[Vwdiesel] thoughts on TDI

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 8 15:05:42 EST 2004

www.ross-tech.com sells VAG-COM, the diagnostic software for VW's.  You just
plug in a cable into your dash like all other OBD-2 cars and read the codes.

The TDI is a dream compared to the older diesels.  Notice I have one of each
so I have experience in both areas.  The TDI is much quieter and more
powerful.  With 90hp and 155fts you'll swear your driving a gasser.  (The
new 2004 TDI PD is a whole different animal.  If you still want some
simplicity in the TDI, stick to 1996 to 2003 models).

BTW - my TDI is chipped.  130hp and 229ftlbs.  }:o)

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 240k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 93k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dave" <kysard55 at suscom.net>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 2:48 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] thoughts on TDI>
> I have had an 85 Jetta diesel NA,  the engine is in great shape
> (rebuilt) but the body/suspension is not.  It needs a new front
> suspension, door handles, transmission,  the windshield flange is rusted
> thru.  I have been considering a TDI but the thing I like about my 85 is
> the simplicity of the engine,  the fact that it can run with a single
> 12V input to the fuel cutoff solenoid, no computer, no cam sensor,  very
> easy to maintain and troubleshhot.  How is the TDI?  Does the TDI have
> OBD2?  Is it easy to hook up a diagnostic program to a TDI via laptop
> (like a GM).
> Dave

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