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    any info on the v70 2.5tdi (not d5)

    needing a tdi and teh d5 is way out my price range s teh xc is a little juicy for the town driving i do but have heard a few good and bad about the tdi so any info on them would be good ?

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    ive found a 2.5 tdi on a p reg 194,000 what should i be looking for ? please any help appreciated ?

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    At a guess, although I could be hugely wrong.

    But the same as any other diesel any fuel leaks, starting issues, if its an auto that the box is ok. Then just general checks you would do with any car to factor in any extra costs.

    Although a friend has the p2 and the p1 and always preferred the p1, so can't be to bad.

    Hope that helps a little haha

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    nice strong vw engine, they can be mapped to 170bhp with lots of torque, i nearly bought one last month

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    They are better engines in my ooinion that early d5's.2.5tdi 140bhp vw/audi engine.Check for a smoke,turbo pulld well,oil leaks,maintenance records,cambelt service.The can be smokey and difficult to start if the timing is not spot on and has to b done using a dialgauge,if all good should start on the button.They are cheaper on parts etc than d5 and I felt more poke in tdi than d5.Fuel consumption is a little more than 1.9 tdi and I got only 10 miles less per 10L than audi 80 tdi I had at the time.Avoid if smoking blue.

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    well that 1 fell through bloke sold it 30 mins before i rang him but have decided that my xc is going along with my beemer and gonna get a tdi 1

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    Realisitcally do you think your gonna save much on fuel as a petrol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sartain87 View Post
    Realisitcally do you think your gonna save much on fuel as a petrol?
    loads more nearly twice as much

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    Really? Didnt think it would be that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sartain87 View Post
    Really? Didnt think it would be that much.
    35 round town and 45 on the motorway, although probably alot less with me driving lol

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    The tdi's are actually really, really good.

    Pretty good on juice - should be looking at around 35mpg around town, maybe 30 depending on how heavy your right foot is.

    They respond well to a map, as has already been said, yeah, around 170bhp, but LOADS of torque

    'Boxes are the same as any other Volvo jobbie of the same era, although with different bolt patterns.

    Clutches tend to be pretty tough.

    Basically, a well proven VAG unit, strong enough to take residence in LT and Transporter vans for years.

    A couple of things to look for;

    Service history, or more to the point belt changes, as a cam-belt snap on one of these is basically fatal.

    Trouble starting from cold is fairly likely to be bad pump timing, many back street garages don't realise that they have to be dynamically timed, something that they're most likely not geared up for.

    Bottom pulley vibration dampers are known to break down, basically the rubber in the damper perrishes over the years and if left to it's own divices will come loose, fall apart and take the cam belt with it.

    Not sure if they have DMFs, but if so, be sure to check it out.

    Erm... That's all I can think of at the minute, if I think of anything else, I'll let you know

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    As far as I can remember, my mate has a LT35 2.5Tdi on a S plate, that has a duel mass flywheel, but they say they are ok, far better than a Transit one




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    Yeah, thought as much.

    Just couldn't remember, I know the older d24s don't have them (dropped one into my 960)

    The 5 pot tdi is a much nicer engine though, I would've preferred one of them between the struts in my 960, but that would have meant wiring up an ecu, whereas the old skool straight-6 d24 doesn't have one, as it's fully mechanically controlled... Hence, I can fix it with a hammer!!

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    cheers gents yea tdi is the way to go im getting 30-50 miles per 15 im putting in trip comp says 20mpg i do alot of town miles so tdi is the way i need to go

    well ive got somebody coming for my beemer so will have 700 in my money pot for the new volvo fund then i can put the volvo up for sale and ive seen the xc fetching good money on ebay so along with that and a few other bits im getting sold i may be able to go for a d5 but not sure if i should get a cheap tdi or go for a garage buy d5 ???

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    if you wanna nice tdi mark may sell his

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    I have got a early P2 with the 2.5 engine and its great..Its just turned 193K and will soon be run in...It always returns 50MPG and that does drop much even with a caravan in tow.. Just insure that the cam belt and fuel pump belts have been changed along with the water pump as these are prone to seizure. Cam belt change is easy

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    I had an 850 tdi..... best car i ever bought!
    55mpg on a good run and not far off t5 torque by the time i had finished it.
    the tdi engine is so solid i really did thrash mine and it never squeaked.... pump belt went once (check for the last change it gets forgotten) if you know your dervs easy enough to tune back in by ear.
    Would highly recommend one!

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    well not been on it a while been busy trying to make some money ive decided the v70 tdi is the way to o looking for v70 tho not the 850 tdi misses drives it and she dont like the squareness of the 850s ive just taxed the xc (waste of money for state of roads) but im selling my beemer and with the goodies ive got in my garage i should be able to get a good lump to go buy 1 hopeing to go shopping with 1000 in my pocket is this realistic ??? i also wanna play with it abit too

    thinking new exhaust cold air intake and a remap then onto cosmetics lol


 

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