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TDIwyse

Joined: 01/10/2009 06:58:20
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Just another update as I've been away for the site for quite awhile. The GDE turbo kit, TCM and euro torque converter are still running well. We sold the TDI and the KJ has become my wife's daily driver. She makes a lot of short trips in it and the mpg's have suffered quite a bit compared to my normal to/fro work drive. After she'd been driving it for several weeks I needed it for something and was surprised to see a whole bunch of black coming out the exhaust the first time I got on it. She was babying the thing and I encouraged her to every once in awhile, when the engine was warmed up, to get on it a bit. Haven't had that issue since

2006 Liberty Limited CRD
2004 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 Cummins
2001 VW Jetta TDI
1990 YJ with 2006 Cummins B3.3T
mngoat

Joined: 16/12/2009 12:46:19
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TDIwyse wrote:My front rotors would be hot even when I didn't use the breaks (I have a 6 mile stretch of county road without a stop sign/light and I can usually go without hitting the brakes for this whole distance, then coast into the gravel road, then the drive, then into my garage with only using the brake pedal at the last instant to keep from going through the garage wall). The front rotors would be too hot to touch. The rear ones would be slightly warm. Jacking up the jeep and spinning the front wheels would show what I consider to be too much drag as well. I had this issue many months ago and kind of fixed it for awhile by doing some brake line bleeding and lubricating things. This last time I couldn't make it any better. Then I swapped out brake lines and used fresh fluid again. No improvement. Then I put new front brake pads in (the old ones were getting thin). After I compressed the brake caliper for the new pads everything in the front loosened up. No more hot front rotors. However, now the rear ones get warmer than they used to be before messing with the front calipers. Not quite sure what changed, but it seems to coast bit better now. And my mpg's went up a tad. Last 4 fillups now have been between 30 and 31 mpg's.




Thanks for the feed back....mine are still dragging but i haven't tried anything new for a few months. Just waiting for the front pads to wear a little more then i will replace with good quality ones and see if it changes things. Thanks again.
 
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