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Old 12-05-2004, 12:47 AM
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yes, do tell!
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:58 AM
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For one or two years, Ford sold the Lincoln Mark 7's with an optional BMW turbodiesel inline 6. I think it was a 2.4 liter and I think it was around 1985. They were pretty rare-

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Old 12-05-2004, 01:32 AM
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I wonder if that's the same engine they stuck in foreign Land Rovers before Ford bought Land Rover from BMW.
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:48 AM
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Here's something about these cars.

www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/486.shtml

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Old 12-05-2004, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony

SAVAGES!!!

What sacrilige is this????


Tony, my man burn those photos,,, quick
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Old 12-05-2004, 02:07 AM
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Another Lincoln-BMW reference, though you have to read through it for a while: info.detnews.com/joyrides/story/index.cfm?id=167

I don't have any problems with a performance car powered by a diesel engine; In fact, I'm sure this is the future of Porsche. 10 years from now the majority of cars sold in the United States will be diesels, since we are about to convert to world standards for sulphur-content in our diesel fuel and a whole huge range of 125 mph/ 45 miles per gallon oil-burners are about to invade our shores. I worry about the future availability of 94 octane gasoline for my 10.4:1 compression....

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Old 12-05-2004, 03:18 AM
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Guys: Get used to the idea of Porsche and diesel. Not only did they build a tractor many years ago, a Cayenne with a turbo diesel is probably not very far away - without it, Porsche's market for the Cayenne in Europe is seriously limited...
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Old 12-05-2004, 03:30 AM
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I am not against diesels, but in a fine GT such as a 928

What will happen to BAWAAAAAAAAH!
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Old 12-05-2004, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Nicole
Guys: Get used to the idea of Porsche and diesel. Not only did they build a tractor many years ago, a Cayenne with a turbo diesel is probably not very far away - without it, Porsche's market for the Cayenne in Europe is seriously limited...

Nic, I have no problem with the diesel concept in a Porsche but raising the bonnet and seeing BMW as the powerplant .
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Old 12-05-2004, 03:56 AM
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Well, I can assure you they will cover up the VW logo...
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:12 AM
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I'm still looking for that reference that I found a few years ago about the fact that Ferdinand Piech wanted a 5.0 liter V10 based upon the standard Volkswagen EA427 motor design [the VW Golf engine] to power Porsches new 1970's GT car. This engine has finally seen the light of day in the Lamborghini Gallardo and in diesel form in the VW Toureg.

I've been told that my green eyes are beautiful. And that engine in the picture isn't bad looking either. What's wrong with a BMW engine?

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Old 12-05-2004, 04:31 AM
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It is strange that the current VW / Porsche joint venture - the most powerful engine is in the VW. That V10 is one hell of a motor - RUF should make their own version and drop it into a Cayanne.
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I understand that to just about everyone here this idea is complete sacrilege and a bastardization of German perfection but I'm curious what it would take to put a duramax diesel in my 82. Just acquired the vehicle and it seems to have a lot of pent up maintenance so I'm not expecting much more life out of the 4.5 it came with. as it is it seems to be running in limp mode and I can't figure out why. My thoughts are to 1) find a 90's gts engine (expensive and hard to find). 2) do the infamous ls swap that seems to be the go to for any project. (Boring but cheap and easy). 3) an American turbo diesel. Maybe a duramax but a Cummins line 6 might be better as far as ease of installation. Cons would be as far as I know this has never been done so it would be expensive and extremely difficult but there's a certain level of ridiculousness that really appeals to me. I'm not dead set on anything yet just curious if anyone here would have any idea if I could get away with just fabricating motor mounts and a bellhousing adapter or if I'd have to make serious changes to the firewall or crossmember.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:34 AM
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Your 82 has no " limp mode " .....also has only about 200 RWHP....on a good day.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:38 AM
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Still remains an interesting concept to me... but perhaps an Audi or Mercs diesel maybe?
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