Originally Posted by F1rocks
New to the forum if this is posted in the wrong area please let me know and I'll move it.
I just bought a 2000 E350 Van with the Diesel (looking for 2 years for a Chateau with the diesel for the right price)
Anyway, was wondering can you tell the axle ratio (3.55 vs 4.10) from the VIN number?
Also, I use Stanadyne fuel additive in my VW TDI, do you guys use a Fuel additive? Recommendations on type?
welcome aboad, some vech. have a tag on the diff. cover with the ratio, not sure about the vin#
as far as the fuel add. most people dont use it. unless you get some bad diesel, its probally a waste of $. i use a cetane boost cleaner once a year, i notice no difference in my mpg. best advice is to buy fuel from stations that sell alot to get fresher fuel. unless you live in a cold area (cetane boost will help alittle then) i would save teh money for fuel costs. most stations switch to #1 diesel or a blend of #1 and #2 to help with the cold weather in the winter.
what kind of mpg do you get with your vw?