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Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« on: April 08, 2010, 08:41:53 AM »

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 12:41:53 PM »
Horsepower not to bad and the torque is great but  the engine noise of the diesel  (rattle rattle rattle) would drive my wife nuts. She hate my powerstroke  XLT just because of the noise and it does have  sound deadening. And she will not ever full the tank, she doesn't like the smell of Diesel.... hahaha .  I could see this going over well in Europe, diesel seem to sell better there for some reason. But I would give it a chance, test drive. My goal is to buy a 50th anniversary Mustang not sure which one but I do know I want it to be Black. Ha    But I want the built date as close to 50 year after Sept 9 1964(my stangs built date) as I can get.  Like I said before times are a changing. Who would have ever thought a diesel mustang ...  :o

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 03:53:26 PM »
Some of the smaller diesel cars are not quite as noisy as your psd.  I just don't like breaking tradition of the muscle cars that Mustang has become to represent.  Diesel here in Texas is quite a bit more expensive than gasoline, so there would be a downside there.  The diesel engines don't smell quite as bad as they used to, but if the injectors, etc are dirty they will still blow black smoke.  Not good for the environment IMO.   BTW, the inventor of the diesel engine was Diesel, a German. 

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 04:16:08 AM »
Diesel and a Mustang? I don't know. It is loud, it smell and it is diesel :) There are some cars in the world that shouldn't be diesel cars. And a Mustang is one of these cars.

Anyway, I don't care that much. I have my Mustang already. But if people want a diesel mustang, they will get one.

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 10:43:15 AM »
The idea is horrid imho. Its a muscle car, not a damn truck.

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 12:48:08 PM »
if i were to buy one of them id have it run on cooking oil. make the cop behind me hungry :D

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 01:28:19 PM »
I used to have a PSD, and I had a deal with Whataburger to recycle their cooking oil if they gave it to me free.  I mixed it with the diesel fuel for awhile, but that stuff smelled so bad I quit using it. 

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 01:32:31 AM »
back in the day thats what diesel cars and other vehicles ran on was cooking oil. peanut oil was used in some places if not all in europe.

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010, 02:27:31 PM »
Well, it's my understanding that you have to mix it with the diesel fuel.  The proportions are like 10-50% vegetable oil to diesel fuel, but you can't just run straight cooking oil because the engine won't start, especially in cold climates.   My God, that would stink up the whole county if it even burned alone in a diesel engine.  Diesel is a whole lot less expensive than new cooking oil, so you have to find a free source for the oil.  Then you have to strain out all the impurities.  A French Fry will not burn in a diesel engine. ;D Here is an article I found that may clear up the understanding.

"The first problem is one of viscosity: vegetable oil is a lot thicker than conventional diesel fuel. This means that it has a harder time atomizing, which in turn reduces its ability to burn. One way to reduce the viscosity is to mix it with ordinary diesel fuel, and most of the diesel engines used in cars and light trucks will run quite happily on anywhere from 10% to 50% vegetable oil—poured right into the gas tank along with the diesel from the pump. Another way to thin the vegetable oil is to heat it; heating is the primary function of conversion kits you can buy to run your vehicle on vegetable oil.

But using pure vegetable oil is still problematic because the fuel sitting in your engine (and your fuel line) will be cold when you initially start your car. (This is especially true, of course, in colder climates and during the winter months.) One way of solving this problem is to use two fuel tanks—one for regular diesel and one for vegetable oil. You start your engine with regular fuel, and as it warms up, the heat is used to thin the vegetable oil. After a few minutes or so, you use a dashboard control to switch over to the vegetable oil tank. Dual-tank systems also mean that a vehicle can, if necessary, refuel at a regular gas station. Another approach is to use a special additive (which contains a small amount of petroleum); this enables the vegetable oil to flow more easily, even when cold."

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010, 12:38:37 PM »
thats why id use used cooking oil. im a lil smarter than to use fresh cooking oil.

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2010, 10:24:03 PM »
the turbo diesel is cool, but what about this ridiculous 300hp plus new v6!!!!!!   WTF!  wow

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 12:20:39 PM »
I'll put my 32 valve DOC 4.6 up against a new V6 that claims it makes 300 hp at the crank any day.   I'll believe it when I see it.   What I would like to drive just for grins is a new  Shelby GT350. 

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Re: Turbo Diesel Mustang?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 04:27:02 PM »
i want to know if that v6 platform is the same v8 minus 2 cylinders?  or if not add 2 to it and it would be a bad v8!  and i totally agree with you on that 32 valve v8!!!!!

 

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