Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 16:23:20 +0000
Reply-To: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Advice on TD engine problem
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I drove an automatic TDI install done for a list member by Scott Foss a few
years back. It was great.
On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 11:05 AM Stuart MacMillan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> It wouldn't be great with my automatic transmission. I get a headache when
> stuck in traffic behind old diesel vehicles, and won't do that to anyone
> To each his own!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
> Karl Mullendore
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:28 PM
> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM
> Subject: Re: Advice on TD engine problem
> 50% more mileage. No electronics to fail, just one solenoid that can be
> replaced easily that turns off the fuel. Easy mods for more power, once the
> intercooler is added. The low end torque makes it much more drivable that a
> high-strung 'modern gas engine' that makes all of its power above 4000 rpm.
> Stuart - you need to ride in a TDI set up like mine - you'd forget about
> that Subie idea. Way more torque than the Subie and 25-30 mpg. Torque max
> 1900-2500, depending on the tuning. Ability to crawl over anything with
> barely any throttle input. Relaxed, guttural, soothing torque. :-)
> BTW, this is NOT the same engine as any TDI from 1996-on - it is an engine
> option that was available in the Canadian market and Europe until 1996,
> the TDI came out with far more power.
> On Wed, 27 May 2015 19:18:28 -0700, Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM
> >I know the dieselheads will be outraged at my question, but why would
> anybody bother with this conversion to get power "about the same as a 1.9"?
> To shift through three instead of four gears?
> >I just don't get it when you can do a Subaru and get at least a 45%
> increase in power.
> >Must be something about those fumes I'm missing.
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