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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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    Lovely update! Car looks very well!

    Lovely update! Car looks very well!
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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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    Yeh I had my T5 initially mapped by Shem and I...

    Yeh I had my T5 initially mapped by Shem and I have to say it was an absolutly appauling job and it took him 6 months to still leave my car incomplete. I have always had issues finding tuners for my...
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    You need to get the codes read at a dealer which...

    You need to get the codes read at a dealer which is easy to do or plug it into vida. I found the general ODB readers were not great on mine.
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    Car is still sitting around after the last...

    Car is still sitting around after the last trackday back on winter tires till I know what wheel and tire setup I would like.

    Took it for a little shake down as I dont like it sitting for too...
  10. The engine conversion will be a very tough and...

    The engine conversion will be a very tough and expensive task that it would be cheaper to buy a T5 instead of swapping over the engine unit. The AWD conversion is a relatively straight forward task...
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    Thank you. The Volvo does sound nice, but...

    Thank you.

    The Volvo does sound nice, but inside the car there is an awful amount of drone. The A45 is completly standard as well, so was suprised that it was that good. But both the Volvo and...
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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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    yes well I will update after a thorough test,...

    yes well I will update after a thorough test, have a trackday booked at Goodwood next week so am excited to see how these hold.

    But as a first off, acceleration from a roundabout is completly...
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    decided to go for some semi slicks and managed to...

    decided to go for some semi slicks and managed to pick up quite a good deal with the below site, they had 60 to 80% of their tires so managed to grab 4 of the below for about 270!!!
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    Been a while since the last update, car hasnt...

    Been a while since the last update, car hasnt been used much but need to get it prepaired for this years track days as it has been a bit unloved at the moment with house priorities.

    Took it out...
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    Bit of an update. prepped the car up to drive...

    Bit of an update.

    prepped the car up to drive up toward the Volvo charity gathering RAF Cosford with VOCNW, was going to be about a 4 hour drive up. Gave the car a check the day before and a nice...
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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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    Not much change at the moment, recently got the...

    Not much change at the moment, recently got the standard winter wheels back on with some winter tires.


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    Car just passed its MOT so all good for another year, but the mapper at the...
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    what a brilliant project, defenitly following!

    what a brilliant project, defenitly following!
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    Yeh was mega happy with that time, did it on the...

    Yeh was mega happy with that time, did it on the 2nd run of the day and then managed it again towards the end of the day. But then spent the rest of the day in high 13s and in the 14s.

    Nice, 13.4...
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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 turbo went on and got a question for...

    Right so turbo went on and got a question for anyone that might be able to help as I have run into a few problems.


    On the standard K16 the car was running fine on 405bhp, as soon as the K16...
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