Mk1 mTDI coupe...will 2019 be the year...


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Jan 11, 2015
Reedsport, OR
'83 Jetta 1.9 mTDI
...I get this car running? Bought my '83 Jetta a few years ago and promptly pulled the 1.6na (came from the factory with a 1.6td which a po replaced) and auto tranny and swapped in a 1.9TDI from a '96 Passat along with the 5-speed trans.

Never got the car running as my gf and I moved cross country to paradise (coastal Oregon). Other stuff took precedence once we got here and the Jetta promptly went onto jack stands in the garage. But now I'm thinking it's time to finish what I started.

Spent a lot of money (for me anyway) for some better injector nozzles, and a Rover 300 pump from England. Also installed a remote air/water intercooler below the radiator. Not running an air conditioner as we live in coastal Oregon. :)

Any idea what kind of hp/torque I'm looking at once I get her running?
And what kind of mpg in a car that weighs less than 2,000 lbs.