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post #1 of 22 Old 06-04-2008, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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I went and picked up my V-dub today in Chicago and managed to navigate through Wicker Park and downtown without stalling. :thumbup: I started with under half a talk and went ahead to fill up 350 miles later... between my driving about 75-80 mph on the way back down and the previous owner's other half a tank I did the math and averaged almost 51 MPG...pictures soon!

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post #2 of 22 Old 06-04-2008, 11:45 AM
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Congrats on the new motor. VW/Audi diesels are superb. Which engine and car did you get? Golf, Passat, Phaeton,Tuareg? 1.9, 2.0, 2.5, 2.7, 3.0 ..etc

I'm very tempted to buy a 2.5 or 3.0 TDI Tuareg next time we change the baby wagon.

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congrats, post some pictures of the new car!

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Congrats man!

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Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures of it!

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VW engines are quite famous for their low fuel use. Our VW Vento (Jetta III in the USA) with the 1.9 TDI diesel engine does 23 km/liter (easily) which is about 14,3 miles/liter which is 61 miles/gallon where I assume a gallon is 3,79 liter. We can do even better on long flat trips with the car on Cruise Control. It's a brilliant engine, very smooth.
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Thanks guys, pictures Saturday.

It's a 2 door golf (3 if you count the hatch),which the TDI version is rare in the US, most are 4 doors). And it is the 1.9L which is the only size VW offers in the United States, I'll check which engine in terms of horses it is.

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Thanks guys, pictures Saturday.

It's a 2 door golf (3 if you count the hatch),which the TDI version is rare in the US, most are 4 doors). And it is the 1.9L which is the only size VW offers in the United States, I'll check which engine in terms of horses it is.
I'd guess it's one of the following 90, 115 or 130 BHP. They are the standard Audi/VW 1.9TDi engines that have been used for years (and are ultra reliable). You can remap the ECU and get them upto about 160 BHP without effecting your economy too much, but obviously brakes, suspension, wheels and tyres need changing too.

I'm sure they made several versions of the 1.9 TDi Golf

1.9 SDi - 90 BHP
1.9 TDi - 115 BHP
1.9 GT TDi - 130 BHP - * Highly sought after cars in the UK

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I'm sure they made several versions of the 1.9 TDi Golf

1.9 SDi - 90 BHP
1.9 TDi - 115 BHP
1.9 GT TDi - 130 BHP - * Highly sought after cars in the UK
There is also a 150 BHP unit.

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Check this out. We have an 02 Ford Galaxy MPV (Minivan) which is the same as the VW Sharan and the SEAT Alhambra. In the Ford the petrol units are Ford engines and the diesels are VW engines. Ours has the 1.9 TDi (115 bhp) engine, last week I was out along the A13 and I checked the average MPG: 50.2 - I was amazed, it actually went as far as 50.5. Not bad.


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There is also a 150 BHP unit.



Check this out. We have an 02 Ford Galaxy MPV (Minivan) which is the same as the VW Sharan and the SEAT Alhambra. In the Ford the petrol units are Ford engines and the diesels are VW engines. Ours has the 1.9 TDi (115 bhp) engine, last week I was out along the A13 and I checked the average MPG: 50.2 - I was amazed, it actually went as far as 50.5. Not bad.


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Didn't realise they did a 150 BHP 1.9 diesel, Audi never got that one, they had to go to 2.0 TDi to get 140 BHP. I thought the 150 BHP Golf's were the GTi 1.8 Turbo petrol engines, same engine as my old Audi, only it had 163 BHP but they squeezed 225 BHP out of the same engine in the TT
Why can't they make one engine, get the maximum BHP out of it instead of putting different ECU's in to vary the BHP?

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The 150 BHP diesel is a rare bird, I have seen them advertised but I have yet to see one in the flesh. I only came to know of its existence through VW technical info that we have at work.

The 1.8T came in 150, 180 and 225 BHP guises as far as I remember, but they have at least 5-6 engines codes for each displacement so no doubt one is also 163BHP - it is confusing.

The new TSi engines are amazing, 150 BHP out of a 1.4 litre


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The 150 BHP diesel is a rare bird, I have seen them advertised but I have yet to see one in the flesh. I only came to know of its existence through VW technical info that we have at work.

The 1.8T came in 150, 180 and 225 BHP guises as far as I remember, but they have at least 5-6 engines codes for each displacement so no doubt one is also 163BHP - it is confusing.

The new TSi engines are amazing, 150 BHP out of a 1.4 litre


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the old Audi S3 had the same engine with 210 BHP, then later it was updated to the same engine in the TT, with 225 BHP

BTW: that's a great engine, a bit outdated now but still very good!

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Seat and Skoda also used the Audi/VW 1.8 T petrol and 1.9 TDi engines, no doubt they had different BHP outputs too.

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The anticipation of the pictures is killing me

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Here are a few pictures from when I got back. First thing's first....it needs a good washing! After that some new wheels are in order...and from there on out I'd like to fit some bigger brakes and a nicer suspension on it, but that's to come later.

I apologize if they need to be resized, I just pulled them directly from the camera. I especially like that last picture with the decal on the top and my reflection, haha. I'm going to take most of those decals off however...but I might leave the phrase on the top of the hatch there. Oh, and did I mention it really needs a washing after all of those springtime bugs on the interstate?
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"real (true) cars don't have spark plugs"

I agree
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I agree
Haha, I love it.

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Great looking car Dmitri. Auto or manual?

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It's a five speed. You should have seen me driving through downtown Chicago and Michigan Ave. without ever have being in the car before, hehe.

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