Originally Posted by never monday
His estimate and current
costs don't seem unreasonable.
If he can't learn engines , then he will
pay the price .
Thats good "reasoning" ...
But i know engines , i dont pay that price.
Its easy to lose reputation , if you once
1200cc VW was a 80K motor
But the 2nd generation Diesel
, was a
The PathFinder is VW with a backwards cam.
It has 17 HP , at max economy .
The problem is , ppl see it is capable
of more HP , and use it .
17 HP is the most econo' HP ,
so why not just size it thusly .
It is not a heavy block , parts
common than any D' ever .
It should be turbo' for even more econ' .
Turbo does not reduce life .
It has 4 cyl and thus much smoother and
easier to crank . D' are started on Propane
and a comp' release . They warm , then
switch to D' oil
Some prefer to install a bigger battery
and replace starters frequently .
This is an old engine , using low pressure
injection , as ussual ( just enough to combust).
New D' use 10 times higher injection pressure,
but you need a bank loan to repair it .
More econ' , much cleaner running ,
? injectors cleaner longer ?
A M.B. 5 cyl is in millions of Vans
in USA . Built in Italy
Some D' spray oil under piston , to cool it .
Isuzu puts a chamber in piston , to make
it run hotter ! JUNK !
Pistons are like Space shuttle tiles , they
need to hold off heat .
MB is far ahead of all D' and will NEVER
be challenged .
KC7CC .need to crew a cruiser in TX .
62 Y.O. , W.M. , non-Liberal ,
165lbs , good nite vision , E.E. , engine mech' ,
inventor , Ham , No drink/smoke. Smoked for 30 years
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