Maiden test drive today to a local show, must say that it has transformed the van... Huge difference in power, the hill to my house was a 2nd/3rd gear hill with the old engine, was able to give it 5th today and she pulled away....
I have two axles, one with a 4.63 ratio and the other with 5.14. I played it safe and fitted the 5.14 Axle, but I will swop this out for the 4.63 axle in the winter. With its current set up, It's crying out for more gears....
Steering is spot on while driving on the road, if I had to be very picky, there is a very slight tight/heavy spot feeling in it, might pull the rack forward 25mm to take some pressure off the UJ's...
Finally, must play with the fuelling and boost a bit. Turned up the max fuel screw 2.75 turns, (Mid-range screw 2.5 turns) but feel she is too smokey under load.
Myself and buddy carried out some 'testing' while driving it last night, with the van in 5th gear at 35MPH, I floored it until it got to 70MPH (Sat Nav) and my buddy in the car behind said he barely see my rear number plate with the smoke...
As soon as I lifted off but kept around 65MPH, the smoke cleared....
Wondering should I back off the max fuel screw by half a turn or see can I bring the boost to 0.9 bar to see can I burn off that excess fuel....
This is not a daily driver, so I'm happy to stretch the turbo's legs every so often...
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Jan 24, 2021 18:46:24 GMT 1
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transitmiler: Hi folks liked at some posts regarding heater fan. Have just bought a xtrail motor took magnets and armature out of old motor and replace with complete motor
Dec 31, 2020 22:32:25 GMT 1
aussiebob: very little rust rear wheel arch needs respray and minor panel beating/250 alloy head motor/upgraded front disc brakes/ running dedicated lp gas/zl fairlane alloy wheels
Nov 7, 2019 5:41:32 GMT 1
aussiebob: due to age and finances i have to put my sundowner for sale; auto/power steering ,disc brake rear axle,e
Nov 7, 2019 5:37:16 GMT 1
paultransit81: hi guys. have been reading some of your posts . I'm glad I live down under .. rust isn't our enemy . the sun is .. keep on keeping on.. transits rockin roll
Oct 11, 2019 12:19:23 GMT 1
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Oct 3, 2019 10:24:12 GMT 1
cortinae: Long shot aiming at my painting friends Got my screen out my MK 2 transit and for the love of god can not find the paint code for the metal part of the dashboard any ideas , went to paint shop and all the young guy kept saying can you not bring it in no it
Aug 24, 2019 22:02:15 GMT 1
soapysmith: Hi all, a friend of mine, whose husband died last year, has dropped in a cd with pictures of some MK1 bits. I see she has a diesel bonnet and grille assy. I also spotted a front axle with disc brakes. Anybody interested in anything?I am away for a few days
Aug 8, 2019 20:31:16 GMT 1
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Jan 25, 2019 22:18:33 GMT 1
aussiebob: Hi Conrod all the best for 2019 the strips look the part please let me know when you have sorted out the final details with them and i will arrange payment for a set. Regards
Jan 21, 2019 5:53:45 GMT 1