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  1. Hi Alex, What MPG are you currently getting? You'll never get dirty diesel MPG from the T4 but if driven carefully they're surprisingly good. Driven carefully on the motorway without too much effort I often see 34-36mpg, if you're really careful you can get higher. - Driving like a nun with a feather food I've seen just shy of 40 before! I met up with Alex (Gatos) and James (Spetsnaz) from VOC last weekend, shame you weren't about, you're not too far so if you're ever around Southampton way ping me a message
  2. The front looks quite nice, though it looks just like the Mondeo The rear is just awful IMO, looks like a stretched out citroen c4 grand picasso No doubt the interior will be very nice, if it's anything like the XC90. With over 110 computer modules on board it'll no doubt be a royal PITA when it gets out of warranty and things start going wrong Just noticed the size of the bonnet? The thing looks massive?!
  3. The mods have been rather 'click' happy over there recently. A lot of long term members dropping off the radar.
  4. Not saying this is your problem but mine made pretty much that exact sound and it was my turbo on its way out. Does it make the noise when revving at idle?
  5. Bloody everything was done to that T4. Google "370bhp S40 T4 for sale" for the mod list - It was a thing of beauty!
  6. You did well to get £250 out of them - I expect most places wouldn't have given a toss and left it as your problem.
  7. Yep, biggest difference was turbo spool up time and increased torque. I've got Ashoks old Ferrita CAT in there too which has helped things along a bit as well
  8. It took less than a week IIRC.
  9. Got there with it in the end. Tim had a boss welded onto it for the MAP sensor and fitted it for me - Car picks up better with it so seems to be doing its job.
  10. Hi Andy, What's your power target? There is quite a bit you can do to them but as said above, Ashoks the guy to talk to when it comes to these. I've done a bit on mine if you fancy a read - It's got a fair way to go yet though! You've have Mo's old T4? Which one?
  11. Oh dear - I think it's time to put the second silencer back on. I was filling up at Shell during my lunch break and when I started the car, a rather rough looking teen in a ridiculous looking slammed 1.0 litre Corsa C gave me a thumbs up and nod of approval. It's a bit too noisy for me anyway I think
  12. What's the replacement going to be? Do you know yet? GLWTS!
  13. I made a guide a few weeks back on VOC - Just follow that. There's a link to the VM image too.
  14. I have a complete virtual machine image of VIDA on Windows XP if you want it? You just have to install virtualbox or vmware on your machine, open the image, hit start and you're away. You'll need a DICE unit to talk to the car though.
  15. I had this 2 weeks back in my T4. Nothing I did would stop it - Could have driven it into a tree after everything else that's gone wrong on it. Ended up disconnecting the battery which reduced the volume by half then waiting it out till the siren battery died. Stripped the wing off and gave everything a good clean around the siren module, cleared the code in VIDA (VGLA-311 siren faulty signal) and it's been fine since. The alarm works fine when the cars locked (tested) as does the 'emergency' button on the fob. Weird. I've put it down to electrical interference as I was in an underground car park at the time but that's probably wishful thinking - No doubt it'll do it again and I'll then have to face facts and replace the unit.