Well, that's another MOT passed with flying colours.
'97 Discovery 300
Tdi with 90k ish on the clock now.
Just changed, last week 'cos one was pitted and weeping slightly, swivels,
seals and oil for grease and the front end's a lot cleaner now ..
Whilst at the MOT place I got talking to someone who says he's worked on the
300 (and 200) Tdi engine and suggested that because my emissions are so low
that it'd be worth me changing the point at which the turbo comes in so that
it comes in a few hundred rpm lower. He reckoned this could be done by
'adjusting' the turbo activation rod, which uses a rose-joint and
thread/lock-nut arrangement. He also reckoned, and it seems plausible, that
this would increase acceleration and towing power, we do toe _a lot_ and
wouldn't really affect fuel consumption a lot.
So my question is/are ...
Has anyone done this?
Is it worthwhile?
Were there any downsides to it?
Is it as easy as he suggested it to be?
I've looked in the Rave manuals and there is indeed an activation rod and it
does indeed appear to be adjustable, but it seems to need the manifold and
turbo removing to get to it, so isn't, at first glance, an 'easy' tweak and
test and re-tweak and re-test fiddle about. I only looked from the top of
the engine though, and being hot I didn't feel about a bit to see what my
fingers might see/feel.
I'd appreciate advice/scorn/tales of great tidings/t o g woe ..
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