Question about 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
I have had my 2002 Jetta TDI into my mechanic multiple times for this to no avail. So far we have replaced glow plugs and changed oil to 5W30 for cold weather starting which had no effect. We replaced the battery as it showed weekness when cranking under load. Didn't work. We also added a heated battery jacket which didn't really have any affect either. Had starter rebuilt as the brushes were worn... Not that either. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, I have been told in the past that adding a block heater to a Jetta will cost in excess of $500 as for some reason, VW didn't install them on these cars for cold weather starting here in Canada. Does anyone have any suggestions? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
I had a similar problem with my older 2000 model jetta 1,9TDi and also with my current 2002 1,9TDI.
On both cars the problem started once the cars got past approx.160th KM.
Take the car to any Bosch diesel dealer and ask them to increase the dwell time on the glow plugs (increase the time that the glow plugs stay on, when the ignition is swtiched on)
Posted on May 27, 2009
I have an 03 jetta tdi I just installed a FROSTHETER it heats the water. Works great. you can purchase them online. only costs 100.us dollars. plus shipping. Easy to install. Maybe that will help you out.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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