Sold my 1994 Grand Marquis last year with 240K on the odometer. Still ran great and was just starting to rust a little bit around the wheel wells.When I was growing up, you did not want to own a car with over 100K miles on it. Espicalliy living in the mid-west salt belt. You ran that many miles and you knew that the underbody and frame members were being held together with rust. That's also where the "highway" miles versus "city" miles came from.
I was thinking the same thing.The math is getting interesting. How is the 45% accomplished without draining some of the crankcase oil off. Seems that the oil level should be high if almost half of the crankcase oil were biodiesel / biodiesel D2 mix. I wonder if the 45% should actually be 4.5%. There seems to be a mistake in math somewhere. I have made goofs before and we just need to know what is going on.
Where the HE*L to they get off taking fuel without asking or without reimbursement!!!??? Unreal....
VW needs an ethics lesson......
Taking something that isn't yours without permission is stealing. Period. Stealing. Sounds like VW owes someone oil changes for life! And if you asked VW why they were taking your "gas", VW wouldn't tell you they are having issues with the HPFP. So, let's see, VW steals your property and likely lies to you about it.Where the HE*L to they get off taking fuel without asking or without reimbursement!!!??? Unreal....
VW needs an ethics lesson......
Yeah why not, Performance Volkswagen in Omaha Nebraska. I asked about getting a refund for the 1st initial oil change, and the guy said we're not going to charge you for this one (meaning the 2nd one) and I'll talk with the manager about getting you the next 2 or 3 free. I don't know if I'd ever take my car there again, but if they at least do SOMETHING it'd make me feel better.
I don't think they understood the fact that if I wouldn't have stopped for that errand, I'd have been on the interstate for another 40 miles... Since all of this was right at 6pm, most of the mechanics were gone including the idiot who cause the problem initially. The guy who did the 2nd oil change stepped into the car dropoff/pickup garage to let me know he cut into the old filter and didn't find any metal filings. He actually got wide eyed when i told him i wasn't even half way home. Seriously, if my car was any other color (its white), or i decided to walk around the front bumber instead of the back = engine death
I suppose that NHTSA reads all this thread. What you are talking about does not directly relate to the HPFP issues, but it surely does relate to safety. The HPFPs go out and sometimes cause traffic problems. The transmissions require special service or they can cause driving safety issues. The intercooler icing can cause driving safety issues. Then VW service sometimes destroys engines: glow plugs, oil changes, botched repairs of all sorts, etc. VW is not the enemy, but disaster is hanging around somewhere close.I would push for at least another free oil change. I got one out of Keffer VW for putting the wrong tire on my car. Put a big screw through the tire at about 12K and Keffer was the only one in town that had the Hankooks instock. Went up there on a Friday to have them swap it out. Noticed on Monday (daughter disappeared with the car about five minutes after I got home on Friday until I left for work Monday) that they put on a goodrich tire. Called up to tell them when I would be there to get the correct tire. They offered to take and fill it or a 10K service. I took the 10K service because I wouldn't trust them to fill it now. So I also have my 40K service covered. Hope it will include the DSG fluid replcement.
No VW is not the enemy but it does seem like they make some bone head decisions at times. Like the possiblity of going with a more sensitive fuel pump to sae a few bucks. I know all manufacturers do it and hope that they don't get caught by premature failures. Heck, most of us do it at home at least once.VW is not the enemy, but disaster is hanging around somewhere close.
Taking something that isn't yours without permission is stealing. Period. Stealing. Sounds like VW owes someone oil changes for life! And if you asked VW why they were taking your "gas", VW wouldn't tell you they are having issues with the HPFP. So, let's see, VW steals your property and likely lies to you about it.
<rant> I know, I know, but this issue (along with others) has me really thinking of a Honda Fit or Hyundai Elantra Touring/Accent as my next car. Yes, I may miss the solid feel of the VW, but not the BS..... </rant>
This thread is for the News on safety related issues. This failure puts a person in traffic with either limp mode or total loss of power.The best option for a failproof filtration system would be after the HPFP, which I think has already been discussed as not being feisable due to the pressure and fuel flow. placing it after the HPFP would insure that the filter catches the majority of the shrapnel if the pump fails. One option that I would like to see (again already discussed) is a water seperator prior to the HPFP. That way we could have a chance of keeping most if not all of the water in our fuel from going across the hpfp.