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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?
Depends, i doubt you would safely acheive it without some of the basics, and the FMIC really should be part of that package as the stock one is quite restrictive. Speak to Ned, he will be able to sort you with a price for a 300 package. The gearbox is a must though!

I have tried a slightly thicker Fuches TITAN Pro oil and have now switched to a Millers Millmatic oil to see how that compaires. You need to do a flush not just a change though. it takes 20 liters of oil to flush the box using the "Gibbens Method".
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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?
We have ordered another hybrid turbo the same as on Jay's to fit to a 159 2.4 we own, we are going to try it first without the FMIC to see how it behaves, we will post the results

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We have ordered another hybrid turbo the same as on Jay's to fit to a 159 2.4 we own, we are going to try it first without the FMIC to see how it behaves, we will post the results

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ah sweet, i'm intrigued and will definitely keep an eye out for the results

as an aside, what brake fluid do you recommend for the PF pads Ned? Bought some from you via ebay the other day and getting them fitted next week. Got EBC red stuff for the rear. cheers
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Depends, i doubt you would safely acheive it without some of the basics, and the FMIC really should be part of that package as the stock one is quite restrictive. Speak to Ned, he will be able to sort you with a price for a 300 package. The gearbox is a must though!

I have tried a slightly thicker Fuches TITAN Pro oil and have now switched to a Millers Millmatic oil to see how that compaires. You need to do a flush not just a change though. it takes 20 liters of oil to flush the box using the "Gibbens Method".
I look forward to Ned's experimenting with stock equipment and that hybrid will see what comes of it..

Cheers for the oil info, I'll consult with the garage...NJS pershore as they pretty close by, and see what they have to say about things - probably not worth worrying about gearbox oil at my current level of mod...i.e. minimal haha
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Cleaned my MAP sensor on my 2.4. I never believed it would have any effect, but it was gunked full. Difference is definitely noticeable, how I'm not sure, but it feels very smooth...
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Cleaned my MAP sensor on my 2.4. I never believed it would have any effect, but it was gunked full. Difference is definitely noticeable, how I'm not sure, but it feels very smooth...
is it easy to do? that's my next job i think.
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Really easy. One bolt holding it on, unplug it and I cleaned mine using mtb brake disc cleaner. Just sprayed on the soot fell out DON'T damage the sensor wire in the little cone bit. Refit that's it. 5 mins literally.
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Washed, polished and waxed my Brera with some good results✨
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Cleaned the map sensor on my 2.4 200cv. Pulls a lot more now and its much more smooth and responsive. Such an easy job with such noticable improvements. Used contact cleaner and some gentle brushing
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Washed, polished and waxed my Brera with some good results✨
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Any comments on the broken sun visor problem guys? I'm having trouble getting hold of a second hand one so far.
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Any comments on the broken sun visor problem guys? I'm having trouble getting hold of a second hand one so far.
All depends exactly what part has broken, but on my passenger side one, I just wrapped the 'prong' a few times with insulating tape and retightened in its hinge......nearly a three year fix now, and not detached itself since.
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Filled the tank up yesterday to drive up north, but found that my syringe plunger to add my fuel additive was broken, so it was fuel only. Really noticed a detrimental difference throughout, along with a regen which was particularly poor on spluttering. I won't be making that mistake again.
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Filled the tank up yesterday to drive up north, but found that my syringe plunger to add my fuel additive was broken, so it was fuel only. Really noticed a detrimental difference throughout, along with a regen which was particularly poor on spluttering. I won't be making that mistake again.
I'm surprised it makes a difference straight away? In a way it's good that it does, as it means the fuel additive is effective
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Filled the tank up yesterday to drive up north, but found that my syringe plunger to add my fuel additive was broken, so it was fuel only. Really noticed a detrimental difference throughout, along with a regen which was particularly poor on spluttering. I won't be making that mistake again.
Which fuel additive do you use?
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Which fuel additive do you use?
Archoil's AR6200 hi concentrated fuel modification complex at std measurements. It also has a combustion catalyst.
I also use AR6400D every six months to keep all the fuel side clean, as well as AR6600 to keep carbon build up off the turbo vanes and AR6500 to assist in DPF/CAT efficiency.

Have used Archoil products for many years, from my old GTFours, ZX, Supra and 156 v6. All petrols, this is the first diesel, and still does what it says on the tin.
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Archoil's AR6200 hi concentrated fuel modification complex at std measurements. It also has a combustion catalyst.
I also use AR6400D every six months to keep all the fuel side clean, as well as AR6600 to keep carbon build up off the turbo vanes and AR6500 to assist in DPF/CAT efficiency.

Have used Archoil products for many years, from my old GTFours, ZX, Supra and 156 v6. All petrols, this is the first diesel, and still does what it says on the tin.
Will look into it, nice to see you have owned a supra, I has a mk4 aerotop NA a few years ago, best car i've ever driven
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