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Old 07-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1.2 TDI engine inside a 1st gen Insight

Someone's done it.

www.redlightracing.org

Discussion thread started by the guy who did it is here.

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is friggin sweet! Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I see he's competing for the x-prize with that. Hm!
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Really interesting. Have to admit I don't know what car he would have gotten the 1.2 from.

Ah - scratch that. Euro VW Lupo engine.

Here's a short video:



I still think the path to the most ridiculous Insight mileage from a motor swap is the 799cc oil burner from the 1st gen Smart fortwo.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I still think the path to the most ridiculous Insight mileage from a motor swap is the 799cc oil burner from the 1st gen Smart fortwo.
Isn't that what they used in the Avion? I tought there were hints that's the engine they used.

They only problem with the 3 pot from the smart might be the acceleration requirements for the xprize.

The cool thing about the insight is that they kept the hybrid system on top of the diesel engine.
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I think he could make the accel tests if he pumps up the diesel and/or electric motor a bit. Cool idear.

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