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Whats better V4 or 2.5 D

Postby wardy-uk » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:07 pm

What I get better milage from my original V4 or a 2.5 D?
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Postby jamieo » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:08 pm

I would have thought the 2.5di, I get between 35-40 mpg. :D
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Postby wardy-uk » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:19 pm

So thats about 14p a mile then. I am thinking about swoping my V4 over as its costing me a fortune to run :lol:
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Postby jamieo » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:23 pm

wardy-uk wrote:So thats about 14p a mile then. I am thinking about swoping my V4 over as its costing me a fortune to run :lol:


And if you get a 2.5di with a Bosch pump on it will happily run on veg oil too bringing running costs down even further. :wink:
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Postby FredTransit » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:29 pm

if originality isn't an major issue with you, I would say the DI. Not only as jamie said, you can run on veg oikl with the right pump, but you have the option of the MT75 gearbox too.
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Postby wardy-uk » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:38 pm

Is the MT75 gearbox a good thing then? Sorry I know very little about engines and gearboxs.

Will the 2.5 Di just fit on the original engine mounts then just a bullnose on the front or is major adoption :?:
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Postby Smooth Hound » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:45 pm

i dont know about mountings but probably are the same, i would recommend a 2.5 non turbo di :wink:
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Postby wardy-uk » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:56 pm

I take it I will get better milage out of a 2.5d rather then a 2.5d turbo. Think I will start with looking for a Bullnose front and bonnet :idea:
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Postby Luke » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:40 pm

Di wins hands down exept............ they are very noisy in mk1's :(
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Postby jamieo » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:49 pm

Luke wrote:Di wins hands down exept............ they are very noisy in mk1's :(


:idea: I wonder if anywhere does a soundproofing kit or if the soundproofing from a Mk5 could be adapted?
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Postby mrgasoil » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:28 pm

Would dyna-mat work in the engine bay :?: :?
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Postby hdegroot » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:20 pm

Luke wrote:Di wins hands down exept............ they are very noisy in mk1's :(


Every transit DI is noisy...make sure you use the right diff if you do a lot highway miles.

Turbo DI is nice and powerfull :twisted:
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Postby madmark » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:36 pm

:shock: hope you like heavey steering! :lol: :lol:and noise :(
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Postby Luke » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:24 pm

it would need something like dynamat if you wanted the noise down :D all Dis are noisy but it is worse in the mk1&2s my mk4 has no sound proofing and its ok - it the auoustics of the early ones are at fault :lol:
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Postby jamieo » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:31 pm

He could always but himself a louder stereo or some ear plugs with all the cash he would be saving on fuel. :wink: :P
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