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Re: Engine options

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Customers tell me that my wbx2.5 return an honest 25mpg in a syncro*, once run in.
I have raised the c/r to 10:1 from 9.7:1 so they'll now have a little more punch, more like 140bhp and with plenty of torque.
Ok so they dont have the outright power of the 1.8T but it bolts right in with no bodywork mods as externally, its the same as any other DJ or MV.
Horses for courses.

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if you stay under 50mph and don't fit lots of "crap you never use but looks good" all over the roof then possibly ;)

I think the Dehler hightop also lowers the cd a fair bit over a tintop
Tintop cd of 0.44
Westy 0.51
Dehler 0.40
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And there are a lot of advantages to keeping the WBX
as long as you can get a good one with lots of life in it.
Ian your 2.5 is a great option especially in a camper,
keeping the bed height original, ancillaries original, etc.
I hope you can keep ahead of the emission zone red tape Ian,
it would be nice to know the future,
but it seems almost certain to get more and more restrictive.
If you have any ideas on how to build them to their standards,
and be able to market them as such, win win!
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I don’t have any extras bolted on and fairly minimal interior. When I stick to a steady 60mph it returns 25mpg. Sticking to 60 is the issue with the 2.5
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:D 60 is the golden speed in a T3 for economy.
I reckon 25mpg is bloody good going for any syncro!

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Cobra88 wrote:if you stay under 50mph and don't fit lots of "crap you never use but looks good" all over the roof then possibly ;)

I think the Dehler hightop also lowers the cd a fair bit over a tintop
Tintop cd of 0.44
Westy 0.51
Dehler 0.40

Yes, but bear in mind that Cd of 0.40 applies to a larger frontal area ! If thats 10% larger for the Dehler than a tintop then the drag will be much the same.

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DSM wrote:The AGU will fit upright (15 degrees) under the deck lid if you drop the drive train by 20mm but it's a lot of work.

Ah! So that's 20mm (ish) front and back and then presume you've raised the the suspension equivalent (ish) :ok

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Raising the engine lid by 50mm in a syncro then gives you very good ground clearance. It is not difficult to do and definitely not as bad as people make it out to be. A R&R bed can easily be adjusted to work with this and keep everything looking stock. I do this on all my conversions. TDI, PD or 1.8T.

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ive decided to go/stay with the diesel :), ive already got a petrol syncro project anyway :o

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Finished yet?


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mattlad wrote:Finished yet?


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I've seen some pics, progress is good, hopefully David will post some pics and info on here as tidy work is always good to share and inspire :ok

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mattlad wrote:Finished yet?


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Almost started it ;)

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Aidan wrote:
mattlad wrote:Finished yet?


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I've seen some pics, progress is good, hopefully David will post some pics and info on here as tidy work is always good to share and inspire :ok

Good stuff - come on Mr Oft - let’s see some pics!!


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davidoft1 wrote:
mattlad wrote:Finished yet?


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Almost started it ;)

Oh.... I see.


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silverbullet wrote: 18 Nov 2019, 19:54 :D 60 is the golden speed in a T3 for economy.
I reckon 25mpg is bloody good going for any syncro!

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Hi, I have two single cab pickups, one I've fitted a TD 1.9 AAZ to, the other is a diesel but had no engine fitted, it came with a TDi package but I know nothing about it and as I intend to drive in and out of the city from where I live, Telford, I would like to fit a Petrol Golf GTi motor. I understand that somewhere there is some information that may assist me in this task? I'm in the process of securing a mk 2 GTi motor I believe it's an AGG engine complete with drive shafts and gearbox, ECU, maf, Water pipes, exhaust front pipe, all injection system but no loom, I missed that and believe I will have to get one, could you advise if I've gone overboard and don't need all these items? What other items do I need please?  Justin

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