[Vwdiesel] Air cooled gas VW's versus Diesel VW's

Harmon Seaver hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Tue Apr 6 15:49:11 EDT 2004

   It's not even remotely debatable -- aircooled engines of any brand or type
simply don't last at all compared to watercooled. My brand new '69 VW bus burnt
out the valves at 25K, and it was maintained by the dealer from the start with
all oil changes, valve adjustments, etc. done right on time. I ran aircooled
VW's for many, many years -- and rebuilt many, many engines as well. They just
don't last. You'd be extremely lucky to get 100K on one without a complete
rebuild, at least in a bus. 
   Compare that to the 450K some people are getting on VW diesels. Not to
mention the fuel economy differences. Aircooled is great on my chainsaw, not
much else -- I wouldn't even own an aircooled lightplant unless it was one of
the tiny portable ones to use around a construction site, aircooled lightplants
are incredibly noisy compared to watercooled, and having spent a long time
living off grid, I can testify as to how damn annoying they are -- 

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 03:39:32PM -0400, Libbybapa at wmconnect.com wrote:
> Just thought I'd raise a little trouble.  Anyone care to post their opinions? 
>  Which is better and why, aircooled gas or diesel?  Probably not an unbiased 
> group, but what the heck, just thought I'd ask?
> Andrew
> P.S. Try to keep it objective/civil.
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