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omgwtfbyobbq 07-30-2007 10:14 AM

Imo, the best part of owning a diesel is...
Smoke screens. Nothing gets someone off my @$$ faster than getting off the pedal, then slamming it to the metal. I forgot how nice it is to have this ability... The best part is, AFAIK, most people pass because they thing something is wrong w/ the car, so it's fairly non confrontational. Less other diesels of course, but the big pickup and semi drivers don't tend to sit on my ***, they just blast by in the #N-1 lane.
:D :D :D

Mike T 07-30-2007 09:20 PM

I wish I could do that....but my smart doesn't smoke. At all......

omgwtfbyobbq 07-30-2007 09:40 PM

You can make it smoke if you really wanna... Trust me. ;) Oh, and you have 60.66mpg while I have 60.99mpg, bloody weird if you ask me. :eek:

skewbe 07-31-2007 03:21 AM

Cool, I didn't quite realize that you had converted a rabbit to diesel. are you peeing and geeing?

Mike T 07-31-2007 06:29 AM

Really, the most I get is a tiny invisible puff when the car is first started....the rest of the time, the electronic "gas" pedal and catalyst keep particles to a minimum.

Remapped diesel smarts smoke, but that's another story....

60.66 and 60.99! LOL

omgwtfbyobbq 07-31-2007 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by skewbe (Post 66240)
Cool, I didn't quite realize that you had converted a rabbit to diesel. are you peeing and geeing?

Not a whole lot, yet... Most of my last drive was either 50-55mph freeway, or city. There are places where I can for maybe 5-10 miles, but over 100+ miles it's not a whole lot. Otoh, if I feel like driving in a circle, I can go head out in the opposite direction of civilization and drive back and forth on the highway, peeing and geeing to my heart's content at an average of ~35mph, but I'm not sure if I can justify wasting gas/time just to see what kinda mileage the car gets w/ P&G. :o

hotroddr 08-22-2007 02:04 PM

ahh...smoke screens. They pretty much rock. One time they even made a guy who was following me/road raging on me give up and turn around because he couldnt see/breath. My rabbit doesnt smoke much unless I rev it with no load while driving but if I do that I leave a nice black cloud behind me. I would be interested in what all you have done to your rabbit? I Have replaced the downpipe and muffler, mildly ported the head, removed the restrictor plate in the intake manifold, built a cowl induction intake, replaced all the brakes, replaced bearings and drive shafts, and lowered it a couple inches. I drive pedal to the metal and get about 40 mpg but thats with the fuel turned up quite a bit. It can hit 100 mph on flat ground now. I alternate between being short on time and driving fast, and leaving early and driving for gas mileage. right now Im short on time so mileage has suffered.

post more details of your rabbit please. How are you getting such insane mileage(besides driving really slow). Thanks

omgwtfbyobbq 08-22-2007 04:18 PM

Just driving slow so far. The f'n odometer broke and I haven't fixed it yet so no new tanks unless I fix it or gmap out all my driving, however if I fill next time I go out I can see what some ~70-80mph freeway driving does to my mileage. Once I get the front brakes to start dragging, up the pressure in the tires, swap to synth trans fluid, and a belly pan I hope to break into the 70mpg@50mph range.

stinkindiesel 08-23-2007 01:00 PM

My TDI has barely noticeable smoke even under full-load throttle, but the Dodge will lay down a smokescreen that the guys on the space shuttle can see. And it smell like chinese food. I like power-braking next to people who want to inflict their lousy taste in music on the rest of the world. Wanna see someone try to give their power windows an assist? Fill their car with the stench of a thousand fried animals of various species. Gratification, thy name is diesel.

skewbe 08-23-2007 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by omgwtfbyobbq (Post 69268)
...The f'n odometer broke...

Ahh broken rabbit odo, Been there-fixed that (had to glue my gear back together):


omgwtfbyobbq 08-23-2007 02:27 PM

Yup yup. I gotta get around to it, but I've been pretty lazy and want to do the tach stuff while it's out. But I probably won't since I think it'll take a while to get a hold of the poster who made the high-res to scale images of a diesel tach.

Lug_Nut 08-24-2007 04:12 AM

It was September 2001. I was at the Bonneville flats trying for membership in the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association's 130 mph club (standing start, one mile drag race, trap speed of 130+ for membership). I had the Passat stripped of weight and fueling cranked way up. 130 was possible at Boston's sea level, but the thinner air at the Utah altitude really made the car run excessively rich.
The course was marked by parallel black lines disappearing to a vanishing point over the horizon. I lined up at the start and let it rip.
When I returned for my second of five allowed attempts I asked which lane I should use as the first run's guide path was now dissected into two equal width paths.
"No, there's till only one. That black line down the center is from YOUR exhaust soot."
I switch to biodiesel during the drive back east and haven't looked back, although now I can literally look back, and see clearly.

<edit> a friend videoed the run. I'll see if I can extract a still or two for posting. There is a point about 12 seconds into the run where the car is invisible through the cloud.<end edit>

Sludgy 08-24-2007 05:50 AM

Early this week, a SUV cut me off very agressively at a stop light. His driver side window was down. A bit down the road, he signalled a right turn. My exhaust is on the right. So I blew by him at WOT and sooted him good.

I hate to waste diesel and to pollute, but it was worth it.

halfish 09-10-2007 01:51 AM

My 2006 Jetta TDI has only slight smoke on startup- you have to look for it.

DarbyWalters 10-11-2007 12:20 PM

I love it when the attendant runs out to tell me I am putting Diesel in my Jeep Liberty CRD and that will mess it up BAD! I had to make three decals to stop that "hot mess" from happening all the time. This one on the back and two side windows:


And one more:


Three6Eight 10-22-2007 12:56 AM

I do that all the time. I putt along in my truck at 60 most of the time to save gas and when someone rides my *** I just step on it for a second and poison them with some nice smoke. They freak out thinking my trucks about to explode and they stay bus lengths behind from now on :D

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