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Naahh, fine with a gasoline power one =)
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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 07:45 AM
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now this is what i call a nice ride.

when i was younger i always said i would build myself a baja bug diesel which was 4x4, i already know i dont need 4x4, but i still wan a diesel powerd BB O.O


i might as well try the poll thingy...


wow, seriously wow, she must have me crazy allready lol
I FORGOT TO POST THE FRIGGIN LINK!!!!!1 sorry for the confusion Razz

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Diesel Powerd bug (H)


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Post Post subject: Re: Nice ride
Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 08:17 AM
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Building a 4x4 bug is gonna be a ton of work... If you want a 4x4 diesel, go with a Suzuki Samurai with a VW diesel swap. And if you want a bug stick with rear drive. I can't recall seeing a bug with a diesel engine, but for anything other than crawling a gas engine seems like the way to go.


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Well I said hell yeah only because I'm interested in making bio-fuel some day to get away from both the crazy gas prices and foreign oil. Well, curiosity (in making my own fuel) fits in there too.
Still looks like a tough Baja! Cool


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Well I said hell yeah only because I'm interested in making bio-fuel some day to get away from both the crazy gas prices and foreign oil. Well, curiosity (in making my own fuel) fits in there too.
Still looks like a tough Baja! Cool

well locutisj, i also like diesel power cuz you can make diesel on your own, i researched a bit with my dad, and found out you need 1st, tons of oil (i believe any oil will do) and 2nd, you still need to buy diesel.
but i still like the idea Smile

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Post Post subject: Re: Nice ride
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Now that you posted that link I do remember seeing that article a month or so ago. I definitely think thats a cool idea, and wish there was more info. My question is will it have the power (esp. top end) to be competitive?


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2nd place in the Baja 500

Hmmmm... must be competitive, 2nd in the Baja 500. I'm intrigued


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nice, i didnt know that Smile

i want!!

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If you can not control the PH of your home brew you can kiss the injector pump goodbye. $2500 for a Bosh rebuilt pump will buy a lot of diesel never mind the cost of the tools to set it up and the software to set pump timing. Seperating a TDI harness from the rest of the car is going to be hard especially since the ECM needs to see the coded key to start.

You want to go 4x4 get a Vanogon Syncro or Subaru 4x4 and use the after market $1200 reverse rotation Ring and Pinion to make the Subaru rear wheel drive.
Anyway you go plan on spending 20-50k.

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Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 05:43 PM
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I posted some pictures of a 4x4 Baja a friend of mine built in Yuma. His came out sweet. I'll have to find them and repost.

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