205 1.8D > 1.9TD engine swap

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by TomW, Sep 22, 2004.

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    TomW Guest

    I drive a 1994 Pug 205, 1.8 Diesel (Non-turbo). The engine has developed an
    expensive knocking sound - it still runs fine, but sounds increasingly

    Anyway - I have always hated the sluggish performance of the 1.8 diesel,
    and this knocking sound is an ideal excuse to swap the old 1.8 diesel -
    for the 1.9 Turbo Diesel unit I have always wanted.

    I have a choice of cheap used 1.9TD engines, in a number of different cars
    (Citroen Xantia, Citroen BX, Pug 405 etc...) Are all these engines the same
    basic unit? Will it be an easy swap for the 1.8 diesel in the car at the

    Has anybody tried this 1.8 > 1.9TD swop before? If so, is there anything I
    need to look out for?

    Any advice gratefully received!

    TomW, Sep 22, 2004
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    G.T Guest

    Sluggish isn't the real name. Not the quickest Diesel car, for sure, but far
    good enough for a classic driving.
    C'mon, try a google :)
    Yup, all the same unit, XUD9TE, 1905cc TD & intercooler engine, able of
    Usually fit with a Lucas DPC series pump.
    Possibly you'll have trouble for placing the intercooler over the camcover.
    G.T, Sep 23, 2004
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    Carl Gibbs Guest

    My advice would be to just fit the 1.8TD as that will slot straight in. If
    you got the 1.9TD you'd have issues with the intercooler (assuming they all
    have one, i dont know) - it wont fit with a standard bonnet, but if you take
    it off you'll need a non-intercooler manifold, and also the turbo is a bit
    bigger (at least n some cases), and it ill fit but requires a slight
    'modification' of the heat sheild (ie a good bashing).

    The 1.8TD was offered in 205s, Rover 200/400s, BX and i think the 405 had
    them as well, probably a few more too, so shouldnt be too difficult to get
    one. A few years ago i brought one for 200 quid which was in good nick from
    a rover 200.
    Carl Gibbs, Sep 23, 2004
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    Mindwipe Guest

    Mindwipe, Sep 26, 2004
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    Jon Florijn Guest

    Why don't use the intercooler? Just because of the bonnet? The power gained
    by the i/c weighs up against the 'trouble' of another bonnet. In germany
    some 205's were fitted with an 1.9 TD from the factory. So it will fit. Also
    the last 205's were fitted with the 1905cc diesel. I.e. the 205 generations
    from '97 and '98.

    Greets, Jon.
    Jon Florijn, Sep 27, 2004
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