Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:44 pm

Other than injector problems what are these engines like at high milage?

As anyone wants I need it to be reliable at high miles, my old shit box peugeot 1.4hdi hit 200,000 and never missed a beat so surely vw can easily so that.

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Post by shanky887614 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:48 pm

M_Fellows wrote:Other than injector problems what are these engines like at high milage?

As anyone wants I need it to be reliable at high miles, my old shit box peugeot 1.4hdi hit 200,000 and never missed a beat so surely vw can easily so that.
colin had a sdi that was at 450,000miles and quite a few tdi's about at 250-300k

a mate of mine needs a new headgasket but to be fair his mk4 engine is on over 400,000 miles

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Re: RE: Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Doc » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:17 pm

shanky887614 wrote:google ceramic injectors. then google ceramic glow plugs there is a reason they stopped using both.

they are not as durable as solinoid injectors and are known to suffer premature failure

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I'm not sure where you're getting your information or if it's related to the 1.6tdi engine.
I don't either understand how a solenoid can replace a ceramic coating.
[EDIT to remove some misinformation] The old Siemens injectors have a high failure rate but replacing with the new version of the exact same injector will give a much longer life expectancy.
I say high failure rate, not all Siemens injectors will fail, therefore it is only advised to change as and when they pose a problem.
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Post by Doc » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:21 pm

Arsenalgun wrote:Lol not "reconditioned" ImageImage


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I don't think these can be "reconditioned" only tested for correct operation and maybe cleaned. I know 6 months ago there was no system for assembly outside of the manufacturer production line.
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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:52 pm

Like everything, I've heard and read about good things.

If I can get a 1.6tdi cheaper than the 2.0tdi well you know.....

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Arsenalgun » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:17 am

Doc wrote: I don't think these can be "reconditioned" only tested for correct operation and maybe cleaned. I know 6 months ago there was no system for assembly outside of the manufacturer production line.
Yes thats right I just found the air quotes funny as people do think because they might of been cleaned and tested that there "reconditioned" ImageImage


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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Arsenalgun » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:51 am

shanky887614 wrote:dont go for a 1.6 made between 2010-2014 or a 105bhp 1.9

any 2.0L would be my preference

a mk5 golf or touran would also be a good donor

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I've seen 1.9 tdi engines with 250k+ there not bad engines at all a little noisy but overall if you use the correct oil and service regular they should last.


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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Arsenalgun » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:49 am

I think a safe bet would be to consider any tdi engine with under 80k with good proof of mileage and good service history. Pay more for a good low mile engine below 50k if you get the chance. When you get it put only platinum oil in it and service it every 10k and I think you'll be good for a long while.


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Post by shanky887614 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:14 am

Arsenalgun wrote: I've seen 1.9 tdi engines with 250k+ there not bad engines at all a little noisy but overall if you use the correct oil and service regular they should last.


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the only reason the bls blow is the internals are weaker than the older engines so instead of stalling they can blow

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Arsenalgun » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:37 am

shanky887614 wrote: the only reason the bls blow is the internals are weaker than the older engines so instead of stalling they can blow

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Yea so why stay away from a bxe or bkc there on average a good solid unit and in my opinion probably a easier and cheaper engine as they were used lots over the golf,touran ,Jetta, ect ect range.


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Re: RE: Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by shanky887614 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:50 am

Arsenalgun wrote: I've seen 1.9 tdi engines with 250k+ there not bad engines at all a little noisy but overall if you use the correct oil and service regular they should last.


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the only reason the bls blow is the internals are weaker than the older engines so instead of stalling they can blow

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Post by shanky887614 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:52 am

Arsenalgun wrote: Yea so why stay away from a bxe or bkc there on average a good solid unit and in my opinion probably a easier and cheaper engine as they were used lots over the golf,touran ,Jetta, ect ect range.


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because the bls blow you can get hold of the wiring looms and ecu's quite easily.

most people that have an engine blow would scrap the van

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by M_Fellows » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:08 pm

Right boys I'm in 2 minds now.

Do I sell this and make some money then buy the same van but a tdi and lower milage then put the facelift front end on?

Or buy the facelift caddy with the 1.6tdi but with higher miles?

As I want a tdi but I also want the facelifted front :?

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Re: RE: Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by rainbow111 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:21 am

shanky887614 wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:12 pm
no an arl150 or asv130 they are stronger engines.

have a look at your pm's and give me a call

ive just had a conversion done
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hi ive just noticed youve stated youve had the engine convertion done from sdi to the arl 150 tdi could you point me in right direction for this please

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Re: Caddy sdi looking at tdi swap

Post by Bakester69 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:27 pm

I’m also interested in this as I am struggling to find any info and my sdi is playing up at the moment!

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