C15 turbo

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Bsim9751
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C15 turbo

Post by Bsim9751 » 04 Mar 2018, 12:18

Hello all.
Sad times over my way! This cold snap seems to have finished off the engine in my little C15 van. Urgh! But there is hope! I have a turbocharged engine from a 306td. The van has benefited from some 50mm lowering springs on the front courtesy of a 205, some 15inch steelies, brakes from a gti6 and some nice sticky toyo tyres all in preparation of the engine swap. Turns out mother nature is forcing my hand a little so now it’s time. Before I set about it does anyone have any advice at all of potential problems I might run into? Thicker driveshafts I guess? Clearance for the tmic? I haven’t figured out what is going to happen with the exhaust yet so again any advice appreciated.
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van ordinaire
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Re: C15 turbo

Post by van ordinaire » 05 Mar 2018, 23:54

205GTi driveshafts should do the trick, although I'd be looking to change the gearbox for one with more suitable ratios - or, at least, final drive.

I saw one at Citromobile with an air intake let into the bonnet where the intercooler would be, so - yes - it can be done.

As for the exhaust, my immediate thought was 306td downpipe, then a C15 cat replacement pipe modified to line up with the original tailbox - but, then, wouldn you really want to keep that ridiculous "trombone" arrangement?

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Re: C15 turbo

Post by Fr3nchy » 07 Jun 2018, 04:00

Bsim9751 wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 12:18
some nice sticky toyo tyres all in preparation of the engine swap.


Hi. I'm just wondering what type of Toyo tyres you used on your vehicle. I've been seeing a few people using the Proxes but isn't that a competition tyre?

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Re: C15 turbo

Post by Michel » 07 Jun 2018, 06:12

Fr3nchy wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 04:00
Bsim9751 wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 12:18
some nice sticky toyo tyres all in preparation of the engine swap.


Hi. I'm just wondering what type of Toyo tyres you used on your vehicle. I've been seeing a few people using the Proxes but isn't that a competition tyre?


No, it's a normal road tyre. I have used them on a few cars. I found them very good on a remapped Berlingo 2.0HDi

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Re: C15 turbo

Post by GiveMeABreak » 07 Jun 2018, 08:55

I've also had them on the X7 previously.