Hey Scotty, I have a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta with a 5 cylinder, 2.5 liter engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. 95,000 miles. It has a leak in the vacuum pump, dealer told me that it’s $1000 to fix this leak. Am i getting ripped off? is it worth it to fix the leak or am i better off to just top off the oil every now and then?
I'd just top it off now and then
◄◄MUST WATCH.►► There are a bunch of these YouTubes on your situation. Also of note is this one. Scotty loathes VWs but I watched this one just out of curiosity. Like Uncle Scotty, I'm a total Toyota snob, but for good reason, it's not just snobbishness for the sake of being a jerk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jauuj7OnJiw
Good on you to question the Stealerships motives. Start over, do this test, see if "you" can isolate the leak. I sure hope you're pleasantly surprised that it's a $2.89 vacuum line or hose clamp that you can DIY fix in 3.5-min. Do this first►►: How to Find Vacuum Leaks With a Cigar (Life Hack)