ash23's project lucy :)

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ash23's project lucy :)

Post by ash23 »

hey guys thought id start one of these one here so let me know what you thinks as its my daily and it dose 300+ miles a week its not going to be silly moded

this is a short run down of stuff ive done sicnce ive owned her is a added everything there would be loads of pages :-D

the day a got her a compleately standard s reg 306 Dturbo

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its been through many differtent stages but ill just put afew piks up to show you guys lol or there would be loads
a quick spec of the car as it stands aswell

right whats been done so far
.stage one tune at 1.4 bar
.custom 2.25 stainless de-cat
.custom stainless exhaust straite through exhaust
.pipercross induction kit
.EGR VALVE delete
.etech strut brace
.15" gti6 wheels with uniroyal rs2 tyres
.gti ph1 side skirts
.gti-6 front bumper
.vibe sound system
.boost guage
.volt meter
.water temp meter
.hdi front brakes
.metal monkey dash and heater dials
.ph3 lights
.hid conversion
.ph3 side repeters
.gti rear beam
.drilled and grooved discs
.FMIC
.coilovers up front
.koni ajustable rear dampers at the rear
.GE. quick shift
.power flex engine mount
.smooth boot
.phillipM lower brace
.cobra bucket seats
.securon harneses


one of the fmic set up
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one on the dyno when it pulled 147hp
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one of the smooth boot i painted with cans :)
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thats how the car is atm but i also have another engine im takeing to bits and playing with

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basically gona drop hdi rods in balance it and hope for the best :) only gona be 20psi -25 psi with a td04l so not going crazy hopefully will get to the 170hp-200hp mark reliably :)
just a few snaps of progress so far


hdi rods
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starting the adapter 20mm plate lol

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then cut it out with the gas axe
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then todays work makeing sure it fits lol
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picked a bosch up of tom (slate38) gave it a quick clean :)

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moded lda pin
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and had pirtek in at work and they made me a nice stailnless braided oil hose

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comments welcome guys :D
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Post by KP »

Not bad that 5stud mounting plate :-) they are a pita, just make sure that you have it so it tapes down to the standard outlet do the gases don't swirl and generate a hot spot in the metal :-). With the fix have you thought about using a light spray mister in it to help cool it under hot conditions? Using the feed from your rear washer would be good :-)
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sthanks mate the hole in the plate is the same as of a k14 turbo so the elbow to the standard exhaust will fit which saves alot of messing about :-)
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Nice to see a diesel being tuned!
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Loving the blue engine bits, certainly a bit different!

Should be a good learning curve, what's the theory behind swapping the rods for HDI ones?
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red_dwarfers wrote:what's the theory behind swapping the rods for HDI ones?
Better economy :wink:
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thanks for the comments guys there will be a update soon :D the hdi rods are thicker in the main areas and as the dw10 hdi uses the xud9 crank there a direct fit :) although im not useing these now got something alittle better


a pik for reference on the rods
xud9te on the left dw10td on the right
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They do look beefier Ash although the XUD9 rods are plenty strong too as I understand it.. I was going to ask if you were using HDi pistons but you can't due to them having in-bowl combustion chambers that will not work at all with an IDI head...

I can see why the XUD and DW engines will run to such high mileages. Those pistons are exceedingly well designed and those rings are wider than a 1970s collar...
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the trouble is with the xud is they spit rods for fun lol ive had two compleatly standard xuds let go for no reason but then again my current engine is on 195ish k and still going strong so it luck i think and as im rebuilding the spare engine and tbh im spending quite a few pennys on it so dont want to be throwing rods really especialy with a hybrid bosch pump and a td04l its alot to ask on standard rods :D
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Ah I see. With your previous experience it does seem a good idea to play safe, puts the mind at rest!

Wasn't there a story about that, a dodgy batch of XUD9 engines around '97/'98 which were fitted with not really up to spec con rods (non turbo ones maybe?) looking around its seems most of them had an engine code with DHY and ended up mostly being fitted to 306's.
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red_dwarfers wrote:Ah I see. With your previous experience it does seem a good idea to play safe, puts the mind at rest!

Wasn't there a story about that, a dodgy batch of XUD9 engines around '97/'98 which were fitted with not really up to spec con rods (non turbo ones maybe?) looking around its seems most of them had an engine code with DHY and ended up mostly being fitted to 306's.

there was a story along those lines at some point most think the dhy are the bad ones as they were fitted for the longest period something like late 96 up wards in the 306s anyway and the d8a/d8bs were only run for a short time in the 306 :)


got a few up dates got some morettes as my normal lghts were scratched to heck

just bearin mind the two centre lamps are comeing out for air feeds for when the new engine gets droped in :)
and im moding the grill for my oil cooler

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and a quick pik of the winter wheels :D
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gona tint she indecators as i think they stand out like a sore thumb lol
and the new clutch has come :)

also got some osram night breakers for the morettes as the hids were a epic fail lol

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c+c welcome
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Post by KP »

Looking nice there :)

Could you not use the rods on the pistons to increase strength?

IIRC i thought Pug did a recall or such on the engines that were known to have the issue??
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KP wrote:Looking nice there :)

Could you not use the rods on the pistons to increase strength?

IIRC i thought Pug did a recall or such on the engines that were known to have the issue??

thanks mate

do you mean the thicker rods in the picture? if so that is/was the plan :)
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Those Morettes really look lovely Ash, I'd be very unhappy about butchering them for cold air feeds though. Is there not a more subtle way of feeding the engine with cold air?
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CitroJim wrote:Those Morettes really look lovely Ash, I'd be very unhappy about butchering them for cold air feeds though. Is there not a more subtle way of feeding the engine with cold air?

thanks mate they wont be butcherd nothing will be cut to fit the feeds ive got they fit nicely in the original cut outs so if i ever want to i can swap the lights and feeds in and out :) there is a few diff ways to get air in the bay but they include ugly bonnet scoops/ vents :(