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VW MKVI-A6 Jetta Sedan (~ 2011+) Discussions area for the MkVI (2011+) Jetta sedan. This model was originally codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan).

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Old July 30th, 2011, 22:34   #1
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I'm coming up on my 20000 mile maintenance, and I'm wondering how you prime the fuel filter. I don't really have time to take the car to the dealer because of work, and I'm worried about changing it, and not being able to bleed the air out. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Old July 30th, 2011, 22:45   #2
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I'm coming up on my 20000 mile maintenance, and I'm wondering how you prime the fuel filter. I don't really have time to take the car to the dealer because of work, and I'm worried about changing it, and not being able to bleed the air out. Any thoughts? Thanks
The only good way to prime (fill) the fuel system after opening it up is to use the dealer's scan tool or VCDS. Turning the key off and on does not do it properly. There are three fuel pumps you have to turn on at the same time. This is easy with VCDS, but very difficult without it. If you do not have VCDS, you will have to find someone nearby who does and have them do it before you try to start the engine. The procedure is not difficult and it takes less than 5 minutes, but there is no other way to do it.

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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:27   #3
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That's what I was afraid of... where can I get a scan tool, and what do they cost?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:35   #4
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That's what I was afraid of... where can I get a scan tool, and what do they cost?
Ross-Tech makes the only full featured scan tool that will do what you want. The MicroCAN cable is your cheapest option that will work on your car. http://store.ross-tech.com/shop/cat/VCDS.html

This cable only works on 2005.5+ VWs. The cost is $249 and for an extra $100 you can get a HEX+CAN version that will work with almost any VW. The way this product works is you buy the interface cable. The cable includes a "dongle" which unlocks the full capability of the program. The actual program can be downloaded for free, so once you own the cable, you can upgrade the software for free every time the software is updated. If you plan on keeping your VW for a while, this is probably the best investment you could make. It will pay for itself in time, in more than one way.

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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:41   #5
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I did a search, and was looking at the Ross tech system, and I'll be buying one soon. Have you heard of any problems with them?
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I did a search, and was looking at the Ross tech system, and I'll be buying one soon. Have you heard of any problems with them?
No, not one. Their after the sale support is second to none. I have asked questions and received email replies from the owner of the company on a Sunday afternoon. There are very few companies you can say that about. The software is excellent, beta versions of the latest version are often available and any "bugs" are fixed before the final version is released. This is one of the most thoroughly tested and best supported pieces of software I have ever seen. There is a slight "learning curve" figuring out how to best use it, but there are also on-line manuals and support forums available. Highly recommended.

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Old July 31st, 2011, 11:02   #7
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Ok, perfect. You really can't say that about many companies for sure! Now, should I go with the hex can? Or the k2 one? Their chart said both will work I think, but its confusing.
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Ok, perfect. You really can't say that about many companies for sure! Now, should I go with the hex can? Or the k2 one? Their chart said both will work I think, but its confusing.
If all you care to work on is your own car - the MicroCAN will work fine. I bought the HEX+CAN model because I have friends with older VWs. Ross-Tech has models that only work with older cars (KII-USB) and they have models that only work with newer cars (microCAN) for $249. The $349 models (HEX+CAN) will work on both new and old VWs. Therefore, it really depends on whether or not it is worth an extra $100 to be able to help owners of pre-2006 Volkswagens (and Audis). All these interface cables are "full versions" and they will all do the same things. The only difference is which year cars they will work with.

You do not want the K2 one - it is for 2005.5 and earlier cars. It will not work with your 2011 model. For your car you want either the MicroCAN or one of the HEX+CAN ones.

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Old July 31st, 2011, 11:26   #9
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Ok, thanks a lot! The chart on the Ross website is a little confusing, so I'm glad to talk to someone with some experience!
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i replaced my fuel filter at 30kms and it was very simpell, there was no need to VCDS either. I have the kessy's as well.

Just cycled on/off about 5 times and started right up.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 15:14   #11
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i replaced my fuel filter at 30kms and it was very simpell, there was no need to VCDS either. I have the kessy's as well.

Just cycled on/off about 5 times and started right up.
interesting...has anyone else tried this?

where did you hear about doing it this way? thx
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interesting...has anyone else tried this?

where did you hear about doing it this way? thx
mmmmm, i guess i was wrong. I have to talk to my mechanic. I dont think he did the VCDS method, in the link provded it says to use it. will have a talk with him next week when the golf is going in for oil change.

http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a...uel-filter.htm
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Old July 31st, 2011, 17:30   #13
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i replaced my fuel filter at 30kms and it was very simpell, there was no need to VCDS either. I have the kessy's as well.

Just cycled on/off about 5 times and started right up.
Just curious, why did you change your fuel filter after driving only 30 kms?
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i replaced my fuel filter at 30kms and it was very simpell, there was no need to VCDS either. I have the kessy's as well.

Just cycled on/off about 5 times and started right up.
Read FAQ #24 in this post (and follow the link): http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...28&postcount=1

This FAQ says it is for 2009 -2010 cars, but the engine is the same in a 2011, so it applies equally to 2011 (and probably 2012) cars

My service manual says that any time the fuel system is opened, you should properly "fill" the system before starting. It might work without doing this, but I prefer to follow instructions to minimize damage.

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Just curious, why did you change your fuel filter after driving only 30 kms?
he meant 30k kms
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