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New V Owner

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Good afternoon everyone!

New and first time V owner. Got a 2004 V with 67k at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee on the last day and am trying to soak in all the information I can. Glad to be a part of the group.

I've only had it for two weeks and have replaced the radiator - suspected slight leak at the plastic and aluminum mating joint. The thermostat - nothing wrong with the old one but I replaced a 165 degree one in place of the 187 degree stock. I've replaced the incredibly broken engine mounts this past weekend with new stock ones (I know... I know there are better mounts out there but these were super cheap and I'll replace them with better ones next time) and I also have changed the transmission fluid (6spd) with Amsoil ATF and synchromesh blend.

It already drives like a new car compared to two weeks ago but I'm currently chasing a slight shudder at idle. No codes. Gonna try to clean out the throttle body and MAF and then see where it goes from there... Maybe new filter...

Thanks for having me!
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