Haha like it I think I'm going have a bash at it spoke to my friend who has a xantia engined berlingo and also a friend who has had a 306 engined berlingo and a v6 berlingo too and it seems simple enough to do
Get some help from the 205'ers when you actually do it - they'll like working on something with so much underbonnet space. Most "fun" swaps are V6 and early Mi16 (much easier than V6). Most common engines to swap in will come from a 306 or Xsara.
(11-05-2014, 02:48 PM)OlJeffers Wrote: Cheapest option is probably to sell it and buy a 2.0HDi! Also the least hassle.
Plenty of 2.0HDi Berlingos out there in very good condition.
Oh how I remember my 2.0HDI Picasso
I swapped it in against my 1.9d Berlingo and what a culture shock it has been!
I had the Picasso for 4 years and was the second owner. It never missed a beat in that time and still drove extremely well for its 180k. Remarkable economy against decent diesel performance make that engine an easy choice/ strong recommendation. I love the many quirky features of my Blue Slug, but next time I would only ever get a 2.0HDI set up.
The 1.6HDI engine appears to be the most popular choice these days, but it only achieves the same economy and tax band as its bigger brother. It does suffer from blocked oil ways and breather pipes on higher miles too, which can lead to expensive repair bills for turbos etc
0 to 60 - be patient, 0 to 100 - not in my lifetime! :eek:
It may be a slow Blue Slug, but it"s the only slow Blue Slug that I own :S
I have a t reg 1 9 d. Yu are not alone. Just got mine and it is slow but pulls well I find it funny how slow it is on hills but the mpg makes up for it !