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I am thinking about replacing the 10v gas engine in my Audi with a diesel.
My reasons for wanting to do this are probably not very good ones, but I
want more info anyway. I'm pretty sure that Audi has never sold a diesel
here in the US, so if I go through with this, I'll be looking to a suitable
VW diesel engine for transplantation. If Audi *did*
sell a diesel in the
US, I'd be interested in knowing the years and models in which it was
available, and how easily any such engines would bolt into my Audi.
So for all you mechanics out there who are familiar with both old Audis and
old VW's: What VW diesel(s) would you recommend for transplantation into
this car? And how much labor do you expect would be involved in the swap?
(I'm not a mechanic -- not even of the shade-tree variety -- and so I'd have
to hire out the actual work.) I'm hoping that at least one older VW diesel
engine will bolt directly to the existing transmission and not require too
much in the way of motor mount modification.
Yes, this is a very old car, and no, the result of all this effort would
probably not be worth what I'd have just put into it. But I've never been
known for making sound financial decisions. And I'm still just in the
"thinking about it" stage at this point, anyway.
Thanks in advance,
- Greg Reed
1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 9-Pass sedan
(FS: http://www.dataspire.com/caddy )
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