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Old 04-10-2017, 01:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler
It's actually bizarre how quickly and smoothly a new direct injected Mercedes restarts. It literally starts on the first piston coming over. And with no engagement or disengagement noise.

My previous Superbeetle would do that, the starter would engage and it would fire on 1/4 revolution.

Here's a thread that addresses the issue:

A 20hp watercooled altermotor with a seven-groove serpentine belt under so much tension it requires a special tool to release it.

I want one on a VW Beetle engine. A bolt-on 25% power increase, stop/start, regen and prolly 25% better gas mileage. They're $100 in the junkyards.
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