Posts Tagged ‘VW Jetta’

Kerma TDI Q Loader and Custom Tunes

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Here’s our little VW TDI trying to “roll some coal!” There was definitely more smoke on both of the Kerma TDI tunes.

To further enhance the power and performance of our Jetta, Matt Ford (the “MF” in MF Automotive) used a KermaWare Q Loader to flash our engine ECU with a tune programmed to give us more torque and horsepower. After downloading our original factory tune to the Q Loader, it is emailed to Kerma TDI, where a custom tune is written and e-mailed back and then installed in the car with the Q Loader. We received a low-smoke tune, as well as a modified tune, for our engine. When we drove the car on the stock tune, it seemed as if the new Stage 1 Colt camshaft gave us a very modest bump in low rpm performance, but when the tunes were installed, the car really woke up—with a significant boost in torque and horsepower that could be felt from the driver’s seat. (more…)

NADM East Coast Nationals

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Huge Turnout At Third Annual Event

The rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania have long been the place to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City. The fresh air and green trees are a stark contrast to the concrete jungle of the city. The Poconos are also home to one of NASCAR’s biggest racetracks, and there are plenty of places to get away for the weekend. (more…)

Putting the Clean Into Clean Diesel

Friday, April 8th, 2011

We’re fans of many things, some of which are big fun, big power, huge miles per gallon numbers … and VWs. I know what you’re thinking, but how can you not like the things? Way back when we had a number of VWs, from off-road competition-ready cars to what was then termed a “Cal” bug. Heck, we even had a VW van that we worked construction out of. All of them were fun, but this 2010 Jetta TDI is not only fun and comfortable to drive; it gets insanely good mpg numbers, too in the neighborhood of 50 mpg highway, right off the showroom floor. (more…)