11-22-1999, 03:32 PM
Not true...I've seen an Oldsmobile...I believe it was a Cutlass Supreme...but it was definitely an early to mid 80's full size Oldsmobile that ran on diesel. This was 1986 or so when I saw it, and it was already a few years old at that point. Did the article imply something else?
11-23-1999, 12:38 AM
...they may be referring to is that VW/Audi developed TDi around that time, I think. TDi is "turbocharged-direct-injection." Turbocharged is not new, but the direct injection part is what practically revolutionized deisel engine technology. There are actually TDi equipped VW's found on the race course, and that says a lot about how much improved they are now! Anyway, I don't know that much about how it works, other than the fuel is precisely delivered, electronically to each cylinder, rather than having a mechanical injection system shooting fuel to the injectors. Bad description, huh? Anyone else know more? :-)
11-23-1999, 02:36 PM
...started mid '70's, if memory serves me right. God I hate getting old!
11-23-1999, 06:55 PM
I was referring to the Audi Diesel article from earlier this year. That's all.