http://MPGomatic.com takes Bosch's Gale Banks modified 2009 VW Jetta TDI clean diesel out for a couple of laps around Pocono Raceway in the rain. Mods include intake, Exhaust, ECU, suspension bits. Video shot 9.11.09.
Modified 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack
http://MPGomatic.com takes a Road Race Motorsports modified 2010 Suzuki SX4
SportBack out for a couple of laps around Pocono Raceway in the rain. Mods
include intake, catback, suspension bits. Video shot 9.11.09.
2009 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen Review
MPGomatic.com puts a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen to a week-long
test drive, rolling up over 500 miles. Does this sweet turbodiesel deliver the MPGs? You bet! Full
Audi Q7 TDI - Mileage Testing
MPGomatic.com takes a clean diesel 2009 Audi Q7 TDI on an extended road
test to see how many miles can be coaxed from the 26.4 gallon fuel tank in
VW Jetta Tdi Turbo Diesel Sleeper rollin some coal with many upgrades
Just a quick powerbrake video of my everyday driver before I pull the
tranny for a manual swap. Has a larger turbocharger, larger injection pump, stage 2 chip,
race nozzles, and 3" turbo back Exhaust. This thing is crazy quick compared to
stock at a snails pace of 90hp. It cannot put the power to the ground with
the rebuilt automatic trans, it will barely hold half throttle before the
tranny slips or the tires break loose. Many more upgrades are in store for
this little sleeping monster : ) So be sure to subscribe, enjoy!
2004 Jetta TDI 235 whp Dyno Run
Car has the following Mods
Darkside Developments GTB2260VK turbo
1.9L PD130 Motor
Stage 2 colt cam
Malone Tuning Software
AutoSelectTuning Custom piping and Intercooler
Darkside Developments 3" turbo Back Exhaust
all of this running at MAX duration for fuel and 30PSI of Boost
DRIVE Volkswagen Jetta TDI
You don't have to buy a hybrid to get good fuel economy. For enthusiasts
who want to tread lighter, VW offers up the Jetta TDI. Like all modern
diesel engines it's clean, quiet and efficient. Tom Voelk takes a look at
this different way to go green.
Fuel-efficiency tips from the VW TDI pros
Want ultimate fuel efficiency from your car? Learn the tricks of the trade
from pros Gary Williams Jr. and David Jurca. Master their techniques and
you might just be ready to showcase your skills in TDI Tank Wars, the fun,
fuel-efficiency challenge for TDI Clean Diesels. At the least, you'll be
adding miles between every fill up.
2009 VW Jetta TDI - Fuel Filter Change
Fuel Filter Replacement in a nutshell:
1) Replace every 20K miles (I do mine every 10K with oil change).
2) Have the right filter for your housing.
3) Engine OFF! Remove Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
4) Water Separator Service (1 Screw Plug, 1 Washer Seal)
a. Remove Screw Plug and old Washer Seal with Torx T30 bit.
b. Siphon water at bottom of Filter Housing from top of housing - A.K.A
c. Siphon enough fuel to avoid spillage when Housing is opened.
d. Reinstall Screw Plug with New Washer Seal. Torque 3 Nm (27 in-lb).
5) Fuel Filter Replacement (1 Filter, 2 Seals on Filter, 2 Seals in
a. Remove 5 Torx T30 Bolts and lift off Upper Filter Housing with lines
b. If you see any amount of metal particles TAKE THE CAR TO A
PROFESSIONAL! You have a major issue.
c. Pull out old Filter and Seals in Housing.
d. Clean as necessary Lower Filter Housing by Siphoning out remaining
NOTE: Removal of Lower Filter Housing is not a requirement. So long
as you remove any contaminants found at the bottom of the canister by other
e. Install New Filter and New Seals.
f. FILL CANISTER WITH CLEAN FUEL to help purge air. (approx. 650 ml or
22 oz) ---OR--- Use VAG-COM to operate fuel pump from fuel tank to prime
the fuel system (the air will be sent back to the tank to vent) SEE VAG-COM
STEP BELOW (7).
g. Reinstall Upper Filter Housing and secure with 5 Bolts. Torque 5 Nm
6) Reinstall Upper Sound Absorber Panel.
7) If you have VCDS/VAG-COM, operate fuel pumps to purge air from Filter
8) Otherwise, Start Engine & try to run it at 2K RPM for at least 30
seconds. If Engine shuts down, restart engine (this method is not
preferred. it is bad for your High Pressure Fuel Pump).
NOTE: Turning key to turn on Accessories does not turn on the fuel pumps,
from what I have read, only when the key is turned to Ignition (Engine
A visual aid to what to expect when replacing the Fuel Filter on the 2009
VW Jetta TDI (A5 - CBEA ).
I used as a reference the Bentley Publishers VW Jetta Service Manual
(2005-2010) as well as a couple of very good write-ups which can be found
at the following links. Many thanks to those who took the time to document
and share the information at these links.
I obtained the Mann Fuel Filter from IDPARTS.COM (formerly TDIPARTS.COM),
UPS Ground Shipping was free with them. Amazon.com also offers the same
Mann Fuel Filter for those who are exclusive to Amazon.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL TDI Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 Volkswagen
Jetta SEL TDI. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Jetta Takes on Prius: Toyota Prius vs. VW Jetta TDI Diesel
MORE ON HYBRID VS. DIESEL @ INSIDELINE.COM:
We were locked in mortal combat, just as adrenaline-addled Leonidas and
hubris-filled Xerxes met at the Battle of Thermopylae, when a relative
handful of highly specialized Spartans held off a seemingly bottomless
torque-pit of Persians for seven excruciating days.
Here we have the 2009 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, embodying
up-to-the-minute fuel-sipping methods and machinery intended to take us
immaculately into a spotless future. In the other lane, the newly
introduced 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI turbodiesel, a rolling relic of tried-and-true
yester-tech locomotion (upon whose sooty breath the Industrial Revolution
itself was built) that has been remastered, reengineered and reintroduced
to be meaner, cleaner and more efficient than ever.
But the battle left us weary — done in by the struggle and tired of each
other like Siamese twins on prom night.