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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:59   #151
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So...I'm the newest of TDI noobs. I have a 6-day-old, 2012 Jetta Sportwagen which had 7 miles on the odometer when I purchased it. I have never known anyone who owns a TDI, but I have done a fair amount of research prior to this purchase and am mildly mechanically inclined.

I'm wondering if anyone in Utah county has a recommended fueling station. Other places in the forums people have said that diesel at Chevron stations has pretty high cetane. Do we know if this is true here in Utah county?
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Old April 25th, 2012, 13:21   #152
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There isn't enough of a difference in Cetane #'s around here.
We have 2 of our own refinery's in SLC and problably 90% if not 100% of our local stations buy from one of the 2.

Pick a station that has a high volume and is on your regular route.
Keep a good fuel log and reciepts for warranty reasons.
Fill and drive
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Old April 25th, 2012, 13:23   #153
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Congrats on the purchase! I work in Orem, I'll keep my eye out for you :-)

I've heard the same thing about cetane except I heard it with regard to Shell stations, unfortunately I haven't found anything concrete to base that on.

I run B50 in my Merc and B20-B50 in the Jetta, so I usually fill up at Cardwell in Sandy or sometimes DalSoglio. With the emissions treatment on your car, I probably wouldn't recommend biodiesel (except under 5%) for you though.

That being said, because Cardwell is a distributor, you might be able to get some cetane specs (and other specs) directly from them about their fuels (regular diesel specifically). Here's their contact email address: frank@cardwelldist.com or their contact page here: http://www.cardwelldist.com/contact/ If you do find out, please post back!

They've been pretty responsive to me when I've asked questions in the past. Oh, and I'm not expecting you to go up to Sandy to fill up (It's on my way home), but Cardwell distributes all over the state and they could also tell you what stations they service in Utah County. Then, if you like their cetane numbers, you could seek out the stations that they service in Utah County. Make sense? :-)
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Old April 25th, 2012, 13:26   #154
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There isn't enough of a difference in Cetane #'s around here.
We have 2 of our own refinery's in SLC and problably 90% if not 100% of our local stations buy from one of the 2.
Makes sense!

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Pick a station that has a high volume and is on your regular route.
High volume is great advice too
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Old April 25th, 2012, 15:39   #155
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Thanks! I'm excited to get to know this car better. Since buying the car I've started noticing TDIs in lots of places.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 14:37   #156
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Last night I took my kids up to Squaw Peak. I think the TDI might be the perfect car for that drive. Lots of torque as well as great handling. It was a lot of fun.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 11:24   #157
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Does anyone know where I can buy (locally, SLC area) some Pentosin 5W-40? What I normally use for my oil and wanted to keep using.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 22:11   #158
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There are a couple of places in Orem that sell the Pentosin but I know of none in SLC because I have never looked. Call Parts for Imports in Orem and ask them if they know of anywhere in SLC.
On another note - I am getting ready to do a manifold/intake cleaning on my car and was wondering if anyone has a spare ALH intake manifold off the car that I can swap them for. I would rather be able to just swap them and clean it before tearing in to the car. Anyone?
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Old May 13th, 2012, 20:01   #159
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I'm kinda new on this board and have been lurking for awhile. (hence the name)

Just thought i'd throw out a "Spotted" post.

Spotted: MKVI white golf 4 door going up south mountain in draper. You had a tdiclub sticker in the window. looked really good.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 17:02   #160
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hey everyone from utah good to know there are a few members in the same state as me. i have a good idea for a GTG WUSTE FEST in las vegas !!! june 1 -3 ?? anyone interested?? i think alot of people from vwvortex are going but i wanna roll out with fellow tdi owners ?? and thoughts ??
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Old May 18th, 2012, 21:35   #161
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Anyone from southern Utah I'm in St George just wondering whos around here
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Old December 9th, 2012, 16:09   #162
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Man - not much chatter in Utah...
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Old December 9th, 2012, 19:07   #163
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Man - not much chatter in Utah...
Unfortunately, it's true :-)
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:08   #164
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Pretty quite for sure. Anyone have any fun projects they are working on?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 14:44   #165
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Well, considering a deer ran into the side of the Sportwagen this morning on the way to work, I have a new project I'm working on :-(

Actually it'll be a body shop rather than myself for this one, but even still, it sucks.
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