Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Decatur, IN
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All IDIs sound pretty quiet compared to different motors. I guess it's because of the restrictive exhaust/low boost. I could hardly hear the turbo on my '94, didn't really notice on my '89 but I drove it a total of probably 50 miles at most with the turbo on it.
My 2000 Jetta puts them both to shame. It whistles pretty good with stock exhaust and the engine cover and plastic belly pan replaced with an aluminum skidplate.
1994 Ford F250 4x4: 7.3L IDI factory turbo, supercab longbed, E4OD *DEAD*. ZF5 swap,Dana 60 swap, GM 14 bolt rear w/ 4.10s, 4" exhaust from stock downpipe back to a 5" stack, IP maxed=1100 degrees max pulling uphill, "modified" wastegate=11psi max,99+ F450SD cab/chassis leaf springs in rear
2000 VW Jetta TDI = 48+mpg
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