06 BRM JETTA's - High Mileage (200k+) Post it!

OMALLEY_808

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Jul 17, 2014
Location
Canada
TDI
2006 JETTA TDI
Hey curious to see how long this car is going to last! Post up the following if you have over 200k miles!

Mileage: 260k Miles
Avg MPG: 550-600miles to a tank beating on it around town
How many Cams: 1 @ 200k Miles
How many Turbos: 1 @ 200k Miles (Old turbo was still good but VNT had a lot of play)
Performance Adders: Malone stage 2, EGR delete, SMF & Sachs clutch,
Any other major issues: None
 

MyAvocation

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Joined
Jun 9, 2004
Location
Hoffman Estates, IL
TDI
2017 Passat SEL TSI
Several members above 300K and at least one above 400K. I'm only at 286K and got 54 MPG on the morning commute. BRM is a solid motor with the proper oil, cam and DMF. :eek:
 

chessmyantidrug

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Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Location
Wichita Falls, TX
TDI
2006 Jetta
Mine is almost to 186K. It had a little over 58K when I bought it in 2009. I'm about to go on a west coast road trip making stops in Denver, Portland and Seattle. The only things I've replaced have been brakes and tires. I haven't had any engine-related problems except for for when I overcharged my A/C last summer. Good thing there was a car shop a block away from my hotel in Phoenix.

I usually get around 600 miles a tank delivering pizza. On road trips, I usually get between 650 and 700 miles on a tank. My personal best is about 711 and that was going the speed limit from Oklahoma City to Omaha, then to Kansas City. I had to fill up halfway to Kansas City. I've only gone over 700 miles twice. I'm sure if I tried I could get closer to 750 miles on a tank, but time is usually a more important resource than diesel on my road trips.
 

newlitemotorist

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Joined
Jan 16, 2013
Location
Indiana
TDI
06' Jetta TDI dsg, 445,000 miles and counting!
413k
3rd cam at 398k
2nd dmf at 300k
2nd turbo at 350k
2nd alt. Pulley at 408k
No power adders

400 psi compression on all 4 cylinders. Uses about a quart of oil every 4000 miles. Runs like a top that has a well seasoned edge...lol Definitely my favorite TDI so far.

Also, Dsg and mechetronics are original and it shifts fine!
 

BRMTDI

Veteran Member - TDIClub Contributor
Joined
Oct 9, 2013
Location
Newark, New Jersey
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI BRM PD140 Turbo, PD150 Injectors RC2+
Our tanks hold about 13.5 gallons..or 14 if you round it off sort of.
 

deeslman

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Joined
Apr 20, 2014
Location
Newfoundland, Pa.
TDI
2005 punchbuggy 2006 jetta
I'll play,
235,000 miles.
16 months of ownership 74,000 miles
Has not broken a sweat.
Front pass wheel and hub bearing.
About to do drivers rear bearing.

Completely satisfied with car..............
 

chessmyantidrug

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Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Location
Wichita Falls, TX
TDI
2006 Jetta
Your tank holds 16 gallons.
I find this hard to believe. Whenever my fuel light comes on, I know I can go between 60 and 70 miles before I'm in danger of running completely out of diesel. Filling to the cap, I've never pumped much more than 15 gallons at once. I'm not willing to risk burning my fuel pump to test your 16-gallon theory.
 

chronoreverse

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Joined
Aug 14, 2014
Location
Vancouver
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI w/DSG
It's definitely more than 13.5 gallons. I've filled up at 52 litres before and that's already 13.7 gallons. 16 gallons seems extremely optimistic but 14.5, like it says in the manual, seems to be a good bet.
 

Earthman

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Joined
Feb 9, 2007
Location
North Central FL
TDI
2005 Graphite Blue 5 spd Jetta
still going

Got the 2005.5 version of the BRM mk5 and the car is solid at 260,000 miles.
2nd turbo @ 250k
2nd cam@ 142k
Clutch @ 182k
Tuned with bigger turbo and stronger clutch. Pushing about 260 ft-lb torque.
I see no reason 300k+ is not possible.
 

MyAvocation

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Joined
Jun 9, 2004
Location
Hoffman Estates, IL
TDI
2017 Passat SEL TSI
I'm not willing to risk burning my fuel pump to test your 16-gallon theory.
Hmmm, where to begin?
Theory or fact? Pumping 16 gallons is old news and I'm not the first.
You should read your manual: 1.9 gal reserve at low fuel warning.
Speaking of facts, low fuel burning the pump is a myth, but you're free to believe what you want... Like those doing 5k OCIs.
 

chessmyantidrug

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Dec 20, 2009
Location
Wichita Falls, TX
TDI
2006 Jetta
My sister ran her car dry once and the fuel pump failed as a result. Call that a myth if you want, but I call it cause and effect.

