is anyone on here into '83 5000 Turbo Diesels ???

harchris harchris at
Sat Oct 8 09:08:44 EDT 2005

Hi Chris:

My understanding is that the '83 turbo diesel is underpowered for the weight
of the car. I drove an '84 in poor condition recently and thought the pickup
was OK for that vintage of diesel. According to Altrom, the same displacement
and engine (?) was used from '83-'86. 

If you are interested in economy and not too interested in get up and go then
the diesel should interest you. It also opens up the possibility of using
biodiesel. If you are interested in finding out more, I would suggest joining
the VWDiesel list. Some of the guys on there are interested in anything diesel
and will answer questions even about 'merican diesels :-)

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On Fri, 7 Oct 2005 20:26:28 EDT, JordanVw wrote
> i found a '83 5000 Turbo diesel for sale..  runs and drives for 
> $1400.  anyone into them?  what can you tell me about them?  are 
> they reliable?
> chris
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