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    06 Jetta 1.9 ac help!

    Yes if you have dual zone climate you will have a sensor for left and right vent and footwell blower temp as well. There is a temperature sensor on the evaporator as well.
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    06 Jetta 1.9 ac help!

    Time to get vcds or obd11. No way of knowing a whole lot, until the air conditioning module is scanned. Sounds like the module thinks something is very wrong so it should pop up with codes pointing you in the right direction.
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    Worse fuel economy after timing belt change.

    No that’s US gallons. Canadian/UK gallons, I’m getting over 60mpg. Best so far was 68mpg on a road trip last year. I’m a few mpg away from that number on my mainly highway work commute in wet spring time so I’m hoping for 70 on my road trips this summer.
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    Worse fuel economy after timing belt change.

    Thankyou everyone for your insight, I filled up a few days after this post and then went through one more tank to be sure, and it appears that I had an unrelated issue for my fuel economy. My culprit was the ziptie is use for the wastegate actuator, which seems to plague these BRM engines, it...
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    Worse fuel economy after timing belt change.

    Should’ve figured as much. I drive lots but it takes a good week to go through a tank so I will report back with some results.
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    Worse fuel economy after timing belt change.

    I changed the belt and all components on my mk5 BRM tdi. I’m noticing about 1-3 mpg worse than before and the weather has even gotten warmer since then. So it’s probably even worse. My torsion value prior to the belt change was -1.5. After the belt change is at +0.49. I thought this timing...
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    Heater Element for auxiliary heat

    Yes that’s the flap for the heat/cool dial. The heat has to be on max with the key on So the motor fully extends. Put it on max heat for about 5 seconds to make sure it’s all the way out and then it’s out of your way.
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    Heater Element for auxiliary heat

    Ah yes, the mk5 aux heater. To clear things up, its a 1000W and 100Amp grid heater that lives on the drivers side footwell under the dash, pretty much right under the radio. It's right behind the heater core. I have way too much experience with these stupid things. I love them and I hate them...
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    2005.5 jetta tdi brm

    You mentioned unplugging your battery, both the red steering wheel indicator and traction control lights will be on if power is lost, after a few yards of driving, those lights will go out. This will happen every time your car loses connection to the battery. It's hard to say with those other...
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    Cluster died while driving, car stays running, battery/alternator issue?

    Not sure on the mk4's, but I've had a cluster fail on a mk5 and mk6 in this exact way.
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    Keep my TDI? Swap my engine into another one?

    Thankyou everyone for your replies and opinions. I will be investing more money into my mk5 after all and it'll stick around. You're right, it's too much work, I have to familiarize myself with another vehicle and fix it's issues, etc. I just bought a load of parts today for it, AC refrigerant...
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    timing belt

    I've done a fair share of timing belts on TDI's and gas powered VW's. The diesel ones are definitely beefed up, the interval for the 2009+ common rail 2.0TDI's are over 200,000kms. My current 1.9TDI BRM out of my 2006 Jetta has about 220,000km on its belt, I totally underestimated how old it...
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    Keep my TDI? Swap my engine into another one?

    Well like I mentioned, my clutch is new, my suspension is new. I can carry all that over. I have a Touareg I can rip around in, and have lots of space for two cars being worked on. My brakes are also about 4 months old, so everything mechanically bad on that car, I can transfer over to the 'new'...
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    Keep my TDI? Swap my engine into another one?

    The other car needs a windshield(so does mine anyways) and has some leaky rear shocks. My struts and shocks are about 4 months old, so I think I'd carry them over. Other than that, the guy doesn't know of anything else that's wrong with it. Mileage is 270,000kms on that car. Body looks pretty...
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    Keep my TDI? Swap my engine into another one?

    Backstory here, my current 2006 Jetta TDI was purchased new by my mom in mid 2005. I'm 23 and I got the car around for my 18th birthday, replacing my mk4. Over the years the car has racked up 520,000km right now. I've put lots of money into it especially recently, as I replaced the clutch...
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