Originally Posted by discomick
Them 2&300 tdi bullet proof
Spent some time tweaking the TDi's for an MOD test. We extensively modified a 200 that produced 198 BHP and 360 ft lbs of torque. Problem was the bores only lasted 20,000 miles and it was not very eco friendly to be around. The 300 was easier to tweak, but the early ones had problems with the cambelt walking off the crap pressed tin pulleys and the snapping.
The 200 TDi can be prone to headgasket problems, easy fix doesn't usually damage the head if caught in time. The 300's are prone to cracking the exhaust housing around the waste gate, especially if it has had the pump tweaked.
Both engines are better than the TD5 in my books.