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Old 05-24-2012, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ecomobile - '06 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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Hello everyone, First off, I would just like to say how much I enjoy this site, and the help I have received just reading all the info on here. I have recently purchased my first fuel sipping car, and so far I couldn't be happier with it. Learning to drive stick was a fun little challenge, and I believe I am now a better driver, having acquired this new skill. I will post updates as I pursue my goals in both style and fuel efficiency. So far I have managed a 1000km tank, and I do plan on getting a Scangauge to more accurately monitor my efforts. I am always open to any suggestions anyone has to further increase my TDI mileage (although I haven't found much so far). Future mods may include a 0.622 5th gear swap, a Snow MPG Max Water/Methanol injection kit, new lightweight and stylish rims and a badgeless front grille with air blocks behind. Thank you all for keeping up with such a great site. Attached are some pics of the car.

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Nice car, but better yet nice motor, 1000km a tank is good, about twice what other economy minded cars gets, all the people i know with 4 cylinders get 400 to 500 km per tank.
My older tdi is rated at 90 hp but i added a fuel pump tuning box that raises the hp to about 120hp and my torque from 150 to 190 ft-lbs.
With it i get 1000km out of 3/4 of a tank using *some* pulse and glide and lots of EOC(engine on coasting) along with 50 psi in the tires and 90 km an hour on freeways and 80 km on highways. All of the above done with care not to disrupt other drivers, which is important to me.


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