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Old July 22nd, 2003, 09:33   #16
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Well this thread has been locked for editing. I guess any further updates will be in a separate post, not on the main(front) post. I hope this thread has been useful, and has helped answer many of your basic "newbie" questions.
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Old July 22nd, 2003, 10:06   #17
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Nice map of biodiesel, anyone like that for California?
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Old October 19th, 2003, 13:35   #18
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maybe add a FAQ on driving a stick, as it seems to be a popular choice of TDI owners, and not all TDI owners having previously driven a stick before/not aquainted to the quirks (i guess that's the best word) of the stick/tdi combo -aka shift points, etc.
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Old October 20th, 2003, 12:56   #19
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I think there should be a starter post for newbies to help answer many of their initial concerns. Here is a list that I came up with that many newbies have concerns about, or should be informed about:


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This is an outstanding reference...Thanks for compiling this. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old December 10th, 2003, 10:33   #20
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maybe add a FAQ on driving a stick, as it seems to be a popular choice of TDI owners, and not all TDI owners having previously driven a stick before/not aquainted to the quirks (i guess that's the best word) of the stick/tdi combo -aka shift points, etc.


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Done. Hope this remains helpful for everyone.
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Old December 10th, 2003, 20:53   #21
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Nice work. I checked out your Biodiesel map and saw that you are missing the Albina Fuels/Tesoro B20 pump in Portland Oregon.
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Old December 12th, 2003, 17:36   #22
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Aldous Huxley said:
...Centrifugal Bumpy Bumpy...

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TTT for a useful thread...

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Old January 4th, 2004, 10:12   #23
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TDIHeater.com [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old February 4th, 2004, 10:00   #24
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Oh yes, the TDI heater is a definite luxury. It is funny how people are worried about the TDI handling the cold, yet I would venture a guess that the Great Lakes region (where it gets pretty cold) has the highest density of TDI's. It seems there is a pretty dense pocket of TDI owner's in the ONT, MN, WI, MI, IL area. Either that or they are just the most active members. Just my opinion of course. [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old February 5th, 2004, 19:50   #25
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I see a lot of reference of Old NAvy CCU filter... I am in the Portland Area.. have you heard of this and where do I get one?
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Old February 5th, 2004, 19:57   #26
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Old Navy 's A4 CCV Filter GB #3
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Old March 11th, 2004, 10:37   #27
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Something I didn't pick up from the EGR modification write-up: is this something you can take to a VW dealer and have them adjust? Why don't the cars come this way to begin with? Are there any other disadvantages besides an increased level of NOx? Also, are there other ways to prevent your intake manifold from clogging besides the EGR or manual cleaning (e.g. driving habits)?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 10:50   #28
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The dealer won't adjust for you. Find someone here on tdiclub to adjust.

My understanind of why they come set the way they are(not sure if it is true): Car manufacturers have to meet guidelines on items such as emmissions and mileage, but the guidelines are at an overall level. So by turning up the EGR on the diesels, they are allowed to pollute more on other vehilces. Adjusting the EGR on the TDI is still within the required limits on emmissions.... but overall the total emmissions from VW vehicles would now exceed the required limitation.

As far as I know, there are no negative side affects from this modification. It is strictly an emmissions control device, which unfortunately causes intake and EGR clogging. Other options include the CCV mode (listed in the post right above yours).
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Old March 11th, 2004, 10:58   #29
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is this something you can take to a VW dealer and have them adjust? Why don't the cars come this way to begin with?

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No, tampering with something in the emissions system is against the law. Something that a dealer is not going to do if he wants to remain in business.
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Old May 24th, 2004, 12:03   #30
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One year and 6,000+ views later... I hope this is still helpful for the newbie's (and others). I'm always looking for good threads to add to the list.
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