The Austro engines are factory iron blocks. It's why they are rebuildable... and weigh 450lbs. The Theilert (now Continental) used the Mercedes OM640 with an aluminum block and is why they are non-rebuildable.
Just another reminder, have mentioned it before, the weight is the weight, don't be fooled what it's made from, weigh it yourselves, that is the only reliable source.they are a heavy iron block + to reduce vibration they have an additional balance shaft .. all weigh too much.
Hi Owen, I'm looking at the same thing for a build down the road. Looking at the Chevy Cruze diesel, lots of torque at the bottom end so I don't think I'll need a psru, just limit rpm. Advertised to run on biodiesel also, don't know if I would have to add oil to Jet A - still researching. The BMW sounds interesting too.Greetings,
I am interested in doing a 120 - 160 hp diesel auto conversion. I am looking fo a good, light, and turbocharged diesel engine to begin with. Any suggestions?