Hi to all, i am brand new to aoc and like to say a big hello to everyone.
I have a 2000 (X) astravan dti with 80k on clock
Im in need of some of help and ideas, a couple of months ago the turbo failed and the engine started to rev its brains out with the keys out of the ignition in my hand still reving. It stopped before it sized but on restart was clearly off compression. A mechanic friend and I started to dismantle the engine, removed right down to pistons and found it had picked up on number 1 piston. Bought 1 new piston, new shells, rings, headgasket, cam belt, turbo and rad, and put it back together.
Started up with no problems ticks over fine, on test drive though is where the problem is, it is absolutley gutless any kind of a hill and its 1st gear, revs are very slow to build up even standing still, no warning lights on, no unusual emmisions. had it on code reader, no faults, tried loads of parts off same style van, air flow metre, vacume, exhaust, checked timing twice with no results.
Any help or ideas would be gratley appreciated, sorry for a long first post but its starting to bother us that we cant sort it.