Join Date: Dec 2005
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I also have one Blake. I learned a lot on the TDI club, but like anywhere, you need to look at the info closely.
VW TDI's need special oil.. at least the PD motors (04-current) PD=Pump Duece.
The way I understand it, the fuel pump is run off the cam.
The oil is 505.1 made by castrol, and only available at the dealer for about 6 bucks a liter.
Takes 4 liters for an oil change, and its nice to use a pump like Pela to get the oil out.
The drain plug is under skid guards.
I just got the Bully Dog chip and its nice, I have not been able to test it much with the snow. I also have a Van Akken chip on the way, so we will see...
The older ones were lighter and got better mileage. Calculating by hand I an from 42 to 48. The 48 came from a total highway trip. I average 44 to 45.
People at the tdi club will not like chips, they like upsolute and rocketchips. I stayed away from them because they solder a chip on your computer and you have to send it back to him to remove the programing if you need warranty work.