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Old 08-11-2014, 03:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Maybe keeping an eye for a totaled Dodge Dart (the new FWD ones) or a Fiat 500 would be the easiest way for you to get a Fiat engine back there. Well, I guess the old Yugo would become kinda funny with a 1.4L MultiAir

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Old 08-11-2014, 03:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There was a 127 Abarth (aka "Sport" here in the UK) - although that comes with a big Weber sidedraught so don't expect any FE from that
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The more I read about the 1986 diesel panda and uno the more I would like to make it a proper diesel Fiat.

no idea if those NA diesels were reliable or how much crapola is needed to get the motor to run stand alone.

I would hope being an 86 there would be minimal requirements since there was no computer or emissions.

Ah well can dream I suppose.
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The more I read about the 1986 diesel panda and uno the more I would like to make it a proper diesel Fiat.

no idea if those NA diesels were reliable or how much crapola is needed to get the motor to run stand alone.

I would hope being an 86 there would be minimal requirements since there was no computer or emissions.

Ah well can dream I suppose.
Those engines are not so hard to set for stand-alone operation. There are still lots of old Fiat Diesels here in South America, not just in automotive applications but a few set for marine and stationary duties. BTW the 1.7L turbodiesel made in Brazil was still available in a few export versions of the Punto, the Palio and the Strada (the Palio-based coupé-utility) until 2010, I can't recall right now, because they were more suitable to the higher sulphur content at the Diesel fuel than the early JTD common-rail and the Multijet. Back in 2007, Fiat was even working to certify it to operate with pure vegetable oils because Diesel engines are not allowed for light-duty vehicles in Brazil, unless they can either haul one metric ton, carry at least 9 passengers plus driver, or are fitted with a dual-range 4WD driveline.

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