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    Thread: miles on your 2.5

    1. 05-03-2012 09:13 PM #1
      what kinda miles do you have on ur engines? im wonder how reliable they are after 100k... like a vr6 and need chains?

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      05-04-2012 08:42 AM #2
      Depends on the year of your car. Pre 2008 models are having lots of issues with timing chains. There are many threads about this issue on these forums here, it may be good to look around and read up on them.

      Mine is an '08 with 153,000 on the meter. I have not had any issues at all with my motor or the car itself. Just scheduled oil changes etc...

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      05-04-2012 09:09 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by kvpracing View Post
      what kinda miles do you have on ur engines? im wonder how reliable they are after 100k... like a vr6 and need chains?
      2008 w/ 131K. Zero problems.

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      05-04-2012 01:47 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by GTACanuck View Post
      Mine is an '08 with 153,000 on the meter.
      Quote Originally Posted by xtentual View Post
      2008 w/ 131K. Zero problems.
      Dang you guys drive too much!

      I just hit 95K on my '07 Jetta. The engine has ran perfect. Nothing but oil changes and new spark plugs. Been using the BSH CAI for about 50k miles now. My sunroof however will open if the electronics get too hot. That sucks in Florida cause it rains all summer.

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      05-04-2012 03:41 PM #5
      Good to know theres a few of us over the 100k mark and still going strong. I never doubted this motor but its good to see hard evidence. Im only at 73k on my 06 haha. Almost time to do plugs again.
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      05-04-2012 06:25 PM #6
      09, 75k no problem.

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      05-04-2012 07:08 PM #7
      09 55k miles • No problems as well

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      05-04-2012 11:11 PM #8
      '08 / 80K miles going strong.
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      05-05-2012 12:17 AM #9
      2009 w/ 70k
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      05-05-2012 08:39 AM #10
      102k on my 08. Not one single problem that wasn't self inflicted. The motor has been modified for most of its life.

      Neuspeed Pflo has probably been on for 80k
      HEP SRI on for about 30k
      Neuspeed pulley for about 50k
      ECU flashed first time about 80k ago, second time 30k ago

      I'd definitely say that this motor is mod friendly.
      They're going to their house over there.
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    11. 05-05-2012 12:55 PM #11
      07 with 38930

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      05-05-2012 02:06 PM #12
      08 with 38k. haven't had any issues, just scheduled maintenance (knock on wood).

    13. 05-07-2012 02:22 AM #13
      06 jetta, 58k, had to fix the exhaust flex pipe besides that nothing major just regular maintenance items like the battery, oil, brakes etc. worried about timing chain but if it does fail i'll get a new motor

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      05-07-2012 08:41 AM #14
      08 with 109k havnt had any problems just my o2 sensors act up so my cel is on but nothing serious

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      05-07-2012 01:03 PM #15
      53k on my 08 and not a single hiccup

    16. 05-07-2012 08:10 PM #16
      90k on an 07 was problem free, now having some intake issues

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      05-08-2012 02:42 PM #17
      07/ 53k no Issues.... Need new Spark Plug and new filter but after this 0 issues with the Engine.

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      05-09-2012 12:19 PM #18
      I had about 230,000 km on my jetta before it got totalled... That's about 140,000 miles
      Other than a defective clutch, which was still within warranty, I never had a problem now I own a 2.5 golf, willing to drive it til it gives up lol

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      05-09-2012 12:24 PM #19
      2006 - 104k
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      05-09-2012 03:33 PM #20
      ^You didnt have your timing chain go on you have you?
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      05-16-2012 04:06 PM #21
      97k on our 07 Rabbit. No mods just regular maintenance since new. Runs strong but we did have a weird no start issue last week that freaked me out a bit. Been running fine ever since (knock on wood).

      Correction. Leaking oil from the crank pulley area (looks like the gasket for the cover behind the pulley is the issue). Also now leaking oil from the filter housing.
      Last edited by A1an; 05-21-2012 at 01:40 PM.

    22. 05-19-2012 12:27 AM #22
      '07 with 112K Miles.

      Timing chain is rattling (told by the dealer it's not a problem, just annoying).

      Just replaced the vacuum pump, which was gushing oil ($1,100 because you have to drop the trannie to get to it).

