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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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    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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    Ah pants, I cant fit anything less than 18" sadly

    Ah pants, I cant fit anything less than 18" sadly
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    potentially interested, what are the size of the...

    potentially interested, what are the size of the alloys and tires. Wondering if they will fit my P1 S40 T5 and looking for a 2nd set of alloys specifically for track.
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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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    Nice one, what mileage you at when you did the...

    Nice one, what mileage you at when you did the battery change? Might be worth getting the alternator checked to make sure its charging ok. Ive had 2 P1 S40's and both had a failing alternator at high...
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    Hi guys, car is in th garage getting more bits...

    Hi guys, car is in th garage getting more bits done but opening up a question to anyone with track experience or experience with setting up a track car?

    I have no idea on this but general what is...
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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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    So car is still sitting around with the standard...

    So car is still sitting around with the standard K16 waiting on the K16 hybrid to be repaired. Been a few issues with trying to weld the manifold. Because it gets so hot, fixing one crack potential...
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    Yeh bit of an odd one really, the new pipe sorted...

    Yeh bit of an odd one really, the new pipe sorted out the leak. The pipe from the plenum to the turbo was just air to the turbo? so not sure why when that split the turbo decided to kick all the oil...
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    The other day I walked towards the car and...

    The other day I walked towards the car and noticed a lot of oil on the ground ... defenitly not a good sign.

    Put the car up on stands to start having a look and see where its coming from. After...
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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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    Doom and gloom post ... the hurdles of modding. ...

    Doom and gloom post ... the hurdles of modding.

    Gearbox with LSD went on the car fine but on change they noticed a hairline crack in the turbo manifold. This slight loss of power I thought was a...
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    thats good thats cured, what did you use to...

    thats good thats cured, what did you use to record that?
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    Thank you! No they wernt bosch injectors, but...

    Thank you!

    No they wernt bosch injectors, but they did come of a Focus RS MK2 already running big power so thought it would of been easy to just stick them on mine and get it mapped in. The mapper...
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    Car has had a bit more work since the last post ...

    Car has had a bit more work since the last post

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    Decided to go and fully polybush the car as the car was still on its oem bushes which were close to the end of their life. After getting...
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    Hey man, thank you very much! Yes this S40 T5...

    Hey man, thank you very much!

    Yes this S40 T5 is my first petrol and I am really over the moon with it. The drivability is a lot easier and more comfortable standard than the previous high...
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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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