Hi, I’m Les Ebersole, owner & founder of German Diesel Motorwerks, formerly known as Diesel Dubs.
In 2006, while holding a regular job 25 miles from home, I began searching for a more efficient vehicle. My search landed a 1984 VW Rabbit “L” model four door sedan with the 1.6L naturally aspirated engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox. This car stirred my interest in the German Diesel and was the official beginning of Diesel Dubs and the current German Diesel Motorwerks.
After running the VW Rabbit car for a year and tinkering with it, I purchased my first TDI (1998 Jetta 5spd) in 2007. This brought on the “tuning” aspect of my growing hobby. Shortly afterwards, I upgraded again to a MK4 TDI and then to a MK5 TDI by the end of 2007.
In mid 2009, I had the opportunity to purchase my first common rail TDI, a 2009 Jetta with the 6 speed manual transmission. I was very excited about tuning it and developing upgrades. This car blazed the trail for GDM’s exhaust kits, big turbo kits, EGR kits and lots of ECU software testing.
10 years later, I am passionate about increasing the efficiency, reliability and performance for your German Diesel. Off the charts: No one, not you, your friends or your spouse, will ever obsess over, focus on details and care about your diesel as much as me. Nothing makes me happier than to hear how our work has taken your diesel to a whole new level.