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Old 05-19-2011, 12:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It's a very strong, capable, modifiable engine, BUT, an unrefined beast.

It's not something you want in a Jaguar. No balance shafts make it a big vibrator, and the noise will get to you after a while. Not to mention when people see a beautiful sedan roll up sounding like a Massey Ferguson tractor.

At least the TDI is pretty quiet even after you add power to it.

Hey, how about the VAG/Volvo IDI inline 6 turbodiesel out of an old 740? Nothing but the VW IDI with 2 more cylinders.
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