[Vwdiesel] MB diesel specs??
pmdolan at sasktel.net
Wed Mar 25 11:09:44 PDT 2009
British-built Perkins are from an era of 2,300 or similar RPM diesels, and this is why they need a complete extra gearbox to even try to drive on the road. However, having done many, many medium and light duty swaps, I think the guy was pulling your leg by 20+ mpg on fuel consumption.
If one is to use something other than a Cummins, the Japanese engines in the 150 HP range are best choice. My personal favourite 6BB1 and 6 BD1 Isuzus. I have done as much as 6D14T Mitsu in Ford 1 tons, but that is a major undertaking and uses an SAE bellhousing and gearbox - cab must be raised to get it under there. It is also not a cheap conversion, to say the least. Cummins are so widely available, that is the path of least resistance.
----- Original Message -----
From: LBaird119 at aol.com
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:35 am
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] MB diesel specs??
> Having grown up with a 220D and a 300D turbo, I'd say you'd be
> really unhappy with the power. You might be able to live with a
> 300D turbo in it but an NA would likely lose at the track against
> a Rabbit diesel! (0-60/quarter mile in 22 seconds).
> I like James' Perkins idea. Guy near us at the ocean put a
> and a second tranny in a pickup and got 50mpg. Friend of Dad's
> him about it and didn't believe it himself until he took a trip
> with the
> guy! One of these trips we're going to look him up.
> Agreed, finding a diesel 4x that's properly geared isn't as easy
> it should be. Detroit seems to think they need to wind them up
> similar to a gasser!
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