This is a bolt on hybrid turbo upgrade for 1.9 & 2.0 TDI engines, suitable for 250+ bhp.
This turbo is best when you're not ready to upgrade other supporting mods, but would like a hybrid turbo upgrade or need a simple replacement.
It's essentially a PD150 turbo with a larger compressor wheel and housing and reinforced bearings for reliability. Fully balanced and actuator precisely calibrated - ready to install.
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- Boost and Power Rating
- Supporting Mods
- Fitting Requirements
- Ordering Information
Boost and Power Rating
Boost: 2.1 bar
Power target: ~250bhp
- Suitable for 250+ bhp
- Bolt-on upgrade, works with stock downpipe and oil feed/returns
- Larger 56mm compressor wheel (GTB1756VK)
- Billet 56mm wheel available as upgrade (better transient response and spool)
- Larger GT18 turbine and shaft
- Larger GT18 VNT system
- Larger GT20 compressor housing
- Reinforced '360' thrust bearings
- VNT actuator and stop screw accurately calibrated
We also sell 3rd generation VNT Garrett GTB turbos which have improved spool and decreased Exhaust Manifold Pressure (EMP) from an improved VNT mechanism:
4 Bar MAP Sensor
A 4 bar MAP sensor will be required to allow the ECU to monitor higher boost levels. The stock MAP sensor for a PD130 is 3 bar absolute (2 bar boost).
PD150 head bolts are advised to prevent head lift occurring from the higher boost levels this turbo will produce.
An intercooler upgrade is advised - stock intercoolers have plastic end tanks which are prone to leak. They also heat soak extremely quickly beyond stock power levels
This turbo is suitable with stock injectors and will see them run to their safe limit of ~230bhp. Firad 50-80% is advised for over 230bhp for extended runs, such as on track.
Upgrading/de-restricting the exhaust helps reduce engine back pressure and promote better airflow. For example, larger diameter exhaust, and catalytic converter removal (for off road use) will improve turbo spool and prevent high back pressure occurring from the additional exhaust produced.
|Connection||Plug and Play||Modification Required|
|Boost pipe||No||Silicon connection required|
Suitable for VAG 1.9 & 2.0 TDI transverse and longitudinal engines including:
|VE 110||AHF / ASV|
|PD 105||BJB / BXE / BKC|
|PD 130||ASZ / BLT / AVF / AWX|
|PD 140||AZV / BKD / BSY / BKP / BPW / BGW / BLB|
These are professionally custom built to order and take 5-10 working days for production, balancing, testing and shipping.
Turbo also known as: GT1856V / GT1856 / 1856