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Old February 13th, 2012, 19:19   #271
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I like your additive strategy. FWIW, PowerService told me to use Diesel Keel year round in southeast Texas. Gelling just isn't an issue for us and DIesel Kleen apparently has a better Cetane boost.

I just came across a list of Love's truck stop diesel prices. I assumed that they'd be high volume and thus have good diesel, but discovered something interesting here (navigate to Texas):

http://www.loves.com/LocateUs/FuelPriceSearch.aspx

Most of the Love's in Texas sell B8-B10. A few are 100% petrol and even fewer are B5. Given that our TDI CR engines aren't supposed to run on anything higher than B5, I'm inclined to avoid Love's. I figured the Love's on I-45 at exit 50 would be my go-to station. D'oh!
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Old February 13th, 2012, 19:23   #272
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I like your additive strategy. FWIW, PowerService told me to use Diesel Keel year round in southeast Texas. Gelling just isn't an issue for us.

I just came across a list of Love's truck stop diesel prices. I assumed that they'd be high volume and thus have good diesel, but discovered something interesting here (navigate to Texas):

http://www.loves.com/LocateUs/FuelPriceSearch.aspx

Most of the Love's in Texas sell B8-B10. A few are 100% petrol and even fewer are B5. Given that our TDI CR engines aren't supposed to run on anything higher than B5, I'm inclined to avoid Love's. I figured the Love's on I-45 at exit 50 would be my go-to station. D'oh!
Just fill 1/2 at Loves and 1/2 elsewhere..
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Old February 13th, 2012, 19:24   #273
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Just fill 1/2 at Loves and 1/2 elsewhere..
If I didn't share the car with my wife that would be my preferred solution . Convincing her to fill up at two different stations isn't gonna happen.
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Old February 18th, 2012, 20:13   #274
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I like your additive strategy. FWIW, PowerService told me to use Diesel Keel year round in southeast Texas. Gelling just isn't an issue for us and DIesel Kleen apparently has a better Cetane boost.

I am more concerned about the PS controlling water than boosting cetane.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 19:36   #275
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Another new TDI owner here. I've learned a lot from the forum so far and hope to keep learning and contribute as I learn a bit more! Enjoying the torque band so far. 2012 Jetta Premium w/DSG Platinum Gray.

Passat's (2) GTI, Golf, a Fox and a Scirocco (way, way back in time) are in my past. Been without a VW for several years now and had the itch to get one again and could not resist the lure of the diesel.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 14:14   #276
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Does anybody know of a good mechanic here in Houston for our TDI's. I'm ready to do a timing belt on my 06 Jetta BRM and I don't want to go to the dealer. The only dealer I trust so far is Jersey Village but I have the parts now that I ordered from idparts a week ago and doubt the dealer will be willing to use my parts. Looking to use a mechanic I have used before on other cars...Precision Designs on the Hardy Toll Rd. Any suggestions?
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Old March 27th, 2012, 14:17   #277
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Does anybody know of a good mechanic here in Houston for our TDI's. I'm ready to do a timing belt on my 06 Jetta BRM and I don't want to go to the dealer. The only dealer I trust so far is Jersey Village but I have the parts now that I ordered from idparts a week ago and doubt the dealer will be willing to use my parts. Looking to use a mechanic I have used before on other cars...Precision Designs on the Hardy Toll Rd. Any suggestions?
Go see Christian at:

http://www.vdubautohaus.com/
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Old April 26th, 2012, 22:31   #278
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Thanks aja888! Talked to Christian same day as your post, and just had him do my timing belt and waterpump yesterday. Excellent service, reasonable price! Can't say enough about him! Finally, a mechanic I feel I can trust in Houston! Would recommend him to anyone! Why hasn't he been listed on the trusted mechanics thread yet?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:17   #279
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Thanks aja888! Talked to Christian same day as your post, and just had him do my timing belt and waterpump yesterday. Excellent service, reasonable price! Can't say enough about him! Finally, a mechanic I feel I can trust in Houston! Would recommend him to anyone! Why hasn't he been listed on the trusted mechanics thread yet?
I'll try to get him listed (I'm not sure how to do it but will try).

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Old April 30th, 2012, 18:39   #280
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i am in Baytown. picked up the TDI last week. loving the mpg's. look forward to a gtg.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 15:31   #281
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I'm in League City. After years of sort of looking for a TDI, I decided to buy a new one a couple of weeks ago. This is my first VW, and my old daily driver is a 2000 F150 5.4L. I'm really enjoying the better performance, cornering, and vastly better mileage of my Golf.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 08:30   #282
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what are the latest plans for the next GTG? was reading last years and was ready to commit then read the date, bummer.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 09:12   #283
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May 26, Robby's shop in Austin:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=348563
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Old May 14th, 2012, 09:52   #284
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oh well, will wait for the next one. i am only off Sun-Mon till the end of Sept. It is bound to change again after that.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 13:24   #285
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I'm in southeast Houston and have been driving around in my Golf TDI for almost a year now and I love it! Hopefully there is going to be a local get together. I would like to meet some of you I might have seen out there on I-45.
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