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    ooooo nice yeh, its a fun hill climb ... leaning...

    ooooo nice yeh, its a fun hill climb ... leaning more to the scary part towards the end there where the fence disappears and the hill just drops away, so if you come off, you are in trouble. Should...
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    Took the car over the nurburgring over the...

    Took the car over the nurburgring over the weekend to do some time on the track and also to watch the racing over the weekend.

    Went up on the Thursday and sadly it was raining but still decided to...
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    Car's now back on the road with some new private...

    Car's now back on the road with some new private plates which is good, nice to take it out for a spin after a while as well.

    After doing some check's it coughed a bit, but after warming up ticked...
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    yeh that sounds very frustrating. I hope she...

    yeh that sounds very frustrating. I hope she managed to solve all the issues quickly.


    Funily enough 2 or 3 days after I SORN the car I have not received a single letter now so I think this has...
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    Bit of an odd update on the car. Decided to go...

    Bit of an odd update on the car.

    Decided to go for the same semi slicks again as there was still a deal on their website, so got 4 semi slicks for about 280 delivered. I went for the Accelera 651...
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    Thanks JT, sadly right behind that bumper is a...

    Thanks JT, sadly right behind that bumper is a massive crashbar which occupies all the space. Below it is the intercooler and if I put the oil cooler infront of that, it will take up 50% of the...
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    Starting to have a look at getting the car cooled...

    Starting to have a look at getting the car cooled before the next trackday, im certain I will have to go water meth route as I cannot replace my Bell intercooler with anything bigger without having...
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    Right so another Goodwood track day done! Car...

    Right so another Goodwood track day done!

    Car did incredibly well, defenitly shocked a fair few people on the day and the new semi slicks were defenitly a great tire. The question is, would I get...
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    There are couple of track days added to the...

    There are couple of track days added to the calendar at Goodwood for this month and may, if you are looking.

    Would be cool to see these flying around the goodwood track, im just down the road from...
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    Popped on the V50 front bumper now to replace the...

    Popped on the V50 front bumper now to replace the worn out old S40 one that had quite a few cracks in it.

    The hunt for more power has 100% stopped for now. Sold the K16 hybrid which was sad to let...
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    Gave the car a bit of a shake down with a run up...

    Gave the car a bit of a shake down with a run up to Santapod for a day on the 1/4 mile to see if I can better my time. Car ran faultless so smooth all day, was brilliant. And did it all on a single...
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    As projects go they always need work. Anyway...

    As projects go they always need work.

    Anyway the car map was finished on the standard K16 and ran a healthy 407bhp, the turbo still has room but the heat in the engine bay is a massive problem.
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    right so .... mostly bad news and maybe some good...

    right so .... mostly bad news and maybe some good news? I have no idea really.

    Managed to find the leak from the turbo with a smoke test and seal that, but there were still some major issues. The...
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    Right so had the hybrid has been refurbished by...

    Right so had the hybrid has been refurbished by AET up north which is getting fitted on the car at the moment. Car will then get mapped after thats on, so it will be good to see what its really...
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    :rotfl: haha yeh stop pretty well, not got them...

    :rotfl: haha yeh stop pretty well, not got them upto temp yet so they will get a good test on track some point soon hopefully!
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    yes, just had some Ksport 8 pots fitted. They...

    yes, just had some Ksport 8 pots fitted. They only just fit under the 18s which has changed my plans as I was looking at getting some 17" alloys for track and keeping the 18s for road.
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    8 Pot Ksports are now finally on the car, they...

    8 Pot Ksports are now finally on the car, they should defenitly help with being able to stop it now.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51361851973_994d260e5a_c.jpg20210806_155326 by Dom...
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    Before that Goodwood track day I popped on a...

    Before that Goodwood track day I popped on a fresh set of tarox brake pads which did much better than those horrible green stuff's that were on previously. No fade during the track and no wobble at...
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    Took the car to his first track day this year at...

    Took the car to his first track day this year at Goodwood. Absolutly brilliant track, probably a bit to fast for me as it was a touch terrifying in some areas.

    Car did brilliantly well, the new...
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    So I guess I cant stay away from modding this...

    So I guess I cant stay away from modding this thing really. Next steps are working on the cooling to keep it running well on track

    With the current setup the intercooler is hitting temps of 47c at...
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    So the car is all done now, the turbo specialist...

    So the car is all done now, the turbo specialist couldnt fix the crack on the k16 hybrid so decided to call it off now and get the standard K16 mapped on the car.

    Before any mapping starting the...
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    Car is out the garage now, more learning on the...

    Car is out the garage now, more learning on the car.

    Sent the car off to the turbo specialist to swap over the manifolds from a standard K16 I bought to pop on the K16 hybrid. Turns out while the...
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    2009 Volvo S40 T5

    Hello, I thought I would start a project threat here on mine and update as it continues.

    Bought my car 4 years ago at 44k and its now on 149k which is amazing and it has been incredibly reliable!...
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