: James Sweet wrote
: <snippedfor brevity>
: >> Wasn't an aftermarket engine for Volvo-PRV stands for
: >> Peugeot-Renault-Volvo- the engine was a joint venture between the
: >> three firms to cut development costs-the engine did well in Peugeot
: >> 505s and was the best part of Peugeot's 604. Renault's 30 had the
: >> engine, but the 20 (same car but with a 4-cylinder) was a better
: >> (well, less bad) car and the later executive 25 did well with the
: >> PRV. Don't really know why Volvo's PRV engines got such a bad
: >> reputation-Maybe Volvo buyers have higher standards!
: >> Regards,
: >> MadNurseGaz
: > I've heard it was a joint venture, I can't however see any Volvo
: > influence in it at all, it shares nothing in common with either the
: > old redblocks or the new alloy engines. I was thinking in particular
: > the VW Diesels when I referred to the lousy aftermarket engines.
: As an aside, the other engine built at the PRV engine factory was used by
: Renault, Peugeot, Citroen, and Talbot- about all of the French auto
: industry, then.
: It was a small (954-1124-1360 c.c.) 4-cylinder SOHC engine built in unit
: with a gearbox in the sump. It was notable for being a transverse-mounted
: slant 4 that tilted back at 72 degrees. The models in which it was used were
: the Renault 14 (1216 cc exclusive to Renault), Peugeot 104, 205 (all sizes),
: Citroen Visa, ZS (all sizes) and Talbot Samba (all sizes) .
: VW's 6-cylinder diesel was only used by VW in their LT van and truck line.
: Europeans will know what I mean when I say this van was Transit sized,(Ford
: Transit-Europe's most popular LCV), For American readers, think Econoline.
: As a 5-cylinder, this engine was used by VW in the Passat range and by Audi
: in the 90 and 100.
: It's best-known incarnation is as a 4-pot as used in Golf and Jetta.
: The reputation these engines have in Europe is second only to Peugeot's
: diesels as the pace-setters (in their time) for diesel power.
: The 6-pot definitely feels like a truck engine, though!
You obviously havent driven mine, MNG. Mine goes better than a hot hatch and can
put the frighteners up the local youth. Volkswagen managed to peak at 225 bhp
and around 450 lbsft torque from the D24 engine.