2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Ready to Hit the Road

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mike:

    The Jetta had just under 8,000 miles on it. The Golf SportWagen had < 1,000 when I took it and over 3,500 when I turned it back in.

    Wayne
     
  2. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    2013 was the old engine, so the EA288 probably already incorporates this warm up strategy if it's needed. Look how long it took to come out with the flash. If the 288 does need it, it going to be a couple years down the road.
     
  3. brandonj

    brandonj Active Member

    thunderstruck, the idea on the cold oil vs coolant temp seems logical. My guess, though, is the turbochargers where possibly underengineered thus the flash to protect them during warmup. With our driving style, we should never have had the turbo failure regardless of programming as we never put much load on the engine and rarely see over 2000rpm hot or cold.
    I have no instrumentation to give me feedback on boost, but for example it takes us .6 miles to get up to 50mph and exactly 1 mile before it wants to go in to 6th gear in the morning on flat ground.
     
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  4. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Actually, if you have a Scangauge you can program an X Gauge for it. I can dig up the instructions if you can't find it with Google. I may yet wind up with a TDI, because this GTI is seriously dangerous to my drivers license.
     
  5. brandonj

    brandonj Active Member

    Made some changes to how slow I accel. in the morning because I misstated. Sorry I don't have a Scangauge.
    I did look over a Golf Sportwagen tdi yesterday and liked it except for the reduced legroom for the rear and the smaller cargo area would mean stacking things up to fit the same things we commonly have in the Passat. I like that the adBlue fill neck is next to the diesel fill neck instead of in the trunk.
     
  6. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    You only get one year of free maintenance now, and the GSW only has a 13.3 gallon tank. Need to start putting the 18.x gallon off the Passat in their cars.
     
  7. brandonj

    brandonj Active Member

    Maintenance doesn't mater to me as I do my own. The dealership is not good at servicing or repairing my vehicle, I only use them for repairs because we bought an extended warranty that covers everything.
    And I didn't know that about the fuel tank, that could be a deal breaker as my wife loves the range of the Passat and hates the range of our civic.
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Brandon:

    The Passat's tank is a game changer when it comes to range. Wish the Golf and Golf SportWagen had a 16+ gallon capacity tank. :(

    Wayne
     

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