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Basically I don't think the CX motor will like having it's compression raised to 25 to 1 which is normal diesel compression ratio for compression ignition of diesel fuel.



You would also need to change the engine to fuel injection and fit a pressure pump.



Not really viable IMHO Nate.



Would be nice though.
 

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Oh, and I'd like a turbo too. How do I raise the compression? Just throw in some new rings and pistons? Thanks, I reallyy wanna get this done.



Should I just get a shop to do it for me? How much do you think it would cost?
 

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The existing pistons, rods, probably the crank, the headbolts and various other items won't be up to the task.



Not saying the conversion is impossible but it would be exceptionally difficult. For example, where would the pressure pump take it's mechanical drive from? You may also need a supply pump before the pressure pump, maybe not but gravity feed to the pressure pump alone may not cut it.



As for cost, - probably megadollar$.
 

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I hope you realize the difference between gas and diesel.

With gas the spark plug ignites the fuel.

With diesel the piston puts pressure on the fuel and air and it explodes.



You would also have to build adapters for glow plugs and fit ones with the correct depth or the piston will slam into the ends and there's another mess.



I also hope you realize that the guy that invented the engine almost blew himself up creating it.
 

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I was drinking and feeling a little silly when I started this thread. Wasn't expecting serious answers!

I had just finished reading a post, many of us have seen a few, a nooby with 2 posts, missing any info that would point to what year and model, and sound something like...

"I have a blue and a green wire. Which one hooks up to the black?"



The replys have been above expectations
 

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Another alternative,which I mentioned a couple of years ago,will soon be a reality for cars and in the USA soon,



http://www.gizmag.com/compressed-air-car-set-for-us-launch-in-2010/8896/



Who knows,they may make a motorcycle version




Zero Pollution Motors have announced they will begin taking reservations for the first U.S. deliveries in the next couple of months, but it will be 2010 before Americans get their first taste of the ingenious compressed-air motor, which runs to 35mph entirely on air, or uses a trickle of petrol to heat and compress more air to reach higher speeds up to 90mph. It'll cost next to nothing to run (how do 30,000km service intervals sound?), have a range of up to 1000 miles, and retail for well under US$20,000.
 
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