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    Astra and Insignia turbos

    Does anyone on here have either a 1.6 turbo astra or the 2.0t insignia - petrol options. I was tempted by the insignia until i seen the fuel consumption and a few reports of it being worse than the older 2.8 turbo vectra vxr when drinking. the astra is looking like a contender for a next...
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    Audi TT with mods... Your opinion?

    cant remember what the original advert had in it but over 400 is quite common on the 1.8. Remember JBS having one, well an octavia VRS same engine, with 602 at the wheels a few years ago as a engine kit option granted at over 10k it was a bit of money as then you had the rest of the car to...
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    bora owners

    hwy and welcome to the site mate. Sorry to say if your looking for power save your money and go for aesthetics. If you want to go down the power route the 2.0 definetly isnt the best idea to use and even through an engine swap doesnt take much the suspension and wheel hubs are different to the...
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    Excuses to get off a speeding ticket?

    Mate was a driver in the RAF. one of his stories was that he used to be the chauffeur for the station commander. During one nights gathering at another station it went on a few hours longer than he had expected. At last it finishes and he wants to get back home. Station commander bundled into...
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    Golf to beat an R32 what do I need to do?

    Buying the golf R32 would probably be easier and cheaper than tying to make it happen with the 1.4. the 1.4 1.6 and2.0 versions had different suspension. so you would have to fit and engine - unless you were going for the 3.2 your other viable options would be to use the 2.8 from the 4motion...
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    Mk5 TDI170 upgrades

    just remember and do not fit the DPF delete pipe until it is mapped out. itll notice the loss of pressure and billow smoke like a mad thing as it will stick on regeneration
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    Audi a3 1.6 02 plate

    AMK or BAM engine, if yours isnt a quattro then look at getting the 6 speed gearbox from a leon, golf or bora. along with the engine youll also need the ECU and instrument clocks - both these and the keys work together for the immobiliser . youll need to get the keys programmed to the new ECU...
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    Shell V-Power

    Not exactly. the wifes car is a wee 1.6 and it states to run it on 97 minimum. and its not exactly a powerhouse at a whopping 107bhp. But again you can feel the difference when it does get a couple of tanks worth through it. Needless to say she runs it on the cheaper stuff I did allways...
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    Do you use a hands free kit?

    Yup ive the fiscon system attached to the columbus unit. can use the phone to initiate the call, the indicator stalks or the head unit. like T9s it also supports A2DP for streaming music
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    wheel size

    15s wont allow a "big" brake upgrade however im sure you will find some small disk multipots frm the likes of wilwoods that would fit underneath
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    LEAF BLOWER! I think not. Prove me wrong.

    ok the 2.0in the jetta (bora over here) is a joke. it was also fitted to the golf and badged as the GTI until they got the 1.8t. its as youve said 110bhp yet the 1.6 16v version is 105bhp so whats the extra 400cc's doing. to be honest and i know youve said you dont want to but fitting a 1.8t...
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    Anyone done a road trip abroad?

    Been to that England place a few time. Its terrible roads worse than Scotland half the drivers seem to be alseep in middle lanes and you have folk wanting to do 35 in a 60 all the time ;)
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    Do magnetic sump plugs work

    to be fair if your engine is wearing that much then theres probably a bigger issue. or your not changing your oil often enough
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    9-3 Fault Code

    generally CELs will clear after 10 or so engine starts with no errors. its more likely to missfire under load than under light load. were they able to tell you what cylinder that the missfire was on or can the saab ecu not tell you that? if it does move the suspect coil to another cylinder and...
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    audi a3 1.6 8v loses power & accelerator pedal judders???

    i thought the stepper motors were only on the electronic throttle bodies. you did think the MAF as well glad its all sorted and you will have an EGR setup unless youve removed it. the charcoal cannister is a waste of time as well. it collects the vapours from the fuel tank and adds them when...