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just got a jetta, what is suggested for maintenance?


oil? timing belt? filters, etc? What kind of diesel oil should I use?
 

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Also check out the buyer's guide and the detailed model spec page at this site for change intervals.

The most important things you should check right now is the timing belt, the enigne oil, and the tire air pressure. If there isn't a record of the timing belt service, schedule one now!
 

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They are connected....the wax drips out the doors and that wax is why it smells like crayons. I have not seen this problem on other cars, who knows why VW wax melts?
 

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see 1000q: mk3 jetta passat new owner checklist: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q_how_to/a3 b4/newcheck.htm

timing belt=60,000 mile change
oil= see 1000q: oil for diesels I recommend shell rotella syn, the big blue jug at walmart
see a list of oils here
http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/engineoilNP.htm

get a vag-com and scan for codes
welcome to myturbodiesel. The FAQ section, 1000 answered questions is where you will find the most info so far, good luck!
Nice to know that I have the same oil for my Dodge 5.9 Cummins as will work in my new to me 2003 Jetta TDI. I'd like to know what filters are recommended. I use a Wix filter on my truck. Would that be good for my oil and fuel filters?
 
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