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Date:         Thu, 28 May 2015 16:23:20 +0000
Reply-To:     Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Advice on TD engine problem
Comments: To: Stuart MacMillan <>
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I drove an automatic TDI install done for a list member by Scott Foss a few years back. It was great.


On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 11:05 AM Stuart MacMillan <> wrote:

> It wouldn't be great with my automatic transmission. I get a headache when > stuck in traffic behind old diesel vehicles, and won't do that to anyone > else. > > To each his own! > > Stuart > > -----Original Message----- > From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of > Karl Mullendore > Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:28 PM > To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM > Subject: Re: Advice on TD engine problem > > 50% more mileage. No electronics to fail, just one solenoid that can be > replaced easily that turns off the fuel. Easy mods for more power, once the > intercooler is added. The low end torque makes it much more drivable that a > high-strung 'modern gas engine' that makes all of its power above 4000 rpm. > > Stuart - you need to ride in a TDI set up like mine - you'd forget about > that Subie idea. Way more torque than the Subie and 25-30 mpg. Torque max > at > 1900-2500, depending on the tuning. Ability to crawl over anything with > barely any throttle input. Relaxed, guttural, soothing torque. :-) > > BTW, this is NOT the same engine as any TDI from 1996-on - it is an engine > option that was available in the Canadian market and Europe until 1996, > when > the TDI came out with far more power. > > On Wed, 27 May 2015 19:18:28 -0700, Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM > > > wrote: > > >I know the dieselheads will be outraged at my question, but why would > anybody bother with this conversion to get power "about the same as a 1.9"? > To shift through three instead of four gears? > > > >I just don't get it when you can do a Subaru and get at least a 45% > increase in power. > > > >Must be something about those fumes I'm missing. > > >

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