It's as simple as you say. Just make sure you have some decent gloves on as oil from diesels is usually filthier than petrol engines.Although I never bothered filling the filter with oil - mainly because on my Pugs, the filter fits at such an angle that it would run out before the filter was on tight anyway! I just lube the sealing ring with fresh oil and have never had a problem. Just remember not to rev the engine on start-up.Use whatever recommended spec oil VW tell you, just make sure it is for diesels (IIRC, there's a lot more detergent in it). I wouldn't bother with manufacturers own-brand stuff, though, as they charge the earth. Try your local motor factors for oil and filter.
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I'll have to try and find out the correct viscosity of the oil, and wether is semi or fully synthetic (does this apply to diesel oils?) and get it from somewhere else if VW oil will be top dollar like you say.
It certainly does apply to diesel oils. '06 1.9 TDI you say? That means that it's a PD engine. You need to use oil to VAG spec 505.01 if the car's on the standard 10K mile service interval, or to 506.01 if it's on the variable "long life" service interval. Don't be tempted to use anything other than the correct spec oil. The "Pumpe Deuse" injector pumps on the PD engines are driven off a separate lobe on the camshaft. They inject diesel at 2050 bar, that's 29,730 psi and place a huge loading on the nose of the cam lobe. The correct VAG spec oil is formulated to maintain an adequate film strength under those conditions. This is the layman's version.....www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=15877&v=f
The salesman aslo seemed to suggest that the oil was the same wether you opt for "long life servicing" or annual servicing.
Hi ....I drove my 1.9 TDI polo sportline empty because I forgot my wallet at home ...and it started jerking , even after filling the tank the problem persisted
I there anyone that could assist me in removing the air or dirt from the pump /filter ....
I'm a bit clueless when it comes to diesel motors
i drive a 1.9 tdi just want to know what does it mean their where the miliage normaly is comes a spanner and says oil and flashes!
does it mean i need to service the oil or what
Fuck me! This has turned into a bloody diseasel car forum!
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hi i drive a 1.9 tdi just want to know what does it mean their where the miliage normaly is comes a spanner and says oil and flashes!does it mean i need to service the oil or what please help!!!!!!!
VW specs on oil for 1.9 TDI is 5-40 and they recommend and sell Castrol full synthetic
i own a polo 1.9 deisal & yesterday i had the temperature gauge rise by 5 degrees.i pulled over upped the bonnet ¬iced the fan wasnt working.a stuck thermostst or an airlock any suggestions
Well that all depends on what you were doing at the time, and how much "5 degrees" is on your gauge.
I wouldn't expect the fan to cut in just because it's run a little hotter. I wouldn't expect the fan to cut in until you'd been sitting in traffic for about 5 minutes - the fact that you "pulled over" suggests you were actually moving? In which case the fan probably wouldn't be running anyway.
Could be a stuck thermostat, or an airlock, or - depending on mileage & previous abuse, could be the water pump impellor vanes corroding away.
First test I'd do is see how much variation in temperature there is between the top & bottom of the radiator. If it's all really toasty hot then you've got good water flow. If it's cold at the bottom then you've got bad water flow. In which case yeah - sticky thermostat, clogged system etc etc.
BUT, it might be nothing. How often do you sit & watch the temperature gauge? Has it been gradually getting hotter over time? Was this just a one-off event? Where does the gauge normally sit (as a % of total travel) and how much closer to the red was it?
With so little to go on I'd say you're reading too much into it, but you know your car, in which case you need to tell us more...
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