I understand what you're saying, but the output of this particular diesel is
so low that perhaps it was limited with this shortcoming in mind.
Kelvin seemed to think the casting is heavier, but it's hard to see how much
beefier it could be and still share the same critical dimensions (bore, bore
centers, head bolt locations, etc.). Of course, the pistons and con rods
could be considerably heftier.
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires
on 1/6/07 2:16 AM, Paul Hunt at email@example.com wrote:
> Does that follow? Usually Diesel engines are built much heavier to cope
> with the explosive combustion, like very heavy pinking or pre-ignition in a
> petrol engine which causes damage.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Apparently this particular diesel is actually based on the B-series engine
>> -- at least, it uses the same rocker cover and bolts up to the same
>> transmission. So the weight woud be identical.