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    BHW to BEW VNT-17 Compressor Housing Interchangeability

    I've just been doing some reading about the different turbos and came across that fact. Looks like the BEW came with a BW KP39, which has a smaller compressor wheel and a different style of attaching the compressor housing. VNT-17's are available as an upgrade for the BEW, but from what I can...
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    BHW to BEW VNT-17 Compressor Housing Interchangeability

    Good to know. Looks like I’ll have to read up on turbo measurements and keep an eye out for an old BEW turbo to scavenge parts from!
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    BHW to BEW VNT-17 Compressor Housing Interchangeability

    Does anyone know if the compressor housing from a VNT-17 BEW turbo would fit on a GT1749va from a BHW? I have a 1749 on my ALH, but the compressor outlet is not in an ideal location and the 90º turn on the BEW compressor housing would be perfect.
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    Boost and/or Fueling Issues After 1019 Nozzles and Stage 4

    Absolutely, even they had only been in for about 6 months and less than 3000km. I consider myself lucky that there wasn’t any engine damage.
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    Boost and/or Fueling Issues After 1019 Nozzles and Stage 4

    I bought the new nozzles from KermaTDI and had them mount and calibrate them. Absolutely stunning the difference it made. I have since adjusted the IQ value to around 6.5-7.0mg/str and it starts much better and has a bit more power. Temps are slightly higher but still totally within reason; I...
  6. Old Injectors

    Old Injectors

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    Best mk4 TDI injectors?

    I used Malone for my Stage 4 because the engine I got came with their tune loader and a Stage 1. I've been very happy with their service thus far. I bought injector nozzles from Kerma and had them mount and calibrate them and they did a superb job. I cannot recommend using cheap nozzles or...
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    Ford ranger TDI

    My LandCruiser weighed around 4800lbs stock; the TDI is a bit lighter than the original engine but with front and rear ARB bumpers, a rooftop tent and a bunch of junk always in the back it is likely over 5000lbs. The ALH pulls it along just fine, even when it only had a Stage 1 tune. It's no...
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    Ford ranger TDI

    In Europe Touaregs were available with a 6-speed manual behind the 2.5 I5 TDI and the 3.0 V6 TDI. The I5 produced 161hp and 295lb-ft, so easily within the range of a tuned BHW. However, if going to the effort to swap a Touareg, why not just start with a V6 TDI and swap in a Euro manual transmission?
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    Ford ranger TDI

    Looks great! Any performance upgrades to the engine? I really wish I could have used a BHW instead of an ALH in my swap, but I was working with stuff that was available. 28.5mpg sounds pretty good, I have averaged around 23mpg in my LandCruiser since the swap. You must have gotten the same...
  11. Prado Snow

    Prado Snow

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    Boost and/or Fueling Issues After 1019 Nozzles and Stage 4

    Figured I should update this thread. I recently installed rebuilt, properly calibrated injectors with Bosio DLC1019 nozzles. The difference is night and day! There's significantly less power than before, but it still pulls quite well. I think it was way over fueled and making much more power...
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    1999 ALH into a VW '73 VW Bus

    It is my understanding that prior to 2001 the ECU didn't have the VIN programmed in.
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    ALH FJ40 109 relay HELP

    I have a 2.25” downpipe widening to 2.5” side exit, no muffler. Planning to make a pie-cut 2.5” downpipe one of these days.
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    ALH FJ40 109 relay HELP

    Doesn’t the BHW have a built in pyrometer to monitor and adjust fuel and boost to keep EGT’s in check?
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