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    1. Thanks for this! I'll admit I wasn't 100% sure of...

      Thanks for this! I'll admit I wasn't 100% sure of the best things to check.

      Voltage directly at the alternator comes out at 11.9 - which is the same as the battery (not a good start). At least I...
    2. Welp... as an update, I put a brand new battery,...

      Welp... as an update, I put a brand new battery, which of course runs the car just fine but... no charge. Still right around 12V at the posts with the car running. Reving the engine makes 0...
    3. I did try that, and it was still only about 10V....

      I did try that, and it was still only about 10V. Which I know is normally the sign that it's the alternator. But even with the X3 still connected, it's only about 12.2 (the X3 chugs along in the high...
    4. Can a *super* dead battery make a running car shut off?

      So, long story short, I'm about to start getting ready to sell my old 2007 Jetta. I will fully admit I let it sit *way* too long, but life has been wacky for the last few months.

      All that to say I...
    5. FWD, so that makes that a little easier at least....

      FWD, so that makes that a little easier at least.

      After a bit more driving, and letting my father-in-law (who buys cars for a living) drive it, it seems like the tires may be the main culprit....
    6. I wondered that as well. It does kind of sounds...

      I wondered that as well. It does kind of sounds like a softer version of the first brake after it has rained and they get rusty.

      That said, the sound does not change at all based on whether or not...
    7. I did wonder about the brake dust shield. They...

      I did wonder about the brake dust shield. They don't look particularly great. Is the check for that pretty much just getting it off the ground and spinning it to see if it makes noise?
    8. Oscillating roaring noise in the front - Possible culprits?

      I know, I know, another "what is this noise?" thread. Still pretty new to my A3 so I'm learning the ins and outs of it.

      Lately I have had a roar/grinding noise coming from the front that I am...
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      Picked it up from getting the infamous timing...

      Picked it up from getting the infamous timing chain tensioner updated, and new chains and guides and the like as well. Also got a quick balance and alignment.

      Now I feel like I can really drive...
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      I had a similar problem with mine that I just...

      I had a similar problem with mine that I just picked up a couple weeks ago (80,000 miles). Misfires on cylinder 1, jumpy just a bit in the 1500-2000rpm range until it got warm. Swapped plugs and...
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      P2789 - Should I be worried?

      So I recently picked up a 2010 A3, 2.0TSI with 80,000 miles on it. It's in fantastic shape and, from all indications, was religiously maintained at the dealer. LOVE the car! I knew being an earlier...
    12. Contemplating jump from Mk V Jetta - What should I know?

      I've loved my '07 Jetta Wolfsburg for 7 years now, but I've always wanted a GTI, so I'm starting to contemplate the jump to a Mk VI. Budget-wise it's looking like I'll be looking at the '11-'12...
    13. Squishy brakes after new caliper and fluid flush

      Apologies in advance for probably a simple question. I just had a new caliper put on the right-rear wheel of my '07 Jetta by a local mechanic due to it leaking and went ahead and had him flush the...
    14. Grinding noise - only sometimes when cold

      So my 07 Jetta has been doing this weird thing lately. Sometimes - but not all the time - when I first start driving (I would say "cold" but it's not exactly cold any more) there is a sort of...
    15. Help! Did I break my rental? (Stop/Start System Fault)

      Hello everyone!

      Usually over on the MkV Jetta forums, but I'm in the UK on vacation and picked up a fantastic A3 Sportback S to drive through the Scottish Highlands today! It was incredible. I...
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      Startup pattern changed...

      So, I'm sure we're all familiar with the typical startup pattern for a 2.5L engine. Rev up to 1500~ or so and have the SAI pump turn on for a few seconds and then slowly drop to normal revs. For some...
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      This is a total shot in the dark but I'm...

      This is a total shot in the dark but I'm wondering if the adaptive throttle just got confused by your driving, be that overall or just that morning.
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      Tune worth it if auto and sticking with 87?

      So I've been thinking lately about what to do next to the ol' Jetta. I've been leaning towards finally getting it chipped, but I guess I've had some doubts on if it would be worth it for me.

      For...
    19. Well, in an interesting turn of events, I went...

      Well, in an interesting turn of events, I went out to fiddle with it today since I actually had time to mess with it, and after determining that nothing looked burned or anything I figured I'd go for...
    20. Yes, it stopped quickly. The smoke or steam or...

      Yes, it stopped quickly. The smoke or steam or whatever it was was almost completely dissipated by the time I just got out and walked around to the front.

      Y'know... A seized accessory could...
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