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Old    JediKnight (jediknight)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-16-2006, 3:46 AM Reply   
I know it's a ski boat but could be the shape of things to come! VW diesel powered Prostar unveiled at IWSF World Cup stop in Ireland.

http://www.planetwaterski.com/report/dmc.htm
Old    Ryan (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-16-2006, 7:35 AM Reply   
Yeh, I read that elsewhere. I think you'll start to see many diesels going into towboats over the next 3-5 years. I don't think that 3.0L VW engine would be a good match for a weighted wakeboat (only 330ft/lbs), but I'm sure it does wonderfully in the 190. If MC is gonna stick with VW they need to talk them into marinizing the V10 turbo diesel. 300hp/550 ft/lbs (and it gets 22mpg) in an X-star.....oh yeah!
Old    Daman Barron (ncbschzzt)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-16-2006, 8:01 AM Reply   
Never will happen in California or United States for that matter.
Old    bocephus            08-16-2006, 8:12 AM Reply   
What about the Session Daman? It's been advertised in Wakeboarding Magazine for months...
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       08-16-2006, 8:20 AM Reply   
The CARB and EPA set the standards not California. There are lots of diesel boats sold every day in California.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-16-2006, 8:31 AM Reply   
yeah isn't VW having a hard time getting the US to let them import TDI's now and into the future? Anyone know about this?
Old    bocephus            08-16-2006, 8:38 AM Reply   
I know when I looked at a TDI Jetta for an appraisal car the dealer told me this is the last year for a while.
Old    Greg Bodor (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-16-2006, 8:44 AM Reply   
no just re-engineering the engines to be even cleaner, North America has the poorest fuel standard, yet the EPA want emissions like Europe.

VW has their whole fleet of TDI cars/Suv comming out in 2008 again.. from the Jetta, Golf, maybe Passat and Touareg.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-16-2006, 8:59 AM Reply   
interesting... I heard it was more of a government and oil company scnadal. Something to the effect that the US was putting high tarrifs on the VW diesels and VW said we can just sell the gassers here and sell the diesels in Europe. This was the last year of the Jetta TDI and last year was the last of the Pasatt TDI just in the US though.
This could all be hearsay and rumor, but it makes sense to some extent, because the big oil companies profits are going to start to decrease slowly as all of these alternative diesel fuels hit the market place and get popular. This could be a great way to keep those alternative diesel prices higher than #2 diesel.
Interesting stuff and I hope they do come back!
Old    Jason Pribyl (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-16-2006, 9:51 AM Reply   
Interesting, I didn't hear VW was pulling the TDIs. I did hear Audi was bringing them over starting sometime in 2007.
Old    Steven Spenner (hyperlite7572)      Join Date: May 2005       08-16-2006, 11:14 AM Reply   
Session has a deisel engine don't they. What kind of engine is that?
Old    Jason (ferrarispider95)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-16-2006, 11:33 AM Reply   
The only reason the TDI's are getting pulled is because they don't meet the new emission standards. However they will be back. Mercedes is the only car that would be diesel for 2007 in the US, with the E320 CDI.

I own a tdi and they are great engines that last forever with proper maintenance.

The emission standards are very different for boats, so I dont think it would be a problem to have these over here.
Old    Jason (ferrarispider95)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-16-2006, 11:38 AM Reply   
The 3 liter engine will be plenty, unless you get a real big boat. Horsepower is not the # you want in a wakeboard boat, Torque does the work.
Old    D. Up. (doubleup10)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-16-2006, 12:13 PM Reply   
Isn't Indmar tied in with Chevrolet? Couldn't they market an Indmar Duramax, with ~650 lb/ft of torque?
Old    David Mason (rocketman)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-16-2006, 12:46 PM Reply   
Steven,

I believe that Session uses one from Yanmar. I understand it is made by BMW. Somebody here on WW had put one into theor 2004 x-star. That is my dream boat there with that slight modification.
Old    David Mason (rocketman)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-16-2006, 12:47 PM Reply   
Steven,

I believe that Session uses one from Yanmar. I understand it is made by BMW. Somebody here on WW had put one into their 2004 x-star. That is my dream boat there with that slight modification.
Old    Doug H (doug2)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-16-2006, 3:39 PM Reply   
This one has a few more than 650 ft/lbs...

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This is one of two twin turbo D-maxs in a skater.
Old    Dave Burns (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-16-2006, 3:44 PM Reply   
Should have a government health warning on it.You’ll get dermatitis filling it up and cancer skiing behind it.
Diesels for tractors and trucks

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