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    Isuzu 1.7 TD Lump

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have any experience on these?

    I've just got a vectra with one in, and its dog slow. Takes ages to accelerate etc.

    Gav

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    Very good engines, very reliable aswell. Not the ideal engine in very though. Go over to migweb.co.uk, quite a few people have tuned theirs. It has the old style mechanical pump which can be modded for more power.
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    sorry I didn't explain my post well enough. It may be me, but the accelerator pedal is stiff as hell, compared to other diesels and vectra's.

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    i've just got rid of one of these, i also had a stiff accelerator pedal and cured it by re-routing the cable, the pump is at the back of the engine and the cable has to make a sharp turn to get to it.

    hope this helps.

    they really are a good engine and same as the cav version if you need parts.

    they also run on anything, like veg oil and red diesel, not that i've tried it.

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    The accelerator cables dry up and go tight on these, also they tend to stretch, put your foot down on the pedal and get someone to check if it's open full at the pump end, if not ( which tends to be the norm ) adjust the cable up untill correct, otherwise fit a new accelerator cable and adjust as above, these engines are pretty much bullit proof and should go reasonably well too
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    It moves when you push it, but you have to take your time. 5th gear isn't the best.

    Whats worse, is I can't even drive it now. Whislt trying to sort out the handbrake issue, I knocked the rear brake pipe, which is now leaking all over the driveway :S

    I just hope someone locally has the tool to make the pipe for me.

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    Once "fettled" those old lumps are good for nearly 90hp. Plenty of smoke, though.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    No smoke as of yet, stinks but no smoke.

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