Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: hudson valley NY
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I guess the mechanical pump unit he purchased was designed for bigger injectors and turbo so that could be a problem, he still has to uprgrade. Actually we weren't in mud, it was snow,wet granite, and some thawed out spots that were seeeing sunlight. It made it but needed to be in high range for momentum, wheelspeed- it just ran out of steam too early, like a rev limiter kicking in at 4g(I think the motor won't turn past 4500). I just think the 16v makes more sense, and there is a sammy around here with the older 1.6 diesel and he preffered the stock motor for power, it was a conversion simply for on road mpg, he didn't think it would work good offroad.He ran both the na and turbo and the turbo for all the work is like having the stock motor.
If I were to run a diesel I'd have to move my front axle forward 2ft. plus- and run the mercedes, with pane injection.