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Old 05-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The full dress weight of the TDI comes in at 297 pounds. The engine that you have is 531 pounds, plus the weight of the transmission. So depending on what transmission you run behind the VW unit, you might lighten the car up quite a bit. The 6.2/6.5 weighs about 700 lbs. ( still undercuts the BB Chevy by 40 lbs. ).

The main consideration will be dealing with the electronics. The 6.2/6.5s are by and large mechanical, except for the 6.5 turbodiesel that has the electronic Stanadyne DS4 pump ( these pumps have been maligned because of the location of the PMD. This thing gets hot and causes stalling problems. Move it to a cool location with a PMD relocator kit and all is good. ).
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