Thread: Diesel Engine?
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:40 AM
mammonista mammonista is offline
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Default Re: Diesel Engine?

The cost for ONE engine, with any configuration of output shaft is
$147 U.S. Dollars! That's a price quote from the factory rep in China.
The cost to ship ONE engine (by DHL) is $199.
So $346 for one engine. He verified that price in subsequent emails
It specs out at 18k - 20kg. That is for the 2.8hp engine. The 4.2hp engine specs at 21kg. Having owned, and done all the wrenching on diesel VWs now for about 25 years I'm pretty familiar with construction/weight vs. gas engines. So 18 - 20kg (40 - 44lbs) for a 2.8hp air-cooled diesel doesn't sound unreasonable. And mounting one above the rear tire on a tandem also sounds doable.
Might check on the price for the 4.2hp engine while I'm at it.
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