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    don't waste £1500 on exhausts, remapping etc on a 1.8 4 cyl n/a engine cos your not going to get it upto more than about 130-140bhp so is complete waste of money!

    all ive done to mine is change to a green high flow filter for £66 to cure the problem of total power loss at low revs, and its pretty much done the job!

    other than that save your money and get a bigger engine car in a couple of years.
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    so the filter make you have more power down low yes.... well if that the case then i'm going to make a purchase soon, when i get Ca$H where do you get the filter from?
     
     

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    well i was having problems with low revs, like when i'd take a corner i'd have to go down 2nd rather than 3rd or i'd totally lose power and would end up crawling up the road until i got back into the power band.

    so i decided to change air filter to improve air flow, and its worked. i'll admit it hasnt totally cured the problem but has dramatically improved it! for £66 its well worth it!

    it also makes the revs pick up quicker at low-mid range. all in all its worth the money in my opinion. and i certainly wouldnt waste my money on re-maps etc on our cars!

    by the way you can buy the part from www.green-filters.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by disco!!!! View Post
    how about fixing the damn thing first
    here sush you mr blue smoke pouring out the back end lol car is going in for full service as of tommorow coz diagnostic machine came up with sweet FA!! hopefully that makes it a lot better if not then CALTERDON here i come!! haha
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    well i was having problems with low revs, like when i'd take a corner i'd have to go down 2nd rather than 3rd or i'd totally lose power and would end up crawling up the road until i got back into the power band.

    so i decided to change air filter to improve air flow, and its worked. i'll admit it hasnt totally cured the problem but has dramatically improved it! for £66 its well worth it!

    it also makes the revs pick up quicker at low-mid range. all in all its worth the money in my opinion. and i certainly wouldnt waste my money on re-maps etc on our cars!

    by the way you can buy the part from www.green-filters.co.uk
    I am so getting on that!! getting new filter in the service so it might make it all good but if its still a bit sluggish then a green filter will be purchased... maybe my car is running fine and i think the worst of it but its probab;y just normal... oh well... lol
     
     

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    i have a cotton filter and my car runs pretty well not really that sluggish even at low revs you just need a heavier right foot
    ive read on hear about sprint boosters will that be worth doing ???
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick316ti View Post
    i have a cotton filter and my car runs pretty well not really that sluggish even at low revs you just need a heavier right foot
    ive read on hear about sprint boosters will that be worth doing ???
    What are they??
     
     

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