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    Project tdi...

    Well I think it about time I start a little project thread for the smokey one as I've had it a while, and as most know, I have already changed a few things.

    The list so far:

    Engine - Decat, egr removal, mbc, custom ecu with my own tune, modified turbo (wastegate porting mainly). Running well but I have had to turn the power down until I get a better clutch and beefier pressure plate!

    Exterior - Only a set of comets so far and a good polish, but I have an R front bumper and a spoiler to go on. Will also put a tc splitter on it.

    Brakes - 302 mm fronts (Ate power discs with mintex 1144 pads). New volvo rear discs and pads last week.

    Suspension - Going on this Friday All new bilstein shocks, eibach pro springs, meyle HD droplinks, genuine front spring seats and rear top mounts, and a strut brace.

    Interior - ummm nothing yet unless you include a boost gauge and sill trims?? Tailgate repair to do soon.

    I can't wait to get the suspension done, I think it will make a good difference. Well it can't get any worse than the leaky nivomats and bouncy front struts I have now! Still on the list are a few paint jobs like the bonnet and mirror covers but I have a few engine parts to sort first, clutch and new injectors the most important. Then expect I'll go for more power but to be honest I really enjoy the nice balance of power and economy I have now so I'll be in no hurry for that.
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    So today all the suspension goodies were installed and I'm very impressed with the transformation. The ride quality hasn't been adversely effected but the covering stability is 10x better. And the drop, about 40mm (even though eibach say 30mm), makes it look much better.

    We encountered a few issues on the rear, namely the upper spring seat (metal plate) was no longer! They just fell to bits! Quick call to volvo and....."sorry not available anymore sir". So out comes the plasma cutter and some steel, hey presto homemade equivalent.

    The strut brace fitting required a small modification the the diesel filter bracket but wasn't difficult at all. I was told I would have to put additional crimps in the brace to get it to fit, but I didn't have to mod the brace in any way at all!

    Pics will be up later.
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    Past its best I think.
    Last edited by martin_r_smith; Sunday 17th August 2014 at 13:50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_r_smith View Post

    Past its best I think.
    Is that the rear top spring seat?

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    DIY at its finest
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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Is that the rear top spring seat?
    It was yes
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    Circle'o'matic in action


    The finished product

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_r_smith View Post
    I was just starting to thing about suspension (for the S70) & was wondering if the Bilsteins were any good

    surprised how bad that part is! My bits & pieces are looking crusty but corrosion not so far advanced like that (iHope)

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    And the strut brace because I'm sure you have never seen one if those before lol.
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    Looks mint

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    Right quick update. I gave into temptation and larger injectors are on the way, now with all that extra fuel my poor little kkk k14 turbo is no longer man enough for the job. So end of last week I had a chat with the chaps at Owen Developments and I will soon be getting a garrett gt2056. All being well it should be done fairly soon, but Christmas is my goal. The mapping will be the interesting part but I think I have that sussed.
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    Good progress Martin, look forward to seeing what results you get on the rollers, and more importantly, the strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_r_smith View Post
    Right quick update. I gave into temptation and larger injectors are on the way, now with all that extra fuel my poor little kkk k14 turbo is no longer man enough for the job. So end of last week I had a chat with the chaps at Owen Developments and I will soon be getting a garrett gt2056. All being well it should be done fairly soon, but Christmas is my goal. The mapping will be the interesting part but I think I have that sussed.
    Ooh missed this,could be very interesting


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    Quote Originally Posted by stribo View Post
    Good progress Martin, look forward to seeing what results you get on the rollers, and more importantly, the strip.
    Well my reason for not going on the strip already, the clutch, has reared it's ugly head again. Perhaps I should stop pissing about and get it done, I struggled to get the old girl into first gear a few times today!

    So anybody used cg motorsports for clutches before? I'm thinking their dual friction kit as I don't want a full on paddle clutch and this is half and half
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    Looking forward to seeing it go when done

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    With regards to the top mount, does the poly bush make the cabin shake or is that just a myth?

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    Nice little project Martin, certainly coming along now. Rare too to see a diesel being worked so extensively... you may well start a trend??? Certainly expecting big torque figures.

    Any pictures of it sat on the new suspension?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flying Moose View Post
    Nice little project Martin, certainly coming along now. Rare too to see a diesel being worked so extensively... you may well start a trend??? Certainly expecting big torque figures.

    Any pictures of it sat on the new suspension?
    There will be when I give it a wash!

    I'm expecting a good amount of torque too but with it all being so low in the Rev range I have to be careful. Recent conversations with a crazy swede suggest a max of 500nm @ 3000rpm. We will have to see.

    In the mean time some new goodies arrived today!
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