[Vwdiesel] 1.6 stuff on a 1.9 engine
r.c.brown at ieee.org
Mon Nov 6 22:46:25 EST 2006
Roger Brown wrote:
> Matthew wrote:
>> folks, i just obtained a zero mile 1.9TD long block. I
>> also have a 1.6td eco diesel engine.
>> Before i shell out the big bucks, can i use the 1.6td
Forgot to add that you'll want to up the max. load adjustment screw with the 1.9.
I did about 1/2 turn in on mine. Made a HUGE improvement in engine power. I guess at the 1.6
setting, the engine was starved for fuel. Giving it enough diesel turned it into a tire smoking
demon. MPG stayed about the same unless there was a lot of "spirited" driving involved :)
>> intake manifold
> Yes, although a port-matched one would be better, I think GEX sells (or used to sell) an adapter
> plate that is welded on.
>> exhaust manifold
> Yes, although you'll likely need to lengthen the downpipe 10mm or so to clear the steering rack
> brackets. Mine touches and vibrates under engine braking, have a tall block Techtonics
> dual-downpipe to install one of these months to fix that.
>> Or am I better off just getting real 1.9 parts?
>> anybody got parts for sale? also need a valve cover.
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