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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hello! I have a 1981 300TD, 4-speed manual, non-turbo. Is there anything that I can do to give it a little more "umph" without adding a turbo to it?
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it already has a turbo, probably not much out there, not worth touching tho, very very nice car will run very long if maintained , good luck

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First of all, 300td is Turbo XXXXXXXX XXXXXX, so that horsepower increasement are going to be serious! I will start first the Airtake... Changing the stock filters will give you a nice hand full* Straight pipes and Exhaust will open this shyt up! Great grain here* Spark plugs & wires will give you some and help out alot* Bigger Injectors!! You may consider reprogramming your ECU this will probably be the biggest power up grade and Boost Controller will definitely this bad boy with all the mods mention above hopefully a additonal 100hp, however if you ever see me on the road? Im still going to blow the doors of you!! Ha! Hey are some of the companies... K&N, Eisenmann have fun

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Ahh "StickyBenz", this 300TD isn't TURBO! So you can take that bird-brain comment back!
The "T" means "Touring" not "Turbo" and the "D" means "Diesel". Have fun blowing doors off!

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Sticky must also not realize that there are no spark plugs or wires on a diesel!!!

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Propane kicked in with a throttle switch?
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