Question about 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
I just purchased a 2005 jetta 2.0 manual. when i drive on the highway i'm noticing that my tachometer is at 4000 rpm at only 70 miles per hour. it sounds like it wants to go to another gear, but there isn't another gear to pop into it. is this normal? if so, how am i really gettting efficient gas mileage if the engine is working so hard?
You should have another gear "5th" at 70mph your tacho should read about 2500 rpm.
Make sure you don't need to depress something or push the gear stick against a spring to select 5th.
Is there a gear layout on top of the gearstick knob, do you have 5th gear on there?
The highest gear ratio is a little over 1 to 1 so at 70 mph you would expect 3500 rpm, but, it is a little over 1 to 1 so it will be closer to 2500rpm.
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
My jetta tachs 3500 rpms at 70mph, it would be as simple as volkswagon adding a 6th gear, but then the car's gas mileage would be "too good"
solutions #1 and #2 ****
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
******* dude u dont know wat ur talkin bout. dude it might b a bad cat or maybe some one moded the tranny who knows
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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