Transit connect owners

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by steve hawing, Feb 23, 2016.

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  1. steve hawing

    steve hawing Active Member
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    I have a mk1 connect 1.8tddi and i dont seem to have as much power as i should, i know they are a quick van but a mate has the exact same one and took it for a spin this evening and it way quicker and it has no mods done to it

    I scanned it and no stored codes, checked for split pipes and none, it is wrecking my hed coz when im fully loaded up for the day its like a snail

    Anyone ever had similar issue or even advise what i should look for?

    Thanks
     
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  2. boarcity

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    do you hear /feel the turbo when it kicks in?
     
  3. crystalview

    crystalview Active Member
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    I have 2 t220s
    both are tddi with 500ltr tanks
    they both match each other for speed and pulling power and would rate my 2 as good as a car to drive.
    sounds like youve got issues id be looking at turbo.
     

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  4. steve hawing

    steve hawing Active Member
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    I defo dont get as much lift from the turbo as my mates van, we actually raced side by side, taking off was kinda ok but then he gradually just leaves me for dust

    If it is the turbo what can i do is there a fix for it bar replacing it
     
  5. CHWS

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    If its the turbo you are better replacing it before it gos
     
  6. steve hawing

    steve hawing Active Member
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    How would i know for sure its the turbo can i test it someway?

    When i rev it in neutral it flies up the revs but when in gear and moving its as if something is restricting it from letting the power out
     
  7. CHWS

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    You would be able to notice if the turbo isn't kicking in as it should, if you have noticed a difference then it's more than likely the turbo. Does it sound at all different when it's kicking in
     
  8. steve hawing

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    No theres no weird noises from it, just seems to take a bit longer to get up to speed i suppose, i bought this from a mate who had it for about 5 years he says its always been like that, its only a 75hp engine maybe im expecting to much from it am i?
     
  9. CHWS

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    Yea I would say you are especially with a 500ltr tank, that is half a ton at the end of the day lol, my 2.0 vivaro feels dead with ladders and 250 ltr tank lol, just hoak the sh*t out of it lol
     
  10. Eviestevie

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    Transit tddi are to be honest a sluggish engine
    The tdci engine is more powerful but no where near as reliable
    I driven one of these not long back and it was limited to 70mph and it felt slow
    Is there any smoke?
     
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