      Suspension squeaks like a rusty bed when it's lower than 50F outside.

      Otherwise everything works perfectly.

    23. 05-19-2012 09:21 AM #23
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      2006 purchased new in Nov 2005.

      Tranny valve body is going out just under the 100k threshold for the extended warranty. Took it in Wednesday and the part was ordered. Taking it back Monday for installation. Thank God for Vortex-I would have never known about the warranty extension.

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      05-20-2012 06:03 PM #24
      2006 (the problem motor year) just hit 58k...no motor problems...

    25. 05-21-2012 12:49 PM #25
      2005.5 with 118K on the engine. Just had the top end overhauled. New valves due to timing chain failure.

    26. 05-21-2012 02:45 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by camjr View Post
      99,870

      2006 purchased new in Nov 2005.

      Tranny valve body is going out just under the 100k threshold for the extended warranty. Took it in Wednesday and the part was ordered. Taking it back Monday for installation. Thank God for Vortex-I would have never known about the warranty extension.
      New valve body for the auto tranny installed today. Smooooooth.....

    27. 05-21-2012 09:23 PM #27
      I have almost 160k on my 2005.5 MKV. The only major problem was it blew out an injector at around 130k and cost almost $1,000 to get it fixed. It idles a bit rough, (could just be the 5 cyl maybe I just notice it more now that it is getting older).

      All in all- it has been great. I make sure to change the oil about 5-7k miles (occasionally let it go to 10k when money is tight...)

      I have a few annoying problems- the driver's window is unreliable got stuck down in the rain one day and by some miracle it came back up- haven't opened it since (a lot of strange looks at the drive thru when I open the door to get my Mc Meal...)

      The headliner let go, and I am told that it is very expensive to fix (if it can be fixed) because of the design...anyone have any info on this? or a fix idea?

      Car is paid off, so I am going to run it till the doors fall off. My mechanic seems to think it will go another 100k easy. I am a bit worried about the timing chain- still original- should I pony up to get it replaced before it fails?

    28. 05-21-2012 09:44 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by braddub View Post
      I have almost 160k on my 2005.5 MKV. The only major problem was it blew out an injector at around 130k and cost almost $1,000 to get it fixed. It idles a bit rough, (could just be the 5 cyl maybe I just notice it more now that it is getting older).

      All in all- it has been great. I make sure to change the oil about 5-7k miles (occasionally let it go to 10k when money is tight...)

      I have a few annoying problems- the driver's window is unreliable got stuck down in the rain one day and by some miracle it came back up- haven't opened it since (a lot of strange looks at the drive thru when I open the door to get my Mc Meal...)

      The headliner let go, and I am told that it is very expensive to fix (if it can be fixed) because of the design...anyone have any info on this? or a fix idea?

      Car is paid off, so I am going to run it till the doors fall off. My mechanic seems to think it will go another 100k easy. I am a bit worried about the timing chain- still original- should I pony up to get it replaced before it fails?
      Check with your dealer or VWofA about your headliner. They realize there was a problem with the adhesive, and are either picking up all or part of the tab for a new one. The dealer put a brand-spanking new headliner in for me last summer at no charge. I had about 85k on my car at the time. No questions asked, no hassle, etc. I just called and talked to them, drove it over to show them, and they set an appt for me after they received the part. Worth a shot...

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      05-29-2012 03:36 PM #29
      08' w/ 58k, couple of issues on the engine at 40K but all under warranty, kinda scared of run out of warranty, overall really happy

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      05-29-2012 04:33 PM #30
      2006 w/ 106k
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      Nothing major ever went wrong... just the usual wear-n-tear stuff.

    31. 05-30-2012 12:04 AM #31
      07 121k miles

    32. 05-30-2012 10:33 AM #32
      '06 with 210k miles. Just did timing chains, water pump, thermostat, headgasket and other stuff.
      A really reliable engine.

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      05-30-2012 10:47 AM #33
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      05-30-2012 08:39 PM #34
      06 with 129k making a little rattling so im gunna do tensioners and guides pretty soon...

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      05-30-2012 09:36 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Imanol Alamillo View Post
      '06 with 210k miles. Just did timing chains, water pump, thermostat, headgasket and other stuff.
      A really reliable engine.
      wow you got some miles.. did you only do the chains once? and around 200k?
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