VW 1.9L TDI Motor

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 Originally Posted By: Cujet
 Originally Posted By: Tornado Red
 Originally Posted By: Cujet
Lots of "bad" info in this thread. BE CAREFUL! Here is the straight scoop on the BRM (PD) engine ONLY! This data does not apply to NON PD engines! The VW PD engine came to the states in 2004, was installed in the Jetta and beetle until 2006 and 1/2. It is a unusual engine with some problems that are not properly worked out. Quotes like "any disel engine should go 500K" simply don't apply to this engine.
Replace the camshaft and lifters, and the engine will be good for another 100k-200k miles. Folks are not just going to replace engines or entire cars because of this weakness. What is not known is whether the replacement parts will last longer than the OE ones.
That's a $2000.00 DIY project, or maybe $2500.00 at the dealer. Couple that with the Dual Mass Flywheel failures (100% failure rate) at $1500.00 and the EGR cooler failures (100% failue rate) $800.00 and this "engine" becomes real close to a lemon. Maybe you forgot about the intake manifold (throttle) EGR flow rate actuation system that has the plastic gear failures too. That one is cheap at $400.00 DIY. Other than that, the engine is great \:\(
In areas where smog is never tested and the under hood space is never inspected, this might not be so bad. However, the majority of people want an engine that requires nothing other than regular oil and coolant changes. Just having a timing belt is enough to chase away some more savy car buyers.
 

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What does 'PD' stand for? My b-i-l in Europe has had VW diesel Jettas (Ventos and Boras too- which are the same I think) for years. He regularly sells them at 200 to 250K (miles). He was always happy with them. He took them to VW for oil changes every 10K or so. I think the European built versions are better than the Mexican versions we get here in the states. He has used his Jettas to pull heavy trailers (of cattle) and they took the beating with no problem.
 
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 Originally Posted By: pbm
What does 'PD' stand for? My b-i-l in Europe has had VW diesel Jettas (Ventos and Boras too- which are the same I think) for years. He regularly sells them at 200 to 250K (miles). He was always happy with them. He took them to VW for oil changes every 10K or so. I think the European built versions are better than the Mexican versions we get here in the states. He has used his Jettas to pull heavy trailers (of cattle) and they took the beating with no problem.
PD means "Pump Duse" which is a fuel injection system where one cam lobe pressurizes the diesel fuel to an extreme degree, then injects it.
 
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 Originally Posted By: artificialist
PD means "Pump Duse"
Pumpe-Düse = pump jet (literally), or better pump injector
 
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 Originally Posted By: LoneRanger
How come the PD engine has been goin' strong in Europe for so long, rackin' up the kilometers? Are there no Polish built engines in service there over the years?
Just got back from Amsterdam on Friday. So, I have a bit of first hand info on this one. They are having MASSIVE camshaft problems in Europe with the 1.9L PD. What leads you to believe the problem is only here in the US? Chris
 
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 Originally Posted By: peterdaniel
gee, maybe the [censored] 505.01 is all that its cracked up to be...
This is not to in anyway say that VW did not screw up with the PD's less than stellar manufacturing results... BUT... Indeed. I would also draw that conclusion by inference and the posting of stellar results of a few intrepid souls who have used a NON VW specification oil, i.e., Delvac One 5w40, aka Mobil One 5w40 Truck & SUV, Mobil One TDT 5w40, etc. on the PD - VW 1.9 TDI. Evidently there are a few standards (listed on its MSDS, and product labels) which this oil passes: that in effect "covers for" some to all of the VW specifications. I have never seen a study that would indicate which one/s that/they happen to be. I can of course like every one else: SWAG Further the oil analysis folks, who by any stretch of the imagination have the ACTUAL DATA, can run independent cross checks, have gone on record indicating use what is recommended by the oem.
 
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Or, you can just call your local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Freightliner dealer for the same oil. You can also get Castrol SLX Professional LL03 at a Volkswagen dealer. They're both VW 504.00/507.00 certified oils that you can find locally.
 
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