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Hey guys need some advise, recently purchased a 2000 1.9td abl and it isnt going over 60 mph, but the revs won’t go over 3000, barely hit 3000 tbh my partner is at his wits end with it, any ideas?!?
 

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how does it drive up to 60mph / 3000rpm?

is it gutless or powerfull to this point?



also, when were air & fuel filters last changed (cheap) and does to exhaust sound strangled or wheezie? (blocked or collapsed silencers or 'cat')





Remember, these left the factory with 68hp on a good day so no racecar OR bmw :ROFLMAO:


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My other car is an BMW X3 m40d so we thought we were just used to the power at first but we got a second opinion and he said deffo something wrong, It doesn’t do more than 10mph in 1st and most of the time doesn’t even rev up to 3000, you’re lucky to see 60 in it but will do it if you’re going straight long enough.
It’s so far had a full service, new timing belt, new throttle cable, tried adjusting the turbo and fuel pump etc, by the looks of it on here, it’s possible the timing can move even when locked into place?? X
Thanks for the help
 

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It is possible for the timing to move on a new belt - one if the pulleys is made of a soft sintered metal that can wear and fall off - though the van will sound rough at idle if this is the case. If so, don't drive it, even a half mile to the garage. Get it towed to a garage.
Blocked air filter can make things sluggish, but it tends to be intermittent - accompanied by some black smoke from the exhaust.
Could it be a stretched throttle cable, or other mechanical issue in that area?
As Hybrid above notes, if you give us some additional clues, especially sounds etc, it might help!
Good luck
 

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We’ve had a garage look at it the timings fine, the throttle cables been done and adjusted everything else.. the last thing we can pinpoint is maybe the gearbox, it’s very very stiff, maybe going and the ratios out?? The only thing we can now think off
 
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