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Old 03-14-2012, 05:07 PM   #141
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George what are the oil changes like? Qts? $?

Honda's used to have belts that required changing. No Longer required.
4.8 Qts of VW 505.1 spec. I use LiquiMoly oil which costs about $35/5l. Oil filter is about $10. I change the oil by myself via dipstick tube extraction.
The oil filter is under the hood.

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Dipstick tube extraction??? How does that work?

Something to learn every day.....
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Dipstick tube extraction??? How does that work?

Something to learn every day.....

You stick a vacuum tube down the dipstick tube and the machine sucks the oil out. Some new Euro-machines ONLY have this method, with no drain plug in the oil pan. Seems to me that the newest Porches and Audis can only be vacuumed out, but not 100% certain - may be just some models, or I may have it completely wrong
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Dipstick tube extraction??? How does that work?

Something to learn every day.....
I use this product http://www.mityvac.com/info_sheets/MV7201_info.pdf lately, before than I had a smaller unit. Pela makes them to Pela Oil Extractor 6000 - YouTube
I think I have seen on in Costco on line. Oil extraction is used on power boats; often this is the only way to change oil. I use this method for many years.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #145
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Holy Crap!

My Sprinter doesn't seem so bad now that I know all of this.

It takes 10 quarts of an odd Mobil 1 and has an multi-part filter that you replace the element in but at least there is a drain plug and I don't need a jack!

So far I have been very lucky and have had nothing go wrong for me on the Sprinter since I have owned it.
I also baby it really and loaded for work I still get around 25mpg around town.

I am dying to get it more towing duty but with some reservations.
It isn't broke now and I don't want to get it that way.

Pumping the oil out ?,man!
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George R,

Thank you for being so giving of diesel info. One more question. Is your VW the 2L Turbo diesel? It seems that VW is selling the 2.5L and 2L in the USA.

Any experience with the Turbo?

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George R,

Thank you for being so giving of diesel info. One more question. Is your VW the 2L Turbo diesel? It seems that VW is selling the 2.5L and 2L in the USA.

Any experience with the Turbo?

Thank you
I have 2006 1.9 TDI, newer TDIs are 2l. 2.5l is gas engine. Had no problem with turbo.

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #148
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If a diesel could get <20mpg towing, I could save $3000/year on fuel. I tow 25K miles/year between work and play (mostly work).

I've always thought highly of diesels (my dad owned several). However, I have noted that today's diesels are not my father's diesels. Today's diesels have electronic computer controls, they need special stuff to reduce emissions, and more. The complexity has to come with an increased price tag for maintenance.

Last week on Ebay I saw a beautiful, restored '59 Dodge Power Wagon, flareside, with 1000 miles on the 4 cyl Cummins and the Ford tranny the seller had installed. For around $17K I was tempted, but not quite enough. The seller said it was getting mid-20s mpg, and that was not towing.
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We have had six VW TDIs in the family... I personally do all of the service on them.

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We didn't have many problems under warranty. However, VW tried their hardest not to cover items that later became recall items.
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TB failures are very common, and usually require an engine swap. Turbo failures are common on the new models, but not on the old ones.
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Some of the newer TDIs are experiencing fuel pump failures. This is not like. $50 fuel pump in a gas car. This can cost thousands.
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Here in the US, most people want a car that can go 100,000 to 200,000 miles with very little spent in repairs, and then go to the junkyard.
So do you still drive a TDI today?

I don't do ANY mechanical work and have never owned a VW. I certainly don't do oil changes. But I like the idea of the VW TDI for towing and mileage. I'm still considering the Passat TDI in a couple of years or so when get ready to buy a TV and the Casita. Can-Am RV will do the hitch and set it up for towing the Casita. Should I expect to pay $$$ during the time I own it for maintenance, even if it is a 2012 or newer? Do you think VW will ever have a reliable product like Toyota or some of the other cars??

That Toyota Highlander Hybrid is looking better after reading all of this. LOL

Thanks for your impressions of the VW TDI.

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:39 AM   #150
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Mahindra's end of the road.

The end of Mahindra for USA.
First Shift: Mahindra halts U.S. pickup
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:07 AM   #152
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you will be happy the mahindra diesel, never was sold in the usa. unfortunately all the network of dealers that put out the big dollars will probably lose everything they invested.

now the good news, my contact, with nissan usa, just revealed to me today, the new revamped TITAN 2014, will be released late 2013 with 3 cab configurations, and finally with the new "D" engine configuration many of us have been waiting for here in the usa. torque, mileage, longevity. Cummins might ring a bell...

not that most of these rvs need a truck of this type - some will love to own one.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #153
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With Nissan historical record they could give us power and torque via sacrificed fuel mileage. Hopefully I am wrong.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:51 AM   #154
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yes nissan has been known for poopy mileage, much like all the other 1/2 tons and other size pickups as well,

here is hoping, the new cummins diesel engine 2.9l , this has been a joint venture between the 35 million that the us has invested with cummins and nissan for this engine development - i am old - memory not be as good as it used to be - but this what i read. guessing the engine should get 25 to 26 mpg highway, we will see.

if nothing else, maybe this truck will knock some sense into the other manufacturers to "get off the pot" and do something...

please LORD, help us out here, we deserve a break ...
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