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Old October 9th, 2018, 19:57   #16
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Fuel Economy: 44 typical, 38 minimum, but as high as 50

Follow up 2 months later:
1. Repairs cost about $3000 for parts, many of which are just expected maintenance, now also including a replacement battery that it needed but an injector harness that I later realized it really did not need
2. Car is working great now, with 43 mpg for city driving with air conditioning during Florida summer
3. A 2006 Jetta with a 5 speed manual continues to be a great car

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Old October 10th, 2018, 08:47   #17
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Fuel Economy: 5.68L/100km on my 1st tank; now averaging 5.4L/100km (Sept 2014)

good job.

I'm at about 184K miles and haven't looked at my cams yet.... bought it in 2014 with 90K miles on it...

my fuel mileage has stayed steady at about 42mpg, mostly rural driving at 60-70mph....

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Old October 11th, 2018, 15:59   #18
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Originally Posted by petee_c View Post
good job.

I'm at about 184K miles and haven't looked at my cams yet.... bought it in 2014 with 90K miles on it...

my fuel mileage has stayed steady at about 42mpg, mostly rural driving at 60-70mph....
I changed my cam at 88K miles when I did the T/B because when I checked the cam it had the tell tale copper streaking and one lobe was knife edged. My reasoning for changing it early was that with the wear just starting to show, I didn't need to drop the pan and replace the oil pump and also inspect the crank bearings for abnormal wear like some have had to do if they wait until a lifter is worn through.

Anything in the pan goes through the oil pump before it goes through the filter so it makes sense that if you have abnormal wear going on and fix it before there is a chance of metal getting into the oil, the oil pump will not be damaged and need to be replaced.
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DC stage 1 SMF Clutch
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