Diesel questions

Jim Dupree jdupree914 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 14 13:04:58 EST 2005

I am told there were 1984 5000 TD availible in Canada and I saw 1 in
Calfonia in 1983 that was an Audi reps car. There were plenty of VW/Audi
diesel in Europe and a few people have been importing them to the US. About
2 years ago I found a NEW in a crate Audi 2.5L 5cyl TDI engine on auction.
It came complete with injection system including wiring harness and ECU,
even had the alternator, turbo, intake, etc...
I think it sold for around $3k but I'm not sure. I don't recall the company
name but it was a parts importer that sold this type stuff regularly. Google
could help you find something.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Evan Parker" <evan at nextgenrealty.com>
To: <MWoodland at Dentsply.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 8:20 AM
Subject: RE: Diesel questions

Didn't the volvo 740 come with a VW/audi diesel engine?

Completley unresearched knowledge.


-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com]
On Behalf Of MWoodland at Dentsply.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:20 AM
To: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Diesel questions

I've been through all of the archives looking for diesel stuff, and have
a few questions.
1. Could any listers in Canada verify that there are Audi (or VW) 2.5
Turbo Diesel (TDI) engines (stick)  in Canada.
2. If so, what cars would they be found in?
3. Otherwise, is there anyone on or around the East Coast that has (or
knows of) an early -mid  '80s Audi TD engine (stick) for sale?
4. Have the early '80s problems of head cracking and short lifespan for
cylinder bores been addressed in later, mid-80s turbo diesels?
5. Do any other VAG 4-cyl (or straight 6) diesels share a bell housing
bolt pattern with the I-5 gas engine?

I want to swap a diesel into an '86 TQA to run as a test bed for some
sick modifications to the diesel process. (that have nothing to do with
Anyhow, I've always wanted a TDQA (TQAD?), and wonder why even VW
doesn't address that with a AWD TDI / stick/ wagon.
Its not like they don't have all the parts in their bins..

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