Haha thanks @panarabica
definitely attempting, but with high confidence
will definitely keep the thread going til it's finished. I also plan to do a bit of a financial write-up afterwards as well. I should be able to split out the cost of the basic conversion, and then the cost as I've done it (which will be higher thanks to the significant scope creep and other modifications).
I was surprised by the 400ish bhp figure quoted by the guy I bought the turbo from, but looking at his spec it seemed believable. The difference from the 330d engine is mostly in the turbo which is quite aggressively hybridised. Most 330d hybrids seem to take things to around the 350bhp mark that you got out of the standard 335d twin-turbo setup. There's upgrades needed to things like intercoolers, but seeing as the 330d intercooler doesn't fit the Jag you have to get a different one anyway
I hadn't thought about youtube before. I've got some basic recording equipment (GoPro and a Zoom H1). Used it to record some driving videos way back when, but never anything bloggy. The editing for those took forever! Props to anyone who does it. Very time consuming. Will see what I can do about a bit of a walkaround video once it's running though, and some driving footage as well
@naki Yeah I'm a bit surprised by my progress tbh. I think I'm in quite a lucky situation with lockdown as everything I need is pretty much on-site so I don't have to negotiate access to a lockup or something. Working for the NHS my job's quite secure so I don't need to worry so much about spending either (if anything, it's good for the economy), but it's a behind the scenes one so I've been working from home for the whole thing. Amazing how much more you can get done with 2 hours of commuting reclaimed each day. The lack of commuting also means I can put some of the regular upkeep on the other cars on hold for a bit to make better progress on the Jag
Bit of a golden opportunity for me to get some stuff done.