James 82

Van lacking power

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So I recently got a 1.8td van and it is very sluggish at speed.

It is ex police and over the years it has been very molested.

It's quite nippy at slow speeds, round town etc

When I get onto main roads it very slowly accelerates up to 70 but at any hill can be back down to 40 or 50mph and 4th gear.


Anyone got any ideas where to start?


Oh it's done 140k miles


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Not undercover police I assume? :biggrin:

The 1.8TD always was quite sluggish at higher speeds but yours sounds particularly bad.  Replacing the fuel filter and making sure you don't have any boost leaks would be a good starting point.

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