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    MkIV Detroit Gambler 500 entry

    Since you're more interested in the Peerless power hacksaw, here's the first in the video series on rescuing that machine: https://youtu.be/XdG0mhA3ZSw
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    MkIV Detroit Gambler 500 entry

    MkIV Detroit Gambler 500 entry - Don't Try This Yourself The only known TDI entry in the Detroit Gambler 500. 310,000 miles, going out in style... https://youtu.be/Zh9os1qEvgo
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    MkIV Detroit Gambler 500 entry

    You can't kill a TDI..... but you sure can try. https://youtu.be/Zh9os1qEvgo My son's '02 after 310,000 miles, goes out in style...
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    FS - '99.5 5-spd Black Jetta TDI

    It breaks my heart to part with my first TDI, a ’99.5 Jetta, but my left knee won’t take operating a clutch any longer. I bought a 2013 TDI Jetta with DSG transmission and am thankful for it. Here’s the scoop on my ’99.5 - I'd like to get about $4500: Black, 5-speed transmission, 199,000...
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    FS - '99.5 5-speed Jetta TDI

    It breaks my heart to part with my first TDI, a ’99.5 Jetta, but my left knee won’t take operating a clutch any longer. I bought a 2013 TDI Jetta with DSG transmission and am thankful for it. Here’s the scoop on my ’99.5 - I'd like to get about $4500: Black, 5-speed transmission, 199,000...
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    FEELER: 99.5 Jetta 5-speed hit in rear FS soon

    I have a 99.5 Jetta 5-speed TDI hit in the rear. I'm searching for a decent Jetta for my son and would like to swap the PP520s I have in the totaled car for the stock injectors prior to the sale. The car had about 185k miles, probably original timing belt. Engine ran fine mechanically but there...
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    Science Experiment - B0, B5, B50, B100 MPG

    Stats on our data from another thread: TDIST (B0,B5) =TTEST(C6:C8;F6:F8;2;2) 0.647 TDIST (B0,B50) =TTEST(C6:C8;D6: D8;2;2) 0.091 TDIST (B0,B100) =TTEST(C6:C8;E6:E8;2;2) 0.163 TDIST (B5,B50) =TTEST(F6:F8;D6: D8;2;2) 0.080 TDIST (B5,B100) =TTEST(F6:F8;E6:E8;2;2)...
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    Science Experiment - B0, B5, B50, B100 MPG

    I tend to agree. Look at it this way: It takes energy to pump the liquid fuel, and it takes more energy to pump a more viscous liquid. Couple that with reduced energy content of biodiesel, and it's no wonder bio blends give poorer fuel economy. Now, B-5 is barely different energy-wise than B-0...
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    Science Experiment - B0, B5, B50, B100 MPG

    TomB, We started with B0, which was easy. The car had run a dozen tanks of B0 so there was no trace of Bio for the first trial. I have done the ventectomy, so capacity of the fuel tank to the neck is 15 gallons. The first three trials were refilled with B0, using a 2000 ml graduated cylinder...
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    Science Experiment - B0, B5, B50, B100 MPG

    This was January in Virginia. Each day the runs were done starting at noon. The temperature varied a little but ranged from 38 - 42 F. Mostly it dropped during the day, so three runs on a given day saw similar temperature changes. Yes, it looks like my daughter will want TDI #2.
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    Science Experiment - B0, B5, B50, B100 MPG

    My 7th grade daughter chose to compare mileage in a controlled experiment for various blends of biodiesel. The vehicle was a '99.5 Jetta TDI, 5-speed with 140,000 miles. We carefully planned a route and test scheme to minimize external variables. Ratios were chosen to minimize emptying and...
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    Lost my TDI in a crash "II"

    Good suggestions! Was also considering pulling the head to check cylinder and valve condition - it would be easy access for head cleaning! Anyone ever tackle putting new syncros in a 5 spd? Can you even get them?
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    What did you pay for your TDI???

    I'll go one better... A guy hit me from behind last week, totalling the car. Settlement was $5500 plus I keep the wreck. (Now shopping for another Jetta TDI).
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    What did you pay for your TDI???

    1999.5 Jetta, wouldn't start. $100 Tightened battery cables, starts & drives fine.
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    Lost my TDI in a crash "II"

    No suggestions?
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