On or around Thu, 18 Aug 2005 19:06:20 GMT, "Tony" <email@example.com>
enlightened us thusly:
>Thanks one and all for your ansers to my clonking problems. Next on the list
>is...........The power is shown as max at 4000rpm. I'm lucky if it will rev
>to this in 3rd, 4th or 5th. It appears to rev out about 3500 and then only
>slowly creep its way to 4000.
>I've had a look at the turbo pipes, inlet side but acnnot detect any leaks.
>The air box appears intact and filter clean.
>How high should the Tdi rev? I appreciate that high reving of diesels is not
>particulary recommeded. But what is the 'red-line', not that it actually has
>one on the tacho. My Nissan primastar van (diesel...as renault traffic,
>vauxhall vivaro clone\) will rev to 4000 then absolutely not rev any higher,
>I asswume that there is somekind of rev limiter/governor setup. Does the Tdi
>have the same?
I assume you have a rev counter... if it's fed from the alternator, make
sure the connections are sound. Also (ideally) that it's the correct
The diesel pump has a governed maximum, yes. Free-revving should be about
4500 as standard, you can set it a touch higher, I think our 300 TDi is
revving to about 4700 or so.
Assuming that it does that (and check also that the throttle cable is not
too slack - might just not be opening the pump up fully) then you might, if
it's still gutless and makes no smoke, contemplate tweaking the diesel up a
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