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Old 04-01-2011, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1984 toyota corolla Diesel *not mine*

found this while doing a search for a TDi near me, and thought someone might be interested on here.
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[[please note, this is NOT my vehicle so I cannot provide any information, this is just passing it onto someone who might be interested.]]

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Old 04-01-2011, 01:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Gotta love this part.

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Not that it will be needing any engine work soon as these engines are capable of reaching a million miles. It is a 1.8L Diesel & gets 70mpg Highway.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is that part true, 70mpg? Who has been keeping these from the public??!!??!!

I do remember the inlaws having a Corola diesel and it was nice! I'm suspecting the MPG figure is Blown up! I love this when i see the statements of Mercedes 300d owners claiming 30+mpg too! I've owned two 300d's(1984 & 1985) and have yet to see more than 25mpg max! Same with some TDI owners listings!!
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Of course it's not true. It's a craigslist posting...

The unadjusted EPA highway was ~60mpg like most other small diesels of that era, which is pretty good, but just for comparison a Prius gets ~70mpg on the unadjusted EPA highway and the first gen Insight pulls ~90mpg on the same test.
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I didnt believe the mpg statement either, but did think it could have been a good platform to build upon.
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is that part true, 70mpg? Who has been keeping these from the public??!!??!!

I do remember the inlaws having a Corola diesel and it was nice! I'm suspecting the MPG figure is Blown up! I love this when i see the statements of Mercedes 300d owners claiming 30+mpg too! I've owned two 300d's(1984 & 1985) and have yet to see more than 25mpg max! Same with some TDI owners listings!!
on your 300d,
did you have your injectors cleaned? did you regularly change filters? regularly change oil? once a year did you adjust your valves? In my 82 300d I regularly get mid 30's and have hit 40 before on long highway trips and its quite annoying when people argue my mpgs because they went out and bought a 300d and just expect without any mods or routine maintenance that they will get 40mpg- If you do nothing expect low to mid 20's if you do everything you should most likely you will be right up there with me.
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The problem with listing the mileage you get is that other people may not drive the same. What most people know are numbers comparable to current EPA ratings, so posting anything else is a bit disingenuous. Sure, you can get the unadjusted EPA highway rating on your merc, or do better occasionally, and a lot of people on this forum do that, but most people don't.
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most of the things i listed are just routine maintenance, even with a slightly heavy foot 30 is no problem if the car is tuned up- the adjusted epa rating (21city 23highway) isn't really correct, i've owned 3 now all got in the mid 20's till i did a total tune up then they all hit 30 no problem- unless i just got lucky and purchased ones in better condition than most-
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Odin,

Good to know. I just brought home a 300D on a trailer a few weeks back & was looking on here as to what mileage to expect. It's been sitting in a garage w a tarp on it since 05, so I have all the fluids & filters to update. Did a valve adjustment & compression check, all fine w no blow-by.

Just bought a battery & all the fluids yesterday. I need to get all the filters too.
I've pumped out all the old fuel, it's clean. Will check tank strainer as well.

Plans are to run my own bioD. Just need to get my final connections on my appleseed processor finished & wait for some warmer weather to start making some. Plan on running D2 till I make sure everything works as it should first!

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