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how can i tell

how can i tell if my turbo is working ?

i've had many cars in my life...but never a turbo.

now i have the JTDm 16v .

i dont hear a turbo hissing, dump valve type of noise..
and nor do i feel a "kick" when/if the turbo kicks in

unfortunately, my previous car was fast (0-60 in 7 seconds)

so i know that this 9 second car will feel slower,

but how do i know if it is working or not !!!! ????
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If its working then it'll be doing 0-60 in 9 seconds. If its not working it'll be more like 15 seconds!
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He he. There is no silly dump valve noise, only a faint hissing and no real sudden kick. Diesel turbos are not like petrol turbos. You may notice a bit of a lag at times but modern diesel tubos are really very good. As Pud says, you'll only really notice if its broken and then the dreaded engine management light will come on :-)

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Know what you mean about diesel turbos - if you listen closely there might be a slight whine that builds up and stays there till you lift the throttle. Nothing like the theatre/drama of my Uno Turbo, which, with the boost up to 1 bar, is more like an explosive video game and feels much faster than it actually is, with the odd whoosh and shriek and torque steer (with tailgate popping open) adding to the excitement. At about 8 seconds 0-60 it's not as fast as my old 164 but anything out-of-control, like a roller coaster, always feels faster

I drove a friend's Audi A4 1.8 petrol and found it hard to believe it had a turbo.


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dont get me wrong...i dont want that dump valve noise !!!!

but reading the posts happy
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If you have come from a reasonable petrol fueled performance car into a JTD "whatever size engine" you are bound to feel a little confused... Turbo diesels although very good drive feel completely different. A petrol car is more of a progressive wave of torque that offers mild surge but rapidly climbs in speed. Very decieving!

A JTD 2.4 offers a lot or torque but over a small band of usage in comparison, then you have to grab the next gear, it feels faster than it actually is because of this factor. I found owning one, it becomes addictive in it's own right.... That's why you see a lot of oil burner owners wanting to chip them.... Why though, I dont see the point????? Buy a big petrol engine and be done with it "cat amongst the pidgeons comment"

The 1.9 JTD is far more civilised in it's delivery so you don't notice the "drama" as such... You will get used to how to get the most out of it... It isn't a bad motor at all... Still prefer driving a petrol V6 though

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what would be wrong with getting a remap...

the economy would "probably" improve

the power would be upto 40% more

could transform the car, do u not agree?
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