I just took delivery of a new '02 TDI Jetta, and it seems like the steering wheel turns with a little heavier effort than my 1.8T Jetta and with more of the power steering pump 'hum'.
Maybe I'm imagining this? On low speed U-turns is the only time I notice anything.
So my question - how much 'hum' is normal on tight low speed turns with VWs? It's not obnoxious, it's actually very quiet and I was thinking maybe it's just more noticeable on the TDI than the 1.8T.
Should I talk to the dealer? I don't think I would have noticed it, except my wife brought it up, and after driving both cars back to back, the TDI has a little more noise when cranking the wheel.