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Old December 23rd, 2015, 17:44   #61
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Latrobe, Pa

The guy I got it from has a lot and works with TDI's a lot. he recommended every 4k and that's what I have stuck to. I just turned 190 today and I have new filters on their way for a tune up this weekend. I am on the original cam and would prefer to not have to change that.
2006 Jetta TDI 5 spd, MBRP 3" cat back exhaust, Rocket Chip tune
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Old December 24th, 2015, 10:10   #62
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Iowa
Fuel Economy: Mid 40s

Changing your oil every 4000 miles is doing damage to your engine. Research this. Using a good 5w40 diesel motor oil will protect your cam at the recommended 10,000 mile oil change interval. I change my oil every 20k miles.
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2015 Golf SEL. Malone DSG Tune. H6 AGM East Penn Battery. Frost Heater. Ares Skid Plate. Fumoto Valve. PentoIII.

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Old December 24th, 2015, 12:33   #63
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Location: Latrobe, Pa

well then I guess I will switch to 10k intervals.
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Old December 24th, 2015, 13:55   #64
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Champlin, MN
TDI(s): 06 Jetta DSG
Fuel Economy: Max 54, 44 avg

I'm at 172k, and just did an outer CV boot. I didn't see that in anyone's list but it's cheap.

DMF at 120k, Front Driver's wheel bearing at 150k, injector harness at 105k, driver's door harness at 100k, original brakes.

I would be over 200k if I had not moved last year.... Only putting on 10k a year now, could be driving this car for the next 30 years!
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Old December 24th, 2015, 15:01   #65
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Location: Carleton Place, Ontario
Fuel Economy: 40-60
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467,000kms. New DSG flywheel at 445,000. Transmision and DSG flywheel replaced by previously owner at 166,00. Turbo at 417,00 (original), and cam (original) timing and surpentine belt, tensioners, idler pulleys and water pump. New DSG flywheel noisier than old VW one. Runs and starts great average 900kms per tank. Need some paint next spring.
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Old December 30th, 2015, 16:37   #66
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Fuel Economy: n/a

Not quite 300k

Nothing unexpected...sold car....hope to go to 500k
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Old January 15th, 2016, 07:17   #67
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Location: Tucson, Az
Fuel Economy: A5: 36mpg Avg / A6: 39

Major issues:
Cam replaced twice. Every 100k!
DSG DMF replaced @ 80k.

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Old January 15th, 2016, 19:13   #68
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Location: Gainesville, Georgia
Fuel Economy: 06 Jetta: 41mpg avg

2006 Jetta tdi DSG 261k
Owned since 149k
DMF right before I bought it.
Frank's Colt cam @ 149k
Malone 1.5 tune w/egr delete @ 200k
Headliner 240k
245k wife wanted in dash GPS. Installed Panasonic & love it!
Drivers door harness 250k
Airbag light been on since we bought her @149k. had the dealer check @250k said clock spring connection loose. Stayed off for 6 months then back on again.
Glow plug harness 260k
Zip tie mod 262k
Has vibration when accelerating in 3rd,4th, &5th. No idea what is causing it?? Ideas???
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2002 Audi TT Quatro 35k...sold
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Old January 15th, 2016, 21:52   #69
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: McALLEN

Just purchased an 06 Jetta TDI package 1.VTEX interior in great shape ,body in good shape.The paint is fair few scratches.The previous owner said it had flywheel noise so far I have put about 500 miles no noise.It has a EGR cooler delete with Malone Stage 2.It came with fuel filter,oil filter,flashzilla,Darkside dogbone mount,OEM DSG filter change kit.Also has new AGM Advanced auto battery and new tires from Discount Tires with warranty.Timing belt has about 20,000 miles on it.The vehicle has 249,000 miles on it runs great no leaks.I have no history as for as camshafts or turbos.I purchased it for 2500 dollars so I can afford to put a few dollars into it.Not as fun as my 2010 Sportwagen but nice car overall.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:17   #70
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Texas
TDI(s): 2006

181k been a big pos - just trying to get $ out of it. I'll try to remember all the issues without digging out the receipt book.

