – and smoking (mostly HB's, vile habit). This has been going on for about a ...
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VW Mk4 TDI (ALH) – Suggestions for Removing Stuck Water Pump

I'm in the middle of replacing a leaking water pump on our 2002 ALH TDI and have finally gotten to the point where I'm trying to remove the old pump. So far no joy... I got the new pump from ...
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2006 VW Jetta TDI EGR cleanup

I am going to cleanup the EGR pipe in my VW Jetta TDI. Are there any special considerations on how to remove the carbon which might be blocking the flow?
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Reverse is now 1st gear on manual transmission

Reverse no longer works...when I shift into Reverse it goes into 1st gear. All other gears work fine. 2002 Jetta TDI 1.9 what could the problem be?
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VW Golf TDi smoke [closed]

My 44k miles 1.6 TDi after a 2m down hill drive from cold and stopped at lights began to smoke - burning the oil smell which lasted fo several miles.Engine has now apparently returned to normal. Any ...
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Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp

I own a 1997 golf 3 TDI, motor code AFN. At the back of the engine, there is a vacuum actuator which looks like a N75 but isn't. It isn't connected to anything on the actuator side, but is connected ...
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What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)

I am looking at purchasing a new, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car. I have a 35 mile commute to work on pretty much all highway. I want something good on gas mileage, so I heard the Jetta TDIs get ...
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Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system

I have an interesting problem on my VW Golf MK3 TDI. Basically, sometimes the pressure cap on the coolant reservoir lets out some coolant. Here's what I know: It happens when the car is under ...
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VW Golf TDI makes a 'sneezing' sound on startup

I really don't know how else to describe it. Car has no issues starting or running, but for about the last 2 months every time I cold start it, the engine makes a sharp, high-pitched noise like a ...
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How often do I need to change my oil in a VW TDI?

The manual for my 2003 VW TDI says to change the oil every 12 months or 10,000 miles. My dealer says every 6 months or 5,000 miles. Are they just trying to make twice as much money off my oil ...
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2008 VW Golf - no ignition lights on dash

I have a 2008 Golf 2.0 TDi GT with no ignition lights on the dash. I put the key in the switch and turned but nothing happened. The battery is fully charged, the key fob has a new battery and locks/...
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what are causes of white smoke from pipe AUDI A4 1998 motor V6 TDI 2.5 litres

I will have the white smoke on acceleration processing (whene the motor turn ) and the compressor is not working (no Acceleration speed )
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What effect will removing my EGR have?

My 2003 Jetta TDI check engine light recently came on, and a scan by Advance Auto revealed code P0401 -- EGR insufficient flow. I took the vehicle to the local TDI guru, who gave me the option of ...
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Is it normal for the oil to be dark in color right after an “oil change” in a 10-year old diesel car?

I took my 2002 Jetta TDI wagon to a neighborhood shop about 10 miles, 24 hours ago. They supposedly changed the oil, but the color is very dark, almost black. Definitely not light-colored/transparent. ...
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Polo TDI 2004 - intermittent power, smoke, turbo issue

Car: Polo TDI 2004 1.4 with 190,000 km (118,060 miles) on the clock. While Issue: driving it intermittently (distance/time are not factors it seems) it starts to spew black/dark grey smoke and all ...
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What is causing air in my fuel line?

I have a 2003 Jetta TDI. I drove it last night with no problem. This morning I cannot start the car. I popped the hood, and discovered air in the fuel line between the fuel filter and injection ...
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What is the torque and sequence for a '99 Jetta Oil Pan?

I have a '99 Jetta TDI (diesel) with a cracked oil pan. I'm looking for the sequence of tightening the bolts and the torque needed for each bolt. I've been doing to google-fu but can't seem to find ...