Dstephanou you must post some pics of your interesting mods. Later.
TRY-Y's or AMG headers with down pipes are rare and pricey. The ECE engine not only had different headers, but different cams, higher compression pistons, just to name a few.I recently got a 1990 560sel (california version 70k miles) The car runs strong, but im curious as to what can best be done to mimic the euro (tri y) exhaust. Is there a way to get close to ECE power numbers still keeping a high flow cat of some sort?. The budget Im targeting for this project is 1500-2000 including install. Is it possible to get close to the ECE power levels for this price? (btw. because of living in MI, emissions testing is not a concern, but I would like to avoid excessive exhaust drone)
pm 48hp. he may still have a set of the AMG-spec headers and downpipes.Thanks. Alternatively to the original route, is there a good known source that will durplicate the tri-y headers from a picture or diagram?. (dont want to necessarily go to a random exhaust shop)
No need to pay that much, IMHO. They're not that hard to find on line.I've come across this company called Elbe Engineering in Estonia that apparently produces performance headers and downpipes for the 126
Elbe Engineering - Headers
I'm tempted to give them a try. Price to the US incl. shipping should run somewhere in the vicinity of 1700 USD.
I have no affiliation with this outfit whatsoever, and YMMV.
I'm not sure if you've looked at it but the ALDA is one point you can adjust the amount of incoming fuel. It's tied into the over boost control. First start with plumbing a boost gauge to see where you are to start with. It sounds like NathanD has a great start on performance tuning his SD.So i work in a grocery store in a small town where i drive my '83 300SD. this guy comes through my line at the checkstand and tells me that if i put a straightpipe on my exhaust and disable this somethin-or-other thing that i'll get more power. this guy is for sure a tweeker and i don't want his help but does anyone know where i can get turbodiesel specific performance information?... seems easier if this forum had a diesel specific board.