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[Engine] too slow!
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Hi newbie to the forum I've got a 1.8d berlingo really tidy all through been well looked after just lacking power I'm after as much info as possible on swapping a 306 d turbo engine into it my friend did one years ago and said there want much to it but any info or links would be grateful

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(10-05-2014, 07:08 PM)shawry Wrote:  Hi newbie to the forum I've got a 1.8d berlingo really tidy all through been well looked after just lacking power I'm after as much info as possible on swapping a 306 d turbo engine into it my friend did one years ago and said there want much to it but any info or links would be grateful

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Hello and welcome Smile

Is it actually a 1.8 diesel, or an 1868cc that you now own?
If it is 1868, then you have my sympathy cos it is actually a 1,9 like mine. I had the same thoughts when I took ownership of my Berlingo recently, but have found that either I have adapted to it, or the ECU has adapted to my driving, because it seems to run a lot better now Confusedcratch:
[fon‌t=Verdana]0 to 60 - be patient, 0 to 100 - not in my lifetime! :eek:
It may be a slow Blue Slug, but it"s the only slow Blue Slug that I own :S[/font]
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#3
It's the 1.8d bottom of the food chain lol I fear it's only going to be time before I break it through thrash
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#4
Cheapest option is probably to sell it and buy a 2.0HDi! Also the least hassle.
Plenty of 2.0HDi Berlingos out there in very good condition.
[fon‌t=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool [/font]
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#5
Or get a MK3 1.6tdi 90bhp or 115bhp.
I DO MISS MY BERLINGO Heart
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#6
Just slip the clutch like my wife does, makes go faster sounds .....easier than an engine swap but not so cheap in the long run though !
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#7
Haha like it I think I'm going have a bash at it spoke to my friend who has a xantia engined berlingo and also a friend who has had a 306 engined berlingo and a v6 berlingo too and it seems simple enough to do
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#8
Get some help from the 205'ers when you actually do it - they'll like working on something with so much underbonnet space. Most "fun" swaps are V6 and early Mi16 (much easier than V6). Most common engines to swap in will come from a 306 or Xsara.
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(11-05-2014, 02:48 PM)OlJeffers Wrote:  Cheapest option is probably to sell it and buy a 2.0HDi! Also the least hassle.
Plenty of 2.0HDi Berlingos out there in very good condition.

Oh how I remember my 2.0HDI Picasso Confusedalut:
I swapped it in against my 1.9d Berlingo and what a culture shock it has been!
I had the Picasso for 4 years and was the second owner. It never missed a beat in that time and still drove extremely well for its 180k. Remarkable economy against decent diesel performance make that engine an easy choice/ strong recommendation. I love the many quirky features of my Blue Slug, but next time I would only ever get a 2.0HDI set up.

The 1.6HDI engine appears to be the most popular choice these days, but it only achieves the same economy and tax band as its bigger brother. It does suffer from blocked oil ways and breather pipes on higher miles too, which can lead to expensive repair bills for turbos etc Sad
[fon‌t=Verdana]0 to 60 - be patient, 0 to 100 - not in my lifetime! :eek:
It may be a slow Blue Slug, but it"s the only slow Blue Slug that I own :S[/font]
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#10
I have a t reg 1 9 d. Yu are not alone. Just got mine and it is slow but pulls well I find it funny how slow it is on hills but the mpg makes up for it !
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