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Old January 18th, 2008, 14:06   #1
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TDI(s): VW Jetta
Default Is there more than on VW diesel engine?

I have a 1996 VW Jetta and it is a diesel, would this be a TDI or some other engine? I do not have the original owners manual.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 14:10   #2
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It is the 1.9 TD, which is an IDI motor. No engine computer, no direct injection, no intercooler.

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Maybe I should pay MYSELF to do bad work on my car!
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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:04   #3
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looks like you got the azz motor
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Old January 19th, 2008, 14:26   #4
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That'll be AAZ ...
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and before that ... 1996 Passat TDI, Silk Blue
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:56   #5
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Also not DI, correct? Precombustion chamber?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:10   #6
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