Back in a TDI

Discussion in 'New TDI forum member introductions' started by 06MK5sp, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. 06MK5sp

    06MK5sp New Member

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    06 Jetta TDI 5sp
    Location:
    Oakdale, CT
    Hi all former 03 Golf 5sp owner, sold it with 280k on it and ventured over t0 a few Accords (what a mistake)
    So I am back in a TDI, picked up a 06 Jetta 5sp with 184k for $2850, it needs a cam, I pulled the valve cover
    and can see the chamfer gone on a couple lobes, I ordered a ID Parts cam and timing belt kit last night.
    I am in Connecticut and don't have a garage so not sure when I am going to tackle the cam change.
    I'd like to wait til spring but leery of driving the car in this condition.
    I was on the fence on whether to get another ALH or a MK5, read some reviews on the Mk5's and
    how they handle better than the Mk4's and they are right.
    Happy to be back in a TDI even with the extra work needed.

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  2. Keithuk

    Keithuk Super Moderator

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  3. gt4494

    gt4494 Active Member

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    Southeast Coast on I-95. Radar detector on and yes Herbie still gets 40mpg at 80 mph
    Nice looking ride!!!
     
  4. mu2bdriver

    mu2bdriver Active Member

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    Car:
    2003 Jetta TDI
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    Hartford, CT
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    Welcome from the Hartford, CT area. If you’re looking for a great independent tech to get driving sooner than springtime, there’s one right over the border in Westfield, MA.
     
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