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    Looking good, Biff

    Manchester, hey? Should have given us a shout for a brew.

    Does look nice, I'm starting to give serious thought to a T4 for the Mrs. Whether the engine would find it's way into my 460 though, who knows!

    Would have thought Volvo would be able to tell you from the VIN.

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    Sorry Steve it was Tues afternoon so thought you would of been on the graft? It was in Denton, literally just round the back from where I used to work in Hyde Details.
    I'd definitely have a t4 now, mine drives cracking & reckon one with a bit of poke would certainly fit the bill.
    Nothing else was mentioned about a north west meet was it?
    I wouldn't be ashamed turning up now. Lol
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    Lol, was just pulling your pisser mate.

    Yeah, I was grafting in Urmston anyway. I live in Northern Moor (Whythenshawe) if you're ever over.

    Nothing ever got sorted with the mini meet, although the other geezer organising it seems to have fallen off the face of the earth at the minute.
    I'll have a think and try to sort something out when I get chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Lol, was just pulling your pisser mate.

    Yeah, I was grafting in Urmston anyway. I live in Northern Moor (Whythenshawe) if you're ever over.

    Nothing ever got sorted with the mini meet, although the other geezer organising it seems to have fallen off the face of the earth at the minute.
    I'll have a think and try to sort something out when I get chance.
    Twr wasn't it? I wanted to see his motor, looked sweet!
    Maybe we should take the bull by the horns in the new year?
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    Aye, it certainly did!

    Yeah, that sounds like a plan, Dave.
    Definitely get something sorted anyway

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    Good plan.
    Want my body work doing before I show it off.
    Don't think I've ever owned a car so scraped/dented.
    They usually go straight in the body shop.
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    Like the motor, I picked this one up for 1k with 100k miles on it, I've stuck an eBay tuning box on it and get an extra 120 miles per tank so deffo worth it! Name:  image.jpg
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    P.s. Genuine volvo pads on the back, green stuff on the front. This is about 2000 miles between cleans. Could plant spuds in the muck on the rears, nowt on the fronts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo View Post
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    P.s. Genuine volvo pads on the back, green stuff on the front. This is about 2000 miles between cleans. Could plant spuds in the muck on the rears, nowt on the fronts!
    Is this a 102bhp model? I've read good things about the ebay boxes over on voc (info limited on this forum), I'm currently watching one for 77 from Poland. Has it improved the performance? I know with it being a diesel it will never set my hair on fire but every little helps as Tesco say.
    I've had green stuff on a primera gt many years ago, I wasn't impressed but maybe they have advanced since then? My front brakes are relatively new but the rears are shot. OE pads & discs ordered & should be with me this week I hope. They are binding like crazy.

    On another note, something I've not noticed until today on my commute (the cars first), the only speakers working are the tweeters. I've taken the stereo out today & everything is connected properly. Guessing they are blown.
    Might have to raid my dads garage to see what sort of a sound system I can rig up.
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    Good up hills, aren't they?!

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    Lol, yeh deffo better performance and yes it's the 102bhp. Before the tuning box I wouldn't overtake anything as she had no guts but got more now. I just got the diesel express box offv eBay, they're all the same on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo View Post
    Lol, yeh deffo better performance and yes it's the 102bhp. Before the tuning box I wouldn't overtake anything as she had no guts but got more now. I just got the diesel express box offv eBay, they're all the same on the inside.
    I'm having trouble with mine but I suspect I have a boost leak, I was actually slowing down going up hill today so I'll whip the engine cover off on my dinner & investigate tomorrow. It couldn't pull your foreskin back at the minute!!
    I'll certainly invest in one then as I can tell the mrs it will make it better on fuel. 120 miles is 2 days extra!
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    Hah, ah ok sounds like a plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    Good up hills, aren't they?!
    My comedy skills are wasted here.

    On tuning boxes though, I need to get one for the 850TDi as they respond really well.
    Just baffled by the amount of eBay crap. I need to have a word with Martin Smith really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
    My comedy skills are wasted here.

    On tuning boxes though, I need to get one for the 850TDi as they respond really well.
    Just baffled by the amount of eBay crap. I need to have a word with Martin Smith really.
    i think the method with a tuning box is to max it until it smokes & retard it bit by bit until the smoke clears. Diesels like a bit of lean burn. I don't understand these idiots that have them smoking sooting up everything.
    The economy has really got me thinking.
    It will mostly be used at 50-80mph so hardly going to be thrashing it.
    I think I mentioned it before, I had a go at an 855td in the golf & it left me.
    Get one Steve, diesel power!!
    I'm being a bit slow with the up hill joke...
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    Oh I love some diesel power!

    Plug in boxes can be good but some are just rubbish, and no timbo they are not all the same on the inside I've had a few apart to prove this point before.

    If you want one to work with your ecu rather than fool it then you have to spend a bit of dosh. But each to there own.

    Personally I'd get it properly mapped biff, A few companies do these and get real good results. Yours shouldn't feel that slow though so maybe a little service and check over plus a fuel system treatment and you should be back to normal.
    854 T5 - The new project.

    850 tdi - sorely missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doingitsideways View Post
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    Peas 'n' rice, this is hard work!


    Yeah, I was really impressed when I got my 850, even more so considering it's done 300k!
    Absolutely masses of torque, and that's what most people forget about dervs, when they start quoting bhp figures.
    Diesels make TORQUE, simple as that.

    The AEL lump in the 850 is essentially a 1.9 TDi with another cylinder added on.
    Prob not all that much difference in weight to the Golf, as they are a bit of a lard arse, so not really surprised you got your arse handed to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_r_smith View Post
    Oh I love some diesel power!

    Plug in boxes can be good but some are just rubbish, and no timbo they are not all the same on the inside I've had a few apart to prove this point before.

    If you want one to work with your ecu rather than fool it then you have to spend a bit of dosh. But each to there own.

    Personally I'd get it properly mapped biff, A few companies do these and get real good results. Yours shouldn't feel that slow though so maybe a little service and check over plus a fuel system treatment and you should be back to normal.
    I might pop to see our local remap guy. He certainly knows his stuff with diesels. I don't want silly power as I'd like to keep everything standard. Which boxes are the better ones Martin? I like the idea I can turn it off when the wife has it.
    I've got oil, filter, fuel additive, air filter & cabin filter waiting in my local motor factors. It will have to have red samco if it's a vacuum pipe leak.

    Steve the golf is ok mate, keeps up with most diesels as its a 115 mapped to 135bhp with a 5 speed box. The wife loves it since it got mapped.
    I said I was going to organise a dyno day at our local place but it never materialised.
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    Biff,check for sticky turbo actuator too with a vacuum pump,make sure it goes nice and smooth,vacuum pipes,clean the MAP sensor and the last thing try another TCV

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    Cheers kg. I'll have a poke after, when you say vacuum pump do you think a football pump will work on the long stroke?
    Reading up I think I may clean my egr as I'm not sure off the service history its ever been done. The Tcv is 39 for a genuine one so that wont break the bank. Will whizz the map sensor off & clean it at dinner.
    Car felt better again this morning but still convinced I've got a leak somewhere.
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    Hi Biff, I have just come over too the dark side,got myself a V40 02 plate with 156k on her,
    Just bought it a couple of weeks ago with a duff turbo but today found out turbo is like new after replacing it and the waste gate actuator is knackered.
    Will try and get some pics up when it is cleaned up. It's only a SE so doesn't have the back lights but has a front splitter.
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