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WTF - VW Powered Fiero? by BillS
Started on: 06-28-2013 08:55 PM
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[url=http://bend.craigslist.org/cto/3898571044.html][/url]

This guy in Portland obviously thinks the Fiero would be better off with a Volkswagen engine in it......anyone live near him.........
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Ooooooo.... eats v6 Fieros for breakfast.... Sounds scary
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others seem to think they work well in fieros
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000014.html

bmwguru has a very nice vr6 swap
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Originally posted by BillS:

[url=http://bend.craigslist.org/cto/3898571044.html][/url]

This guy in Portland obviously thinks the Fiero would be better off with a Volkswagen engine in it......anyone live near him.........


Haha, I live near Portland (5 miles or so) .....That dude isn't in Portland ....he is in Bend which is out in Central Oregon (180 miles away)



And when says VW engine .....he means from a VW Bug! Look at that ridiculous thing

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Look 4 lug rear wheels, oh my I bet the brakes are awesome back there

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That thing is awesome!

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Originally posted by hookdonspeed:

others seem to think they work well in fieros
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000014.html

bmwguru has a very nice vr6 swap


Not anymore he don't. He sold it on ebay.
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Not anymore he don't. He sold it on ebay.


I sold the TDI swap....not my VR6 swap. The only reason we sold the TDI was that I owned 1/2 of it with my employee, Ryan. We decided to build it and sell it when it was complete, but we both still like it too much. One of us would drive it every day and we even took it on road trips.
I like VW swpas in Fieros....they fit nicely and my VR6 is naturally aspirated and geared well enough to keep up with a 3800s/c.

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That VW powered Fiero has been on CL for a little while now. I would say that if anyone is seriously considering it (which it's in no way a good deal whatsoever so I'm not sure why one would consider it) you need to REALLY get as much information out of the seller as possible. It appears - from the photos - that he just removed the Fiero rear cradle assembly and shoved the VW works underneath there. If you look at the second photo, where are the Fiero struts? (you can also see this just in the weird stance it has). Also only having four lugs it likely uses whatever was VW for braking back there. So the guy has mixed Fiero fronts with VW rears. Likely this car doesn't have it's drivetrain assembly attached to factory points, so there's no telling how this thing is actually secured to the chassis. It may work in the short term, but if driven serious issues could eventually arise.

I wouldn't want to see a forum member buy a death trap, and I'm not figuratively saying that like most common folks call Fieros, but seriously if you buy this you may be stepping into one.
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

If you look at the second photo, where are the Fiero struts? (you can also see this just in the weird stance it has). Also only having four lugs it likely uses whatever was VW for braking back there. So the guy has mixed Fiero fronts with VW rears. Likely this car doesn't have it's drivetrain assembly attached to factory points, so there's no telling how this thing is actually secured to the chassis. It may work in the short term, but if driven serious issues could eventually arise.

I wouldn't want to see a forum member buy a death trap, and I'm not figuratively saying that like most common folks call Fieros, but seriously if you buy this you may be stepping into one.

I think he probably took the torsion bars from the beetle and put them on instead of struts. I think it is cool but I wouldn't buy it.

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I have nothing against VWs... but I'll tell you that my Volkswagen Bus is slow as **** , and he basically has a VW Beetle engine in there.

If it was a 1.8T, or a VR6, it would be a different story... but I don't quite understand the intent here. Maybe he was just bored.

If I ever had a Fiero that was totally shot, engine was blown, and the ECM / fuel injection system was totally gone...

I'd just drop a 3.4 carbed motor in there with a 4psi pusher pump and be done with it.

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An aluminum engine, 140 HP, and other mods to drop 600 pounds is a way to get better performance.
If I can find the aluminum engine I want, I will shave weight and gain Horse Poop...
Kinda like what I did with my Nova...
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Sure has a pretty exhaust.
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Originally posted by bmwguru:


I sold the TDI swap....not my VR6 swap. The only reason we sold the TDI was that I owned 1/2 of it with my employee, Ryan. We decided to build it and sell it when it was complete, but we both still like it too much. One of us would drive it every day and we even took it on road trips.
I like VW swpas in Fieros....they fit nicely and my VR6 is naturally aspirated and geared well enough to keep up with a 3800s/c.

Dave



What was the fuel economy like?
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What was the fuel economy like?


The VR6 gets 30-32mpg on average.

The TDI got 55.2mpg on our test. I'd like to add the Amsoil cetane boost and retest to see what it will get, but we probably won't have the time before the new owner picks it up.
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