Question about 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
When have you checked the oil level recently? Short beeps/chimes indicate a low oil condition. If you are just a bit low it could be that it comes on when more oil is in the engine and less in the oil pan. (the chime is set off by the oil pump pressure sensor). It could be sensing it is dry/low pressure. If you are in the US what kind of oil are you using on your TDI. No insult intended but unless the dealer is changing your oil, or you are.. most oil change shops figure foreign car = castrol 20w50 oil! That is SO wrong for your TDI. 1. Check your oil regularly.. A diesel will burn oil more than a standard gasoline engine. 2. Change oil regularly.. where regularly is dependent on the type of oil being used. If you are using STANDARD "dinosaur" oil then you should keep to intervals of no more than 5K miles between changes. If you are using SYNTHETIC 100% then you can extend the change intervals up to 10K miles depending on quality of oil and driving habits. NOTE Check adn Change are two diffferent things. You should check oil everytime you get gas, make it a habit. As for the proper oil. You require VW 505 which is a European standard.. the US equivalent code is a C rated oil for COMPRESSION ignition engines.. meaning DIESELS. Look on back of oil bottle and make sure its rated C-H, C-F, or C-I to meet your requirements. I run a TDI myself and use Mobil 1 Synthetic Turbo Truck and Diesel motor Oil with a WIX filter. For more tips and tricks on your TDI I suggest a website called www.tdiclub.com its amazing the knowledge on that site that is purely for the TDI motors.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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