Revving high on a TDI

jettabeast

New member
Joined
Oct 16, 2018
Location
ottawa
TDI
2005 jetta wagon
I've just a bought a mk2 jetta 1.6td, the boost is turned up to 17 psi and the fuel to compensate aswell. I don't feel comfortable revving it past 3500 or so just because its a diesel and stuff, but I'm rly tempted to go past all the time. Any tips on mods to make the engine safer for high RPM or advice on a safe limit for RPM
 

TurboABA

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2010
Location
Kitchener, ON
TDI
RIP-2010 Jetta 6spd 2014 Touareg Execline
I can't give you anything concrete, but off the top of my head, the RPM limit on those should be somewhere between 4.8-5.2k.... I'm sure it's listed in a manual somewhere.... you should still be safe to go +1k on what you're using and not have issues. (assuming all is well with the motor, etc)
 

oilhammer

Certified Volkswagen Nut & Vendor
Joined
Dec 11, 2001
Location
outside St Louis (where it's safe)
TDI
There are just too many to list....
The older cars were geared fairly low, the non-turbo ones especially so. They needed to spin 4000 RPM just to cruise at higher highway speeds. You won't hurt it.
 
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