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    Thread: 1985 vw diesel swap into honda crx

    1. 06-26-2008 02:29 AM #76

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      06-26-2008 02:37 AM #77
      That's so dope.

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      06-26-2008 02:48 AM #78
      i'm intrigued.

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      06-26-2008 11:46 AM #81
      This is a sweet project, any plans to get as much power as possible out of it?

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      06-26-2008 12:38 PM #82
      should be an interesting project...
      always hated the way those first gen crxs drove, but at least itll get good mileage

    8. 06-26-2008 01:32 PM #83
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      This is a sweet project, any plans to get as much power as possible out of it?

      absolutely not!
      This is a high mpg application. more hp=less economy.
      turbo'd motors tend to get less fuel mileage.

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      06-26-2008 01:33 PM #84
      Couldn't you tune it with a turbo purely for economy?
      A2Resource
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      06-26-2008 01:34 PM #85
      In my EF hatch, I have the DPFI 1.5 SOHC and I am getting 37MPG city, 43+ Hwy. What are your goals here?

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      06-26-2008 02:17 PM #86
      awesome project [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    12. 06-26-2008 02:51 PM #87
      Quote, originally posted by Pedmaster »
      awesome project [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Something perverted in me likes this project, too! Though I know I shouldn't.......

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      06-26-2008 03:18 PM #88
      This guy tells how he welded & balanced the cut axles together, I don't understand it but it might help you. FF to 4:00.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkf4cxAaTmA

    14. 06-26-2008 04:41 PM #89
      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.
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      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

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      06-26-2008 04:45 PM #90
      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.

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      06-26-2008 04:58 PM #91
      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...

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      06-26-2008 05:13 PM #92
      awesome project, i hope your motivator keeps on moving, keep it fresh [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-26-2008 05:19 PM #93
      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.

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      06-26-2008 05:26 PM #94
      I know exactly what you mean.

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      06-26-2008 05:27 PM #95
      Where's my 6 pack of coors light Noel?

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      06-26-2008 05:31 PM #96
      I haven't had time to go south.
      I'll throw in a can of cope or skoal when I do deliver.

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      06-26-2008 05:36 PM #97
      Grizzly Mint. I am north of you.

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      06-26-2008 05:37 PM #98
      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

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      06-26-2008 05:37 PM #99
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      I am north of you.

      when looking at a map UPSIDE DOWN.

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      06-26-2008 05:40 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by Mk2 SAiNT »
      when looking at a map UPSIDE DOWN.

      Holy crap. I was thinking south sound. Damn, I suck.

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