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New TDI for my truck to play with

Just wanted to share my recent purchase with you guys, I bought a 2002 Jetta TDI with 130k (kms) on it. Absolutely love this car! Easy on the wallet and an all-around solid car. I always said to myself, if I ever get into a smaller vehicle it'd have to be a Turbo Diesel


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Good job on getting a great car. If you don't know about tdiclub yet just do a search and you will find a lot of information

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Nice looking TDI man. You keeping the truck?


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Good job on getting a great car. If you don't know about tdiclub yet just do a search and you will find a lot of information
Yessir, joined soon after I bought. Haven't been on much lately, but planning to get a few issues fixed. thx for the tip


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Thanks bud, Yeah I'll be keeping it. Basically only costs me insurance. Keeps it off the salty roads too...

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We had three TDI's (the originals) all with the manual tranny-on blended fuel it was 57 mpg-US-on the good stuff 62mpg was very possible-the first one I put on just under 100k miles in about 11 months with only scheduled maint-an amazing engine, it it wasn't for nearly 0", excuse me cm!!, ground clearance-a major bummer in the winter with road snow/ice chunks-it would be the best car on the planet.
As a heads up, if you hand calculate your consumption remember to depress the little vent protrusion during the fueling process, it can be seen on the left of the fill neck a few inches in.
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I want to do the same thing.


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We had three TDI's (the originals) all with the manual tranny-on blended fuel it was 57 mpg-US-on the good stuff 62mpg was very possible-the first one I put on just under 100k miles in about 11 months with only scheduled maint-an amazing engine, it it wasn't for nearly 0", excuse me cm!!, ground clearance-a major bummer in the winter with road snow/ice chunks-it would be the best car on the planet.
As a heads up, if you hand calculate your consumption remember to depress the little vent protrusion during the fueling process, it can be seen on the left of the fill neck a few inches in.
Great tip about fuelling, thanks. Were yours the same bodystyle as mine? I am only getting high 30's out of my '02 right now. Brother-in-law gets 55-60 on a regular basis.
I'll have to disagree about the snow part though! We had a foot of snow overnight, and I'm blasting thru it with the winter tires with no problem, I'm quite surprised actually

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I want to do the same thing.
I should have done it years ago. The savings are astronomical!

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If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the car? Is it a stick?

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If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the car? Is it a stick?
Yup, stick. Paid 6500 for it. Super clean car, worth it IMO


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CandianDiesel, yes the same body style/series-one sedan and two wagons. Getting through the snow was not an issue, 4 Hakka Q's but the hard snow and ice chunks in the road were a nighmare-as were raised structures and steep entries/exits. Exercise caution, I think the car is alot lower than nearly everyone realizes, try to take it through an auto wash, the ones that move the vehicle through automatically-ours would not make it over the rail in any of them.

Something else that was very cool, literally-I commuted 90 miles each way to a job, in extreme cold-single digits-F- and below, I could exit the highway stop at the first light, at the exit, and watch the temp rapidly drop from normal to cold.... warm ups during this weather would take at least 5 miles!

Really, really sorry that I sold the '04 wagon, for that matter really sorry I sold the first sedan, the 1.9l is a work of art in every way.

By the way ours always started in the cold, or what is cold for us here in New England, sub zero was never an issue BUT do yourself a favor and get an oil pan heater, the expensive ones with a thermostat, can't remember the name but they are made for aircraft applications, about $200 usd or so. As I said it always started but the pan heater made the cold start clatter completly go away. EZ Start, maybe was the name.

Make that ezheat

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