On or around 21 Nov 2005 03:52:00 -0800, "puffernutter"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>I'm thinking of fitting an Allisport Turbo Intercooler to my Defender
>110 CSW (with a 19J engine).
>I tow a large trailer and a caravan (but not at the same time!)
>Compared to my 200 Tdi Disco, the Defender struggles a bit, so I'll
>probably go for the larger one that they offer.
>They say it can be DIY, or if in the area "Free Fitting". Has anybody
>fitted one, are there any known issues? Does it give the increase in
>BHP that they claim? (pushes it up to over 100BHP). Are there any
>other problems that it may cause (my engine has done 128k miles)
I assume we're talking about the old turbo-diesel engine, and if so, while
adding an interecooler (or a bigger one) is an excellent plan I'd be wary of
trying to up the power or boost too much on that engine.
By intercooling, you lower the charge temperature, which is good. Having
done that, you get the chance to up the boost a bit, and up the fuelling
accordingly, and get more power. The main problems you get with doing that
without the intercooler are down to overheating and the risk of melting or
burning pistons and so forth.
Basically, with that engine, and at a high mileage, I'd take it a bit at a
time and keep a keen eye on the operating temperature.
Same applies to any engine, in fact - if you increase the power over the
manufacturer's settings, you risk losing reliability/longevity.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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