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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old April 9th, 2007, 23:32   #61
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Fuel Economy: max 51 mpg

added B100 with power service and some 4 oz jet fuel for cleaning the nozzles...

Checked oil level....cleaned old navy CCV.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 00:07   #62
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Ordered in a new water pump--old one is leaking like crazy with 30,000 miles on it.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 17:19   #63
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Added 18" OZ black Ultraleggers today. Put OEM's from car in spare bedroom. Wife asked why my "motorbike wheels" were on the floor messing up the carpet!!!!!
03 VW Beetle TDI. Runs on B100 ( in the summer ). CAT 2 Filter. Boostvalve. DG Race pipe. Powerplus 357 nozzles. AFE CAI System. Stage I KermaTDI tuned. Kerma "ugly" Downpipe. 2.5" straight thru' exhaust. and close to adding 17/22 turbo and triple gauge pod
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Old April 11th, 2007, 19:15   #64
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Fuel Economy: 56/47/45

Got rid of some extra junk and hoses that someone left in the engine bay, installed DieselGeek EGR Delete Kit where they used to be. Found and fixed a boost leak. Bought and installed a new hood latch because hood wouldn't close after doing the other things.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 19:31   #65
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Installed Dieselgeek G60/VR6 clutch kit. Now ready for a chip and some serious torque.
'03 Golf with 687k miles: Bosio DLC 764, GT1749VB, Passenger Performance 2.5" DP, Malone tuning, VR6/G60 clutch/flywheel, Bilsteins, Recaros, Akebono pads/Zimmerman rotors, Cat filter with Nicktane head, DG Panzer w/FMJ, Nokian snows, TDT/Delvac1
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:59   #66
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Fuel Economy: 50/45/37

Just installed two tiny lawnmower fuel filters: one to quiet down the boost gauge and one at the end of the hose that runs into the air filter: The VR6 filter box top doesn't have a port for it.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:23   #67
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Fuel Economy: 44 MPG

last sunday i pulled the ic piping and intercooler and pressure tested it all for leaks, last night and today i am installing a boostguage, a pillar pod, and perfect match lighting... also installed led interrior lighting... woot woot. o yeah, also cleaned my airfilter for the heck of it... it must have added 57 hp.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 18:52   #68
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Originally Posted by Left Coast Resident
Yesterday I let my 16 year old take his driving test in it. He passed, although I thought perhaps not, as he and the examiner were gone 20 minutes. Highlights: 1) when he started it up, the examiner said "Oh, it's a diesel" (as opposed to "your car is awfully loud, is making funny noises, etc."), and 2) coming out of the DMV parking lot at the start of the test my son said he accidentally spanked it, causing the examiner to reach over and grab the wheel so he wouldn't aim for the parked cars.
I passed my driving test in a Jetta TDI as well.
What are you sinking about?
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Old April 14th, 2007, 20:23   #69
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I drove it

Was ist los?

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Old April 14th, 2007, 21:35   #70
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I put new shift bushings in the 87 cabriolet. Wow what a difference.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 14:23   #71
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Fuel Economy: 35-38 avg.

i just installed my TT shifter and adjusted the shifter linkages. nice reduction in fore/aft throw with more precision to boot.

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 09:09   #72
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Not today, but this past weekend:

1) Changed oil/filter;

2) Changed fuel filter;

3) Replaced front brakes with Brembo slotted rotors and Akebono ceramic pads from BleachedBora;

4) Added EuroSport upper and lower stress bars;

5) Flushed brake lines with fresh ATE Super Blue;

6) Repainted my drums;

7) Chased and found two oil leaks (oil filter and turbo oil drain);

8) Took photos to update my website:

I had hoped to install braided brake lines. But I couldn't get the factory ones off. I opted to stop before I stripped something. I'll find help. Still to come: Lift pump, KERMA A3 downpipe, and a series of hybrid turbo testing.

I'm sore from all the crawling around.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 16:12   #73
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Fuel Economy: 50 mpg average

I (well, Mark of Diesel did most of the work, and John helped a bunch at the right time) installed the Dieselgeek Deluxe TB kit, OMI and deleted the balance of the EGR cooler this past weekend. While boost seems relatively the same, the car seems smoother. Thanks guys! You too CoolWht!
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 18:47   #74
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I drove my Jetta TDI 624 miles today. The only problem was the fuel economy but maybe I should blame that on my right foot and not the car.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 21:40   #75
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Yo stealth, how many miles do you have now?
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