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Old March 14th, 2017, 12:37   #91
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Your Corolla is/was not the same as ours, and technically the "Nova" of that vintage was a Toyota Sprinter, not a Corolla. But they are mechanically the same as the standard Corolla sedan we got at the time, same 4A-F engine, etc.
Ok, close enough. Mine is a 4 door sedan.
I have a 4a-lc, or perhaps 4a-c. A sohc 8-valver.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 12:49   #92
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Ok, close enough. Mine is a 4 door sedan.
I have a 4a-lc, or perhaps 4a-c. A sohc 8-valver.

Yep, yours will have higher compression, less emissions control garbage saddled to its carburetor, higher output, and would use less fuel. Pretty typical of the '80s era for US bound cars. We usually got the largest displacement, lowest output, thirstiest version. But ours were "cleaner"

Some of our Corollas did get the optional 4A-GE engine, which was the twin-cam EFI engine (like our first gen MR2s got), but those are pretty rare. We also got the Corolla FX, which was the hatchback version, and the FX16 was Toyota's "GTI" version of the Corolla, but much tamer than the car it attempted to copy. Of course, even our GTIs got pussified by European standards.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 02:24   #93
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My current daily driver is a Fiat 500 with the 1.4 FIRE 16v MultiAir non-turbo engine. No rocketship (not even close!) but it gets the job done. It is overgeared in the interest of mileage. Right now, in winter conditions, it's doing a little better than 6 L/100 km.
In europe the same car had either a 1.2 FIRE 8v or the "TwinAir" 0.9 litre 2 cylinder engine. Apparently the TwinAir was the engine to get (right number of cylinders, historically correct even though it's at the wrong end of the car) but real world fuel consumption isn't any better than with the 1.2 or 1.4 MultiAir.
The FIRE series of engines is in the process of being replaced. The new choices are a 1.0 3 cylinder (replacing the TwinAir and 1.2 FIRE) or a 1.3 4 cylinder (replacing the 1.4 16v FIRE). Interestingly, the new engines only have 2 valves per cylinder and are SOHC with VVT, but no MultiAir, and have a very high compression ratio (13:1) and the cam drive is by chain rather than belt. I think someone's been doing some optimizing to get the same or better power output and economy but with fewer parts and less complexity and less maintenance. I'm totally on board with that.

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Will you please convert that to MPG for this ol' geezer
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Old March 16th, 2017, 03:33   #94
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Old March 16th, 2017, 03:36   #95
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Or you could have gone to the first page of TDIclub.com and look for the tab on the left for converting from imp to metric. http://www.tdiclub.com/misc/conversions.html
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I don't care if engine downsizing is over or not. I just want a TDI in the new Tiguan coming this fall
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I'd like to see the 3l TDI in the Atlas.
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Maybe the EPA will soon have it's attitude adjusted?
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Old March 16th, 2017, 10:46   #100
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According to yahoo yesterday, Trump is looking at rolling back the CAFE dates. Although that does not really help push the higher efficiency engines.
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Problem with putting a 3.0 TDI in the Atlas is that it's a transverse engine, and AFAIK it won't fit. And, there's no longer a 5-cylinder TDI for automotive applications. And it's for a country that VW would rather not admit diesels exist in any more.
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Still, if you had a Civic-sized time machine and could bring me a factory fresh 1988 CRX HX I could embarrass a 2017 Civic at the fuel pump. Yes, it would be slower, and yes it is much lighter, and no it does not have all the equipment the newer one has. But its tiny carburetor could use very little gasoline to get you where you needed to go. And they were actually pretty fun to drive, too!
When I was looking for a commuter, the CRX HX and a TDI were two cars at the top of my list. I just happened to find the TDI first.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 05:48   #103
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Sadly VW has elected to abandon diesel technology in the US. May eventually go Golf R or GTI w/turbo upgrade.

My kingdom for a GTD.
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. . . . for now. Tomorrow is another day . . .
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Ok, close enough. Mine is a 4 door sedan.
I have a 4a-lc, or perhaps 4a-c. A sohc 8-valver.
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Yep, yours will have higher compression, less emissions control garbage saddled to its carburetor, higher output, and would use less fuel. Pretty typical of the '80s era for US bound cars. We usually got the largest displacement, lowest output, thirstiest version. But ours were "cleaner"

Some of our Corollas did get the optional 4A-GE engine, which was the twin-cam EFI engine (like our first gen MR2s got), but those are pretty rare. We also got the Corolla FX, which was the hatchback version, and the FX16 was Toyota's "GTI" version of the Corolla, but much tamer than the car it attempted to copy. Of course, even our GTIs got pussified by European standards.
my 84 Corolla had the 4A-LC, the "lean burn" carb version.

the corollas that got the 4A-GE was on the FX. The GM version, aka the Geo Prizm GSI also got the 4A-GE motor.
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