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Old November 9th, 2013, 14:04   #46
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The last 3 fuel-ups, covering over 3,200 km, have been dead stable all three times at 5.5 L/100 km (42.8 MPG US).
How does this compare to the previous 3 fill-ups?
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Old November 9th, 2013, 14:51   #47
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With the exception of one outlier fill-up (5.9 L/100 km, probably due in parts to more city driving and also a noticeable leakage of fuel from the pump which was replaced at the next fill-up), very consistent - 5.4-5.6 L/100km dating back to July.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 20:56   #48
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Impressive fuel economy numbers for an all wheel drive v6 tdi. Do you have any concerns about sourcing parts? At first I thought you might have an issue selling it down the road however 1) I doubt that will happen any time soon 2) with all the guys following your thread I am sure there will be at least a half dozen people waiting in line for it.
Why the 12mm pump? Is there a bigger turbo on the car that i missed or is that a stock item?
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Old November 12th, 2013, 22:37   #49
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Impressive fuel economy numbers for an all wheel drive v6 tdi. Do you have any concerns about sourcing parts? At first I thought you might have an issue selling it down the road however 1) I doubt that will happen any time soon 2) with all the guys following your thread I am sure there will be at least a half dozen people waiting in line for it.
Why the 12mm pump? Is there a bigger turbo on the car that i missed or is that a stock item?
Dude its a 1.9 Afn 110bhp.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 11:49   #50
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Very cool car TDImeister! I may well go that rout next time instead of the swap. I am now pretty well hooked on AWD TDI!

I am curious about why you are getting much better mileage than me. How much does that car weigh? I guess I am doing a lot more city driving and my engine is about 130hp so maybe that explains it...
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Old November 13th, 2013, 12:36   #51
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Interesting, but I don't think the power output alone explains it . Mine is chipped and with a bigger pump. I'd conservatively estimate 140 HP (some chiptuners claim 140+ on an AFN alone with no other mods). Homologated weight is 1485 kg. I wish I had your 6-speed, but if it's the same unit as was in the W8, that's probably your answer right there. Driving habits and conditions are very important as well. My area is very flat compared to yours and I drive mostly for economy and put about 85% of my km on the highway.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 11:57   #52
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The tranny came with the AVF engine. My W8 was originally an automatic. I am not sure what the tranny code is on the 6 speed.

The W8 Passat is somewhere between 1660 and 1825KG although I am not sure how the engine and tranny swap may have effected this. This may partially explain it.

Also my engine being a PD may have something to do with it? It seems that PDs aren't as efficient as the older type engines.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 21:14   #53
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I just uploaded vids recorded a week before Christmas where I start my TDI at -30C/-22F. These are REAL temps, not wind chill, the latter of which is irrelevant as far as starting a car is concerned. Before the attempt, the car sat and had not been started for a full 2 days and there are no auxiliary aids like a block heater or anything. Having seen other videos, even of much newer cars and at somewhat milder temperatures, I'm all the more amazed at the result!

Part 1: Weather report
Part 2: The Start
Edit: Made a merged video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJkJpP_Ksgo

Screenshot taken from my iPhone for a different temperature report between recording both videos (Dec. 17, 2013, 9:13 a.m.):


Recipe: 2 month old battery and glow plugs, Castrol Edge 0W-30 oil, 8 oz Power Service white bottle per full tank and double glow.
Result: Started like a boss!
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Old January 12th, 2014, 16:45   #54
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When I lived in Labrador I used to have a battery heated protection thingy, never once the battery failed on the Scirocco
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Old February 1st, 2014, 10:34   #55
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Just read this. I know the pain of dealing with the Quebecker DMV and having very little grasp of the french language. I got the feeling that they make it intentionally difficult for us.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 17:52   #56
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Oil/oil filter/air filter change @ 255,006 km (11,985 km OCI) with Castrol Edge 0W40/Mahle/Mahle.

Interior LED lights also installed. After months of very cold weather, lots of city driving and infrequent fill-ups, fuel economy back to summer norms.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 17:57   #57
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After having the honour of driving her at this weekend's GTG, nice ride.

Such an excellent compromise of power, traction, utility and fuel economy.

Truly a unique car.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 21:38   #58
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Meister, you might see a slight bump in MPG with the Castrol 0w40 vs. the Redline 0w40. 3.6 vs. 4.0 cP HTHS and about 1.5 cSt thinner at 100C.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 22:14   #59
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I need help clearing Canada customs, along with a bill of sale did you need any of these documents, and was the vehicle registered in your name before leaving Germany.

The easiest method is simply to ask if the seller has the original Fahrzeugbrief. All vehicles in Germany are required to have this and it is handed over from owner to owner. (This is not to be confused with the vehicle registration, which is called a Fahrzeugschein.)
If a vehicle is still financed, the Fahrzeugbrief is physically kept by the bank or the lending institution holding the loan; it is not given to the owner of the vehicle until the loan is paid off. Thus, if the vehicle is owned free and clear, the seller will have the original Fahrzeugbrief. This document will have the ownership information as well as official stamps from the various municipalities in which the vehicle was registered.

Here is my story I have found a 2.5L TDI T4 multivan here in Canada. It is still german registered and the owners are here on a visitors visa. According to the internet customs site it can not be sold. Talking to the border customs agent he said the Germans can not import the vehicle but with a bill of sale and the ownership papers as a Canadian I can. But I must own the vehicle to import it.
So a bill of sale is easily created but which brief or schein do I need and does the vehicle need to come out of Germany in my name or can that be done out of country.
Oh yeh the T4 is a 1998 and is not subject to Transport Canada being over 15 years old. After that B.C. Inspection and Air Care .

Thanks for any help.

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Yes, my car's ownership was completely changed over to my name in Germany, so I had the Fahrzeugbrief and Fahrzeugschein. I had both, plus the bill of sale on hand plus certified professional translations of them into English presented at the CBSA. In and out in 15 minutes.

The rules are clear: A non-resident visitor cannot sell his imported car here. You'd have to get the title transferred to your name before/upon entry and presentation to the CBSA. The only way I can think of that you can get around this is to give power of attorney (Vollmacht) to a party in Germany and have him go to the department of transport there (Strassenverkehrsamt) to do the ownership transfer to your name. Once you have the 3 documents - bill of sale, Fahrzeugbrief and Fahrzeugschein - along with certified translations thereof, you can go to Canada Customs.

However, the fact that the vehicle is already in Canada, has cleared CBSA as being a temporary import with a visitor and he is driving it around (correct?), may be problematic for you based on my own interpretation of the rules:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehicl...n-faq-1283.htm
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I will be visiting Canada with my vehicle. Do I have to formally declare it for importation at the Canadian border?

No. Section 7(1)(b) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA), allows a visitor to temporarily enter Canada with a motor vehicle without complying with the MVSA if the vehicle is used only by a visitor to Canada or a person passing through Canada en route to another country.

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You alone may use the vehicle.
Any change in your status, such as receiving permanent residency in Canada, may make your vehicle inadmissible and you will be required to export or destroy it.
You may not sell or gift the vehicle while in Canada.
The vehicle cannot remain in Canada longer than the time limits allowed under your temporary entry.
I don't have direct experience with your specific scenario, but IMO, the rules seem to leave some leeway for the agent - in your favour or otherwise. Evidently you spoke to someone with a liberal interpretation of the rules and as long as you deal with that same person when you go with the right paperwork, you should be fine. Another agent may not be as accommodating. The only sure bet is research, preparation, more research and more preparation. If you want to save yourself headaches and not risk being forced to ship the vehicle back to Germany on your dime or have it crushed, I'd look elsewhere.
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