Dropping my GT off with Loz tomorrow (Friday) at Autolusso for service and MTech short shifter fit. I'm really interested in going to the next level with hybrid turbo and stage 2 clutch etc and would be grateful for your feedback on performance etc, when all completed.
happy to report back as and when its all done...
am changing out MAF,MAP and waste gate solenoid whilst I am at it as well as completely new vac hoses, my feeling is at 100k the maf is past its best as is the map sensor..I am currently getting intermittent power loss which is down to one of these things or sticky vnt , by my reckoning the cost of tracking it down could easily equal 2 hours labour, the cost of all new bosch parts for both maf,map sensors and wastegate solenoid is under £200, makes much more sense to just change them whilst its all apart.
and anyway the only way to get an accurate idea of what is happening is to replace those parts before the re-map at red dot racing, with a hybrid and FMIC on autolusso's map with new senors the pre re-map figures will be interesting as well as dictate where exactly things go next.
I currently have a stage one clutch and a new flywheel so expect at least a good 5-7k out of it yet before I go stage 2 on the clutch.
I have decided not to hold back on the power because if Joels 147 at JTD performance is holding up at 290BHP mine should be fine at circa 230...his clutch is a stage 2..even a new stock clutch should hold up for a good while on anything up to 210bhp if the map is a good one and not a lump delivering transmission killer.
Damiens must be pushing around 220 bhp easy and he got 7k out of the clutch,
as far as I can see the most important aspect of all of this next stage of development will be the mapping so I hope my choice of red dot is a good one...no reason to think not from what I have heard.
as and when the clutch does give up I will fit a drivetoque stage 2 myself, at this point I will consider the project ''finished'' other than hopefully routine maintenance up until the end of the cars life, i see no reason at all without egr and swirl flaps ,my own copy of multiscan and some luck why it won't easily do 200k
I have already decided my next car will be likely be a Guilia, given Alfa's predisposition of screwing up the first year of production on most cars I can't risk going anywhere near one till 2018-19 so another 3 years and 40-60k is required out of this car as a minimum.
will report back in a coulpe of weeks with the results..