Ajay Paul: Many thanks for your help, cant believe you actually responded.
ive also been doing a little research, and it does seem as though it could be the thermostat or/and the temp sensor.
thanks again for your time, you the man.
2009VWJETTATDI: Hi, I did some blog reading and it seems that your issue may be by coincidence. Folks that had this similar issue (fluctuating temp gauge) fixed it by replacing the Thermostat. If you have a code reader (CAN), I suggest you check for codes.
Aaron P: key is every 5,000 miles change your fuel filters or 12,000 but if your a dyi mechanic 5,000 miles
Ajay Paul: hi,
I recently serviced my GOLF MK5 TDI 05 plate by changing the engine oil and changing the oil, fuel and pollen filters. The only issue I am having now is the temp gauge is taking longer to reach idle 90. It now fluctuates between 81 and 89.
This problem has only occurred since the self service, do you think i made a mistake when servicing or could this just be a co incidents?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this is stressing me out.
2009VWJETTATDI: Yes, I reference myturbodiesel plenty when I want to see a video or picture. They are very thorough in their descriptions and I have nothing but praise for them. Even though they are more into the Mark IV TDI's, I read on to get a clue on my Mark V. Definitely a big help and money saver!
morea091: Thank you this website is really good.. I payed $191 for an oil change and a fuel filter change at the dealer.. I have been taking it to the dealer ever since I've owned the car and i finally had enough after that.. I also need to do the DSG service, CV joint, and the pollen filter.. I've been looking for videos to help me.. So thank you for this..
2009VWJETTATDI: Toonies will do the trick too, just get the fasteners in the right position for removal and all should go well. I allowed my usual dealership to replace my CAF as part of a major service and aparently the mechanic that worked my car was not aware (nor did he ask another mechanic) on how to remove the CAF...well, he/she ended up losing one fastener (I assume that one was destroyed) and the one remaining is broken at the head/flange.
2009VWJETTATDI: It's a bit different. Check out the following, they do an excellent job of posting DIY of the TDI's.
morea091: Is all this the same for an 06 Tdi jetta?
1tener: Late i know, But you can prime your filter without a vag-com. Turn your key to on position just before ignition (so your dash lights come on), the lift pump operates ( you can hear this if you listen carefully). Repeat this 10-15 times so that the filter housing has been primed good.
And for small amounts of air, the system on newer VAG diesel engines are self bleeding, so a small amount of air is not too much hassle, I know this is 2006 onward but not sure how much before this.
BlacKSuNCanada: Ones of the guys at concept 1 in Calgary said that if you turn the key on and off 3 or 4 times (without starting) the fuel pump will activate and clear the lines of air. I have not tried this yet
BlacKSuNCanada: I found that if you use a toonie (Canadian 2 dollar coin) for the plastic fasteners it works better then a screw driver, because why use standard sized screw heads when you can force people to use coins....
2009VWJETTATDI: Glad it helped. It's nice when people come back and post their experiences as well. I mostly followed the service manual, but some guys have provided tips that make sense.
The Cabin Air Filter, it is located behind the glove compartment, or rather between the glove compartment and firewall. There are 2 plastic fasteners that require a quarter turn or so to release (use a flat-head screw driver). Once they unlock you can pluck the filter retainer off and pull the old filter off. Luck!
somadog6: see my comments below as to purging air........this guy in the video got it wrong. Center screw in cap is first out...last in....make sure to fill filter housing until almost topped off. Tightening housing cap will cause fuel/air to purge from center screw hole. Tighten slowly fuel will collect in cap as U tighten screws.
somadog6: Important...last screw to install is the center screw in cap. (first out...last in) Fill filter housing with clean fuel once new filter is in place...almost to top. Slowly install housing cover....as screws are tighten fuel/air purges from center screw hole. Once cover is tighten install center screw. You have now purged all air from the fuel system............Your engine will start without any problems and continue to run smoothly. I used a radiator coolant tester as a siphon to remove fuel.
somadog6: 1) turn off engine 2) remove cnt screw, set aside 3) remove housing cap screws,cap will begin to come up as the filter is spring loaded 4) siphon off small amount of fuel 5) Remove filter..gently pry with screwdriver 6) Install new filter with gaskets 7) Pour clean fuel into filter housing until almost topped off 8) Reinstall housing cap w/new seal 9) Slowly begin to tighten cap screws fuel will purge from cnt screw hole 10) tightened cap clean fuel from cap replace cnt screw11)air is purged
davidddogman: I just finished changing my 09 tdi's Oil, air and fuel filter. I did not drain out all the fuel, only about 4 ounces. I then started the car and drove it for approx 20 miles with no shutdown.
jackpontiac52: i was surprised at how discoloured the outside of the Filter was. The inside looked clean. I also added a cupful of PS when I topped up the Canister, so the pump would get a healthy dose of Lubrication.
Does any body know what the Micron Rating of these filters are? I heard that ALL CRD's have to have 3 micron Minimum due to tight tolerances. The $hell Stations in the Edmonton Area are B5 Diesel now.
jackpontiac52: Good Video ! i was wondering how that filter came out, as I was trying for about a minute, The Pry with the screwdriver worked!
Purging: What I did was fill right to the top, then push down on the filter , then this flooded the centre, top up again. I has some diesel in a jerry can and I did not trust it, so I filled a cleaned out and dried 2L juice bottle at the 'gas' station with a little over a litre of diesel. Not even a hiccup when I started it and run for 5 min.
GrotrianSeiler: Very very helpful.Thanks!
2009VWJETTATDI: @Spyster007: Yes, I did eventually read about Vag-Com and I actually just got one last week :^) It's a valuable tool. It sure would have come in handy 3 weeks ago.
Spyster007: that makes sense, Vag-com can also prime your filter to ensure there is no air in it by cycling the lift pump in the tank.. Not sure if you have one or not.
2009VWJETTATDI: @Spyster007: Well, here's the blundering trick, I didn't add anything, I just left a pocket of air in the canister. I eventually realized that I should have filled the canister after filter replacement with fresh/clean fuel to avoid starving the engine of fuel. I would imagine that having the high pressure fuel pumps pump air is not to their benefit. The air I had left in the system eventually made it's way to the combustion chambers, a nice air to air mixture resulted & my engine shutdown.
Spyster007: Did you fill the filter with any fuel or Additive? If not how did you get the air out considering it's a sealed system?
2009VWJETTATDI: @ wvkng: I have heard that turning the key to Accessories does not turn on your fuel pumps, only when you turn the key to Start. I had turned the key to Accessories about 5 times to attempt to prime the Filter Housing, but it didn't do anything for me, as the engine stalled anyway. My wife's Ford Escape does, however, run the fuel pump when the key is turned to Accessories. I don't remember hearing the Jetta's pump turn on when I would turn the key to Accessories...
2009VWJETTATDI: @ wvkng: Yes, change fuel filter every 20K miles, some folks do it sooner (evert 10k miles, like with the oil change) depending on the quality of the fuel they get. VW will do the 1st fuel filter change because it lands on 20K, but they only do worry-free maintenance up to 36K, so you are on your own at the 1st Major Service (40K miles). Once the engine ran and remained on, everything was good to go. The engine stalled when it encountered the nice pocket of air 25 seconds after initial start.
wvkng: So, did the air just purge itself? Nice video, so before start the car after replacing the fuel filter turn ignition key only for accessories while pumping accelerator pedal to get fuel in the fuel filter, then try and start the car. Again what about the air you introduced into the system, did you have to do anything else after this vid? or just drive and enjoy your V W? Thanks for the vid! So change fuel filter every 20,000 miles? Does VW do that for 20,000 mile service for free?