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Jetta/Bora/Vento TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a Jetta/Bora/or Vento TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 08:21   #796
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"I have always complained that my 17/22 turbo coughs when hitting the accelerator, and I suspect that the fluctuations between 2000 - 2500 RPM is evident of that coughing sound I hear. I wish the turbo was smooth at the low RPMs."

Rocketeer, I believe I get the same oscillation with my 17/22 turbo, at about the same rpm area. I also hear it, a sort of shh-shh-shh-shh and it feels like large power pulses.
I'm running an RC4 with similar mods (not as many intake updates).

I've felt mine 'coughs' many times when you hit the loud pedal. I was suspecting my injectors (that just got sent off to be balanced) or the tune.


I had thought it was just my particular turbo, is somewhat nice to see someone else having the 'issue'.

My thoughts have been:
Compressor surge or similar; turbo just not quite sized perfectly.
Lightweight flywheel and powerpulses through the drivetrain.
boost leak (I replaced my IC because of a small leak, it didn't change this).

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Old December 27th, 2011, 14:49   #797
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Default New mount created by n8ronJ for my ScanGaugeII

Look at what my good friend and brother n8 (n8ronJ) created and gave to me for Christmas.

In the middle of this year, he and I were together heading up to a Ho5G GTG to get his Jetta TDI tuned by Jeff R. While driving along we both complained about how the Velcro designed to keep our respective ScanGaugeII in place would wear out and cause the gauge to sag. In n8's case, it was nearly falling off from the trim. In my case, I replaced the Velcro with some I bought from a craft store.

Well, n8 came up with this ingenious holder mount that he has attaching to the trim piece using his work skills. When he showed me version 1.0, I knew what I wanted for Christmas (gentle hint). His original version was gray, and I suggested he try and make it or paint it in black to match the trim. Presto, version 2.0 shows up in my mailbox (n8 gave me a hint it was coming), and I installed it immediately. Now my ScanGaugeII fits in its place nicely, showing its face in all its glory without sagging. The gauge is actually held in place with notches n8 incorporated into the blocks that fit within slots on the gauge. Very smart, n8! And, there is no interference with the radio buttons or CD slot.

This is definitely my favorite Christmas gift of the year, putting a huge smile on my face when I had it installed.




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Old December 28th, 2011, 03:41   #798
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Nice! That has to be the best oem looking placement that I have seen for the scangauge.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:17   #799
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Thank you for the kind words and the thread pics. It does look very sharp. Much better than version 1.0 which is still mounted in my car. I'll be making another soon.
-n8
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Old January 6th, 2012, 10:36   #800
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Here's my fuel summary from the time I bought my TDI in December 2007.

I average less than 10,000 miles per year. From the Avg Price/Gallon, one can tell that the oil prices peaked in 2008, fell drastically in 2009, and have crept back up through 2011. It's evident that through the years, I wait longer (more miles) between fill-ups. Fuel mileage is consistent, even with the gradual modifications starting from stock. I would probably do better without the 17-inch summer wheel and tires, which I'm now trying to sell.


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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:44   #801
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Your numbers are eerily similar to IBW's Fuelly Numbers. I do drive a few more miles per year, however.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 14:39   #802
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Your numbers are eerily similar to IBW's Fuelly Numbers. I do drive a few more miles per year, however.
Eerily, Peter?

I'm pretty sure that you drive faster on the highways than I, even though our percentage of highway vs. local driving is nearly the same. I also notice that your mileage was very consistent over the past year, while for me there is a big dip down into the 30s in the summer because I was doing all those test runs while perfecting my new, Deutsch GŁnther-tune.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 16:18   #803
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Maybe not surprisingly. I've only recently started using the city/highway settings, so my percentages are probably more biased towards highway as that's the default.

And IBW's FE is consistent, summer and winter. No complaints.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 17:37   #804
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My first tank in January with the GŁnther-Tune and winter tires, and I got 50.2 mpg. Love it!
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:27   #805
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Last night, I sold the Enkei Silver RSV 17-inch wheels with 235/45R-17 Yokohama Avid H4S tires to a guy from Maryland.

I have plans for a new set of 15-inch summer wheels and tires before mid-April. Though I really liked the look of the 17-inch tires/wheels, the jarring, unforgiving, horribly bumpy roads here in Connecticut made the decision to sell easy. Besides, 15-inch wheels/tires look OK now that my suspension is about 1-inch lower due to the Koni springs. Best of all, there should be less grumbling from the wifey and my mileage in the summer should increase a bit.
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15s rock. I have four sets for IBW, two alloy, two steel. And I just bought steel 15" wheels and tires for my '12 Golf, am looking for a good set of Passat 15" alloys to put on that car. Tire selection isn't great, but I have been pleased with the Michelin Pilot Exaltos I ran last summer.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 08:31   #807
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As of right now, I plan to stick with Yokohama tires, as I've liked them for years and years (pre-TDI) as summer tires. Specifically, I'm considering Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V). I do have Michelin's summers tires for my wife's car, which have worked out good.
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Depending on what wheels you buy you can go with slightly larger section widths: I run 215/60-15s on my Kosei 7" rims and they work great. Same diameter as stock.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 13:19   #809
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Good to know. Thanks, Peter.

Edit: I took a look, and I think I'm going to stick with the 195/65-15 OEM size, as the tires I'm interested in are better rated, warranted for more miles, and a lot better priced. I won't be purchasing anything until March or April, so I have more time to consider.

The 15-inch wheels I'm considering look similar to the 17-inch Enkei's I just sold, and they're manufactured in Deutschland.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 12:00   #810
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Happiness is getting 50 mpg with my Jetta TDI for the last two tank full-ups. This is during winter with soft snow tires with only 50% highway driving. My new GŁnther-Tune and power modifications are working out really well.
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