Commutes Via Turbocharged Direct Injection

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After running a broad range of Diesel Engines over the years in a work environment, I was ecstatic to come across a reasonably priced Diesel 2000 Volkswagon Jetta TDI MK4. Owning a Diesel power car naturally lead me to do some research on the inner workings of my new commuter. With rising fuel costs and the fact that I usually put into high weekly mileage, owning a Diesel came with a large number of benefits. 2000-jetta-tdi-baltimoreThe TDI engine uses direct injection, where a fuel injector sprays atomised fuel directly into the main combustion chamber of each cylinder. TDI’s also make use of a Turbocharger in which a turbo charger unit compresses the oxygen that enters the chamber by way of force. Throwing a Turbo into the mix, a modern-day Turbo Diesel setup makes use of an intercooler, wherein the temperature of the compressed air in lowered, thus increasing the density of the already compressed incoming oxygen  It was interesting to read that older diesels used indirect injection. Making use of a pre-combustion chamber. Combining all of these mechanical variables is a matter of physics thus increasing engine efficiency. The result of this is  greater power outputs via a more complete combustion process, decreased emissions, increased torque and last but not least huge gains in fuel economy. Improved fuel economy also comes from  the actual physical makeup of diesel fuel itself. The Diesel Fuel’s efficient burn is related to the higher energy per-litre content and the intrinsic efficiency of the diesel engine as mentioned above.

2000 Volkswagon Jetta TDI Specs :

  • Powerplant: 1.9L 66 kW I4 TDI
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Wheelbase: 2,510 mm (98.8 in)
  • Length: 4,380 mm (172.4 in)
  • Width: 1,730 mm (68.1 in)

Current Modifications/Upgrades:

  • EGR Delete
  • Mufflerectomy
  • Boost Gauge
  • Pyrometer

 

 

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