[Vwdiesel] 5 cylinder td engine or running car

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sun Apr 10 19:27:28 EDT 2005

  I think he's talking about putting an '82 - '83 Audi TD engine to put in 
either a Quattro, 4000 5+5, later 5000, 100, 200, 80, 90, etc.  I'd had 
thoughts of doing that to a 4000 Quattro but the engines just don't seem 
to die so it's hard to go to all that trouble to replace a good engine in 
a car I didn't yet own with a hard to find engine.
  I'd considered trying to import a TDI 5 for the '37 truck project, maybe 
even a Quattro tranny and make it 4wd!  Too spendy, hard to find, low 
on power (maybe) and hard to fit in.  :-(

In a message dated 4/10/2005 4:20:57 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
stephensrw at stn.net writes:

> How the heck do you balance a 5 cylinder engine in the first place??  Now
> that's a CONCEPT! ;)  I've never actually seen a five cylinder engine
> although I know Detroit made a two stroke 3-71 D (the 2-71 apparently didn't
> make enough noise). ;).
> If you need fuel economy of a diesel but more power than a four why not go
> with a small V-6D or V-8D from a truck?  It will be shorter than a 5
> cylinder inline I'd think so should fit a car made for a five.
> Or is this engine a V-5 ? ;)
> Regards,
> Rob

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