Long time no see... and for those that don't know me - hi!
I'll keep this as short and sweet as possible and exclude the rants and rages about stuff not working properly...
PLAN is to have a boschd XUD9 engined 205 with an IHI15 turbo gearbox mounted
So, purchased a standard, Peugeot 205 1.8DT for a grand total of £70 in April time?. It had 1 weeks MOT left on it, had taken a hit to the front and was pretty grimey and moldy all over. After closer inspection, I could see the damage was nearly all cosmetic (apart from headlight and indicator).
Fixed up the main issues for a grand total of about £30 - scraps, hammers and cable ties - chucked in for an MOT and voila, passes first time, no advisories. and yes, it was a legit MOT.
Next up, set about sourcing an engine - found an XUD9TE on ebay, so got it shipped down to the lonely island i'm on - albeit with a few issues again - the seller, typical salvage junky, ripped and smashed the s**t out of the engine - but, short of it, managed to salvage/swap most broken bits with the XUD7
New engine awaiting to go in...
...AND engine out
Whilst the engine was out, I set about ensuring it was ready to back into the 205 - usual maintenence - cambelt kit including pumps etc. And ensured that it was fully compatible with the 205 setup - pipes, auxillary setup, oil cooler and fitted a bosch pump in the process.
Then, take one XUD9 lump, attach it to a crane
Swear, scream, smash and growl until.... it fits...
...and the sorry, salvaged XUD7
Then, sorted out plumbing, fuel etc etc, and we have life
Then, it drove after again, issues with clutch etc, but it lived and drove under it's own steam
WHICH brings us pretty much to today - at the weekend I wired up the battery to the boot where it's been relocated.
Welding is well under way for the turbo as is sourcing of piping. Intercooler is here and waiting to be bracketed up.
Will update as more happens