any future problems in replacing a 1.6td with a 1.9tdi

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any future problems in replacing a 1.6td with a 1.9tdi

Postby yorkshireTraction » 02 Oct 2011, 10:20

are there any drawbacks with replacing a 1.6td with a 1.9tdi engine?could you forsee any future problems or concerns?
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Re: any future problems in replacing a 1.6td with a 1.9tdi

Postby ewenmaclean » 02 Oct 2011, 12:13

Hello,

have a look at the alternative engine forum - lots of posts about tdis - it's not plug and play and a lot of folk prefer the mtdi as there's a load more electrics to deal with. Other problems are regearing the box for the tdi and then fabricating engine mounts and downpipe, sorting an intercooler etc...

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Re: any future problems in replacing a 1.6td with a 1.9tdi

Postby California Dreamin » 03 Oct 2011, 11:47

From my understanding it's pretty much a win win situation with no particular draw backs.
The issues are in 'doing it right' getting the correct conversion parts and best engine/pump/turbo combination. The ones that don't work very well are a bastardisation of parts from different engines where innapropriate parts such as the diesel pump, have been used or adapted.
Stick to the tried and tested formula of engine parts/conversion parts and it's supposed to be an improvement all the way.

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