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Old 10-17-2018, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Chicago area
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sc1 - '98 saturn sc1
Team Saturn
90 day: 43.17 mpg (US)

Airplane Bike - '11 home built Carp line Tour

rans - '97 rans tailwind

tractor - '66 International Cub cadet 129

2002 Space Odyssey - '02 Honda Odyssey EX-L
90 day: 28.25 mpg (US)

red bug - '00 VW beetle TDI

big tractor - '66 ford 3400

red vw - '00 VW new beetle TDI
90 day: 58.42 mpg (US)
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Ecomodding the TDI Beetle

2000 TDI Beetle 5 speed, red.

I bought this for $500. Oil was pouring out of the exhaust, about 1 quart in 5 min.

I will remove and inspect the turbo to see if I can rebuild it (kit is $55) and clean the carbon out of the intake manifold.

The exhaust is broken in two just after the converter, it will need to be welded back.

Tires and struts are good, no uneven wear. 205/55R16

197,600 miles.

Id like to fit the SWB bike inside. That would need a boat tail. I should get twice the mpg as the Honda odyssey (25-26 hwy last fillup) driving to and from events.

I'll explore EGR mods, belly pan, fender skirts and 5th gear swap.

The idea is to use another beetle hatch to attach the boat tail and it would lift up for access.

- Tony

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