TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
- Aug 16, 2004
- South of Boston
- '97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
Thats hillarious! That acually made it past EPA?! ha. Older gas smog pumps added oxigen to burn off the unburnt hydrocarbons. Diesel seems so counterintuitive sometimes.I have an 03 MB CR and it is pretty sweet.. even with 2003 era hoops to jump.
Inject 80% fresh air into the 20% TDI exhaust stream to achieve 7.3L type volume and cut PPM.. I think you're on to something there.
The Mk7 has proven to, at least, make more power and demonstrate better head flow characteristics. If you're modding, the def is a moot point anyway. If you're going to keep the car BONE STOCK, MK7 is the better choice. If you're going to mod, MK6s are perfectly reliable minus the emissions system, which again, is moot if you're modding. The HPFP issues are there, but also a bit more exaggerated just do to the nature of what forums even are. Indigo will happily sell you parts for whichever platform you chooseIm almost baffled that the 2015 would be more reliable considering the the trend of the mkiv being peak and downhill from there. I wouldn't rule it out completely. avoiding 09 and 10 should be easy. Some of the failure articles under this sub forum are why I was/am somewhat skeptical of the mkvi Is nothing known about the mkvii failures since they werent out as long or is it proven to be a stronger platform? The mileage claims seem legit!
I searched pretty hard for a good deal on a 4 door and just could not find one. This was around a year ago. Good luck!I would be happy to buy one for 7k Unfortunately haven't seen them that cheap recently. I'm flexible A well maintained manual 4 door I'd be all over it at this point. I would delete emissions down the road as well. Sooner the better for what it's worth. I'm shopping for both mkiv and mkvi at this point