[Vwdiesel] payload capacity

Will Taygan william at taygan.com
Wed Nov 25 10:50:20 PST 2009

I've always thought my pickup speedometer is slow.  I can keep up with
traffic when it reads 60.  That being said, I've never hit 70 on the
flats (1.6NA with compression in the 300s, but she still starts! - FF
5-speed trans)

Now the '82 Westy speedo must be fast, 'cuz I've only passed one person
last summer - with kids cheering in the back!  (1.6NA DZ trans, and I
try to keep it to 55-60)

Hmmm... with 5 "running" 1.6 diesel VWs, I'm feeling a bit overextended
with the non-critical systems.  Maybe it's time to give up on some of
them and turn them into donors...

Will in Alaska

1981 1.6NA Pickup
1982 1.6NA Westy
1990 1.6NA Jetta (runs but needs serious engine work)
1991 1.6Eco Jetta
1994 1.6TD FrankenJetta (gas to diesel conversion)

On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 09:30 -0700, Andrew .Libby wrote:
> Comments like that confuse me a bit.  A stock 48hp non turbo 1.6
> VANAGON will make it up to 65 on the flat and weighs 2,000 lbs more
> than a caddy with double the frontal area and wind resistance of a big
> brick.  My '86 non-turbo 1.6 jetta would go 85 on flat ground with
> pedal left over and routine cruising speed was 75+ on the freeway with
> two adults, a child and all the rest of the space in the car filled
> with stuff.
> Andrew
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Will Taygan <william at taygan.com>
> wrote:
>         Your caddy goes 70??  ;)

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