1.4 TDI PD into a Bay

Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by pkrboo, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. My reasons for thinking about it are:

    smaller engine, easier to keep cool
    still a powerful engine even at 1.4
    more space on engine bay to fit and maintain it
    no immobiliser in the clocks to worry about

    why not just fit a 1.9,more power

  2. the 1.4 is underpowered in a car, it will be no good in a van.

    If you are going to do all that work, get yourself a bigger engine or you are just wasting your time and money
  3. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    What power output is that?
  4. 1.4 TDI in my seat arosa is an AMF code engine and in standard form is 75BHP and 144lb/ft torques, mine i sa little bit more powerful as its had a remap, approximately 90 - 100bhp, not sure what torques it is now though
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  5. I ve got the 80hp version in my Fabia. Great little engine and pulls well
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  6. Still sticking with the old 3.4 968 lump in mine - 380bhp pulls well.
  7. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I wouldn't bother going to the trouble for 100bhp.
    What's the 1.9 like?
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  8. depends which model but anywhere from 90 to 150bhp the PD versions are 115, 130 and 150 but they have the added complications of being bigger and heavier and having to sort out the immobiliser
  9. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    brazzy watercoolers are 1.4 petrol so no reason why not?
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  10. 1.9 PD from a Mk1 Leon FR at 150 PS is a great engine with a lot of torque but has an intercooler fitted, so something else to find space for.
  11. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    They're produced like that though. It's a lot of work to go to to convert one for very little gain imho.
    I'd want a minimum of 130bhp as you can get that from a type 1 for a lot less hassle!
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  12. But I am type 4 and its a lot more money for the power gains in a type 4.

    Still wondering if this is a good idea though, maybe a 1.9 is the way to go?

    Do an AFN conversion first for ease and then move to a PD based engine in the future
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  13. Go AFN and then upgrade the ECU with that Black Smoke one that you found for me ;)
  14. mk 3 golf era AHU 1.9 gives 90hp, is a cheap and easily sourced lump and with the evry fuel pump mod, it's a pretty gutsy performer. Uprate the turbo and intercooler and remap it and it'll easily keep pace with a 20v turbo and put out a lot more torques. Less complex than a PD too
  15. STOP!!

    Who made your engine mounting bar?

    Where did you get the adaptor plate? Ultimate engineering?
  16. Go for a 1.9. There's plenty around as they've been used in just about everything. Remapping in diesels makes a big difference.

    If it has an intercooler, could it be located in one of the rear side vents in a bay?
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  17. That's a good idea using the rear side vents. . . . .
  18. Possibly or underneath the battery tray
  19. @pkrboo are you at Eastnor this weekend ? If so I can give you the low down on my conversion there.

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