VW IDI-Diesel: Technical Information

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Technical Information

Here are various pieces of technical information that I've collected regarding the VW diesels:

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VW 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine Specifications:

Engine Code(s) Displ.
cc
Bore
mm
Stroke
mm
C/R HP@
RPM
Torque@
RPM
1.5 NA CK 1471 76.5 80.0 23.5:1 48 @
5000
58 @
2500
1.6 NA CR, JK
ME
1588 76.5 86.4 23.0:1 52 @
4800
71 @
2500
1.6 ECO 1V 1588 76.5 86.4 23.0:1 59 @
?
81 @
?
1.6 TD CY, MF 1588 76.5 86.4 23.0:1 68 @
4500
98 @
2500
1.9 NA 1Y 1896 79.5 95.5 22.5:1 62-70* @
4200
100* @
2400
1.9 TD AAZ 1896 79.5 95.5 22.5:1 75 @
4200
107 @
2400
1.9 TDI 1Z 1896 79.5 95.5 19.5:1 90 @
4000
149 @
1900

(*) Varies with information source

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Links

Note, click on any of the underlined web links below to visit that site:

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Miscellaneous:

Here is some miscellaneous information I've gathered about my '81 VW diesel:

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Instrument Panel:

Stock instrument panel

Here's the factory instrument cluster. On the left is the speedometer/odometer w/ trip meter (both working once again). On the right is the electric clock that keeps perfect time, I might add, along with the water temperature gauge at the top (mine runs 2 marks past the first heavy mark normally, the radiator fan kicks on about 2-3 marks before the red zone. In the center, from the upper left across and down are:

Emergency brake . . . Seat belt reminder
Charge/Alternator Turn Signal High Beam Oil Pressure Empty
Empty Empty Empty Glow Plugs Empty

Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I replaced that sorry looking instrument cluster with one of of an '84 GTi:

GTi instrument cluster

I love the 120 MPH speedo (even though I can barely top 80) and the tach is very nice (and it works, too!). The glow plug LED works, the upshift light works, the "Check Emissions" light and mechanism thankfully don't work!

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Relay Panel Layout:

Apparently the diagram below was not included in the Bentley diesel shop manuals. I found that this panel layout matched that in my '82 pickup, so placed a copy here for my future reference:

Relay panel layout

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Caddy Tailgate Letters:

The Caddy tailgate has raised letters spelling out VOLKSWAGEN that are topped with applied lettering, usually black or white. If the tailgate is painted or repaired, its usually necessary to remove the old lettering. The letters are no longer available from Volkswagen. So below are two options:

These scans are linked to full size images to print on 8.5x11 sheets to make up the tailgate letters:

Or this site used to have pre-made letters (seems to have been hijacked):

However, there appears to be a new source for the letters in the UK: //www.volkswagenstickers.co.uk/

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