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Old 07-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #151
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Let's meet in Denver and put your nose 1 inch from the tailpipe at a VW dealer, have them start a new TDI and see if you can stay there for more than a couple of seconds. Accept? I have money to bet with.
That's quite possibly the stupidest bet I have ever heard of and I work in the gambling industry.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #152
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You can see the tdi beetle in the background with a trailer. We tow with it a lot to get to races and just about any light towing duty.

Works great and can't imagine what we've saved in fuel vs the truck.

Worked so well we bought a newer jetta tdi and put a hitch on it too.

someone installed the engine backwards in your yamaha.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:49 AM   #153
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LOL..its a diesel too...that's why.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #154
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Oh, and the other advantage of a TDI over an ordinary gasser is high-altitude performance. Now if you have a turbo gasser, then high-altitude performance isn't a problem, but then you're spending as much on the gas engine as the diesel.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #155
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Im not sure to which Sprinter of TDI's you're referring, but none that I have ever seen one smoke. And the new TDI's not only can you can hardly hear that its a diesel, you can sit behind one
- you'll never smell it all day
I owned a 2004 Sprinter and speak from experience, it could/would smoke and stink. I live at 5280' and took it up to 12K'

Let's meet in Denver and put your nose 1 inch from the tailpipe at a VW dealer, have them start a new TDI and see if you can stay there for more than a couple of seconds. Accept? I have money to bet with.

Yes some of the new small diesels have much reduced clatter, but sitting in rush hour traffic or listening to the garbage trucks run up and down the side streets is like listening to Harleys with straight pipes, annoying.

I have yet to see if one does the math, that in the long run owning a diesel is positive for more than a few. Hardly ever for the commuter, going to tow the trailer 3-5 times a year. Higher initial cost, higher fuel prices, higher maintenance costs, higher repair bills. That's why my buddies have gone back to gas motors.

P.S. I worked the electronics around V12 and V16 diesels for years and were before even the GM gas converted to diesels motors, been there and seen real world numbers that have followed.
LOL. So a garbage truck is the same as a TDi? It helps to have some working knowledge of the subject you proclaim to know about.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:08 AM   #156
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Well, I'm excited. I just rented a Peugeot 308 4-door diesel for a 600 km drive north. It's pretty comfortable, though the 5 speed manual feels like its connected via rubber bands.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of mileage I see.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #157
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curious...why did BMW discontinue the 335d?

The twin turbo 3.0 diesel is now called the ..40d but the only vehicle I have seen it in is the x5.there is also a triple turbo version called the..50d


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Old 08-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #158
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What good is a diesel if you can't hear it or smell it?



Detroit 2 cycle subforum now!
This is a general answer
I have a BMW 120d six speed manual.
In real world it's like having a 4 l v8 petrol but paying for the petrol use of a 1.6!the torque is astounding and the economy is undeniable .my day to day economy is 6.5 l per 100 km.the range I get is about 700 km per tank.on the open road the economy is about 5.5 l per 100 k range about 900 km the tank is about 45 l
The car is very high geared but once rolling you don't need to shift much but you have to keep it above 1700 rpm and keep it on the boost
I haven't had any service worries but I do reasonable km,nearly 60 km a day.
It's a little bit clattery and you do get a whiff of diesel when sitting idling



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