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Old 06-13-2011, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the Forum, and I have an idea

I'm new to this forum and I've got an idea for a project. let me know what you guys think.

I'm an engineering student and did a basic spreadsheet calculating fuel mieage using drag and engine efficiency, BTU in a gallon of fuel, etc. It gave me posssible values of 55 mpg for a crx and 55 for a vw diesel rabbit.

I did a sheet for a vw 1.6 diesel swapped into a crx. Really simple and cheap. The spreadsheet spit out 80 mpg for the diesel crx at 55 mph on a level road.

From your experiences, do you guys think this project would be worth completing once I graduate? I can't find anything about a swap like this except a guy on youtube who never showed the thing completed.

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Old 06-13-2011, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are much easier ways to get an 80 mpg car. However, it is still quite doable.
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I think the only thing better would be a VW TDI in a Prius, as a hybrid.
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I think you're on the right track. Here is a Saturn TDI example :

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tdi-14758.html

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I think the only thing better would be a VW TDI in a Prius, as a hybrid.
Or an Insight with a 1.2L motor like .
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Thanks folks for the greetings and advice. I'll be lurking in the forums a little but probably won't post much til I m ready to work on something.

BTW, I am right now driving an 82 toyota 2wd truck with 44 PSI in the tires getting around 32 mpg.
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I'm new to this forum and I've got an idea for a project. let me know what you guys think.

I'm an engineering student and did a basic spreadsheet calculating fuel mieage using drag and engine efficiency, BTU in a gallon of fuel, etc. It gave me posssible values of 55 mpg for a crx and 55 for a vw diesel rabbit.

I did a sheet for a vw 1.6 diesel swapped into a crx. Really simple and cheap. The spreadsheet spit out 80 mpg for the diesel crx at 55 mph on a level road.

From your experiences, do you guys think this project would be worth completing once I graduate? I can't find anything about a swap like this except a guy on youtube who never showed the thing completed.
A crx gets 55 mpg?

I was thinking the same thing about the swap.
What other lighter smaller cars could you swap a TDI motor into?

80 mpg would be nice plus do some eco mods mentioned in here to get 100?

Just found this thread about the swap

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...into-honda-crx
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I think the only thing better would be a VW TDI in a Prius, as a hybrid.
That would get great MPG, but the CRX would look way better and handle great !

Now the 1.2 TDI in a Gen I Insight would be killer. Basically a Lupo that is legal here in the US.
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I would suggest you mod it to allow engine off coasting while you are at it. A complementary electric oil pump for the turbo(if it has one), a manual steering rack(maybe the CRX already has this) and a brake booster that works with the engine off should do it.

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