That's for sure. I've picked up two '03 Jetta wagons in the last two years -- got a good deal on both, similar prices on both. But one is definitely worth more than I paid, while the other with some recent hail damage is worth less.
The ad mentions "12 mm Giles injection pump." Has anyone dealt with Giles lately. I was told he is either 1) hard to get hold of, or 2) too busy working on injection systems for pickup trucks to deal with ALH injection pumps.
It is not a rumor. The odometer will freeze at 999,999 kilometers or the equivalent number of miles -- unless you find someone with the software that lets you roll back the numbers. The actual distance will continue to be recorded in the engine computer.
I was in central Wisconsin today, where diesel was the same or slightly less than regular gasoline at several stations. But at GasBuddy, diesel was $3.30-3.35 at many stations between Black River Falls and Menomonee. http://www.wisconsingasprices.com/index.aspx?fuel=D
I just remembered the name of the sound you described; it's called a "choo." It's more common with the VE engines, but if you have a tandem pump then you must have a PD engine. I've not owned one of those and don't know enough to make any other suggestions.
First off, some TDIs make that sound and some don't. And most people seem to like that sound and wonder how to replicate it in a TDI that doesn't make it. It really has nothing to do with limp mode.
Secondly, many things can cause limp mode, but typically either the turbo actuator is sticky or...
An alignment expert can adjust the rear alignment with shims, if the wheels are leaning in at the top (negative camber) and the tires are wearing on the inner edges. I was lucky enough to find an alignment expert but they can be hard to track down.