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Posted 25 August 2003 - 06:55 PM

Just bought an 2002 Galaxy Ghia and I am trying to determine whether it is the 115 or 130ps model. Someone said on the forum that the TDi badge is all in red for the 130 is this correct? Looking at the VIN plate in the engine compartment the engine code is H. I believe A is the 90, B is the 115, so is H the 130?


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Posted 25 August 2003 - 07:25 PM

130 not available 2002.

You have 115ps.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 08:20 PM

well that was blunt and to the point lol

perhaps he has a proto type

u never know

dont see the point having a 115 and going for 130

just do a few mods save yourself a packet


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Posted 25 August 2003 - 09:09 PM

Blunt? How much can you say?

What sort of Mods? Daft wheels? Sticky tape tint film? Teenage Spoilers? Bull bars? Tuning boxes? Sh*tchips? Floodlights? Blue bulbs? Washer jet lights? Fuel additives? Side pipes? Cat removal? 2000 Watt sub-woofers?

Enlighten us.

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 10:06 PM

it would seem uve got a bee in your bonnet

what`s up

all i was saying is my gal cost £24k im happy with my 115ps
i would not go for the 130 for the sake of an extra 15 bhp

i would get that buy adding a few mods

anyway whats your problem

it cost nothing to be nice

still its late :P

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 07:26 AM

The question was how do you identify which variant.




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Posted 26 August 2003 - 06:27 PM

perhaps one should do the enquiry before parting with one`s cash!!!

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 09:27 AM

When I purchased the car was told and always assumed it was a 115, fine. But coming back to the orginial question (again!) I was wondering how you identify which variant; engine code on the VIN plate? What is the code for the 130?

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:20 AM

have you called the dealer you bought the car from
or ask ford tech helpline

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 01:24 PM

If it's a 2002 it's PROBABLY a 115ps. 130ps not introduced until 1st December 2002.

You can make it into approx 140-150ps with a plug-in replacement ECU though :P

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:07 PM

1st 130ps engine didn't come out of Poland until 18/1/03

No 2002 130s exist.

On the top of the camcover is a white paper label with 115 or 130 in biro.

When I can get the 2003 TIS to load, I'll let you know the VIN code....

By the way, there is a vibration problem with the 130ps diesels....

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 03:00 PM

fredt, thats the same details that I found on my 2002 Ford TIS CD, my engine code is 'H' :) what does this mean? Cheers

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Posted 06 October 2003 - 11:25 AM

What sort Of Vib problems? Can someone with a 130 confirmthis?


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Posted 12 October 2003 - 05:48 PM

Looking at Galaxy's this weekend and 2 dealers said the same thing. The TDi badge on the back shows what it is. An all red one is 130, a silver one with red around is 115.

By the way the power in off the 130 is quite something!

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Posted 12 October 2003 - 06:37 PM

Depends on Make/Year as far as the TDi badge is concerned...

I think you're right with the all red letters on the Ford...denotes 130ps PD engine.

The Alhambra has 130 TDI all in chrome.

The Sharan has a mix!

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 02:44 PM

The latest information I have on engine codes on the VIN plate are listed below. Therefore the 130PS diesel would have an engine code 'J'.

A: 1.9 SOHC TC 90PS PD
B: 1.9 TC 115PS PD
C: 2.0 SOHC VW ST4
E: 1.8 DOHC ST4
F: 1.9 Diesel 90PS ST3
H: 1.9 Diesel 115PS ST3
J: VW 1.9L TC DSL/130PS
K: 2.8 SOHC V6 ST4
L: 2.0 DOHC EFI 8V
M: 2.8 SOHC V6 ST2
5: 2.3 SOHC ST4
6: 2.3 SOHC ST4
7: 1.8 DOHC ST2
8: 1.8 DOHC Mexico
9: 2.8 SOHC VW Mexico

(PD = Pumpe Deuse [VW diesel], ST2, ST3, ST4 = Stage II, III or IV emissions)

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 01:16 PM

130 not available 2002.

You have 115ps.

Just surfing some old posts and found this one, what is the 115ps ? Mine specifies 115ps but is this actually still a PD engine ?? :lol:

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 02:59 PM

Yep the 115 lumps are PD (Pump Duse), the letters ps are a european power measurement (German words I don't have to hand) which equate to approx 112/113 bhp.

Happy Christmas :lol:

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:02 PM

Pferdestärke (German for horse strength)

No longer a lawful EEC method of measuring engine power output apparently!

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 11:26 AM

I recently tried a new galaxy and was told it was a 1.8tdci, but was amazed how quick it was. Is it possible they conned me and it was really a 2l instead. I've ordered a 2l now, so if there is no difference between that and the test drive I shall go back and ask why!!!

Call me cynical