Still need more info about those lifetime belts
However, with those power numbers, this is an extremely versatile engine. Could be effectively put in anything from a compact to a midsize crossover.
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im excited, i really do hope it comes over to NA
with urea injection MPG's should remain higher or at least the same as current 2.0 TDI.
and with that hp / tq ill be happy to pick one up when its time for a new vehicle.
now just have to figure out who will be first to upgrade
me '10 GOLF TDI 6MT
or my g/f '07 Rabbit 5MT
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Looks like some innovative packaging, and the power numbers look pretty dang good.
The urea additive is stored in a tank that you top off every 20,000mi or so, depending on how much the emissions system has to use.
The change interval for the old 1.8T's timing belt was 105,000mi/10 years, so I'd expect a "lifetime" belt to be longer than that.
The real innovation is that the belt runs through the oil sump and gets lubricated by the crankcase oil, extending its life.
This is another reason that I expect it to have a service life more like a chain--there's no reason to go through the trouble of implementing a new system like that just to get 100,000mi out of a timing belt, they can already do that with 10-year-old technology.
My point is, why would they use a brand-new oil-lubricated belt system that only lasts 105k miles? They can already design normal t-belt that lasts that long. Therefore, unless VAG likes spending R&D money for no reason, I expect the "lifetime" belt to be more like 150/200k miles.
Of course, until the design has been proven I'd still feel better changing it at 100k miles anyway.
BTW, I remember reading about these new lubricated belts not too long ago. It wasn't VW that developed the system, it was a belt manufacturer, but I can't remember who. Anyone else remember this?
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Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
jd, I think it's the ContiTech belt. FWIW, it's 250K "lifetime". Not an especially long life...http://www.contitech.de/pages/news/a...runner_en.html
I thought the DPFs we had in our lab were the full on Semi-truck versions (it's not my project) but there is one, right there (the larger one).
Those are some nice power figures.
The article links to the new gassers too. There's some fancy technology going into these engines. Pretty cool ****.
Last edited by Robstr; 03-03-2012 at 11:09 PM.
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