Diesel questions

harchris harchris at smokesignal.net
Wed Dec 14 17:04:46 EST 2005

Hi Gang:

I'm not an expert, but I do have a turbo diesel taken out of a 5000 S.
I believe it was an '83, and I haven't researched the displacement although 
Altrom only shows parts for 2 Litre turbo diesels.


On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:17:26 -0800, John Larson wrote
> You asked, in part:
> "Folks,
> 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."
> The Audi 5000T motors were 2 litres, not 2.5, and were conventional 
> diesels, NOT TDi.  Huge difference.  I've worked on the USW Versions,
>  which were probably identical to the Canadian engines, and they 
> were anemic, somewhat troublesome, and pretty antiquated technology. 
>  The Volvo version, designed and probably produced by VAG, had 
> cylinder head problems.  About 10 years ago, I searched for more 
> than 6 months for a rebuildable core head.  In the end, we had to 
> use an NA head and modify it.  I doubt you'll find either a Volvo or 
> an Audi 5000D or TD in any boneyards; they'll all likely have been 
> crushed.  BTW, you'll need the gearbox as well.  Good luck!  John
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George and Dot Harris
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