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Old September 29th, 2012, 09:36   #1516
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Hi everyone, long time vw junkie, but new to the tdi world.

Just picked up a mint 1998 jetta tdi, with only 160000km on it.

Looking to learn about this engine and give it a little more boost.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 04:05   #1517
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Hi all
I'm Brett i own a 2001 Seat Leon 110 tdi,have owned it for 8 months now
Been lowered,18" RS6's,HID's & other subtle mods,have f/lift bumpers & side skirts to be fitted in nr future & planning on a remap at some point.
I've owned various diesels for the last 8yrs but not modded them

I'm sure i will learn alot on here
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 09:42   #1518
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Thanks, these links are great
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 21:36   #1519
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Here's my 2013 6MT. Getting about 43 MPG thus far.

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Old October 8th, 2012, 21:40   #1520
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hey guys and gals!
Does anybody know what the 2013 golf's stereo max output per "channel" is?
Not the Dynaudio, the regular 8 speaker hd radio.
I'm trying to figure out which line converter to get, so I can add an amp and sub.
Any advise on this would be helpful, I've never owned a VW, I have a 4 door Golf, I'm not sure where to put the converter, behind the head unit, or where, I know the converter will have a remote turn on for the amp thou.
Thanks the help.

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Old October 9th, 2012, 20:22   #1521
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What's up everyone. I've been lurking here for a few weeks now. Looking high and low for the perfect 02-03 Jetta TDI or Golf TDI. Currently driving an 06 S2000. Any advice or help finding one is appreciated!
:thumbup: on the 2006 s2000! My husband owns a laguna blue, same year. Love his car!! Just picked up '12 TDI Jetta for me and I love it!!
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Old October 11th, 2012, 19:22   #1522
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Do I have to warm up my Jetta TDI in the cold weather for a minutes? Or can I just take off after leaving idle a few seconds? It's a 2013 TDI Please let me know, I'm a newbie, thanks for your time.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 21:48   #1523
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A few seconds warmup should be all that is needed prior to driving.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 12:51   #1524
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Hi everyone-

About to make a purchased on a used 2011 Golf TDI 4 door DSG. It has about 19,000 miles on it.

Is there anything in particular I should look out for when I'm checking out the car before final purchase (in addition to the usual - tires, breaks, coolant, mechanicals) ?

Looking forward to sharing my adventures with this new(ish) car.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 13:01   #1525
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Super stoked to pick-up my 05 wagon with 61K.

Thanks in advance for your tips.

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Old October 12th, 2012, 19:29   #1526
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Hi everyone-
About to make a purchased on a used 2011 Golf TDI 4 door DSG. It has about 19,000 miles on it.
Is there anything in particular I should look out for when I'm checking out the car before final purchase (in addition to the usual - tires, breaks, coolant, mechanicals) ?
Looking forward to sharing my adventures with this new(ish) car.
The main thing is, don't pay too much. It should be indistinguishable from a brand new car, only several thousand dollars less.

And you should like everything about it: color, features, options, etc. If it's not quite what you want, then buy a new one or keep looking for another used one.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 00:10   #1527
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The main thing is, don't pay too much. It should be indistinguishable from a brand new car, only several thousand dollars less.
And you should like everything about it: color, features, options, etc. If it's not quite what you want, then buy a new one or keep looking for another used one.
Thank you, TornadoRed.

It was hard to find a used TDI in Southern California with the features I wanted (Sunroof, HID lights, upgraded stereo, rear airbags) and without the things I didn't want (Navigation).

I think I did okay.

I ended up getting it for a smidge less than $21k, certified pre-owned (so I have warranty coverage that extends for 2 years 24,000 after the original warranty expires). A comparable 2012 or 2013 invoices at $29k (including a bunch of options I don't want or need). Taxes and fees is where California really hurts its car buyers.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 17:14   #1528
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Well i just pulled the trigger on a 2013 jetta tdi. im looking forward to learning more about vw tdi's. This isnt my first diesel had 2 other cummins but ill be learning more on saturday when i receive it and finish the paper work.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 17:28   #1529
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I've had my 2012 Golf TDI highline for less than a week and already have 1200 km on the clock. Love my new ride!
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Old October 15th, 2012, 14:15   #1530
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i live in south central pa, and just purchased 2012 tdi jetta. i've been a trucker for 30 years, but never owned a diesel car. a whole different beast! 1300 miles on it and 40.6 mpg on last tank. my question is: every now and then i get a burning smell when i park and get out. i cant really tell where it is coming from, but i dont see any fluids on hot engine parts. i thought at first, it was paint burning off of a new engine, but at 1300 miles, and 3 weeks, i feel it should have stopped by now. any ideas? thanx, -craig
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