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Now that car looks amazing.
What a collector's item. So much car for so little money
yeh quite....i'd be so sorely temped if I wasn't about to commit to penury by becoming a student again.....
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Now that car looks amazing.
What a collector's item. So much car for so little money

Definitely food for thought

The gtv's out there are looking very tempting too....
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Definitely food for thought

The gtv's out there are looking very tempting too....
Really fancy a 166 now!
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haha yes I've seen that. They are beautiful. It's a shame they never followed through the 169 they had pencilled in.....I guess what would have been the 169 will now be whatever the bigger brother to the guilia will be called....Berlina maybe that's what I'm aiming for next...
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Bigjim...... They look neat, are they good quality?. Easy to fit?. From eBay?
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got my fiat coupe back from the garage, swapped out all the seats for new leather ones, new headlights,new radio, all nice and shiny. took her for a drive to discover that something is up with the turbo,feels like im driving naturally aspirated, and engine doesn't sound quite right.

joys of italian car motoring eh? :/ perhaps having two of them is a mistake....
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Bigjim...... They look neat, are they good quality?. Easy to fit?. From eBay?
from ebay, front back, steering wheel, alloy centres and a little one for a key fob i think.
twenty quid from china, took two weeks to come. as for quality, time will tell but after paying good money for proper badges for my 147 i wasn't going overboard this time, as they always fade.
as for fitting, someone off here said there's a little hole / depression between the middle and the bottom of the badge. multi tool out, pierced with knife and pulled badge off with the pliers.
cleaned the back off with some tar and glue remover and stuck it on. on the boot i did put a bead of silicon around the edge, another tip from here, sorry whoever it was and thanks for your tips.
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Bigjim - did you do the steering wheel one too?

I've been contemplating this emblem swap myself recently as my front and rears are looking shabby now, but was a bit nervous about trying to tackle the steering wheel one.

I assume the wheel ones are a similar process to the main body badges too? Centre caps out, pierce, and remove?

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not done the steering wheel one yet, did try and get my finger nail under it tonight (think the thread i read said to disconnect the battery and get a flat craft knife under it as it's held in with some little lugs). hopefully getting the wheels refurbed in oct, then i'll put the centres in.
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Last weekend, I had the old girl properly cleaned for the first time in a long time...The Goodwood muck that had been thrown up at the Festival of Speed finally got to me and I asked my mate to do his usual miracle job on it...Pic attached is after the clean. I was too embarrassed to take a before shot although my mate has it as part of his valeting page on Fb...
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Replaced the broken side repeater and collected a fresh MOT, only advisory was a loose drop link on the rear suspension.
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Managed to get it over 300 brake at the wheels.
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Managed to get it over 300 brake at the wheels.
looks epic what causes the peaks and dips though?
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looks epic what causes the peaks and dips though?
My best guess at this stage is lack of fuel rail pressure. The dyno was handled by Ned @ Autolusso after the newley designed turbo was fitted so its still on the old airflow variables in the map. I need to do some logging once I get it back to figure out whats falling short in the map and smooth out the curves.

This power was made with only 3250mbar while the turbo is designed to deliver 3500mbar and be stable. I should be able to increase the fueling some more and see a lot more power but the target was always 300/700 and anything more was a bonus.

That chart also has not had compensations for barometric pressure or temperature. Dan @ Advanced sent a note saying it was 327bhp after compensations. And thats at the wheels

Its "clean" power too, not heavy smoke as the turbo has been designed to flow a lot of air while still being a plug and play unit to the standard one. The spec of the turbo is a Standard GTB2056 210 turbo with:

  • GTB22 Turbine wheel conversion (from a BMW 530d variant)
  • 62mm extended tip billet compressor wheel 6 blade design (49mm inducer, 62 trim, 4mm extended tips)
  • 15 degree cutback/clipped turbine wheel
  • Custom 63mm intake adaptor (to suit 2.5 intake hose)
  • Blueprinted (staggered gap oil seal on exhaust side)
Its essentially like doing the "big 2265" conversion that others have done without having to weld up a totoally new intake, intercooler or exhuast.
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My best guess at this stage is lack of fuel rail pressure. The dyno was handled by Ned @ Autolusso after the newley designed turbo was fitted so its still on the old airflow variables in the map. I need to do some logging once I get it back to figure out whats falling short in the map and smooth out the curves.

This power was made with only 3250mbar while the turbo is designed to deliver 3500mbar and be stable. I should be able to increase the fueling some more and see a lot more power but the target was always 300/700 and anything more was a bonus.

That chart also has not had compensations for barometric pressure or temperature. Dan @ Advanced sent a note saying it was 327bhp after compensations. And thats at the wheels

Its "clean" power too, not heavy smoke as the turbo has been designed to flow a lot of air while still being a plug and play unit to the standard one. The spec of the turbo is a Standard GTB2056 210 turbo with:

  • GTB22 Turbine wheel conversion (from a BMW 530d variant)
  • 62mm extended tip billet compressor wheel 6 blade design (49mm inducer, 62 trim, 4mm extended tips)
  • 15 degree cutback/clipped turbine wheel
  • Custom 63mm intake adaptor (to suit 2.5 intake hose)
  • Blueprinted (staggered gap oil seal on exhaust side)
Its essentially like doing the "big 2265" conversion that others have done without having to weld up a totoally new intake, intercooler or exhuast.
Ah I see, I suppose you get to a point where the other components (fuel pump and rail pressure sensor) isn't sufficient for the demands you are now asking of it?

Seeing as you have overshot your target torque and hp then, does that mean that applying that plug and play hybrid turbo (and upgraded intercooler, if not quite your beast haha) means 300hp and 700nm torque is achievable without the host of other mods you have made?....decatting, new pipework etc etc?

of course the gearbox oil temperature still needs looking at in that case as you have done.

Im having my gearbox oil changed this weekend....i assume just standard specification oil is best? there is no 'upgraded' version?

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Got her back after having the front two shocks replaced as well as the drivers side top suspension arm and damping fork. Now comes the task of trying to claim the expense back from the dealership I bought her from as if they hadn't bodged it in the first place it wouldn't have needed replacing!!! Happy to be back driving again though.
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