• fb_100002004321483 avatar Mladen Posted: 3/12/2013 10:34am PDT

    Anyone who thinks diesel vehicles should be on a green/eco car web site is deeply ignorant. They're all over europe and the rest of the world and some of them are worse than gasoline/petrol vehicles.

  • nimptact avatar nimptact Posted: 3/11/2013 6:41pm PDT

    For John Voelcker: If memory serves that unreliability was mainly trying to get compression ignition to work when the engine is sucking in air at -30degrees (C or F!).
    For Annatar: Well, there is no spark plug (unless you bought one designed to work in the Canadian arctic) but the problem of getting the right amount of fuel to ignite at the correct time replaces the ignition timing tuneup.

  • Annatar avatar Annatar Posted: 3/12/2013 7:12am PDT

    What? Either the fuel pump and injectors are working, or they are not. With diesels, that is binary.

  • Annatar avatar Annatar Posted: 3/11/2013 1:25pm PDT

    "ModOp showed the transformation--which involved a $500 paint job, new brake wheel cylinders, a tuneup"

    How exactly does one tune-up a compression-igniting engine which has no spark plugs and no ignition timing?

  • fb_508341869 avatar Morgan Posted: 3/11/2013 10:56am PDT

    Hey GCR - just a reminder you don't have to convert your car to run on biodiesel - its a drop in fuel! ModOp should for sure be running that green beauty on bio

  • fb_1431009018 avatar Jeff Posted: 3/11/2013 10:43am PDT

    Pity is survived in pristine condition for 34 years only to be desecrated by a fool for a PR stunt. Shame!