209K miles ... original.
Kerma TDI performance tune. EGR delete. Colt II cam.
Driving home from a trip yesterday, had a hot dog in a Chevy Duramax wanna play (term of endearment, I'm a big diesel truck guy, too) Full disclosure, BIG NW wind in the face yesterday ... to climb a 6-7% grade...
Today, I met Steve Glover in Ft. Worth. He adjusted the timing on my 06 TDI & loaded a Kerma TDI tune. (it was -1.5% torsion, he made it ZERO).
The last several months, I'd noticed slight loss of power, but also a loss of about 10 mpgs (hand cyphered, even)
My first run was Ft Worth to Hico...
Just got the missus a '12 w/ DSG!
I couldn't believe how much faster it is over my 06 5 speed.
Anyone know how to detune these things??? :D
Like the new body style over the '06 ... drive train seems really good ... but a bit disappointed in the decontent (leatherette? ... no...
Was accomplishing the 10k oc today @ 9920 b/c I'm 'fixin' to put 220 miles on it for my commute this weekend. didn't get to pop's for the car lift this time, so I ramped it ... btw ... discovered the standard ramp needs a 2x4 extension as the lower molding contacts the ramp before the tire...
Found a couple threads discussing oil coolers/heat exchangers in the Power Enhancement section ... but I'm considering an oil COOLER for my Mk5 Jetta ... as I approach the 5000 mile mark.
Anyone else been down this Mk5 road lately???
When one subscribes to a thread, aren't subsequent posts supposed to be emailed a message the post/thread has been replied-to?
I've subscribed to 5 or 6 threads & have only been notified of 1.
Hep me, please.
In the Fuels/Lub section, there's a good discussion regarding the new 5w40 Amsoil Euro w/ the VW 505.01 certification.
I'm wondering if anyone knows why this oil wouldn't be exceedingly sufficient for a pair of small-block chevy's w/ 200K miles on 'em.
I like commonality ... adding the VW to...
Another Jetta TDI hit the road today @ ~1730 CDT as I took delivery of our new manual Spice Red/Beige package 2/XM Jetta.
I woke about 1.5 hrs before the alarm --- set for 0450 --- then realized today was Jetta Delivery day. I couldn't go back to sleep ... so I made a post...
I am considering the purchase of a VW TDI Jetta (late model, maybe even a new one) ... I make a 108 mile, one-way trip to work roughly once/week ... having a '93 Chev 1/2 ton & a '97 Chev Tahoe is puttin the hurt on me.
As "exotic" a vehicle I've ever owned is a Ford Escort! No...