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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 08:15 PM
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GAS OR DIESEL

which one would should i go with for a motor:

GEO

1.6-liter, four-cylinder, in-line
8-valve SOHC

Horsepower (SAE net) 80 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 94 lb.-ft. @ 3300 rpm

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MOTOR HAS 112000+/- ON IT


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VOLKSWAGEN

1.6-liter, four-cylinder, in-line, turbo diesel

Horsepower (SAE net) 68 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 98 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

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What are your 4x4 needs??????????
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on and offroad, crusing in, more offroad hopefully, mileage, power, torque
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Well I just heard on the radio this morning that NASA scientists have determined that soot from diesel engines has contributed to AT LEAST one quarter of the global warming.

Do your part!
Engine swap smart!

Save the planet!
Just like Al Gore in his book... Well, killing one tree to treat a cancer patient might be okay, but killing two?!

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soot from diesel engines has contributed to AT LEAST one quarter of the global warming.


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Probably not the best argument to make this time of year. Right about now a little global warming sounds good to us up north!

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I'd say it depends on how bad you need the torque and how you are geared . If you can keep the revs low, go for the diesel if it's in very good shape. Just remember, those engines aren't cheap and very not cheap to rebuild .
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any foregin motor is, suzuki parts arent cheap either
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on and offroad, crusing in, more offroad hopefully, mileage, power, torque

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I seen where you ask about gear ratios and thinking here about the diesel. If you are going with a diesel, the gearing is something you really need to think about. Tire size, gear ratio are going to play a important aspect to the changing to the diesel and running it on the street. If a trail rig only put it in and don't think about it.
Next, you going to have to find the adapter to the geo transmission. Dont know if the Kerr boys have got that far yet
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Everytime i've been behind a diesel on the trail they haven't had the snap to get up and over, or through anything.
Petrol engines do.
Now realise we don't rock crawl down here, so that may be a different kettle.
But for mine, well, I'd rather have a boil on my ass than a diesel.
My hybrid 1300 swift does it all.
Wouldn't change it for quids.
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"Well I just heard on the radio this morning that NASA scientists have determined that soot from diesel engines has contributed to AT LEAST one quarter of the global warming."

That's total BS. Every one of the major auto manufactures are looking at diesel engines for the future. All these reports people hear about saying that diesel is so bad base their facts off of diesel engines of the 70's and 80's. Diesel technology has come along way since then. You can find just as many reports that claim that gas burning engines are actually more harmful than diesel and they are based on todays diesels and gas engines not the old smoke belching diesels of 20 years ago.

Global warming is a joke.


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