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Offline Conrad

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #320 on: February 26, 2013, 06:37:02 am »
Thank you guys.
I got the 6 speed manual. I want to get as many mpg that I can. I believe the Passat uses a different motor oil than the Golf, Beetle, and Jetta tdis from what I have read. Due to the fluid injection it has. I still have a lot of research to do.


Did you get the sat radio with the three month free Sirius subscription?

Here's some reading for you. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=378220
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #321 on: February 26, 2013, 07:01:43 am »
I have the sirius sat. I love it. I have a lifetime on a portable radio too. After the 3 months are up I'll let it go. Right before winter I'll add it again for $25 for 6 months. That is what I did with my Charger. I really do not need it all summer long. I'll be on the bike.
Thanks for the tdi info. I have looked on there quite a bit. I should join the forum again.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #322 on: February 26, 2013, 07:20:58 am »
I have the sirius sat. I love it. I have a lifetime on a portable radio too. After the 3 months are up I'll let it go. Right before winter I'll add it again for $25 for 6 months. That is what I did with my Charger. I really do not need it all summer long. I'll be on the bike.
Thanks for the tdi info. I have looked on there quite a bit. I should join the forum again.

Oh so, you already know the trick to getting the best price out of Sirus. Not everyone does.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #323 on: February 26, 2013, 10:48:57 am »
Yes. I have been with Sirius since 94 or so. I paid around $425 for lifetime membership in 95.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #324 on: February 27, 2013, 05:17:45 am »
Did you get the sat radio with the three month free Sirius subscription?

Here's some reading for you. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=378220


Here's another good site.  http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f26/
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #325 on: February 27, 2013, 06:19:14 am »
Good reading thanks.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #326 on: March 01, 2013, 07:59:58 am »
Hey Joel, did you read about the regen on these cars?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #327 on: March 01, 2013, 08:26:11 am »
Just got home with the new Passat. What a great feeling ride. I love the handling VW has to offer. I thought I would miss my Charger more, but now I am like, What Charger. lol. I will get to take it out tomorrow for a real ride.

Congrats! I drove a rental Passat from Munich to Neuschwanstein and back once. Amazing how nice that car is at speed on the autobahn.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #328 on: March 01, 2013, 01:14:27 pm »
Hey Joel, did you read about the regen on these cars?
What do you mean by the regen?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #329 on: March 01, 2013, 01:16:31 pm »
Congrats! I drove a rental Passat from Munich to Neuschwanstein and back once. Amazing how nice that car is at speed on the autobahn.
Thanks Rhino! It has been a great ride so far. No regrets. It has a lot less odor from diesel than the 2003 Golf I used to own.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #330 on: March 01, 2013, 01:39:49 pm »
What do you mean by the regen?

The DPF (diesel particulate filter) regeneration. The Passat has this right?
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #331 on: March 01, 2013, 05:26:17 pm »
That is the urea fluid spray. From what I have read it happens in 3rd or 4th gear when needed, but I have yet to feel anything out of the norm. I also only have around 400 miles on it now.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #332 on: May 09, 2013, 05:11:18 am »


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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #333 on: May 09, 2013, 06:45:27 am »
 ::) 30,000 miles service complete, gonna miss the new $17,000 seats in the waiting room :'( 

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #334 on: May 09, 2013, 09:02:19 am »
Holy crap C! You, or your wife, do a lot of driving. I only have around 12k on my Jetta now and it hasn't seen the dealer for anything. I'm hoping to keep it that way.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #335 on: May 09, 2013, 06:40:03 pm »
My Passat went in for a few things already. The heater overheated once and they could not figure out why. Trunk stopped opening up automatically and the rear door did not close properly.
A couple weeks after the dealer trip I had a huge antifreeze spill in the garage. I brought it in and they fixed something in the heater and replaced the radiator cover. It now has 4,000 miles on it. Just as my brother in law said. "It probably had an air pocket in the water liner before the thermostat and that is why the heater overheated and not the car.
Hopefully this doesn't continue.
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #336 on: May 09, 2013, 07:31:13 pm »
Joel I sure as heck hope not, heck, I hope I go another 170,000 miles with less trouble than you have already had :o

C, I did a trip to Colorado Springs last year and with my retirement property 320+ miles away the Jetta gets used.  I've got 600+ miles out of a tank several times, so long as SWMBO isn't driving ;)

I'm still loving the torque and the transmission is so unbeliveable ;D

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #337 on: May 10, 2013, 04:45:29 am »
Joel, so your dealer fixed one thing and screwed up another? From what I've read, that's typical.


So for far our Jetta has been flawless except for one thing. The sunroof. When it's hot outside the sunroof squeals when it's opened or closed. I bought some 'special' VW/Audi sunroof grease for it and I need to get out there and take care of it.

Yep, the DSG is amazing!
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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #338 on: May 11, 2013, 07:48:53 am »
I do love the car and the 6-speed. I think it was just a little hiccup. It'll be great if I ever drive it again. I've been on the bike everyday.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Bought a Jetta TDI W/Nav package
« Reply #339 on: May 13, 2013, 09:37:01 pm »
Love my TDI.  Simplicity of the ALH, torque and 700+ miles per tank.  Gotta love it.

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