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What about VW TDI engine?



  • natescapenatescape Posts: 176
    The word over at that other TDI site is that it'll be the 100HP engine for 2004 Jetta (wagon), Beetle, and Golf, and the 134HP engine for the Passat.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    Not only is the 1.9L TDI not being eliminated for North America it will continue to be offered in Europe. The TDI for 2004 may have single unit injection or "pump deuse" as it is called by VW but do not expect the 2.0 TDI. The new engine has been speculated to have 100HP vs. the 90HP of the current TDI but actual HP of the current TDI is already 100HP when dyno'd.
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Please refer to my last Post ##393.

    To those concerned: Feel free to email me if you have any question/comments regarding this matter. Please do not address this matter with me here. I do not set policy here, nor can I change it. However, as host, I am required to enforce it. Hope you understand.

    And now, back to the subject of the VW TDI engine! Thanks! ;-)

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  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    The 1.9L in pump deuse format 105hp and the new 2.0L TDI pump deuse 134hp are both being offered in the new Audi A3 which is built on the same platform as VW Mk5 that will show up in 2004/2005 timeframe.
    1.9L is not going away anytime soon.
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Thanks for your information. Also, regarding your previous question, I sent you an email which you may find helpful. Please email me if you have any questions. Happy posting!

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  • This is the response I received from VWoA when I enquired about the availability of the TDI in the Passat.

    "It has recently been announced the Passat TDI will be produced. It is
    tentatively scheduled to become available mid to late 2004. No further
    information is available at this time. "

    For me this is a good thing. I have had a Golf TDI for 3 years now, an loved it. It has been probably the most reliable car I have ever owned, even more the my Maxima SE. Now we have a third child, and my Golf is too small. I am hoping I can hold out on buying a larger car until the Passat arrives.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I would be interested in a Passat TDI as well, maybe. Probably will end up with a Passat once my Jetta's paid off in about 4 years or so.
  • rickroverrickrover Posts: 602
    Late 04/ early 05 should be about the time the next generation Passat will be coming out along with the next gen Golf and Jetta V. I purchased an 03 Jetta TDI wagon (automatic) about 2 weeks ago and love it. These current TDI's will still be desirable when the next generation diesels appear, they are great cars. I will have my eye on the next generation TDI Passat wagon when they appear.
  • So ... the 1.9 will be around, but it won't be the "old" TDI like in my beetle, it will be the new technology like in the Passat, correct?
    Which means my 1.9lTDI engine IS going away, but the new engines will be avail. in 1.9 and 2.0 liter versions.

    What's the story on tuner-mods for the new 2.0tdi?
  • rickroverrickrover Posts: 602
    As popular as these engines are in Europe - I'd bet there are lots of mods available.
  • ncskibumncskibum Posts: 42
    I was told by another TDI owner that the timing belt had to be changed at 40K or the 100K warranty is voided. Does this only apply to the automatics? Are standards good to 60K? I have a 2000 with a 5 speed.
  • alfoxalfox Posts: 716
    So what does your owner's manual and the maintenance schedule say?
  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    the automatics say 40k.

    The manual doesn't list anything for the 5-speed manuals. It should be able to last 60k. When doing the change, ask for the revised 2002 belts and idler pulley, good for 80k
  • dieselbreathdieselbreath Posts: 243
    I had the belt changed on my '98 TDI 5-speed at 60k kms (40k miles), but then was told AFTER (at next oil change) that they changed the rules and the standards could go 96,000 kms (60k miles) between changes.
    Almost ready for timing belt #3 in the car.

    This change in belts/pulleys in 2002 is interesting. Any idea how much more $$$ to do this compared to replacing with original style?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    If you have a 1998 New Beetle you can use the new 80K/100K mile belt. A kit goes for $170 which includes timing belt, tensioner, camshaft seal, replacement bolts, and serpentine belt. The labor is the same and the parts are the same parts only the belt and tensioner are different so the cost to change to the new belt is nearly identical to the cost of using the old style.
    If you have a 1996-1997 Passat TDI or 1997-1998 A3 Body Style Jetta or Golf then there is NO upgraded belt and tensioner available.
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