Couldn't you tune it with a turbo purely for economy?
I actually met that guy in the video with the caravan diesel conversion. he lives about 2 hours from me across the border in ontario canada. The guy is a mechanical genius.
Quote » In my EF hatch, I have the DPFI 1.5 SOHC and I am getting 37MPG city, 43+ Hwy. What are your goals here
one version of the crx i the 1980's had an epa rating of 56 mpg highway.
The diesel golf got around 50 mpg
i would expect that the efficient diesel motor in the lighter crx would yield 60+ mpg, but i don't really know. I don't have an mpg "goal" necessarily
not only is a diesel more efficient than a gasser, but there is also more energy available in a gallon of diesel than there is in a gallon of gasoline.
the approx energy in a gallon of fuel:
gas =125K btu's
diesel= 147K btu's
Modified by lapeer20m at 1:45 PM 6-26-2008
Quote, originally posted by IDrankBeer » The HF model CRX got well over 50 MPG HWY and weighed under 2000 pounds. It was a horrible death box in a wreck. The first gen HF had no inner door protection and super light bumpers.
This is gonna be really cool. Can't wait to see the video.
and I thought Geo Metros where lightweight deathtraps...
Quote, originally posted by Mk2 SAiNT » and I thought Geo Metros where lightweight deathtraps...
They are worse. Styrofoam bumpers.
The HF was getting better fuel economy than a Prius does now. With way less of a carbon foot print.
That's why my moped has a sticker on it that states -
"F*c* your Prius"
All the owners are smug idiots who can't drive. You know, you live around here.
Quote, originally posted by VDub2625 » Couldn't you tune it with a turbo purely for economy?
That was the point behind the eco-diesel.
Quote, originally posted by lapeer20m » ....but i'm just gonna use a push button switch and a relay...or maybe just a heavy duty 50 amp push button switch for simplicity's sake.
Dude, go with the relay. I don't care how heavy duty your push button is you don't want that kind of current flowing through your dash board.
Modified by DubbinChris at 5:39 PM 6-26-2008