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    Petrol Engine diesel axle

    If you have a diesel engine and fit a Petrol engine will the original axle be ok.Will the gearing be wrong would the rear axle need to be changed to a petrol one,Thank you

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    as diesel engines rev slower the diff ratio's tend to be higher (lower numerically) to achieve similar cruising speeds. so if the petrol engine has enough power then you'd have a higher top speed, or if not top gear would be like an overdrive/cruising gear. imagine the diesel is flat out at 4500rpm at say 100mph. now add anoth 1500rpm (petrol engine revs to 6000rpm) and you'll be going considerably faster. years ago i swapped a ford A series from diesel 6cyl' to petrol v6 (3.0 from an A series also) and it was way too fast (wound up it'd do over 90mph!) for it's 'handling'.
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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