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Which Diesel?
200 TDI
35%
 35%  [ 7 ]
2.5 NA
45%
 45%  [ 9 ]
2.5 Turbo
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
2.25 original
20%
 20%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Personally, I'd ditch the diesel and go petrol.....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
im not doing that for him i have only just takrn a petrol out of it and the best part is that we thought it was a good engine till i stripped it yesterday
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
TBM wrote:
Personally, I'd ditch the diesel and go petrol.....


Oh no, definately not. For one, i go further on diesel than petrol, veg oil is the future for vehicle fuels, not LPG (what happens when the gas fields expire....?)

And most importantly, diesel engines are sooooo simple its unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
and i aint rewiring ur landy again is the most imporant thing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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And most importantly, diesel engines are sooooo simple its unbelievable.


agreed, but also sooooo slow! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
better to arrive late in this world than early in the next

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
LPG v Diesel hey?

There is absolutly nothing wrong with LPG just as long as it's fitted correctly and is certificated!
The tanks are bomb proof and the couplings are very safe despite what some might believe however...Diesel engines are better if there kept in good condition but the main advantage to me anyway....is that they are impervious to damp conditions, more economical and if push comes to shove...they too can be ran on LPG!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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EJParrott wrote:
And most importantly, diesel engines are sooooo simple its unbelievable.


agreed, but also sooooo slow! Wink


you aint meet my landy then and its only got a standard 2286 lump bets the petrols anyday rounfd here
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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you aint meet my landy then and its only got a standard 2286 lump bets the petrols anyday rounfd here


that's quite impressive - in standard form the petrol 2.25 has about 25% more bhp and torque than the diesel.

What do they run the petrols on in your area? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Go for the diesel. Petrol ios not the way forwards.

Go for the 2.5 NA, from experience it'll give about the same perfomance as the 2.25P.

It's a conversion I'm contemplating when more biodiesel is available AND LPG prices inevitably rise.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Go for the diesel. Petrol ios not the way forwards.

Go for the 2.5 NA, from experience it'll give about the same perfomance as the 2.25P.


It's definitely horses for courses, and as mentioned on another thread, a lot depends on how each individual component in the engine and drive train is performing.

My personal experience of the 2.5NA is not favourable, whilst living in Wales my house mates had a 90 and a 110 both with 2.5NA engines and I found them gutless and asthmatic.

Comfortable cruising was down to around 50-55mph, as opposed to 60-65mph for the petrol and anything other than a mild incline waould reduce you to 1st and 2nd gear crawling compared to 3rd or 3rd OD in the petrol.

Fuel consumption was slightly better, however the substantial loss of performance would not persuade me to change. When Del got his Tdi however, it was a different matter and I would have swapped in a second!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My diesel's anything BUT slow, but then.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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My diesel's anything BUT slow, but then.... Very Happy


yeah, i see those three magic letters in your signature!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Go the TDi route... Very Happy Not the 'Jap fantastic route' like Stormin mind... Razz We'd all like the extra kick though I'm sure... Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've gone for the 200tdi, mind you I have to get it out of the disco first Embarassed
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