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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by philhoward » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:49 am

Sounds pretty good in the flesh as well...turbo whistle being rather evident with the straight through exhaust ;)


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimmy_man » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:36 pm

try it from cold? lol


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:36 pm

There's no denying that it sounds like a tractor at idle (hot or cold) and the sound is very poor in my video because the gopro was in it's waterproof case - as Phil says though, you can hear the turbo whistle and you can definitely hear the engine in normal use with the window down but the exhaust note is great at speed. I'll try and get some better video including some drive-by so you can hear it from outside :-)


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:44 pm

does it sound like 8Ball did it Curbs pre season test? :lol:

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whilst a diesel sporting car doesn't sit well, the practicalities and the driving experience of a modern-ish turbo diesel make them near impossible to beat. Other than off the line, a turbo diesel is generally quicker and less fussy of which gear youre in compared to its petrol engined sibling.

once the Auto SS1s done Jim, are we gonna see a diseasel 4 pot Small sports?
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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:45 pm

:mrgreen:


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by 747PETE » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:23 pm

"whilst a diesel sporting car doesn't sit well, the practicalities and the driving experience of a modern-ish turbo diesel make them near impossible to beat. Other than off the line, a turbo diesel is generally quicker and less fussy of which gear youre in compared to its petrol engined sibling."
I have to agree,I run as a daily my daughters old Passat 1.9TD,it is the 130 pd version,goes like stink....don't ask what it cost to get through the MOT to-day though :shock: :shock: :shock:



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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:08 pm

Quick update - DJ & Sam took diesel to Le Mans for the Classic (didn't miss a beat but a quick repair was needed when the battery tray fell through the floor and melted on the exhaust :shock:)
Since then it's been in daily use between Tidworth & Portsmouth, an intercooler pipe coming adrift and some random electrical gremlins being the only things of note to report.
Should be at Curbs - may even tow the caravan there :-)


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by PlasticMan » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:44 pm

I'm not sure why I find the diesely subject so interesting but any chance of some engine bay piccies? Unlike your 8 ball thread, you seem to have become camera shy!



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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by philhoward » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:55 pm

Probably because it isn't the prettiest engine bay around...


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:03 pm

No - a full rewire and major engine bay tidy is on the back burner (hopefully this winter), so pics are definitely off the agenda :-)


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by philhoward » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:37 pm

Ah yes...rewire...I think I agreed to that after a few Kronenbourgs...


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:03 am

:mrgreen:


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by Nick » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:55 am

My current BMW 325D has 218 bhp from 2 litres, does 50 mpg, pulls like a train and revs better than a standard Essex, only "rattly" at tick over.


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:59 pm

How do yer know it pulls like a train?
I never describe my trains as pulling like a Beemer!
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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by Nick » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:34 pm

Crusty,

Point taken, but as my last proper train journey was behind Bittern , I think it a reasonable comparison!


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