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#1 adam211088

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:58 PM

Hey! .. i need a bit of advice really i have a 1.8 diesel escort and basically i want to try and get more power from the engine .. is there any way to do this and is it worth it?

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#2 darren

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:13 PM

not alot you can do to git it to go any faster as ive got the 55 escort van TD and thats slow so im going to put in a 2L zetec engine in thats going to be faster.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:17 PM

not alot you can do to git it to go any faster as ive got the 55 escort van TD and thats slow so im going to put in a 2L zetec engine in thats going to be faster.



Well i was thinkin of little things like ECU and exhaust but like only tiny changes .. what tdi engines would fit the escort?

#4 vinnyvangough

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:59 AM

It is what it is unfortunatly mate.

In America they upgrade a few things and up the boost stupid amounts. They are runnin 10 sec quarter miles!!!!
Not sure why or how but they aint reliable at all.

Best bet is a full engine transplant. I had a 1.8 zetec Escort Van and that was quick. Really quick. Best way to go i think.

#5 Dirty_Derv

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:17 PM

Howdy chaps!!

I'm new to this site and new to fords. Had a Honda civic sport that get stolen Feb this year.

Regarding the diesel engines.....would I be right in sying you can turn the on and off boost fueling up and turn the boost up 2-3psi without loosing reliability. I know the 'derv doctor' does these tune ups. Stage 1 is 140 incl. VAT. Which adds approx 28bhp!

Good place to start for me if anyone is sure if it's a good idea etc.?!?!

Great site by the way :D

#6 iuserford

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:27 PM

Hey! .. i need a bit of advice really i have a 1.8 diesel escort and basically i want to try and get more power from the engine .. is there any way to do this and is it worth it?


I got an 1800 SI 98 plate 2 door alloy wheels everything standard.MOT till May Tax till May. Do a straight swap? I'd love a Diesel.

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