[Vwdiesel] Honda 2.2L diesel Mileage

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Wed Aug 17 10:44:31 EDT 2005

> On 17 Aug 2005 at 8:38, Gary Bangs <gbangs at cambridgehomesusa.com> wrote:
> > When I see aluminum cylinders, I think Chevy Vega. Aluminum Cylinders
> > and iron coated pistons. Hmmm, which would wear first? Refresh my
> > memory, was there ever a gas Vega which ran more than 10,000 miles that
> > didn't blow un-Godly amounts of oil smoke?
> > 
> > That said, many sport bikes (2 cycle variety) use aluminum cylinders but
> > with a hard metal sputtered onto the cyl walls.
> > 
> > Are there any other examples of bare aluminum cylinders out there?
> > Sleeved yes. I don't know of any off the top of my head.
> > 
> > The engineer in me is suspicious,
> > 

I don't see any mention of cast iron liners in this video (near the end, it shows the 
casting process used, and mentions only 3mm between cylinders.),  so time will tell 
how it lasts. I do think it's about time VW went to chain driven cams though!

http://world.honda.com/HDTV/news/2003-4030226_1a/Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
 (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy

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