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Old 21-11-2007, 10:10 AM
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Default Sierra (etc) 1.8TD tuning

I know (in theory) a lot of TD tuning, what does what and why (very different to petrol tuning too TBH), but whats anyone here personally done to the crappy old 1.8TD Ford engines?

And how do you turn the fueling up on the pump, ive never looked, but seems fairly simple considering the amount of folks who seem to.

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Old 21-11-2007, 02:03 PM
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AWESOME, this "tech questions only in the tech forum" REALLY works, six whole views in 4 hours and 2 people viewing this room.

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Default Re: Sierra (etc) 1.8TD tuning

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And how do you turn the fueling up on the pump, ive never looked, but seems fairly simple considering the amount of folks who seem to.

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On a peugeot td, there is a screw inside the pump which you turn to increase fuelling, but don`t know if the same applies with the sierra td.

Proberly no use to you, but its a reply

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me and my mate done a 3 door sierra with full roll cage etc with a p100 bottom end and mondeo 1.8D head, bigger turbo,cossie intercooler advanced the pump timing 10 degrees, used to run 32 psi of boost...

suprised a few people

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Originally Posted by sarnyboy69
me and my mate done a 3 door sierra with full roll cage etc with a p100 bottom end and mondeo 1.8D head, bigger turbo,cossie intercooler advanced the pump timing 10 degrees, used to run 32 psi of boost...

suprised a few people

awesome, thats what i was thinking too.

any idea what turbo you used?
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me and my mate done a 3 door sierra with full roll cage etc with a p100 bottom end and mondeo 1.8D head, bigger turbo,cossie intercooler advanced the pump timing 10 degrees, used to run 32 psi of boost...

suprised a few people

awesome, thats what i was thinking too.

any idea what turbo you used?
think it was a T3 off a cossie...
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cool, anyone know how to adjust the pump?
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adjusted using the allen keys on the pully
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easy then i guess

dont suppose anyone knows if an uprated clutch off any other sierra fits do they? as cant imagine the stock one lasting
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North Korea? LMAO!
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it's amazing how much power you can get from a turbo diesel engine. I got a 1.6 diesel with a P100 turbo and it really cool to use for every day. The bosh pump is really easy to adjust just 2 spanners 10 and aflat screw driver to turn up the fuel but on the TD is a little bit harder to adjust! Some guys over here swap the TD pump for a bosh ( 1.8 standard one) and make a transit pump plunger and it's like you got some other 30bhp but you will get an issue about the black smoke!!!
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would the pump timing being adjusted cause it to have problems starting?
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a have a mk3 fiesta van with the pump and boost turned up goes like fuck but has a black haze which follows it around
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Originally Posted by glancy2081
a have a mk3 fiesta van with the pump and boost turned up goes like fuck but has a black haze which follows it around
mine has the same problem when the turbo kicks in
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I got a x plate MK6 Escort van. Been lowered 100m on the ass with flipped axle
and Monroe gaz struts with apex springs on the front, I have basically a standard 1.8TD engine with out intercooler. What i did to increase the power was do away with the boxes in the exhaust system then enlarged the bore size of the exhaust its self buy fitting the tubular sections from a XR3i and instead of having it come out of the left side only it comes out of both sides. The only time the two pipes join is at the manifold . By doing it has allowed the turbo ( being a low blow) to have less if not no resistance.
I had a cone air filter but found that with it being a turbo it wasn't letting the engine load up so to speak to let the turbo spool up faster ie lag so to change that ive customized a flat carb k&n chrome filter.
Ive fitted a triple paddle clutch and quick shift to going threw the gears dont take that long lol
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you can buy racing cams. i know piper do one but not to sure about kent.
The van will top out now at 120mph
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I know this is a real old post, but why opening a new one ?
I've got a P100 (only sold as diesel in France, with the 1.8TD
Any information about the Bosch pump ? Escot non turbo one with the top of a turbo car ? Any pics ?
What about intercooler ?
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