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Ford focus 1.8 diesel more power??

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by pedroballin, 10 May 2014.

  1. pedroballin

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    Hey guys.

    I have a 2001 Ford Focus 1.8 turbo diesel, which has about 90BHP, After driving cars with over double that i'm finding it a bit slow, just wondered if anyone has any ideas on how I can improve performance without spending 300-400 on remapping it, I guess I could buy a chip of ebay?

    Cheers guys
     
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    Replace it with a car that has double the power; it's not, nor ever will be, a performance vehicle. Paying 5 quid for a resistor off ebay will not see you spinning the wheels away from the lights
     
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    Sadly i dont have the money for another car at the minute, so was just wondering if there was something simple i could do to help performance . Cheers
     
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    I'm assuming by the year that this might be a TDDI, is it? If so there are reports of piston slap with these engines and I'd avoid trying to bring it on by chipping it.
     
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    Thats right. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    It was possible to wind up the pumps on the old endura engines but not something i would recommend a novice doing.
     
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    Might I suggest a new fuel filter and air filter? Or if you wanted to try it without the air filter (testing only) and see?

    And check under the pedal there's no restrictions
     
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    The Endura diesel? Forget about it, I'm afraid......its just not designed to be a revver. Imagine what it was like without a turbo!
    John :)
     
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