Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Volkswagen TDI Engines
On average, how many
miles will a well maintained Volkswagen TDI engine go before giving up
We dont have
any, what I would call high mileage, Volkswagon TDI diesel engine equipped
vehicles in the shop at this time. We have one customer, a salesman that
has almost 200k miles on it. But, we have customers with gas engines with
well over 200k miles as well. Once a gas engine gets over 200k miles it
will do okay but the diesel engine as a rule will still be running much
stronger. There is one killer for diesel engines and that is the short
commutes. Diesel engines are work horses, and really do not do well just
parading around town for groceries and such. We do have a few Toyota,
Mercedes and older Volkswagen diesel powered vehicles with over 300k miles.
I would think that the TDI diesel should have no problem living up to
that kind of mileage standard.