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Old January 28th, 2018, 11:48   #16
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Just as a note those long beaches with 225 45 17 could cost you 3-5 mpg. I found this out the hard way, also if you are running above 65 mph you fuel economy starts dropping.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 08:10   #17
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Just as a note those long beaches with 225 45 17 could cost you 3-5 mpg. I found this out the hard way, also if you are running above 65 mph you fuel economy starts dropping.
Aw come on there are people here who consistently drive at 85Mph and get 65Mpg
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Old February 2nd, 2018, 23:24   #18
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Questions? I am currently looking at a 2003 ALH wagon auto jetta. I took it out for a test drive and the tach said 3400 ish rpm at 80 mph. Is this normal?. My 04 tdi sedan 5 speed runs about 2600 rpms

I also notice that if i throttle it the rpms go up faster than the speed of the vehicle but then catch up to each other. Is this tranny slip or just the way automatics normally drive?

What mileage can i expect if this is the normal rpms?

I have an 01 gaser 6 speed manual parts car. Any idea what a fair price for a mechanice to swap the trannys and parts? Will they mesh?

Car has 17900 miles on it and was a one owner car, in really good shape. Price $3700
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 10:30   #19
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Questions? I am currently looking at a 2003 ALH wagon auto jetta. I took it out for a test drive and the tach said 3400 ish rpm at 80 mph. Is this normal?. My 04 tdi sedan 5 speed runs about 2600 rpms
I also notice that if i throttle it the rpms go up faster than the speed of the vehicle but then catch up to each other. Is this tranny slip or just the way automatics normally drive?
What mileage can i expect if this is the normal rpms?
I have an 01 gaser 6 speed manual parts car. Any idea what a fair price for a mechanice to swap the trannys and parts? Will they mesh?
Car has 17900 miles on it and was a one owner car, in really good shape. Price $3700
No 3400 rpm at 80 mph is not normal, nor is the slipping behavior you mention
Sounds like the transmission is stuck in 3rd gear "limp mode"
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 19:42   #20
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Stop driving autos, ffs.
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 23:56   #21
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Stop driving autos, ffs.
They do offer some pretty neat advantages.
I've got a mind to build one up to take some abuse, just gotta happen upon a car that's got one for cheap. Not tearing the 0a6 outta the golf quite yet, just got it in there...
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Old February 4th, 2018, 04:19   #22
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Questions? I am currently looking at a 2003 ALH wagon auto jetta. I took it out for a test drive and the tach said 3400 ish rpm at 80 mph. Is this normal?. My 04 tdi sedan 5 speed runs about 2600 rpms
I also notice that if i throttle it the rpms go up faster than the speed of the vehicle but then catch up to each other. Is this tranny slip or just the way automatics normally drive?
What mileage can i expect if this is the normal rpms?
I have an 01 gaser 6 speed manual parts car. Any idea what a fair price for a mechanice to swap the trannys and parts? Will they mesh?
Car has 17900 miles on it and was a one owner car, in really good shape. Price $3700

As Kerma said that’s not normal. That’s a transmission on its way out. The only reason to buy a car like that is to do a 5 spd or 6 swap and that’s if the body and interior are in extremely good shape. With the transmission nearly dead that car is worth maybe 500-1000 dollars again for a swap if it’s in good shape or for parts.

A gasser gearing is different. There are some 6 spds available from Europe through Frans a forum member here.
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Old February 4th, 2018, 08:29   #23
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Stop driving autos, ffs.
Well there are two reasons to drive an automatic.
When I bought my 2002 Jetta TDI automatic in 2005 it had original 3,000 miles on the clock, got the car at 1/2 price compared to new!

Second my 2015 Passat TDI has the DSG tranny, again when bought it there were only three 2015 Passats for sale in Ontario and all DSG. I've had manuals and in a very large city with stop and go traffic, especially in rush hour a manual tranny soon makes you sick and tired of it.

Maybe you live in the boonies away from such traffic!!!
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Old February 4th, 2018, 22:24   #24
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Questions? I am currently looking at a 2003 ALH wagon auto jetta. I took it out for a test drive and the tach said 3400 ish rpm at 80 mph. Is this normal?. My 04 tdi sedan 5 speed runs about 2600 rpms
I also notice that if i throttle it the rpms go up faster than the speed of the vehicle but then catch up to each other. Is this tranny slip or just the way automatics normally drive?
What mileage can i expect if this is the normal rpms?
I have an 01 gaser 6 speed manual parts car. Any idea what a fair price for a mechanice to swap the trannys and parts? Will they mesh?
Car has 17900 miles on it and was a one owner car, in really good shape. Price $3700
The other option is someone put a 2.0L transmission in, that would make it act this way and have that high a rpm on the highway. I know because I put one in my wife's wagon when I first bought it. I bought a used trans and didn't bother to check the code,
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Old February 4th, 2018, 22:26   #25
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Stop driving autos, ffs.
Stop breathing, ffs.

Always one in the crowd. My wife prefers a auto due to almost all city driving and lots of stop and go. I switched to auto's years ago but driving a 5 speed TDI, I don't mind it anymore due to the super soft clutch and take off at idle without touching the go pedal.
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Old February 5th, 2018, 03:59   #26
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The other option is someone put a 2.0L transmission in, that would make it act this way and have that high a rpm on the highway. I know because I put one in my wife's wagon when I first bought it. I bought a used trans and didn't bother to check the code,

Forgot about this possibility. Honestly, something I can see myself doing.
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Old February 9th, 2018, 17:19   #27
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Forgot about this possibility. Honestly, something I can see myself doing.
Its not hard, lol.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 16:17   #28
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Holy porn spammers, wow.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 18:56   #29
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Holy porn spammers, wow.
You did say "it's not hard", they were just being helpful.
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