SPECS
Horsepower
170 HP
Torque
270 LB-FT
Curb Weight
4191 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
1.9 L
Transmission Type
Manual
Top Speed
140 MPH
MPG (City/Highway)
40 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

My dad purchased this TDI for a commuter at around 195k miles.  The car had almost no power and ran rough because it was so clogged with carbon build up.  He tore the engine apart and cleaned it and upgraded the preformance with a tune, pp764 injectors and some other little stuff all provided by Kerma TDI.  He decided it was time to try and sell it right around the time i needed a new car.  I learned how to drive stick and fell in love with the car.  I got it with about 220k miles and about $15,000 later, I have my current money pit.  This car has givin me constant head aches but at the end of the day I can hop in it and it puts a smile on my face.  I'v touched just about every part of this car.  Lowered it, control arms, new spindle assembly, I have a Raxles driver axle, notched frame, motor spacers, mufflerectomy, upgraded intercooler piping, tune, injectors, bigger turbo, wheels, OEM r32 front bumper, Rep R-line rear bumper, tinted windows, various oem interior upgrades, dipped it blue, wiper delete and probably some more stuff I cant think of.  It is by no means a fast car.  I can just barley keep up with a stock v6 camaro but it is so fun to drive.  Iv learned so much from this car because I refuse to take it to a shop to fix it.  I'm currently at 270,000 miles and plan to get to 300,000 soon.  By them if the car runs good I might bump the power up to 250-300 hp and build the motor with forged rods ext.  It's a fun little car that gets up to 47mpg.  It also sounds like a tractor.  4/21/17 updateBack in october i finished painting the car with autoflex, a peelable paint, and chose the color nebula blue. Back in january i took the trans put and had the sbc stage 2 clutch rebuilt and while i was at it i bought air ride suspension for the car.  Got everything back together about a month ago and pretty stoked on how it all turned out. Car is currently at 294k miles. Almost to 300,000!

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[]Robert Linsenbach

I miss my tdi I used to have. Never got to mod mine like I see you're doing with yours but I'm stocked to see someone pulling more out of their tdi. Keep it up!

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