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ippon

Hi ... I have a 56 plate 1.8 TDCI zetec 56K from new ... I have had NO major issues ....reading the dual mass flywheel issues, have I been lucky?

BTW I have had a 140 BHP remapp and I tow a 6 berth caravan

 

The reason I ask, i'm lucling to get either the 163 or 200 Titanium, BUT the 1.8 TDCI is so good ,,, I'm fing little motivation to swap ....

Cheers

Paul

Stoney871

My 1.8 TDCI is just over 81k now and still going strong, no problems with flywheel or clutch.

ippon

My 1.8 TDCI is just over 81k now and still going strong, no problems with flywheel or clutch.

Good to hear ..... as stated I tow a 6 berth van ....  and have done for 4 seasons now ..... still going strong (infamous last words maybe)!

Stoney871
Don't cast a curse for gods sake! ;)
FOCA

I think a lot of it is to do with driving style, a smooth change and a mechanically sympathetic driver probably helps the DMF last, even when towing, also, i think letting it "labor" puts the DMF under stress also  

 

If the 200 is the 2.2L, same as the Mondeo its a great engine, fast, pretty torquey, and economical, the 2.0L 163 is a bit "gutless", and the 2.0L 140 torque-ier at low revs, and better on the road, apparently, (its the torque output and the shape of the torque curve that is important, rarher than peak power figures ie - the 2.0L has the same power output as your remapped 1.8 (140) "on paper" but would probably pull the caravan better )  



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