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Old 08-15-2008, 03:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: OH
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2002 VW Jetta TDI - '02 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
90 day: 44.28 mpg (US)

2000 Toyota Celica GTS - '00 Toyota Celica GTS
90 day: 35.64 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by Andre View Post
Hey, Nice car, I joined just to respond to your intro. I used to own a 1986 VW golf and it took me everywhere, while saving me tons of fuel. I would always get over 1000km to a tank on the highway. One time I drove it 1150km and the gauge wasn't even in the red. I had been known to get about another 80-100km out of the remaining fuel. I loved the car, and I am sure it will show well above that very conservative EPA rating. In order to get the best fuel economy, I removed the interior except for the front seats and the dash. I turned back the fuel screw and advanced the timing, a lot. Have fun
Oh, and I removed the air filter snorkel, and used only the bottom half of the airbox, with the filter taped in.
Those are some nice fuel economy numbers! I hope I can get my car to that level! I have advanced the timing already, but I haven't touched the fuel screw on the injector pump. The EPA rating on the car is very low compared to what people have been getting.

Originally Posted by cfg83
riddleyo -
Welcome to EM! I've been waiting for your car to post this :

YouTube - little gti VW GTI commercial

Thanks! Those cars sure can fly!

Originally Posted by elhigh
Know anybody that has the diesel pickup? I'd sever body parts to have one of those.
Diesels are so rare around my area also! I jumped on the car when I saw it for sale. Everyone thinks I'm crazy to spend money on it but I think it is a great car. Haven't even seen any diesel pickups for sale around here.


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