So I took my 1.9D basic 206 and made it alot better in terms of power.
I like the fact of the XUD9 being a simple engine to modify and maintain and I like the 206. So over a few months of trail and error, 6 or 7 times fitting and removing the engine from the bay, much bad language and numerous trips to breaker yards we had the machine driving under its own power.
The original spec:
Peugeot 206 1.9L D
DW8 1.9 Donkey engine (69 bhp?)
No Positive Manifold Pressure
46,000 miles (car and engine)
247mm Front Brakes
Dent in Door
Spec to date:
Peugeot 206 1.9 Turbo Diesel
XUD9TE (D8B) Engine (circa 120bhp (at a guess))
26 PSi on a K14
Pull Clutch CableSetup
91,000 miles (engine)
283mm Front Brakes
Dent in door now sorted
Engine came from a 1995 Xantia and was at standard power but after a few tweaks and help from the cornish derv doctor (best friend from college) the car has found a new lease of life.
ALL modifications (including engine change and power levels) be been made known to the relevant parties. Namely DVLA and Insurance.
I have more plans for it including another engine transplant (XUD9 still) for some more power but this is the preliminary test to see if it could be done. (Wasn't as easy as I thought originally)
It is no oil painting (due to being worked on in a barn) but its tidy and standard looking (ish).
The night I got the Car
Original DW8 Engine
The day it drove out of the shed on its new heart
The engine bay with the new motor
Unfortunately no recent one of how the car looks at the moment due to it being back in the shed. I do have more of the actual build, so I can put them up once I sorted through.
Well from when the cornish lads helped fit the engine I loosely built the rest up and took it for a quick drive. Honestly couldn’t see what the fuss was about for the VNT lark. Smokey, laggy, pinning the 30 psi gauge....I knew there were issues. The vanes weren’t opening. Basically the VAC can didn’t like to work the other way around so couldn’t do much with the engine in the car so out it came again. Was able to tidy a few things up then, namely piping. Fitted a better can and started to lift the engine back in.
Had the machine man make me up a tall engine mount bolt. For when we slotted the drivers mount forward for clearance.
Was toying with wheels
Bit tight in my opinion
New water pipe made
Also fitted some cheapy coilovers
And fitted, even managed to save the droplink.
Engine back in and fitted the Red engine mount
Severe lack of photos then. But got the car back together on its wheels
Hellish problems with getting the vanes to open with the boost still. In the end found out it was the MBC being too closed up, but the actual spring inside had coiled up. Sorted that and went for a drive. Was really pleased to see the gauge stop at 15psi and OH MY GOD it was an absolute ANIMAL.
Upped the boost to a safe 20psi and it was insane...well coming from a K14 which you literally had to strangle the sod to keep ‘er blowin. This is whole different drive. From the moment your foot is in the floor, the power is there and a definite huge increase in torque. By the way, this is still with my hellish restrictive inlet. When I sort that out, I swear something is going to break (though I don’t drive hard all the time). Also when you come to a hill, no need to drop a cog, as long as you don’t ‘bog’ the fuel in, the turbo comes into play and it will literally pull without breaking a sweat.
All this happened the week of the FCS weekend so still not actually road tested the thing for more than a couple of miles. Went ahead and fitted (well lashed up) my gauges. Only cheapies that I have had for a while from previous car’s seem to work ok though.
Fitted all the interior in and drove around Exeter, filled up with fuel and drove the long way home. 20 miles on the engine now so I hoped that would be enough as FCS was only a couple days away and still had a few things to sort out.
The morning before we left
After a bit of thought on lowering (which I thought I would never do) I decided to drop the rear end a tad, and I have also fitted the coilovers so it would be rude not to.
Never lowered anything before I seeked out the help from the cornish lad. So drove off down there on Sunday and backed the car into the workshop.
Wheels off and started wire brushing the shiz out of everything and spraying all threads with penetrating fluid.
Anti-roll bar came out relatively easy but we faced the issue of the lower shock absorber nut and bolt. The grinder came into play.
Managed to get the eccentric washers removed and got the bearing puller out and setup. Got the trailing arm to then slide off fairly well.
Notice the quad wheel used to prop the trailing arm up.
On inspection of the bearings they were all still complete and the beam itself had no wear in it which was a bonus.
Got the arm propped up
The torsion bar would not release on the drivers side, we even removed the whole trailing arm which meant taking the handbrake cable off and disconnecting the brake line. The inner bearing did decide to fall apart due to having to smash the arm off with the hammer (puller wouldn’t work on driver side)
Annoying the torsion bar still didn’t want to let go despite using a ‘farm spec’ sledgehammer on it.
Started putting it back together and with the other torsion bar in we still managed to lower it the desired amount of 30mm.
Connect all the brakes back up and put the wheels on and this is how it sat.
And one of the helping hands.
With the front dropped a little more
So really just been driving the thing as I've had a few other things that I 've been sorting. Soon be time to get it back in the shed. Still puts a smile on my face when I drive it. Especially going from a 1.4HDi.
Future plans are:
To sort that awful inlet
Build a bigger exhaust
Sort the Driver’s side window
The Xantia engine that came out has plans for a rebuild with bigger rods, maybe a bit of porting, and a 10mm pump. The 11mm is a little over kill as it will coal to buggery if you're not considerate. This will be a long term thing as I have other things that need to be worked on first.
What happened to the 405 MI16 5 spoke alloys then?
Yeah I still have them, need to fit a couple tyres on them and was going to fit them to my hdi for something different. (Thats if the offset allows me). Wasn't really keen on putting them on the idi 206 as you can see from the picture, the clearence wasn't very much.
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