[Vwdiesel] Convert 1.9TD to spark?

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Tue Jan 22 12:20:47 EST 2002

In a message dated 1/21/2002 4:09:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
hseaver at cybershamanix.com writes:

>    14:1 is barely acceptable, I'd prefer 22:1 or higher. And I don't
>  know what use the injector pockets would be.
  I find this interesting since the VW diesel is actually most efficient at
16:1 to 18:1 CR.  The higher ratio is for starting purposes only, really.
They ran a lot of vehicles on woodgas during the war such as in Korea.
If this is the type of application you're talking about.  I seriously doubt
that they upped the CR on all those conversions.  Once you get above
the 13:1 to 18:1 range you're fighting a lot of extra compression that robs
you of power and efficiency.
  Just observations and opinions formed from what little I know on that
stuff.  I've never really seen much on those charcoal powered cars and

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