[Vwdiesel] Jetta Weight

Robert L. Coyle, Jr. wn5p at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 29 23:51:35 EDT 2002

--- Lee Hillsgrove <hillsgrove at tds.net> wrote:
>   I've used a tow bar to flat tow 5 speed A2 Jettas
> before with pretty good
> results, but being as you have a slushbox, that
> probably isn't the best
> idea.
>  I second using the tow dolly. Any chance you might
> know someone with a RV
> who has one you could borrow?

Unfortunately, no. I can rent one at U-Haul for $40

>  What happened to the Jetta to render it
> undriveable?

I'm not sure. I've been having starting difficulties
for the past few months. Starting normally is just
grinding with nothing firing. I have to pull the choke
full out to get it to turn over. Now, it won't turn
over at all.

My thoughts are bad glow plug(s) or clogged/bad fuel
injector(s). The Jetta was pull-towed to my house, and
there it sets. Now that it's out of the grocery store
parking lot, I can take my time getting it over to the

I now have my '92 ECOdiesel back, and it is my daily
driver. The '85 is my "spare."

>  Most importantly, what do you plan on using as a
> tow vehicle? It really
> should outweigh the towed combination if possible.
> Of course, if you're only
> going 25 miles, you could get away with something
> less ideal if you're slow
> and cautious.

A pickup truck with a Class III hitch. Not diesel,
therefore not mine.


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