[Vwdiesel] MB engine swap

Patrick Dolan pmdolan at sasktel.net
Wed Mar 25 05:20:12 PDT 2009

Bill:  The reason not to use the Ford (IHC) engine is that it is a bit of a boat anchor.  The early 6.9 really doesn't make much power, and none of them from day one get enough economy to justify removing a gasser.

----- Original Message -----
From: William J Toensing <toensing at wildblue.net>
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:04 am
Subject: [Vwdiesel] MB engine swap

> I don't think I would put a Mercedes car diesel in a Ford F-250. I 
> would get a later Ford truck V-8 diesel. I think it would be very 
> underpowered & the MB automatic to weak as well. Why not try & 
> trade your MB diesel for a Ford truck diesel or put your MB diesel 
> into an older American rear drive car? I would like to see such a 
> transplant in a postwar Hudson.
> Bill Toensing, Nevada City, CA
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