TD5 engine question
I noticed that the TD5 engine in our Defender is very responsive off tickover, by that I mean when you press the gas pedal it revs instantly, like a petrol engine.
So if you want to pull out of a side road (into a gap in traffic say)there's no delay, press the gas pedal, instant RPM, clutch up, and you are off.
I also have a Ford Transit Connect which is fitted with the TDCi diesel, same as Mondeo/Focus etc.
When you press the gas pedal on that it takes 2-3 seconds to rev up from idle, it's nowhere near as responsive as the TD5.
My brother has a BMW 120 diesel and that's the same...slow to respond.
Why is the TD5 so much better? The Ford TDCi engine in my Transit is sh*te in comparison. What's the Defender Puma engine like? Is it any better?
Both vehicles (Transit Connect and Defender) have done about the same mileage, 25,000.
Last edited by lightning; 18th-October-2010 at 17:34.