[Vwdiesel] latest mpg from Passat TDI and going off list for a while.

Hayden Chasteen dieseltdi at earthlink.net
Wed May 19 22:24:09 EDT 2004

First of all, I filled the wife's car again today, didn't really need 
it but I will be out of town for the next 17 days so I wanted to do it 
before I left.  Anyway, this tank was 90+% short distance in town 
driving with one short over the road trip (about 90 miles), got 30 mpg. 
  I am still pleased.

Secondly, I will be signing off the lists for a few weeks.  I will be 
in Colorado and Utah with 15 students on a camping trip studing the 
geology and evironmental problems of the Central Rockies.  It is 
actually much more fun than it sounds.  the students have to pay $750 
plus tuition and fees to go so they tend to really want to be there and 
want to learn.  Anyway, when I get back on June 7, I will be home for 
10 days and then we will hook the popup to the back of the Passat and 
head up the midpart of the country first to the Black Hills, then over 
to my brother-in-laws in Eastern Washington state (Pasco/Kennewick for 
those that know the area), then up past Grand Coulee Dam and up into 
Canada.  We intend to spend a couple of day in the Calgary area and 
then head east towards Moosejaw and then Winnepeg.  Finally coming back 
into the US into N. Dakota and then Minnesota and Wisconsin and Iowa 
before heading back south to Texas.  I am considering signing up for 
Earthlink's 800 dialup service during that trip so I might be able to 
arrange some meetings along the way with some of you folks.  So, if you 
are in Colorado or Utah and see a 15 passenger Chevy van pulling a 6x12 
Uhaul trailer with10 girls and 4 guys and a teacher hanging out the 
drivers window.  Wave!  Hayden

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Proud owner of:
2004 Passat TDI GLS, 2.0l, 8 valve, 136 HP, 247 lb/ft of torque, Blue 
Graphite, Anthracite leather interior, ABS, ESP.
1998 Jetta TDI (Wetterauer Chipset, 2 1/2" exhaust, K&N Filter, propane 
dual fuel system, 109K+ miles, and running biodiesel)
1981 Rabbit Pickup ( with a freshly rebuilt turbo engine), Will burn 
biodiesel and WVO with a propane injection system.
One, yet to be finished, Caddy trailer (the back end of the truck that 
gave its life to my just completed Rabbit Pickup).
And many, many, many VWs; from a 1946 Beetle (11 Beetles total), to 
Vans (5), Rabbits (3), Karmen Ghia (1), Jettas (5), Passat (1), Dasher 
(1), New Beetle (1), and Rabbit Pickups (3) most now gone but not 

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