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Old October 18th, 2005, 23:04   #1
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I can't tell where this should go, since there doesn't seem to be a forum that includes Texas, but Houston area TDI's should sign up here for local events and efforts:
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 18:21   #2
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I was going to start a thread for all the Houston TDI owners to check in at, but I found this one. So I decided to post here to see who is from Houston and to give this thread a bump.

I think it would be interesting to see how many TDIs we have here in Houston and which part of Houston they are located in.

As my sig says, I am from Humble and drive a '06 Jetta TDI.

I know that there is a Houston TDI yahoo group, but I prefer this board to the yahoo group, because it has a wider audience and is easier to follow.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 20:19   #3
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I am from the Friendswood/Pearland area south of Houston. Have driven Diesels since 1995 (92 Dodge, 95 Dodge). Bought the Jetta for the wife to haul kids around, so far so good.

Would like to attend any meet-ups that may be planned. If you guys love Boost (78+ psi), and want to see a sub 11.50 sec. (1/4 mile) 4x4 Dodge truck (100% street legal), I'll bring it along also.

Jim

P.S. Does anyone have a Vag-Com in Houston?????
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 20:34   #4
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I will have hex com + can with me on July 2nd, 3rd, 4th near Willowbrook mall.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 21:38   #5
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Just my luck Kraut, the wife and kids will be out of town then, with me to follow on the 5th. I am impressed with your site, and will be considering your tune up when we get a few more miles on it.

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Old June 23rd, 2006, 14:59   #6
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'98 Jetta TDI here in west houston.


78 pounds of boost? do the intake valves blow open or what?
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 19:07   #7
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Well I didn't live in Houston until they annexed Kingwood. Now I'm stuck.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 22:50   #8
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hell, houston'll be down to where i live in about a year.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 15:51   #9
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'98 Jetta TDI here in west houston.


78 pounds of boost? do the intake valves blow open or what?

*****NOTE: This is my good friends (since high school) Truck******
No .......Twin compound turbos, one smaller than the second (the larger being from a 18 wheeler or industrial engine). In the Dodge Cummins world, they use specific turbo names over milimeter size to identify the turbos. The above truck runs a Holeset HX-40 for the smaller one and a Schweitzer (sp) S-400 I believe for the larger (Holeset equivelent HT3B with a 22 to 26 housing). With these trucks, you have to "Load" the turbos to make them spool. Simply stabbing the throttle won't work.

This truck put down 789 HP to the wheels back in March in Austin Texas with a small shot of Nitros. Torque was over 1200 (thats as high as the dyno would go). This truck is 100% street legal. Once you learn how to drive it, it could be an every day truck.

There are several other Dodge guys on this board from all over the country, one being "TooMuchBoost" from Georgia. He hangs with the guys from Garmons shop. They have some insane fast trucks.........

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Old June 26th, 2006, 18:29   #10
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I have been trying to get enough Timing belt work in houston to make it worth the trip for Runonbeer hopefully for the 8th or the 29th of July. I started a thread on the south central states. If any body here needs a TB belt lets get together. Chuck.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 15:47   #11
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Well, for some reason when my message was moved here, the signature was chopped off.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 19:59   #12
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Chuck, I've just posted on your TB thread. I hope to get to meet you.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 19:32   #13
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Just got the plates for my 2006 Jetta TDI, 5-speed, Pkg 0. So far, so good. Anyone with good info on TDI mechanics/shops/dealerships (positive OR negative), sure would love to hear it.

West Houston, inside the loop...
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Old October 9th, 2006, 19:42   #14
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I haven't tried them yet, but I've heard a number of good replies about Bar Tuning, here and there. If you do try them, please keep us updated.

Edit: Where did you buy, if I may ask?
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Old October 10th, 2006, 16:19   #15
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Greetings folks,

I am in the SE area of Houston (Clear Lake area) with a 2002 Golf (5 sp). This past Saturday finally I had an opportunity to go to Houston Biodiesel and fill up with B99. My hats off to Chris to providing this service (as opposed to pure profits only). So far so good. We'll see how the milage will come out.

Has anybody installed the PhatBox in their Golf?
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