in 5th I am doing 110 km per hour. not sure about revs, as I have nog gauge yet, but based on engine sound its about 2500 or so.
And there is power left. when I want to overtake, which I want a lot now, I just accelarate a bit, which goes very smooth and I fly to 130 kph. The windnoise is aweful at that speed, but for a short while it's fun!
Really, these ratios work much better for me!
and no oil leak from the box, without any piece of hose or something like that _________________ 1973 BayWindow running 1.9 110 bhp TDI with flipped gearbox.
I have always had a bit of trouble running the intake hoses. The passat TDI intake manifold points straight to the firewall, so there is only very little room to make it fit.
by accident, I found out that the manifold from a Caddy (and other models maybe too) points exactly the other way around.
Luckily my brother had just crashed a 2004 caddy so I took the manifold of the leftovers of that car, and put it on my TDI. I am working on the conversion, but will make some before and after pics. _________________ 1973 BayWindow running 1.9 110 bhp TDI with flipped gearbox.
Joined: 14 Nov 2008 Posts: 1214 Location: Village life.... Enter the Vale
Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:50 pm Post subject:
Dark side tuning will sell you a DPF delete pipe for that PD Inlet manifold. The PD Inlet manifold is considered an essential performance upgrade compared to the AFN manifold. Flows air better.
I have ventured down this route myself also. Think I had a sharan Inlet which ended up pointing in the wrong direction for my application so then went onto a golf one. They cost nothing in the UK, £10. I did see a Sharan inlet sell for £70 I’m ebay as they’re the desirable ones. _________________ Think......
allright, back from a 3000 km roundtrip to Italy (of which 1100 in 1 day!!!).
we had a very nice holidy, although a bit shorter than planned as our son got very sick. After keeping us awake for two nights, we went home a bit earlier than scheduled. Because our son was so sick, he was sleeping all day, allowing us to drive from south switserland to the north of holland in 1 day. Even when starting at half past 9 in the morning. that meant 1100 km in a day, including passing the alps through the gotthardtunnel. It all went brilliant.
the holiday went nearly perfect, but one campsite we choose, at a local farmer was a bridge too far for us. the road down to the farm was so steep, that all 4 wheels blocked, and we still kept going down....
of course this also meant we could not get out. the engine just doesn't have the power. I lost all water on board (60 liter). Asked the wife and kids to walk, just to loose weight, but still wouldn't do it. As I needed to keep the revs up, I played with the clutch resulting in an impressive cloud of smoke from a fastly wearing clutch. still, we had to ask somebody with a tractor to pull us out.
after that, changing gears got a bit harder. I think the clutch is just gone, but I will have to pull the transmission to make sure this is the problem.
anyway, I got my doubts about the drivetrain. The TDI is perfect. but the gearbox solution remains a problem for me. the angle of the driveshafts is bothering me. I solved this with huge tyres, but this compromises the power in low gears, and it looks crap. Especially the wife hates the wheels on the back.
I am really considering what options do I have. I do not want to lower the van, if anything, I want it higher. I am considering an original box with stronger gears. or subaru with Subarugears box. But these are expensive. Anybody got a good idea?
I really like the TDI, but the gearbox solution is bothering me too much.
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