[Vwdiesel] 7-7-7

Schroeder, Ronald J rschroeder at bnl.gov
Wed Feb 25 10:50:25 PST 2009

The inspection guys won't know this but you CAN replace a gas engine with a diesel here in NY.  It's especially easy if the vehicle is pre OBDII................just do it and go to DMV and have your registration changed from Gas to Diesel before your next emissions inspection so the inspection computer doesn't come up telling the technician to do an emissions test.
If the origional vehicle origionally had OBDII, then the replacement engine MUST also be OBDII.
Ron Schroeder

>Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 06:14:07 -0500
>From: Terry Briggs <vbriggs at stny.rr.com>
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] 7-7-7
>To: Vwdiesel at vwfans.com
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>I'm not so sure it's "legal" to convert a gasser. I seem to recall an
>inspection law here in NY that you can, or could "if" that car had that
>particular option. I'll have to ask my inspection guy and see what the
>real scoop is for NY.
>Also, I think they now have a U.S. version of topgear and they, the US
>guys were converting the rabbit, so I imagine they would be talking US
>On Feb 23, 2009, at 6:13 AM, William J Toensing wrote:

> To my knowledge, TopGear is a British car magazine published by the
> BBC. They also have an automotive comedy show that appears on Monday
> nights on BBC America. You can watch it on Dish satellite channel 135.
> Don't know about various cable channels or Direct TV satellite. If you
> are a gear head you will most likely enjoy these shows, especially if
> you enjoy seeing foreign as opposed to American iron & many cars you
> can't buy in the USA. However, keep in mind their orientation is
> towards speed vs. economy. Also, the 70 MPG probably relates to
> Imperial vs. USA gallons. FYI for converting, one USA gallons= 3.785
> liters.
> This article makes me wonder how easy it would be to transplant a 3
> cylinder VW Polo TDI diesel into a first generation Rabbit. Also, to
> you members living in the UK, how much are good used Polo TDI engines
> going for in the UK in junk yards? I think you call them "breaker"
> yards. For that matter, what would a good Ford Focus diesel engine &
> manual transmission go for? Or would a Focus diesel engine bolt up to
> a Focus gas engine transmission? As you in the UK probably know, we
> can't get the diesel Focus here but I believe it is legal in most
> states to convert gas car to a diesel.
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