Vw tdi

Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:49 pm

RB


the price at a small wv shop was just an estimate but it was 1500 also. the stealership is flat rate and we get a loaner car and a guaranty and they have been fair so far. My next question is what to do about the balance shaft upgrade and the oil pump gear drive upgrade that the vw guys are tellin me to do . They are claiming that I should definitely do them because their failure will toof the whole motor. I dont know if failure is a possibility or certainty over the near term( 30k mi)if not we will be changing cars before then so probably shouldnt bother. It sounds to me like another 2500 or so on top of the 1500. God I hate car payments or we'd have a new ride tomorrow!
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Short Bus On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:43 pm

1,500$ is not as much money as it was, especially if you have it. Find a shop that deals with these, be it Dealer or Independent. Doing it yourself is going to take time and based on how long it has taken to diagnose this you don't have a lot of time. If the shop wants 1500$ it's probably around a ten hour job for them, how many nights and weekends will that take you.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:45 pm

Big money vehicle repairs....I guess you have come to the decision point I always dread.....
put money in and hold onto it hoping it doesn't become a money pit or 'run forrest run' away from it!!

I always view vehicle purchases like stock purchases, buy them with an upside and downside number in mind on when you are going to get out and stick with it.

What was your plan when you bought it as far as years and mileage and cost of ownership? See where you stand with respect to that and if your original plan still makes sense.

edit to add...i was thinking more of the additional $2500 you mentioned when i wrote the above, not the head gasket repair...
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:10 pm

waldo lemieux wrote: balance shaft upgrade and the oil pump gear drive upgrade that the vw guys are tellin me to do ... another 2500 or so

Ouch. So I'll put VW on the cars-to-avoid list along with Volvo. Easy to remember, nothing beginning with V. (Which is what my favorite repair shop has been telling me for years.)
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:05 pm

Guys,

Right now Im thinking Ill have the shop do hg only and push my luck on the rest. On the way to Va. last week the truck(05 duramax) started making a horrible noise that I was sure was the Allison tranny or maybe a turbo bearing . It doesnt seem like that since I was able to get under the hood,
more like a alternator or an idler pulley or power steering pump ; definitely on the front / serpentine area . So I guess Ill do that myself and send the vw to the junk ...er..ah .. I mean shop.

Main thing is my little girl got her tonsils out yesterday and is back fightin with her brother today :)
i guess the rest is all small shyt....

Waldo
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:08 pm

The idler pulley bearings fail on the Duramax engines...usually by 80,000 miles or so.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:10 pm

would recommend balance shaft oil pump drive upgrade. Had a customer that didn't do it and bam, chain came apart and ruined end of the crank. So had to remove the crank and get machine work done than back together with it all.


As a side note if this is an automatic vehicle I would send it down the pipe line if you have close to 150K on it you are already on borrowed time, than it will be more money :sick:


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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:39 pm

Yeh its an auto and with 140k I think we'll fix the hg and send it down the road. A shame really cause when you look at these vehicles closely you realize how everything is engineered to the teeth. I guess they pay attention to the small stuff and let things like the tranny and such go by the wayside. But when you look at all the brake lines and fuel lines and latches they look brand new. Look at the same year gmc truck and everything is rotted :? IDFK :mad:

Rob , thanks for the tip Im gonna look there first. Thant I think I can handle ! maybe...... It depends.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:51 pm

Coalfire wrote:would recommend balance shaft oil pump drive upgrade. Had a customer that didn't do it and bam, chain came apart and ruined end of the crank. So had to remove the crank and get machine work done than back together with it all.


As a side note if this is an automatic vehicle I would send it down the pipe line if you have close to 150K on it you are already on borrowed time, than it will be more money :sick:


Eric



I am thinking about it. I don't think the balance shaft issues relate to the BEW engines that Waldo and I have.
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:44 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
Coalfire wrote:would recommend balance shaft oil pump drive upgrade. Had a customer that didn't do it and bam, chain came apart and ruined end of the crank. So had to remove the crank and get machine work done than back together with it all.


As a side note if this is an automatic vehicle I would send it down the pipe line if you have close to 150K on it you are already on borrowed time, than it will be more money :sick:


Eric



I am thinking about it. I don't think the balance shaft issues relate to the BEW engines that Waldo and I have.


Do you have the 2L in your car? I thought yours had the 1.9L
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:53 pm

BEW whaaaat? how do I tell which one I have? Oh wait ,I think I remember, its the 2.uh 0 PiTA
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:54 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:BEW whaaaat? how do I tell which one I have? Oh wait ,I think I remember, its the 2.uh 0 PiTA



Look on the timing cover, you will have to remove your engine cover I think. You will see the engine code there.

I believe you and dave have different engines will have to wait for him to chime in
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:03 pm

I just went out and looked at what I think is the timing cover and its has BHW , does this make sense? :?
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:20 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:I just went out and looked at what I think is the timing cover and its has BHW , does this make sense? :?



Yea I have the BEW. I thought they were still in the 05s as well
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Re: Vw tdi

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:24 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:I just went out and looked at what I think is the timing cover and its has BHW , does this make sense? :?



Yeah it does you have the 2L Pretty awesome huh, now just think of some appropriate accronyms for the letters BHW :lol:


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