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Date:         Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:33:07 -0800
Reply-To:     neil n <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         neil n <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Diesel Vanagon Exhaust Design
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Hi all.

Did VW mount the diesel exhaust to the engine *mainly* to reduce transmitting engine noise to the vehicle body?

i.e. why didn't they use a flex joint and hang the exhaust from the body with rubber isolators?

(this Foreign Auto Supply kit should show what I mean):

Or was this done mainly to prevent the exhaust from cracking?

Comparing a gas to diesel is "apples to oranges" but understanding why VW designed the diesel exhaust the way they did, will help me decide which approach use for the new exhaust on my I4 swap.

I'm sorry if this ends up being a cross post but felt it ok to ask the DV list.



-- Neil n

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