Whenever my fuel light comes on, I go another 60 to 70 miles and usually pump around 15 gallons in these instances. Once again, I'm not risking my fuel pump to test your theory.
 

MyAvocation

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jun 9, 2004
Location
Hoffman Estates, IL
TDI
2017 Passat SEL TSI
Did I mention your sisters whatever? Proper context... VW. I'm trying to be nice, do the math... 1.9 x [current MPG] = >70. Facts can be stubborn, people more so.
 
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chessmyantidrug

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Dec 20, 2009
Location
Wichita Falls, TX
TDI
2006 Jetta
Even with that theory, that would put my tank at 15.4 gallons. My fuel light comes on at or around 13.5 gallons. I've never come close to pumping that much diesel into my car. Chances are I never will.
 

Jergren

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Joined
May 20, 2010
Location
Indianapolis, IN
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI manual
Mileage: 219k
Avg MPG: 46-47 based upon 85k miles of ownership
How many Cams: 3 - factory, idparts, colt. Idparts was wiped out by a faulty tandum pump leaking diesel into the engine oil.
How many Turbos: 2 - factory, GTB1749V
Performance Adders: Malone stage 4, EGR delete, pd150 injectors, .658 5th gear, South Bend stage 2 daily, 2.5" down pipe
Any other major issues: nope, original alternator & starter.
 

kfcoltn

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Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Location
Colorado
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI
330k miles

330,000 miles on 06 BRM, new cam, tandem pump and wheel bearings. Just now rebuilding 5 speed tranny. Original brakes, needs shocks. Good power burns very little oil, 10k miles between changes, with Castrol 0W40, 505.01.
 

jonferns

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May 10, 2009
Location
New Jersey
TDI
'15 Golf
205k here. Did the cam at 200k, turbo and injectors are original. No issues otherwise, and the DSG shifts great!
 

sjhjsc

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Joined
Oct 26, 2010
Location
Maine
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI Auto
Purchased with 95K
DMF after I bought it
Cam @ 200K
Currently 213K here after 4 years of ownership
Turbo may have just quit last night :confused:
 

demhaizar

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Joined
May 31, 2005
Location
BFL, CA & SW, MI
TDI
Jetta TDI 2006, 328d X-Drive
06 BRM DSG pkg2 (all options) 336,000+miles:)

:(DMF @ 154,000
:)All Wheel bearings @ 165,000
:eek:Cam(Frank06, chrome) + Lifters + timing belt service @ 190,000
:DKoni shocks/struts @ 210,000
:cool:VW rust warranty=new front fenders, rockers, hood, trunk @ 275,000
 
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DASH

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Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Location
Baltimore, MD
TDI
2005.5 Jetta TDI / 2012 Passat TDI SEL Premium
05.5 240k Miles and I think my DSG just let go on me...

Raceland Coils, RocketChip Tune Stage 1+, Catback Straight Pipe
 

ATLSilverTDI

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Joined
Jun 11, 2007
Location
Atlanta
TDI
2006.5 Special Edition Jetta - Silver
over 200K

Mine is a 2006.5 "special edition"


I currently have 211K on it.
I replaced the cam at 146K
I replaced the Turbo at 75K, but i think something was amiss from the beginning.

I have an RC1 tune on it.

Currently seeking to resolve some other minor issues and getting ready for TB change.
 

gopher

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Joined
Dec 10, 2005
I have a 2005.5 Jetta TDI, 435,000 miles. No oil consumption, runs like new. Oil changes every 3000-3500 miles, carefully driven. New cam and flywheel at 343,000 miles, only driveline work done.
 

BRMTDI

Veteran Member - TDIClub Contributor
Joined
Oct 9, 2013
Location
Newark, New Jersey
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI BRM PD140 Turbo, PD150 Injectors RC2+
2006 VW Jetta TDI BRM
207,000 Miles and Counting, South Bend Stage 3 Clutch, Feramic, I blew up my Stage 2..
Replaced cam and did my timing belt when I bought her at 135k miles.
Replaced the turbo also to PD140, Changed Injectors to PD150's,.
3 Inch Downpipe, 3 Inch Exhaust, GQA European 5 Speed Trans, my original GQQ blew a diff..
Just recently ordered PP1043 Tips for my PD150's...

Last Dyno Ran 180whp 350WTQ,

Best Tank so far has been 760 on a tank I could of done more, if I didn't do any hard driving, really got on it a few times on the way to tdifest this year.
 

capcoe

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Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Location
Dadeville, AL
TDI
2006 Jetta
06 Jetta

Have 282 K averaging 47.9 mpg. Have not replaced cam yet. A/C not working, have compressor will install soon I hope.

Turbo at 254 K
EGR at 254 K
No Mods
 
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