Volkswagen Beetle TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Beetle TDI
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Volkswagen Beetle TDI ProblemsCamshaft Wears Down Prematurely
The 2.0L TDI engine used in the Volkswagen Beetle TDI (New Beetle TDI) very commonly faces camshaft lobe wear issues causing:
-Pronounced loss of power
-Backfire through the intake (heard under the hood)
-Rough vibrations while the engine is running
-decreased fuel economy
Correction for this issue requires substantial internal engine work including replacement of the camshaft, hydraulic lifters, and possibly fuel injectors
To help avoid this issue, ensure you are using the correct oil for your engine, as listed in your owners manual.
Volkswagen Beetle TDI QuestionsHow do you by pass the obd2 hook up to read codes? (1 answer)
Obd2 connector does not work at all.
Past 2 mornings temp was upper 30's car would not crank enough to start - jump started ran the rest of the day ok, had to be jumped again the next day.