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I'm after a TDi from a colleague... it's badged TDi, on a 'S' plate, which she claims is 130PS - does that mean it's a GT PD engine? or was that introduced later? thanks in advance...
 

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The 130 was introduced in late 2001 along with the 150. As far as I am aware these are the only PD engines available. To help us help you it would be helpful if you could ask her for the kw figure on the data sticker under the boot carpet. The 130 is 96 kw.
 

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It will most certainly not be a PD130. As Russell said, the PD130 didn't appear until 2001. An S plate TDI will either be a 90bhp non-PD TDI, or a 110bhp non-PD TDI.
 

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Have a look inside the boot on the edge of the spare wheel well at the build sticker. That will show a figure in Kw. I can't remember the exact numbers (someone here will know) but if you do a search they've been posted recently.
 

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Yes as has been said.....late 2001 saw the 130pd.

90bhp ~ 67kW

110bhp ~ 82kW

115bhp ~ 86kW

130bhp ~ 97kW

150bhp ~ 111kW

(0.746kW = 1hp)
 

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If it's got body coloured rubbing strips, sports seats and a three spoke steering wheel it'll be a 110bhp GT TDI, if it doesn't have these it'll be an S/SE 90bhp.
 

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wow! thanks for all that... we've now decided on a PD engined Golf, I'm after a 150, but is it worth the extra over a 130 (it's to replace a '97 Mazda 323F 2.0 V6 147bhp). We have a ?10k budget, and want one in black (with leather - was that an option?) with low miles, in the North East, if anyone is selling?
 

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Quote: posted by Benn130TDI on 17/02/2005 00:09:27

Is it only the 130 and 150 that are PD engines?

i think you will find you are wrong?.[B)]
 

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Quote: posted by Benn130TDI on 17/02/2005 00:09:27

Is it only the 130 and 150 that are PD engines?

100 - S/SE

115 - GT TDi

130 - GT TDi

150 - GT TDi

150 - Anniversary GTi

Are all PDs - the 130 is the best base for mods, at that price you may struggle to find a 150 with leather (+?1.5 - ?2k for one)
 

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Quote: posted by bigalvw on 17/02/2005 00:19:39

Quote: posted by Benn130TDI on 17/02/2005 00:09:27

Is it only the 130 and 150 that are PD engines?

i think you will find you are wrong?.[B)]

Indeed. In the Golf/Bora line-up VW used no less than SEVEN diesel engines!

64 bhp SDI (Not Turbo) - Usually all silver badged, base-spec. Late 1997-1999.

90 bhp non PD - Usually all silver badged, S/SE-spec. Late 1997-2000

110 bhp non PD - Usually badged TDI, GT spec. 1998-2002

100 bhp PD - Usually all silver badged, S/SE/Match/Highline-spec. 2001-2004

115 bhp PD - Usually badged TDI/, S/SE/GT-spec. 2000-2003

130 bhp PD - Usually badged TDI, GT/Highline/Sport-spec. Late 2001-2004

150 bhp PD - Usually badged TDI, GT-spec. Early 2002-2004.

Sometimes dealers like to badge GT TDI's as either GTI's or even 'GT TDI', but the badging above is how they were 'supposed' to be badged up. Keep this in mind when looking for one - the badge is by no means a guarantee of what car you're getting - always check the V5, boot sticker and log-book.

I think that's how it pans out, though I'm sure the more knowledgable will correct me!
 

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A few corrections to the above;

115 is badged TDI and only comes in GT spec in the hatch back. (different for the estate)

The early 100PD's are also badged TDI (up to the intoduction of the 2003 model year in mid 2002)

The 150 should be badged GTI in the Golf, TDI in the Bora.
 

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so if it were between a 130 and a 150? having driven niether (which I will at some point) what are peoples views on which to choose, bearing in mind the price premium on a 150?
 

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Well, I've just bought a 130 (Having come from a 204bhp V6 4Motion) and I can honestly say I'm chuffed to bits with it. Of course, it's nowhere near as quick, but it's certainly not slow. From what I understand the 130 can be remapped (by the likes of AmD, REVO or Upsolute) to around 185bhp - the 150 nudges 200bhp when remapped, so there's not a vast amount in it.
 

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JAM3S, I had my PD130 remapped to 190 and it now does 0-60 approx 7-7.5 sec. If you look in the for sale section I've posted the rolling road plot if you're interested. I considered the PD150 but after speaking to Jabbasport went for the 130, the 150 didn't seem worth the premium for me. The downside is traction, or lack of it unless the road is bone dry, I'm now looking for 4wd!
 

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Quote: posted by Benn130TDI on 16/02/2005 09:50:49

Whats the first reg. a PD130 could be then, an 01 or 51 plate?

The 130TDI was introduced in May 2001 to replace the 115TDI. I've seen a couple of Y reg 130TDIs and also some 51 reg 115TDIs(built pre-May 2001 but not reg until Sept 2001)
 
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