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Re: Ot Jetta diesel vs cruz diesel

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Mike (WA)

08-15-2013 09:43:42

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I didn't know what make of diesel engine they put in the Cruze. I googled it, but of course, there's never a mention of just what engine it is- just that its very wonderful in every way. I called the local dealer, and spoke to Dufus, one of their salespeople. He thought it was a Chevrolet, and wouldn't be dissuaded. Even got a little condescending with me, for my being so ill informed. I predict great things for Dufus in the car sales business- lots of enthusiasm, with little knowledge to slow things up.

So I guess its a Fiat? If its anything like those they put in the Fiat Olivers back in the day, should be pretty good.

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08-15-2013 09:55:33

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 Re: Ot Jetta diesel vs cruz diesel in reply to Mike (WA), 08-15-2013 09:43:42

US military is rumoured to be testing the VM diesels.
Gale Banks is souping them to high powered units. The breathing problem with the diesel"s short cam timing has been worked around with the dual over head cam and four valve head. Iirc they can vary advance and retard the cams to provide startup compression and high rpm breathing.

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