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#76 Nossedout

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:27 PM

It seems the most feasible diesel for the Mini would be the old Daihatsu engines. That said, am intrigued by whether a 40-54 hp 799cc 3-cylinder Smart Cdi (aka Mercedes OM660) could be made to fit into a Mini since it can be tuned up to 65+ hp or more ambitiously even a 1.5 Renault K-Type dCi?

 

Apparently Renault also looked at a dCi diesel version of the 1149cc D-Type engine (possibly for the Twingo), until it was ditched in favour of the K-Type dCi.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:36 PM

It seems the most feasible diesel for the Mini would be the old Daihatsu engines. That said, am intrigued by whether a 40-54 hp 799cc 3-cylinder Smart Cdi (aka Mercedes OM660) could be made to fit into a Mini since it can be tuned up to 65+ hp or more ambitiously even a 1.5 Renault K-Type dCi?

 

Apparently Renault also looked at a dCi diesel version of the 1149cc D-Type engine (possibly for the Twingo), until it was ditched in favour of the K-Type dCi.

 

Alot of effort for something the same power as a healthy A series?

No need to worry about the imminent poo pooing of diesels either as the cars a classic and exempt from most emission controls.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 11:05 PM

Also appolgies if the above is explained in the previous 5 pages,




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