[Vwdiesel] Polo TDI

Greg Johnson gregsj2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:39:41 PST 2007

I like most, if not all of you, am a diesel driver.  I hate to rain on the
parade, but let's not fool ourselves here.  With all due respect, the
"stuff" coming out of most diesel tail pipes *is pollution.*  Further,
diesel is a known carcinogen.   Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player.
See http://www.californialung.org/spotlight/diesel_health.html.   Hence, the
reason I run as much BioD as the weather will allow.

Having said that, I agree with much of what's been said here   As mentioned
previously on this list, the famous Volkswagen 1 Litre proves that high
mileage diesel cars can be built.

We need to get back to basics and build light cars.  One proven way is kit
cars.  A good example is the car built by high school students in Philly.
http://www.autoauditorium.com/TdS_Reports_2005/photos_007.html.  This 1800lb
chassis is powered by a VW TDI (rear) and an electric motor (front).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZeLTe2dXTM&feature=related.  Ditch the
electric stuff, stick with the TDI and you'd have one heck of ride.

Greg J

Stephen wrote:

From: "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Polo TDI
To: r.c.brown at ieee.org
Cc: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
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Yes, people naturally assume that smoke = more pollution when in fact that
smoke is mostly carbon and unburned diesel, which is not as much a pollutant
as what even 'clean' gassers put out
Stephen T. Kraus Jr.
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