by: Matt Simerson
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Saturday 23 Oct 21


Jetta Maintenance Log

Mileage

Date

Location

Description

25

01.26.00

Traverse City, MI

Purchased from TC VW

7,000 -
9,500

06.2000

Williamsburg, MI
Seattle, WA

High speed drive across the country. Dad averaged about 95mph, I averaged 120mph. We stopped only for gas (5 stops), covering 2300 miles in 26 hrs. Mpg @ 95mph = ~30, mpg @ 120 = ~23.

10,000

07.19.00

Bellevue, WA

Dealer Oil Change

20,000

2001

Bellevue, WA

Dealer Oil Change

25,000

2001

Bellevue, WA

Oil Change. Discovered stripped out oil plug threads.

26,000

2001

Bellevue, WA

Dealer replaced oil pan (no charge)

30,000

12.2001

Atlanta, GA

Oil Change (Chevron dino)

31,837

01.02.02

Atlanta, GA

New front tires, rotate front to rear.

33,000

Atlanta, GA

Collision - Naughty girl didn't look before casting her vehicle into my passenger front corner. Totalled her little car as she literally bounced off the Jetta. Jetta got new front corner panels, axle, suspension parts, etc.

33,001

Atlanta, GA

Removed and reseated passenger door panel because dealer (Jim Ellis VW in Atlanta, GA) did crappy repair job and didn't seat panel properly.

36,000

Atlanta, GA

Oil Change (Chevron dino)

40,000

05.2002

Atlanta, GA

Oil Change (Chevron dino)

42,000

06.15.02

Atlanta, GA

Fuel Filter failure (plastic drain plug broke)

42,000

06.22.02

Atlanta, GA

Timing Belt change

42,990

07.25.02

Atlanta, GA

Left rear brake lamp failed.

45,100

Atlanta, GA

Oil Change (Chevron dino), front end alignment

45,139

08.2002

Atlanta, GA

New front tires, rotate front to rear.

48,000

10.18.02

Atlanta, GA

Rear brakes, inflate tires

49,000

Atlanta, GA

Oil Change (Chevron dino)

54,500

02.12.03

Atlanta, GA

Oil Change (Chevron dino)

58,500

05.19.03

Cadillac, MI

Oil Change (Shell Rotella T dino)

58,500

05.21.03

Traverse City, MI

EGR solenoid replaced (MIL light solid after 30 seconds and VAG-Com indicated EGR error) - in retrospect, the cause of this was the MAF, not the EGR.

59,000

05.22.03

Cadillac, MI

Replaced air filter, cleaned air screen.

59,000

05.22.03

Cadillac, MI

Skid Plate installation

60,300

06.16.03

Cadillac, MI

MAF sensor

63,507

10.11.03

Cadillac, MI

Oil Change (Shell Rotella T Full Synthetic)

65,625

12.23.03

Cadillac, MI

Driver & Passenger side tie rods. Passenger side was causing vibration at speed, excessively worn, suspected premature failure due to collision. Drivers side inner tie rod joint also bad, diagnosed when technician attempted to align the front end after replacement of passenger side tie rod. Tie rods are a dealer only item. You cannot replace just the inner tie rod, you must replace the entire tie rod if the inner joint is bad. Buy a tie rod tool at any auto parts store unless you want to drop the subframe. The new tie rod does not come with a new nylock nut. You want one. Grrr.

74,300

09.03.04

Cadillac, MI

Installed new radio antennae, wired in charger plug for iPod into factory radio circuit.

74,330

09.06.04

Cadillac, MI

Major cleaning, wash, clay bar, and waxed the paint.

74,392

09.17.04

Cadillac, MI

Oil Change (Shell Rotella T full synthetic) & windshield wipers

78,000

01.07.05

Cadillac, MI

Fuel Sender Mod, Fuel Filter. Eight thousand miles after the Fuel Filter was due to be replaced, I paid a $55 towing bill because it stopped letting fuel through. Laziness doesn't pay.

79,000

01.26.05

Cadillac, MI

Front Brake pads - (remarkable life span)

81,000

04.17.05

Cadillac, MI

Replaced all 4 glow plugs & glow plug harness. Reset check engine light with vag-com. Yay, no more check engine light and no $75 given to the dealer to reset the light. Replacing the glow plugs is remarkably easy, even easier than spark plugs since they aren't torqued in. :-)

82,829

04.25.05

Traverse City, MI

3 factory recalls by TC VW (reprogram instrument cluster switching relay, replace emergency light switch, replace brake switch).

85,000

06.17.05

Cadillac, MI

Oil Change

99,226

05.17.06

Garland, TX

Oil Change, Complete timing belt job (including tensioner, all three rollers, cam seal, vacuump pump seal, misc stretch bolts), water pump, coolant. Photo of old parts.

99,500

08.16.2006

Garland, TX

The BIG 100K maintenance: Drain & replace ATF fluid, vacuum & replace power steering fluid, drain bleed and replace brake fluid, replace CV boots (internal and external), sway bar bushings, (strut mounts, bearings and spacers), cabin filter, antifreeze.

99,542

09.25.06

Garland, TX

Cooling fan, fan control module.

104,713

12.13.2007

Garland, TX

N4 Factory Recall work

105,000

12.20.07

Garland, TX

Window Regulator kit, passenger side. ($55 from World Impex)

109,000

12.15.2009

Seattle, WA

Headlights. One burned out, replaced 'em both.

110,000

01.05.09

Seattle, WA

Oil Change

01.06.2010

Seattle, WA

Detailed @ Auto Shine Detail.

 

Future Maintenance

Mileage

Date

Location

Description

120,000

TBD

Oil Change

120,000

TBD

Air Filter

200,000

Timing Belt

140,000

TBD

Fuel Filter

Maintenance Intervals

Oil Changes: 5,000 miles on dino oil, 10,000 on Full synthetic
Best Oils: Full Synthetic 5w40: Mobil Delvac 1, Chevron Delo 400, Shell Rotella T
Fuel Filter: 30,000 miles
Air Filter : 30,000 miles (also check Airbox screen)
Timing Belt: 40,000 miles (factory belt, 60,000 on newer belt)
Coolant: VW's "G12" coolant
Intercooler cleaning: TDI Club Instructions
TDI MAF FAQ
Glow Plugs: 4 years