[Vwdiesel] turbo conversion big improvement

Ralph Meyermann ralphmeyermann at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 11:08:03 PDT 2014

I could only imagine how much of an improvement, I went from a 1.6 na to a
1.9 td  in my 4300# westy with the aerodynamics of a brick, mine was
wonderful with almost no smoke and little downshifting now!

Velma 82 1.9L AAZ TD Westy
On Aug 4, 2014 12:52 PM, "Doyt W. Echelberger" <doyt at buckeye-express.com>

> Earlier this summer I added a used vw turbo to my 89 Jetta n.a. diesel
> without changing the injector pump, and the improvement is beyond my
> expectations.  Acceleration in low gears is better....... runs easy at 35,
> and even wants to speed-creep at highway speed.  Sounds less labored in all
> gears. Haven't made any mpg observations. So glad our list leader suggested
> trying it.
> Spent last few nice days (72 degrees & dry) addressing minor rust on rear
> fender lip behind wheel, driver side. Used small Dremel grinder to clean
> the paint bubbles to bare metal...... washed with zinc phosphate......
> applied Por-15 Filler and Seam Sealer (Por Patch) and let it cure
> over-night. Sanded , used  glazing putty, sanded, sprayed primer-filler,
> fine sanded, repeated, color coated with spray can of specially mixed and
> loaded paint matching my color code. Looks good enough. Might wax the car
> this year for the first time in 10 years. The car has 4 ice-gripping tires
> and my new Toyota Camry Hybrid arrived equipped with
> high-pressure/low-rolling friction tires that are NOT ice-grippers, so I
> intend to use the Jetta this winter whenever the roads are in any way
> questionable.  The new car is turning in mpg figures between 42 and 56
> mpg......and it only cost about ten times more than the Jetta, which I got
> used. Last year I sorted out the Jetta cold-weather starting issues, and
> with the new battery, 5-W40 Rotella synthetic, and a freeze-plug electric
> heater I'm good to go.
> Doyt
> In Ohio
> 89 Jetta (now TD) at 106k miles
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