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    Default Few qustions for y'all...

    Hi all, I've got a question about the old 2.2 DTi engine, has this got a chain that lasts the life of the engine, or is it a belt that requires changing after a certain number of miles?

    I've heard stoies about the 2.2 DTi chains seizing i the oil isn't changed at regular intervals, how much truth is there in this?

    Is there a tuning box in existance that offers any performance/economy benefits from this engine? I gather the water pump is pretty "weak" at best, should I avoid tuning this engine at all?

    Anybody had any deelings with a company called WWW.tuning.co.uk? I've been looking at some lowering springs on there, but there's another company that peple on here keep mentioning, LMF?

    Cheers in advance,

    Mat

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    The DTi is a chain driven engine, which is designed to last the life of the engine. if you're planning astronomical mileages of over 150K, it might be worth looking into getting it changed...

    The old non-direct 2.2 petrol engines were notorious for snapping the chain due to the paper filter clogging up the oil lubrication nozzle, but never hear dof it being a problem on the DTi's...

    Not sure about tuning, I'll leave that for someone else to answer...

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    yes it has a chain but you do need to look after it, dont know much about the chains seizing but if its not looked after it will rattle really badly and that is a first sign, leave it too long and it may seize or break. there are tuning boxes but i wouldnt risk one and would much prefer to go "safe" with a remap. I would avoid anything that will put too much strain on the fuel pump. Best bet with fuelling is to keep the system really clean with regular cleaning using something like reddex. LMF is a very reputable company and you are guarenteed good quality and service, would recomend them before anywhere else

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    yes they are chain driven and need regular oil changes, as the old oil thicknes up

    you can get tunning boxes for these but CAN strian on the pump but i think you can get them remapped but you will have to do some homework on that one

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    Cheers guys,

    Penfold101, when you say "astronomical mileages of over 150K", she's already done 100K, do you know of anyone changing the chain? Have any details like how much it cost by any chance?

    Can anyone recomend a company for doing a remap on the siggy?

    What sort of torque figures can be achieved, without straining the mechanics to risky levels?

    Thanks again

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    I don't think people do it as a regular replacement service item, but if you were planning on doing a lot of miles and running it into the ground it would be worth thinking about...

    If you do 8K a year to work and back I wouldn't worry too much...

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    Funny you should say that, I do only do about 7K a year, but I want to air on the side of caution, I don't fancy a big bill in the near for a new engine! lol

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    If it's not rattling, then it doesn't need attention. Keep the oil fresh, keep away from tuning boxes and hopefully, you'll be fine.

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    they had issues with an oil jet not being the correct size(too small) and if the service schedule was neglected,,ie lack of oil changes,the chain would get starved of oil leading to chains braking..but only on a certain number of engine serial numbers..contact your local friendly stealer for specific info.

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    the chain on a 2.2dti on the lower half of the engine is a ***** to change and can some times need the engine out todo the job ....if the engine looses oil or has a oil problem and the chain is damaged in any way the damage to the rest of the engine usally means it isnt viable to repair the hole engine ..what im trying to say is the chains are so bomb proof the rest of the engine would fail before it did..change the oil regular and all will be fine i think people get the pertol and derv units and there problems confused ....

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