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Old 10-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello fellow ecomodders,

I figured it was time to introduce myself. I am in the US. I own a 1998 VW Beetle TDI and a 1994 Honda Civic EX. I just bought the Civic about two years ago. I have been working on it for a while and I plan to post all of the work in a new thread.

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love your diesel Beetle ! lots of Honda owners on this site who are getting amazing mpg. The vw diesels are also getting amazing mpg, both your cars are in or nearly in the top 10 high mpg vehicles list. Welcome to the site.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/bestgasmileage.php

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome!
you tdi guys are very lucky.....you start w/ a great engine/tranny package!!!

Pump your psi

Also search for a thread under "smyth' he is building a kit car using the tdi from a jetta as a mid-engine two seater!!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome from a local diesel beetle.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you for the warm welcome.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I love your diesel Beetle ! lots of Honda owners on this site who are getting amazing mpg. The vw diesels are also getting amazing mpg, both your cars are in or nearly in the top 10 high mpg vehicles list. Welcome to the site.
EcoModder Fleet list - EcoModder.com

some tips i like to read over from time to time
65+ Vehicle modifications for better fuel economy - EcoModder.com
I know right, I love both my Beetle and Civic! They both do great on fuel economy an they are practical for someone like me. Thank you for the warm welcome and links. I will be sure to check them out.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome!
you tdi guys are very lucky.....you start w/ a great engine/tranny package!!!

Pump your psi

Also search for a thread under "smyth' he is building a kit car using the tdi from a jetta as a mid-engine two seater!!!
That is awesome, I will definitely check that out!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome from a local diesel beetle.
Thanks, it's nice to see local TDI enthusiast.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Should've posted the link: 2000 Silverado, went from a 5.3 to a 4.8 (not quite as dramatic as your swap). Hoping he posts more details of his mods to date...

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ber-23484.html
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That pretty cool as well. I went ahead and welcomed him to the forum. I had an idea to do that to my dad's truck but he is thinking that it is not worth the money. I think it would be great to drop a Cummins diesel under the hood. At least the fuel economy would increase from where it is but by how much, I don't know. I have seen them do great things though. As it stands, it only gets about 15-18MPG.

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