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Hmmm My selespeed experience - slow!

So I've just been for a spin in 2003 147 selespeed and was pretty disappointed to be honest. Not sure if this was a 2.0L - was the 1.6 available with the sele? Anyway, it seemed really slow with hardly any midrange punch, and the shifts seemed to take a lot longer to well, shift, than expected. Am I just used to the punch of the JTD? Or was there something wrong with this one? I know there are a lot of happy sele drivers out there but just thought I'd post my thoughts!
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Did you even get the the revs above 4500? You need to give them plenty of throttle and spank them up to 6000rpm. Then the engine will sing and the gearchange will be quick!

And FYI, they are all 2.0 engines (apart from the very rare GTA Selespeeds).
 
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Re: My selespeed experience - slow!

Well, going from a 2.0 TS to a JTDm 16v.

I can say that the low end power of the TS doesn't compare to the JTD.
You need to get over 4.5k to get it moving, it has a slight flat spot about 3.4k. The TS can rev forever :-)

The JTD is a more relaxed style - loads or torque low down and not that long in the gears. Cause of the Turbo it feels a little quicker but in reality its about the same 0-60 the JTD may have it to 50 but above 70 the TS will eat it.

I think that the JTD will have it from 110 - topout

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Re: My selespeed experience - slow!

must have been something wrong - id drive the 2.0 sele (remapped) over the JTD - driven both, quick changes, plenty of revs.
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Re: My selespeed experience - slow!

i think it's just down to the lack of the low end kick that the JTD gives, a clean air filter and some new fluids would make and difference.

Maybe a dodggy variator>>?

But all in all if your used to a JTD you need to change your driving style to get the same from the TS
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you can't drive the ts on low revs it feels best when you rev to over 6k, then you change gear and it lands bang in the power band. Then the fun starts!
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Did you even get the the revs above 4500? You need to give them plenty of throttle and spank them up to 6000rpm. Then the engine will sing and the gearchange will be quick!.
This was the problem really, it seemed really reluctant to rev. I know one would have to change their driving style going JTD > TS, I've driven my old man's 1.8TS plenty of times. Guess 'something wasn't quite right about this one. It had a pretty recent recon engine fitted so maybe it needs loosening up a fair bit.
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Re: My selespeed experience - slow!

And I wasn't having a dig by the way... It was just such an unusual experience in the sele
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arr ditto
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