[Vwdiesel] tdi in 72 bus
davevw at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 23 07:07:09 PST 2009
Yeah, the reason I was thinking I could get away with the heater cores as a radiator is three fold.
First, during the winter many discussions happen about how the engine is so efficient that it hardly produces any heat.
Second, the engine shouldn't have to work nearly as hard to move the bug, further increasing it's efficiency.
Third, even my Explorer was able to not overheat this summer using only the heater core as a radiator. (I bought it for super cheap because it would overheat unless the heater was on full blast. Of course, it was because the thermostat was broken.)
And, yes, I figured it would get some kind of fans to cool them.
Though, in reality, I doubt the beetle gets a TDI engine anytime soon. I'm trying to sell it.
--- On Mon, 2/23/09, Terry Briggs <vbriggs at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> From: Terry Briggs <vbriggs at stny.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] tdi in 72 bus
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 11:08 AM
> You need to consider what the sq inches of radiator they use
> to cool
> the tdi. Generally they size them for optimal cooling,
> granted that's
> for pushing around a car that weighs twice as much as a
> bug. I think
> you could get away with something smaller but you will need
> fans on it
> that run pretty much all the time or that you have a manual
> switch so you can turn them on while at lights in the
> warmer weather.
> On Feb 22, 2009, at 11:30 PM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 2/22/2009 7:57:47 PM Pacific
> Standard Time,
> > davevw at yahoo.com writes:
> >> This afternoon I was daydreaming about a TDI in a
> old beetle. I
> >> wondered
> >> if, because the engine would be so efficient and
> not have to push
> >> around much
> >> weight, if a couple heater cores placed in series
> on either side of
> >> the
> >> engine compartment wouldn't suffice for
> cooling in that car. That
> >> would make for
> >> a much cleaner install.
> > How about something along the lines of a 911 A/C
> condenser? A
> > radiator aong the engine compartment intake vents at
> the top of
> > the hood, then a fan to pull the air through?
> Basically what you're
> > saying but a little more out of sight.
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