[Vwdiesel] Diesel tachometers, Audi 5000 TD Cluster (nfiore)

Mark Kostreva flstgla at hubcap.clemson.edu
Fri Feb 8 12:50:23 EST 2002

Check the picture on this one:


Note how the tach indicates to 7k revolutions * min^-1 (hahah, physics
book notation.)

Here's a picture of the stock Volks cluster for the Jetta TD in my golf:


I've heard that diesel engines can't rev much higher than 5k due to
limitations inherent in the compression-ignition design. (Diesel fuel
won't burn fast enough.) What is the highest RPM you've seen on a diesel

Funny anecdote, a friend of mine bought a F-350 with the Powerstroke V8.
The tach has about 220 degress of sweep, and it's just numbered "1, 2,
3". Gotta love big torque right off of idle.

Has anyone experimented with propane injection on their TD? Did you use
the Bully Dog brand system or fabricate your own? What results did you

Thanks. Mark.

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