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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:16 am

Tom:
bung half a gallon of unleaded into a tankful of DERV
Does that help then?

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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:22 am

as a "clean out", yes it does. I wouldn't recommend it on a permanent basis, but for one tankfull it will make the combustion start slightly earlier, and be slightly hotter, thus giving the combustion chambers a good clean out.

The only drawback being that you loose a (Teeny-tiny) bit of lubricity, and so that's why it's probably not a good idea to do all the time.
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Post by cavmad » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:30 am

Would a dose of vege oil therefore be a good idea afterwards as I`m led to believe this has much better better lubricational qualities than diesel?
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Post by M » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:50 am

cavmad wrote: I`m led to believe this has much better better lubricational qualities than diesel?
Ohhh Yesss.

Well thats my excuse Officer - and Im sticking to it!

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Post by cavmad » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:42 pm

Funny thing about the TZD is it made me remember how much better the 1.7 engine is compared to the 1.9.
The old 1.7 (n/a) I had was miles better in my opinion than the 1.9 and the TZD is smoothness and performance personified. I can`t wait to go to work in it tomorrow!
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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:55 pm

I have to say, having driven 405's with both the 1.7TD and 1.9TD engines, the 1.7TD is smoother and slightly quieter. It also feels like it rev's more freely. But, it's also less powerful, and the 1.9Td is a better tow vehicle. That said, with a small tweak to the boost pressure and fuelling levels, the 1.7TD engine is a belter.

Mentioning tuning, the 1.7TD should in theory be able to take more abuse than the 1.9 engine as it has more metal around the bores, and smaller lighter pistons.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:16 pm

I like the cocktail of unleaded. diesel and a dash of cooking oil to lube things, IU too have noticed the diference between 1.7s and 1.9s in both turbo and non turbo forms, I do love a bit of torque though :D
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Post by DavidRutherford » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:36 pm

the 2.1 TD continues the theme.... it's very torquey indeed, but is rough and quite grumbly in comparison.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:13 pm

I looked at the dutch site with the 2.1 BX conversion, he must have a big shoehorn to get it all in there, it looks stuffed, a far more difficult conversion than the 1.9TD methinks.
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Post by Vanny » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:53 pm

cant see it being that much different stewart, the lumps are relatively speaking the same size! The problem pbviously comes when trying to fit an intercooler!

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:08 pm

Maybe i should be the new Cavmad???

See my updated profile.....
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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:10 pm

1995 Cavalier? Good grief! That said, my mate had an LS 2.0 auto and it was actually a nice car in Metallic Silver - later style blacked out rear lights unit. Much nicer looking than a Mundano.

Was thinking of getting an Astra myself...

But they still have cambelts. And radiators. And other stuff I'm wishing I didn't have to bother with! (Still in 2CV honeymoon period!)

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Post by Vanny » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:11 pm

you have the cav bit, and you have the 4x4 mad bit, maybe you should be 4x4cavmad?

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Post by DavidRutherford » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:06 am

Vanny wrote:cant see it being that much different stewart, the lumps are relatively speaking the same size!
The block is the same size, but the 2.1 12v head is massive in comparison to the 8v head. Almost any vehicle the 2.1TD is fitted to has a VERY full engine bay.
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Post by cavmad » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:56 am

Yes, congratulations to Ian (F) on his choice of new car. That`s one converted 130 odd to go. Ian, you won`t regret it mate and it`s saved you from a lifetime of hell with a Xantia :lol:
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