You need to find a diesel mechanic who thoroughly knows the fuel pump and is
used to tuning it. My friendly turbo-diesel man is in Monmouth, South Wales.
All the UK diesel tuners can be found listed in "Diesel Car", a four weekly
publication. Check out http://www.dieselcar.com
The electronic plug-in
gizmos are useless with a mechanically fuelled engine like the D24. However
the fuel pump (Bosch) is very amenable to being tuned and can produce
improvements to match the electronic "re-mapping" with ease.
All the best, Peter.
700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).
"Ola Valan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Peter K L Milnes wrote:
>> There is very little wrong with a post '93 VW diesel, provided that
>> you get rid of the EGR which is all but useless. It has larger swirl
>> chambers, hydraulic tappets and a cambelt tensioner separate from the
>> water pump. In TIC form it gives 122 bhp from the factory but can be
>> tuned quite successfully (VW got 225 bhp from this engine) with a
>> quite enormous increase in torque compared to the 2.5 Audi/VW five
>> cylinder offering. My own car is pushing out 145 bhp and is difficult
>> to hold back to 60 mph when towing my caravan on motorways.
> I found this very interesting, as I have a D24T engine from a -93 760
> in my -87 245, and have thoughts of getting more out of it. Do You
> have any more info, websites or so on?
> Best regards
> Ola Valan
> 121-67 121-69 122S-69 245-87