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Old 19-10-2004, 13:24   #1
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Rover 218 SD pre 1995

I have a Rover 218 SD pre 1995, can some one tell me if this car has a turbo fitted or am I thinking of a 218 TD?????
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Old 19-10-2004, 13:43   #2
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I have a Rover 218 SD pre 1995, can some one tell me if this car has a turbo fitted or am I thinking of a 218 TD?????
a turbo should have a "Turbo" badge on the boot.

However, if you open the bonnet and look at the back of the engine (peering over the top of the engine) you will/will not* see a turbo charger attached to the exhaust manifold depending upon whether it is/is not* turbo charged.

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The unit is a Peugeot unit... in case you are interested. I believe they did both Turbo and normally aspirated ones...
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Old 19-10-2004, 15:16   #4
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Yes, they did both Turbo and naturally aspirated models - the turbo badge was the only visible external difference.

I don't know if the turbo model on the Rover was intercooled and I don't know where that intercooler is mounted - so that won't help any!

Edit: found a 418TD on ebay: the link below shows the engine bay with intercooler (in left hand side of grille aperture) and big, black intercooler hoses (left hand side of engine bay)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
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I there's a dirty great intercooler on top of the engine then it's a turbo. If there isn't, then it's either been pinched or it's NA.

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Old 19-10-2004, 16:51   #6
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all i have is whats marked in red, can i fit a turbo to it?
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Old 19-10-2004, 17:09   #7
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I can't see! your red marking has hidden most of the detail! If it looks like a small radiator canted on its side and stuck to the top of the engine then you have a turbo my friend.

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Old 19-10-2004, 17:11   #8
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Sorry. My bad. The intercooler on the Rover is located differently to the same engine in its citroen/pug application. The 2 thick black pipes to the bottom left of the red highlighted area denote an intercooler, and hence a blower.

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Sorry. My bad. The intercooler on the Rover is located differently to the same engine in its citroen/pug application. The 2 thick black pipes to the bottom left of the red highlighted area denote an intercooler, and hence a blower.

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Is that not what I said earlier? I expect that if there is an intercooler then there is a turbo.
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It looks just like mine and I have a Turbo one!
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the turbo is a 1.7 and the non turbo is a 1.9
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the turbo is a 1.7 and the non turbo is a 1.9
although the engines are visually identical except for the turbo and intercooler.
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ok i have the arrowed items, but the part on top of the engine is a bit smaller than that shown, if i haven't can i get one fitted??
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Is that not what I said earlier? I expect that if there is an intercooler then there is a turbo.
Sorry Mossy, you're right. i'm just getting my applications in a twist (and going mad).

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If you weren't mad, DD, they'd have to chuck you out of the Police.

Quote from Spike Milligan in his war memoirs:

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Milligan: My legs are long enough already, Sir!
Officer: Milligan, if you go on like that we'll have you kicked out of the Army on grounds of insanity.
Milligan: But sir, isn't that how you get in to start with?
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