[Vwdiesel] Honda 2.2L diesel Mileage
vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 18 15:00:18 EDT 2005
The only think I can think of when reading about the
gear driven accessories is, "What happens if the
alternator goes out?" I was imagining that it would
be a royal pain assuming they would be mounted at the
FRONT, just think of the extra work it would add with
them at the BACK of the engine! I think I'd rather
change a belt every once in awhile!
--- Hayden Chasteen <dieseltdi at verizon.net> wrote:
> If you have ever seen a schematic of the V10 TDI or
> the engine in the
> Phaeton, you would notice and absence of belts.
> Almost everything on the
> engine is drive off of gears and shafts from the
> tranny side of the engine.
> What looks like a sandwich is made with the engine
> on one side, the tranny
> on the other and this drive mechanism between. I
> can't help but believe
> that it would be quieter than a chain but all those
> gears engaging seems to
> me would produce more noise and vibration than a
> belt. Hayden
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Area31 Research Facility"
> <stephensrw at stn.net>
> To: "James Hansen" <jhsg at sasktel.net>;
> <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 9:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Honda 2.2L diesel Mileage
> > Gears are employed like this in my large 480(?)
> cu.in. 4-cylinder
> > International diesel engine for my TD-14A crawler
> loader. I expect that
> > they would work in the VW application and would
> certainly end the problems
> > associated with belt accidents killing an
> otherwise good engine. In my
> > experience, aftermarket camshaft drives for chevy
> V-8 automotive engines
> > using gears to replace a chain are really noisy
> however. Noise may be a
> > factor in the car engine setup on a VW.
> Personally, I'd happily put up
> > with
> > more noise for increased reliability and improved
> accessory drive access
> > on
> > this nice little engine.
> > Rob
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "James Hansen" <jhsg at sasktel.net>
> > To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 1:57 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Honda 2.2L diesel Mileage
> >> Shawn sez:
> >> I do think it's about time VW went to chain
> driven cams though!
> >> Gears my friend. Gears. Run all the accessory
> shit off of the gear
> >> train
> >> through ports in the gear case cover as well,
> like a 2 cycle detroit dsl.
> >> So nice to not have to fret over belts driving
> stuff, and less power
> > losses
> >> overall. Very elegant solution IMHO.
> >> -James
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