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Old November 30th, 2006, 14:00   #31
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2000 Jetta TDI here on the west side of Houston. I don't have a Vag-Com but I can get my hands on one just about any time I need to. Nice thing I have learned about Houston is that most of the Shell stations carry Premium Diesel. With that and using Schaeffers Diesel Treat I have been getting 45-50mpg.
Except for the recent introduction of ULSD the rest of D2 naming is unregulated. So 'Premium Diesel' is more likely a marketing strategy than anything else in my view.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 20:20   #32
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Hello all,
Just get a 2004 Jetta 3 days ago..and so far I love every minute of driving it. Mine is in great shape but unfortunately did not have any maintenance records. The mileage is 23,700, so I started searching around town for some oil, filters, etc. to do the 20K maintenance myself, just in case it was never done.
For those that live on the North side I can highly recommend Texas Automotive Performance. They are at 10932 Hazelhurst, which is off of Brittmoore (North of I-10). Phone 713-465-6272. I talked to John there and he hooked me up with the 505.01 Pentosynth Pentosin oil (5 litres + and extra litre), an oil and fuel filter and also an air filter. This all set me back about $110.00 which beat some of the mail order prices I have seen. They are primarily a Volvo shop, but they also specialize in ordering parts for German autos. I called them in the morning and they had the parts and oil there at lunch time! Plus they love to talk about cars.
An interesting side note, on my way home I was stopped at a light I had the windows down to enjoy one of the few cool days we get here and I hear a car honk at me from the turn lane. I look over and I get a "nice diesel" from the driver of another TDI....I love this car.

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Old December 6th, 2006, 20:55   #33
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Just wanted to let everyone know there's another diesel Jetta here in Sugar Land! I bought a TDI for my daily commute to Clear Lake. I would be interested in any TDI get-togethers.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 21:11   #34
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Welcome Redglare,
So what did you buy? Always good to have a fellow dubber so close
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Old December 8th, 2006, 23:35   #35
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I have an 06 Jetta, automatic. Recently, it has become somewhat sluggish. I posted a request for help a couple of days ago and will follow the suggestions I got this weekend. Do you happen to know where to get the diesel additive here in Sugar Land? I think it's called Power Source?
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Old December 9th, 2006, 07:21   #36
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I have an 06 Jetta, automatic. Recently, it has become somewhat sluggish. I posted a request for help a couple of days ago and will follow the suggestions I got this weekend. Do you happen to know where to get the diesel additive here in Sugar Land? I think it's called Power Source?
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I have purchased Diesel Kleen - Power Service (the silver bottle) at Walmart and at a truck stop. It's also sold elsewhere.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 14:18   #37
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I bought my TDI on Ebay. Flew to Houston to get it and drove it back to Maine. I guess I could say I'm a Houston TDI owner?

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Old December 19th, 2006, 19:39   #38
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2001 Golf with 103,000 miles on it.

I live in the Spring area.

Finally getting back into taking care of my car myself, and back on the boards!

We'll probably be purchasing a TDI Jetta Wagon sometime in '07, we love the TDIs so much.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 22:17   #39
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One more TDi owner here. Im in NW houston, Cypress to narrow it down. I have an 06 jetta- first VW, and diesel ever. I would also be interested in any gtg in the area.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 21:32   #40
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Well, I moved to Dallas in October of last year and have since sold my house in the Heights, (inner loop area) but Houston still feels more like home. I travel to there pretty regularly for work and friends.
My car was purchased on ebay about 2 years ago while living in Houston. It was in San Antonio so I had my Dad give it a good eye prior to purchase, no problems to speak of, 83K. Black on black with Hauptek tint and lint lint lint. Under going a nice upgrade this week - pp520s, race pipe/egr delete, oil cooler and TB.
Can't wait to hit the road to H-town.

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Old February 6th, 2007, 19:56   #41
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I keep reading about people in houston area looking for someone
with vagcom.
I do have vagcom and live in north houston(spring-1960/i45).
PM me if you need to use it. Also good with repairs and/or advise on repairs.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 00:00   #42
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There is going to be a GTG in Seguin(San Antonio) this 24th(saturday), in case the word has not gotten out!

This would be a GREAT manner to introduce yourself to the world of TDI's and the person's that enjoy them so much(like MOI!).

Check the Forum for the GTG in Seguin.
Houston is NOT too far away, neither is Dallas.


I am also having one.
ANOTHER> GTG in Pagosa Springs, Colorado in APRIL(13,14,15th)
I live in Pagosa BUT will be coming down to check out the GTG in Seguin...

All the turners will be here in Pagosa, VAC-COM's galore, SKIING/'BOARDING and many tall mountains will be seen and driven over by many a TDI !

Anything else?
Good, go drive the VW!
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Old March 13th, 2007, 19:07   #43
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Howdy, ya'll! I live in Dayton, TX (15 minutes east of Humble on 1960) and drive to Jersey Village for work everyday. ~120 miles round-trip. I love the mileage I'm getting. I'm on my first VW and diesel--2006 Jetta pkg 1 w/DSG. My co-worker (lives in Woodlands) and I both bought new 06s at the same time. I would love to get together with some other TDI owners.
I have just added a Scangage, and ordered a euroswitch and an electrochromic mirror. I'm looking for someone with a VAG-COM to disable my DRL.

If you ever see a platinum gray and black TDI speeding on the north belt, I'm in the gray.

Later...
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Old June 6th, 2007, 11:21   #44
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Hello Houstonians. I grew up in Spring Branch but currently reside in Alvin. I have been a long time lurker as I only bought my first TDI May 19th. I found a nice 2000 jetta bone stock WITH Lots of maintainance records. Good enough for me fly out to Phoenix to drive it home without the fear of the car needing a bunch of preventative maintainance before I could place the car into regular service.
3 hour flight out there & 20 hours to drive home... whew!
So far I have been enjoying the turbo whine and generous redline to get a "meager" 43 mpg. The tape deck has allowed me to dust off my tape collection in preparation for the Police concert coming soon. That is still a vast ~3X improvement over the 15mpg gasser I sold off. From the mileage threads I have read, and advice I have gotten, if I were to back off, that would improve... It got 47mpg cruising 80-90mph all the way home, sweet!
MODS?! I wanna taller fifth gear, and Peloquin LSD, and the 2" lift, and a small utility trailer which implies a corresponding hitch to replace the truck I sold off (I didn't need much truck anyway).
But for now I just need to take my boys to the beach, to get them outta momma's hair for awhile and make them sleep through the night for a change...
At 140K I intend to change the oil to make the 10K intervals easy to remember. Since I still work in Houston, this large international port city should have an oil filter in stock..... enough for now! JG.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 18:42   #45
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Kraut, does your shop have ECu upgrades for the new Jettas?

06Vdubya, please stay the heck away from VW on 290. See my post on Houston driver's alert...
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