[Vwdiesel] Honda 2.2L diesel Mileage

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Wed Aug 17 00:23:19 EDT 2005

Isn't the V10 TDI aluminum? I always thought cast iron was the way to go with 
diesels, but it seems a few makes are now trying aluminum, so it probably can be 
done, if designed carefully for strength. Not that I'd expect H*nda to get it right the 1st 
(or 2nd, 3rd...) time, but VW or others with diesel experience just might.
I too got a good laugh out of the piston slap thing! I'd be interested to see how many 
of their other claims are pure marketing rubbish as well.

On 16 Aug 2005 at 20:42, Jim Arnott <jrasite at eoni.com> wrote:

> My concern would be the aluminum block. When I see one or 10,000 with 
> half a million miles on the odo, I might consider one.
> Until then, I'll stick with Detroit's wonder metal.
> Jim
> On Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at 08:20 PM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> >
> >   Hmmm, Honda claims that PISTON SLAP??? is responsible f
> > or "diesel knock".  I always thought it was from the rapid pressure
> > rise, at least according to about EVERY description I've read on
> > it.  How do you get much slap out of a .0005 space anyway?
> >   They also attribute the clean running to the use of EGR.  Hmmm.
> >  
> >  
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Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
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'82 Diesel Westy

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