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Old 04 December 2007, 12:41   #11
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How does it do that, Codders? Serious question.
The intercoolers clog up with carbon and oil from the exhaust.
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Old 04 December 2007, 13:09   #12
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Turning the screw on the pump made a hell of a difference though. Far more power AND better economy. Some late autos had a chip though.
Where is this screw? Sounds worthwhile.
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Does the re-routed Exhaust gas really go through the normal intercooler on the TDi?

Thats mad, of course its going to get bunged up.

Unless I've misunderstood something of course.

My Shogun has a seperate EGR cooler radiator that gets bunged up instead



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Old 04 December 2007, 13:54   #14
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Stand by the driver's side front wheel arch and face the engine. The pump is in the middle under and behind where the aircon pump is if fitted.

There is a small brass anti tamper cap aboput the size of a 2p. Lever it off with a screw driver and the screw is underneath. There is a locking nut and the spindle in the middle has a torx head. Slacken off the nut and turn it about 1/3 of a turn clockwise. Then tighten the nut back up. If you don't get loads of black smoke under acceleration you can keep going and then back off until it's right.

In theory you will use extra fuel but in practice you use less because you don't have to work the engine so hard. With mine I got far more power and went from 23mpg to about 28mpg. i think mine had been set too much to favour low emissions........

There are even more things you can do but they get complicated.

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Excuse my ignorance, but could this cock things up at MOT time?
Or don't diesels get checked for emissions?

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Excuse my ignorance, but could this cock things up at MOT time?
Or don't diesels get checked for emissions? Nasher
Possibly but I just run the tank down then fill up with the new expensive super diesel stuff which drastically cuts down on the smog. There is a MOT test which involves reving the bollicks off a diesel which is why they ask if the cam belt has been done on time. I would rather not be present but Farehams ATS lads are good and don't kick the arse out of it and test a second time if its close. A good run before hand seems to help clear the system out if you have been doing lots of town work.

On a long run I can get 580 miles from a tank full, thats Portsmouth to the top of Loch Lomond before the light comes on. Viv get 400 around town.

Tim when was it last serviced? particularly the air filter and does it smoke on acceleration? Have you dipped the brakes in the salty stuff?

Friend has an aftermarket intercooler and recons it transforms a 300 TDI.

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Excuse my ignorance, but could this cock things up at MOT time?
Or don't diesels get checked for emissions?

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No, I think EGR systems (which don't improve the efficiency of an engine, making it breath shitty exhaust gases) were designed to help meet Jap and US emmision regs. It takes a real heapster to fail a UK MOT on emmisions.
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No, I think EGR systems (which don't improve the efficiency of an engine, making it breath shitty exhaust gases) were designed to help meet Jap and US emmision regs. It takes a real heapster to fail a UK MOT on emmisions.
I meant playing with the fuel pump screw.

The EGR valve on my Shogun jammed up and cost a fortune to replace.
You can't blank it off on the 3.2 like you can on the old 2.8 or 2.5. Buggers up the ECU I'm told.

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Possibly but I just run the tank down then fill up with the new expensive super diesel stuff which drastically cuts down on the smog. There is a MOT test which involves reving the bollicks off a diesel which is why they ask if the cam belt has been done on time. I would rather not be present but Farehams ATS lads are good and don't kick the arse out of it and test a second time if its close. A good run before hand seems to help clear the system out if you have been doing lots of town work.

On a long run I can get 580 miles from a tank full, thats Portsmouth to the top of Loch Lomond before the light comes on. Viv get 400 around town.

Tim when was it last serviced? particularly the air filter and does it smoke on acceleration? Have you dipped the brakes in the salty stuff?

Friend has an aftermarket intercooler and recons it transforms a 300 TDI.

Anyone got a slide hammer for pulling dents out of landrover doors

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I drove to Loch Something (edited - can't remember which one it was) (where are all those caravans from?) in the summer from Norfolk and back, and used around three tanks (was four but we used a tank whilst up there).

Brakes may have got a bit of salt water on them - will investigate to see if they are binding.

It was last serviced in the spring. I checked the air filter today and it was pretty bad so replaced it. I'm happy the car has been well looked after - it has a complete service history since new.

How bad is the door - repairable or replacement needed
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As its a door, can you not take the trim panel off and push it out from the inside?

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