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    Disco 1 300Tdi ES auto need some more power

    Hi guys, first of all and because I'm new in your forum I want to tell you all that you are doing a grade job here.
    I would like some help on how to improve my horsepower in my Tdi with out making any harm to my engine.
    Thanks...


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    Will cost you a lot of money. You can chip the ECU, rework the fuel distributor, go for a larger inter cooler and or a bigger tubro charger.
    Mike

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    Thanks Mike,
    I found a chip in the eBay that says it gives 30php and torque for about 90 UK pounds, is that reliable and if yes do I have to do all the rest t you told me?
    my disco is up to 122php.


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    With a diesel you have to start with the basic and build on it, a good chip, not of E-Bay but from a good UK company that specializes in build up Rover engines is the way to start. Start by reading up on the different modifications and what is needed. Just doing one or two fixes may help a little where a well planned modifiactions can generate a lot more power.
    How much of an increase do you think you need and why?
    Mike

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    99 D2, 3" lift, CDL with Detroit,T.T. lockers, 4:11's,H.D. axles, custom ft/rear bumpers with sliders, a 9500 HSI Warn winch and 5 HID's.

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    Thanks again Mike,
    I don't wont to make it a monster I will be ok with 5-15bhp and the reason is because some times I need to put slow on a mountain side or a cliff but I know that I could do it with high gear, as for diff I use them very rear.
    Thanks


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    If you have a 300Tdi with EDC (electrical pump) your only option is a new chip, but if you, like me, have the non EDC version with mechanical diesel pump you can "tune" the pump with the RORI method, which I plan to do soon. This method gives you more lower revs power, which is needed, if you are careful, no harm to the engine will happen and consumption will only go up a little bit. If you have the non EDC there is no chip to change, has no ECU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcproven View Post
    If you have a 300Tdi with EDC (electrical pump) your only option is a new chip, but if you, like me, have the non EDC version with mechanical diesel pump you can "tune" the pump with the RORI method, which I plan to do soon. This method gives you more lower revs power, which is needed, if you are careful, no harm to the engine will happen and consumption will only go up a little bit. If you have the non EDC there is no chip to change, has no ECU.
    What he said. If you have the mechanical Bosch pump, just google "Bosch VE Tuning" and you will get all sorts of hits as they were also used on many pickup trucks.

    If you don't have an Exhaust Temperature Gauge (EGT), put one in before trying to mess with the injector settings. Some screws, like the "max load fuel rate" screw on the back, makes HUGE changes with as little as a quarter turn of the screw. If you are not careful, you can melt the turbo, blow an oil seal, or other bad nonsense. Get the EGT, learn what's "normal", and then work with that. Don't exceed 1100 on the EGT under any circumstance and you will be fine.

    My stock 300Tdi in my D90 will max out at around 900 degrees under full load going up long steep hills, so there is a little wiggle room but not much.
    Neill
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    I have the electrical pump, and as we speak I'm waiting a new lift pump because I'm loosing pressure and fuels get back to the tank.all this was made from a "stupid" mechanic that forgot to tide hard the three screws of the electr. Pump when he replaced the timing belt and lost teeth. It took me almost a month to figure it out.
    So with the electrical pump my only choice is to put chip?

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    Sorry for the. St@@@@!!!! :-)


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