Originally Posted by Peter K
I have been told by a well reputed Tuner, that pushing the power of the 2.4 10V to 200 bhp requires it to be a low miler(below 50.000km) or thoroughly renovated/Rebuilded to cope.
With 100.000 km+ 175bhp should be top setting. With 200.000 km+ it should not go beyond 160 bhp.
that 160bhp figure seems a little low, considering standard they have
normally anycar should be able to handle a 10% increase, which
would make that figure 165 bhp.
As for enginelife??????? 160bhp or 175 bhp or 200 bhp will not make
much of a difference to the engine block, really.
you also must remember we are talking diesels, not petrol turbos, and
as a diesel runs with an excess of air in the first place, then you
have to realise that tunning to 165/175 bhp if done properly does
not involve a major boost of the turbo.
also if you decide to upgrade the intercooler, then again you already
have a possible 160bhp plus car, without doing anything else to it.
so how anyone can claim it has an effect on engine,is behind the
Any real problems involves the turbo, which is not the engine and
badly done remaps with spikes.
and yes the clutch can be an issue due to the huge amounts of
torque, but as has been said already, a good tunner would be able
to dial round this, to a degree...