52k airbag lights come on - 1 recall and 6 trips to dealer later it's still on at 181k. Gave up that they'll ever work.

Speedo off 5 mph but vw said it was in spec.
85k egr failure and heater core hoses replaced due to expansion from "egr oil leak"

Radio magically adjusts volume in its own and button peeling. Vw reset.

55k Headliner falling down, vw says all posters on tdi club getting theirs repaired are liars. Says I haven't given dealer enough service or owned enough vws to qualify ( family has had 7??) Won't cover under extended service warranty.

45k Speakers fail in door. One dealer replaces one, another dealer says it's my fault and won't replace.
52k door lock fails. Vw replaces but doesn't match other 3 locks. Dealer won't replace all car starts to look mismatched.
120k dmf fails
125k drivers door harness starts to fail and I patch together
130k slowly failing ac finally dies, replace ref press sensor (thanks to this site)
135k drivers harness dies and I replace.
140k mechTronic starts acting up shifting hard.
142k replace drivers drive shaft
145k replace drivers hub
155k egr fails. Mistake on diagnosing on my part but change vacuum tree solenoid, several other solenoids, mass airflow sensor, and up with egr delete.
160k back door latch breaks have to remove skins and replace.
175k alternator pulley dies - replacement part now dying as well (thought Napa sold good parts?)
178k water in passenger side floor board. Check all sunroof drains. Discover sun roof magically opens on its own while car is parked. Noticed this while driving often assume switch has loose connection. Jimmy switch and roof closes for good but scared to move switch as turning to correct function doesn't always work.

Many many little things since we bought certified prepared at 42k. Constant sulfer exhaust smell around the car, low fuel light doesn't work, left lights on warning works when it wants to, replacement dmf is chattering now, water leak on roof around antenna, best mpg was 50 once. Otherwise it's always 40-42 no matter how slow you drive it or aired up tires are. Speedo is off so you're guessing, airbags have never worked, dsg won't shift out of drive from time to time and bangs into 2/3rd, fuel pump gasket leaking. We drive this 70 miles a day for the last couple of years so while these issues seem spread out, in reality they're almost constant.

Neat for all you guys who got a good product! The 300k+ group is insane. Unfortunately this will be my last vw. Any fuel savings over a corolla were eaten up with the dmf/egr repairs.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:41   #71
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

I just got one with 183k. Cam, TB, FW and clutch and brakes changed within the last 20k miles and I have all the service records. I need to deal with the EGR valve hiss and then flash it with GDE. And then put better tires on the summer rims.

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Old January 16th, 2016, 18:07   #72
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Location: VA/OH

BRM's sure like to eat cams. 183k and mine is still good. People keep saying changing your oil early is doing damage, blah blah. I change mine at 7-8k, mostly hwy driving. My cam is still perfect last time I checked at 170k. Its probably all luck though
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Old January 31st, 2016, 19:46   #73
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Old Bridge NJ

2006 Jetta TDI, 235,000 miles.
Had since brand new
original Cam lasted until this week, now in the middle of the rebuild in my driveway
Turbo replaced at 150,000
Transmission replaced at 180,000
Was averaging 45mpg
Great car and loving the longevity my fellow owners are experiencing
Two German machines:
2006 V-Dub Jetta TDI - 234,000 miles so far
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Old February 1st, 2016, 09:14   #74
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Location: North West Nj

285,000 still runs strong. I do Vw recommend oil and DSG change intervals.
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Old February 14th, 2018, 23:04   #75
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: sw mn
Fuel Economy: 44
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Bought an 06 with 260k. Had all rust repaired under the 12 year corrosion warranty. Replaced dmf at 270, just did cam and timing belt at 299. Seems to be running better than ever, next it's the egr delete ( need to heal up from shoulder surgery first). Like it so much more than my all, more roomy cab.
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