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Old 02-20-2008, 11:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a 1982 VW Rabbit Diesel non turbo that is for sale, it needs a front wheel bearing ($100) and brakes all around ($150), but has a solid body, and good engine, it could have a turbo added, altho it would need a different injector pump with a turbo, was bought new by my grandparents and was taken in for service by the dealer any time the mpg droped below 50mpg.
VW didn't start useing turbos untill 1984, and I don't think it was standard untill I think the early 1990's.
Actually, these engines will take a later indirect injection 1.6L turbo exhaust manifold, turbo and intake manifold directly from an '84 or later TD Jetta or Rabbit/Golf. To get the most out of the turbo you would need to swap in a turbo injector pump, but turning up the fuel quantity on the NA pump will get you a 5 or 6 more ponies. As it is, the turbo itself can give you a nice little performance and FE boost. The added air under boost gives more 'working fluid' inside the combustion chamber, making the engine a little more volumetrically efficient. There a nice VW Indirect Injection Diesel Forum, where that and many other early VW diesel topics are discussed.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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thanks for the input Stan,
boost will have to be kept very conservative as the turbo engines for rabbits are purposely of low compression nature. also oiling jets below the pistons are absent in NA models. anyone attempting that should seriously consider an properly sized, well placed (ideally water sprayed) intercooler, but most importantly monitor added heat in the engine via an exhaust gas temperature gauge.
thenafter SLOWLY make adujustments to the wastegate to increase boost.

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Old 03-17-2008, 10:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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boost will have to be kept very conservative as the turbo engines for rabbits are purposely of low compression nature.!
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:21 AM   #18 (permalink)
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thanks for the input Stan,
boost will have to be kept very conservative as the turbo engines for rabbits are purposely of low compression nature. also oiling jets below the pistons are absent in NA models. anyone attempting that should seriously consider an properly sized, well placed (ideally water sprayed) intercooler, but most importantly monitor added heat in the engine via an exhaust gas temperature gauge.
thenafter SLOWLY make adujustments to the wastegate to increase boost.

happy smelting!
Hmm, my 1980 1.5L NA diesel Rabbit was (IIRC) about 22:1...I wouldn't call that "low compression". As for the squirters and intercooler, those are nice for performance, but wouldn't be needed for someone interested in recreating an ECOdiesel of the early 90's in a first-gen Rabbit. One would also need the turbo-to-pan oil drain line and the oil pan from a TD Jetta or Golf.

That said, I'd be all over this offer if Ryland in my neighborhood.
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i have a running 92 jetta turbo diesel for sale make me an offer

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