Dear VW friends,
1. What is the best tachometer rpm (revolutions per minute) to drive on the freeway, for maximum efficiency and/or mpg, for 2002 VW 1.9 liter diesel TDI?
2. When the VW 2002 Jetta TDI 1.9 liter diesel starts, whether cold or at operating temperature, and it is put in "Drive" it will NOT go over 25 MPH until the accelerator is put all the way to the floor once or twice.
The engine has 305,000 miles. I am afraid one time I may start driving and this slow speed and "hesitation" may cause an accident in traffic.
What causes this transmission not to go faster than 25 mph until the accelerator is "punched" to the floor a few times until the RPM goes up to shout 4,000 rpms?
What can I best do to correct this problem?
3. When does the Timing Belt
need to be changed?
I just bought the car and I use it for hospice work, for often elderly people whose locations are spread out over a wide area.
I need a economical and RELIABLE car. We have normal Ohio winters near Lake Erie.
Please advise me what to, especially the lack of initial acceleration, until 4k rpms are reached.
Is there a good book or resource for maintenance and care that is specific for the 1.9 liter diesel Jetta TDI to help make the most efficient and RELIABLE use of this wonderfully economical VW diesel auto?
Thank you. All the best.
Gods peace and blessing!
Fr. John Henry