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Old 05-30-2020, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jetta - '01 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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Hello, I'm a USA Diesel Owner

Finally got the Jetta to something postworthy: Main problems were stuck open thermostat and missing factory bellypan. Also, lots of bad rubber, a few electrical things. It had been used and then sat for a while. Has a Malone Stage 1.5 tune.

The open thermostat was hurting me by 4-5mpg. I finally cobbled enough parts to get the factory bellypan back together. Also removed mudflaps. This gave me inspiration to do a significant grill block. Still testing to see if it is adequate in the hot weather. The cooling happens through the emblem and the ~ 1.5" x 2' opening on the lower bumper (not visible in pics). I believe it will be adequate driving like I stole it in 95F weather. For higher temps I will remove the emblem.

Working hard on the driver mod and looking for some 50+mpg numbers. I broke 55 in a stock (small grill block) Beatle TDI which I am in the process of selling. it is in much better shape than the Jetta haha. These are tank-to-tank numbers.

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