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Old 01-08-2011, 08:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I like Weatherspotters list.
With a diesel, the kill switch has less benefit. Some (myself included) feel it is worse due to the startup fuel diesels use, YMMV.
I would think the roof rack delete would be a quick easy one ?

Piwosaw (sp? Theres an L in there) has a nice wagon as well. He's from your side of the pond with a Pugeot. Ya'll get all the good toys.

Have you found Fred's TDI Page. TDIClub.com. VW TDI Enthusiast Community ? They have goot tips in their FAQ section.
Remember, with a diesel, performance mods dont use more juice, if you stay off the RT pedal that is !

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Old 01-08-2011, 11:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks WS, I've got a few mods lined up but I'm waiting on the delivery of my ScanGuageII. Without that I don't know what I'm improving on.

I quite like the look of your car - persuading my girlfriend to get in something like that s a different matter entirely!

I have a post in the Introductions section that lists all my planned mods but I've also been wondering about hydrogen injection. Any thoughts?
True that some people will not want to ride in it. but that makes less weight to move around

Hydrogen is pure snake oil. It takes more energy to make then you get back. Run away from that idea fast!
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Thanks WS, I've got a few mods lined up but I'm waiting on the delivery of my ScanGuageII. Without that I don't know what I'm improving on.
When you are planing to get it? Please post results if it works on your '00 pre OBD2 car, OK?
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Pretty slick looking! If looks are a problem (the modded one is still looking pretty normal, for ecomodder standards) you might also consider a "Clear" Kammback (shortened boat tail)

It's pretty invisible and still shows benefit, but not nearly as much as a full boat tail obviously.
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Hydrogen is pure snake oil. It takes more energy to make then you get back. Run away from that idea fast!
I'll try to find a link to the articla I was reading - it was superb. It's not the generating type of hydrogen injection, it's in a separate tank. Some chap has increased his mpg and power SUBSTANTIALLY with this method. I have the link at work, but it's a fella who specialises in converting Hummers.
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When you are planing to get it? Please post results if it works on your '00 pre OBD2 car, OK?
It's coming soon. I was hoping for yesterday but that come and gone... I checked whether I have an OBD2 socket on my car, and I do. For a Euro Golf 4 it's behind a panel above the ashtray - really easy to get to!

I will absolutely post results here, pre any mods except the alloy wheels I already have on. I've got a 250 mile round trip on 22nd so I can get a really accurate average from that.
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It's not the generating type of hydrogen injection, it's in a separate tank
It still needs to be produced and compressed before you can use it.

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If you use the hydrogen to replace part of the fossil fuel, then obviously the fossil fuel used goes down, but you need to take into account the H2 being used as well.
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Euromodder, try this link. If nothing else, it's an interesting read:
Motorhead Messiah - Fuel Efficient Cars - Biodiesel - Hybrids | Fast Company
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Interesting indeed, but I'd like to see it confirmed.

3 years later, SAE Energy seems to be gone, and the domain is parked at Go Daddy.

700miles / 1120km on a single H2 tank (no size or pressure given though) and still halving the diesel consumption is HUGE.


You can add LPG or CNG to diesels - as well as H2
LPG/CNG conversions are being done on big trucks over here - though one of the companies doing these conversions claim the gains are way too small to offset cost on my own little diesel.
They claim some 5% improvement on a 30% LPG blend , and some 16% on a 70% CNG blend.

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