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    Here goes lads. cant wait for warm weather so going to tackle it tommorrow. Wish me luck!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomis View Post
    Here goes lads. cant wait for warm weather so going to tackle it tommorrow. Wish me luck!
    good luck if you need any help just ask me or RJB328i as we just done this on his car more than happy to help


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    Quote Originally Posted by nomis View Post
    Here goes lads. cant wait for warm weather so going to tackle it tommorrow. Wish me luck!
    Hi Normis
    did you buy the kit to fit it mate, as i fitted mine last week and that kit is completely unnessersary there is a much easier route
     
     

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    You'll definately appreciate the improved HP and rev range -As Chas says they recently did the conversion on RJB's car so am sure they'll be happy to offer assistance should you need it You'll also need a remap to get the full benefits of fitting the manifold
     
     

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    took me 4 hours and i'm never doing it again What a fiddle. It came with a fitting kit which was pretty useful but still had to use initiative and brute force here and there. was i supposed to re use the sump breather thing that bolts to the original manifold because its a real tight squeeze under there. Surely the pipe from the dip stick tube could go straight up into the rocker cover like the olden days
    What about the cylinder shaped thing towards the back with a wiring plug in the back of it, whats that for?
    Anyway, it started and ran fine so went for a quick spin, warmed it up then gassed it I did notice it seems a little less torquey but yes its pulls stronger from 4000 and red lines with ease now. There are a few flat spots but i believe the ecu takes a 100 miles or so to 're-learn' so i'm expecting it to get better, it felt better after 10 miles. How and where do i get a re-map and how much is it?
     
     

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    would benifit with a remap but you could take your battery off overnight mate, then put it back on, this sort of wipes the ecu clean and will make it run better. but yeh a remap would be best, your looking at about £250ish some are more (live maps etc) some are less, depends where u go mate


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    think i'll run it for a bit and see if it improves if not i'll try the battery method then maybe a remap. just been for another spin and it seems to be getting better all the time. TBH i'm just pleased its running at all and doesn't seem to have and leaks. Gotta say, its sounds real throaty now along with the k&n. Might pull the pipe off the valve on the rear silencer and block it. I was following an e46 with a valve the other night and i could see it opening and closing in my headlights. I could hear the difference between when open and closed!
     
     

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    well done mate, the round thing is your idle control valve, and yes if you remove the valve pipe off your exhaust it will just sound a bit meaty, i love it, gives a nice bark on low rev but not to loud, did you use the u configuration with the pipes mate
     
     

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    u con not sure. it had a large pipe comin out the manifold into a T then one going to a 90 elbow with a pipe comin of which i sent to the idle control thingy the other side of the T just had a pipe which i sent to the triangle shaped cylindrical thing thats to do with crank case breather. The small outlet has a vaccum pipie into a T one goes to the fuel rail the other goes to another cylinder whose other end goes to the fuse box. the mid sized pipe goes to the thingy by the wheel arch with a plug in the top and small vac pipes comin out of it.
    I really sound like i know what i'm doing dont i
    i'm a bit old school and dont really understand these silly things bleeping eu emmisions nonsence i shouldn't wonder
     
     

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