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Old 04-28-2010, 08:58 AM
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Default Re: Diesel Engines and Conversions

As far as converting a chinese two stroke to diesel, I doubt it is possible, none of the compnents are heavy duty enough to handle it, I believe GM tried retrofitting gas to diesel engines back in the seventies, and that involved attaching copious amounts of steel to the existing engine, and still did not work safe and reliable. So I realy doubt the little china doll could handle it. However it is common to see diesels converted to gas in for high performance applications, couple of my buddies did an old VW rabbit to race it. But I would love a diesel bike engine that would be sweet, the electrical would be simplified, no need for a spark, but you would need to address the issue of pressurizing the fuel i believe.
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