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  1. AD5GB

    Contemplating selling my '06 - how to price?

    I've been giving some serious thought on selling my '06 Jetta. Not sure if KBB is a good reference or not. It's not in the best of shape cosmetically. 332K miles on the clock. It was caught in a hail storm a few years back and about every panel except the passenger side is sporting numerous...
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    VNT actuator replacement - OEM turbo

    Looks like IDParts is carrying a replacement actuator again. Mine failed months ago. Learned how to drive without dropping into limp mode, but want to repair this. I really don't need the additional performance (or expense) of an up-rated turbocharger, and given the lack of responses to my...
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    '06 BRM glow plug rating

    Anyone know what the wattage rating is on these things? NAPA has 11V 135W plugs for less than $15 ea. I've found several threads where people have used them in PDs and have sent a PM to a couple to ask how they work but haven't heard back. Given the OEM 7V plugs are 3X the price, I'd be...
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    Glow plugs (ceramic or not?)

    Ok, I'm lost. Searching this forum has confused me but I have a #1 glow plug failure message (via VCDS) and a CEL. My confusion is based upon conflicting statements as to whether the '06 MkVs have ceramics or not. In searching here I have found that some say yes, others say no. So here's...
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    Compressor Surge/Stall or ?????

    I've done some searching through the archives and am hoping I'm not duplicating something I haven't been able to find in there........ So I'm driving to work this morning when this ol' GMC pickup pulls out in front of me. I was running 60ish, fully warmed up but had to slow down as the truck...
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    Kamikaze cat!

    So here I am driving home after a late night at work a day after I came within 2' of center-punching a whitetail, when this HUGE cat comes flying out of the ditch like its tail was on fire, and he center-punched the front of my Mk5. No chance to even reach the brake pedal. I was going about...
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    Anyone install a ham or commercial communications transceiver in an A5?

    Ok.... I've searched all over, found a few non-TDI CB related postings but nothing pertaining to the A5. If I've missed another post, sorry..... Anyway, I need to mount an amateur radio transceiver somehow in the '06 Jetta and can't bring myself to go drilling holes or carving out compartments...
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    Wheel lug torque spec??

    Greetings, Did a quick search. The only lug torque spec msg I found was in the TDI 101 forum for an '02 Golf. Don't know if the thread size/type has change for the A5. Sneakin' up on 10K miles and will need to rotate tires. Anyone have a torque spec handy for the '06 Jetta's wheel lugs...
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    Phone/Electronics console..

    Greetings, I'm wondering if anyone has purchased the Phone/Electronics Console that appears in the VW Driver Gear magazine? P/N: 1K1 051 601 01C I'm contemplating using it to mount the control head of an amateur radio transciever but given that it's a pricy item, I'd like to know if there...
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    Torque Specs?

    This may sound dumb... but I'm a believer in a torque wrench. Especially around unfamiliar things (like the new-to-me TDI oil filter design) since I've been out of the business of pulling wrenches for a while. I fear I may have lost my 'touch'. Anyone have a manual that might list the torque...
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    Miss??? at idle (long)

    Hi all, Brand new to the forum and brand new to the TDI. I've searched the archives but haven't found anyone with a "PD" complain about this idle concern that just developed. The car is 8 weeks old and just turned over 3600 miles. I noticed about 600 miles ago a strange sort of 'miss' at...
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