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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    11-01-2022, 09:17 AM
    235/45/17 on a 8" wide with a +35 offset is going to be getting close to the rear arch with the sidewall. Within a few mm. There are always options but if you go wider/lower offset then be prepared to have to solve rubbing issues.
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    11-01-2022, 09:14 AM
    Intercooler, exhaust with down pipes and decat or high flow cat, fuel pump potentially but with a fuel pressure regulator if you do. Tune. That will be enough to take a second off your 0-60 time and make the car feel a lot more lively. Your headline power will not increase by much, but the peak torque and area under the curve increase by a very decent amount.
    17 replies | 153 view(s)
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    11-01-2022, 08:33 AM
    Yes, but....! The MAF in these cars is a Karman Vortex type, so there is a grid in the air flow that generates vortices which are in turn sensed. For this to work the flow entering the maf needs to be laminar. Many intake systems create their own vortices and if the air entering the MAF has already got a swirl going on then the MAF tends to over-read the air flow and supply too much fuel, causing lower power and worse consumption. Therefore if you change the intake, look VERY carefully at...
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    09-01-2022, 09:43 AM
    Stalling issues can happen with VTA. I run an HKS SSQV and if I dump at high pressure and then keep the clutch pedal pressed the engine will stall. However I can drive around that and the child in me likes the noise!
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    09-01-2022, 09:41 AM
    I know that some items are shared with the eclipse, but as we don't get that in the UK I am not sure I can help too much on the specifics. There is a company on the internet called Amayama that seems like it is set up to source parts from all over and ship them anywhere else. In the UK we use Viamoto - I am not sure if they would ship internationally or not. Hopefully someone will be along to help at some point.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    06-01-2022, 08:54 PM
    Err.... You will likely need a 90 and a 45, rather than two 90's. I hope that's what you found in the link!
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    05-01-2022, 08:19 AM
    I don't have one, but there are two white versions. One is solid and is on prefacellift cars. One is pearlescent and is on the COTY special edition prefacelift and facelift cars. Just a heads up in case you get the wrong white. Sorry for your bad luck.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    04-01-2022, 05:19 PM
    The fog lights look like standard facelift items to me. Try googling ganador for the mirrors and seibon for the bonnet.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    04-01-2022, 05:17 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Head Gasket Replacement in Engine
    Okay, fair enough. It sounds like you could well be right. Hopefully Dave will be along soon to confirm how bad or good my memory is.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    03-01-2022, 03:43 PM
    Nice name! Evoscan is not reliable with DTCs. Flashy Dash is the only reliable method IMO unless you have access to very expensive Mitsubishi MUT equipment. Your acceleration issue in the mid range, is it like you have lifted completely off and back on to the accelerator pedal? The whole car jerks quite violently. If so, this is likely to be fuel cut, which is either too much boost or a boost leak. In any event it is caused by the MAF seeing more air than it thinks it can supply fuel...
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    03-01-2022, 03:23 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ozvr4 in General Chat
    Change is inevitable, but glad OZVR4 is back up!
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    03-01-2022, 03:21 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Head Gasket Replacement in Engine
    There are a lot of coolant pipes in the engine bay and a small leak in a pipe will give similar symptoms to a failed head gasket. Most head gasket failures (and there aren't many) are down to running high boost on standard stretch head bolts. Davezj has done this job I think? My memory is that the rear head does come off with the engine in the engine bay but it is awkward at best.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    03-01-2022, 03:17 PM
    Sorry, I don't know. I'm sure someone will be along at some point who will know though.
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    03-01-2022, 03:15 PM
    Fair play! I hope you continue to enjoy it! :D
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    28-12-2021, 10:02 AM
    Love the Max Power comment! I'm with Tim on the induction comments, but with a slightly different main reason. The MAF is very susceptible to air flow changes so if the flow over the MAF is not linear and uniform then there is a very good chance you will not fuel correctly. Most pod filters will either give more flow in the middle or a slight vortex. This usually leads to over fuelling, so a loss of power plus even worse MPG. Where are you in the UK? If around the midlands there are a...
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    28-12-2021, 09:54 AM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Must post.......... in General Chat
    Yes, thank you. Hope you did too!
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    25-12-2021, 06:19 PM
    Cams are way down the list of upgrades. How far are you going?
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    25-12-2021, 06:14 PM
    Welcome back! Enjoy your hunt.
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    25-12-2021, 06:13 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Must post.......... in General Chat
    Looks like you won this year, D. Merry Christmas all!!
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    23-12-2021, 06:21 PM
    If you have a facelift you may need to change the steel pipe that feeds the intercooler. (The one behind the front foglight.)
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    23-12-2021, 02:18 PM
    Interesting info, I shall have a look!
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    23-12-2021, 02:17 PM
    I quite frankly don't believe those numbers are comparing apples with apples. The model Y has no parcel shelf, so it seems that they count the whole volume behind the rear seats. It has a sloping rear screen so like pretty much any other hatch/compact SUV there is not enough height for two greyhounds.
    49 replies | 1290 view(s)
  • Atik's Avatar
    22-12-2021, 06:01 PM
    LMAO There isnt anything that will tick those boxes. Hybrids and EVs are pretty much made for the short commutes into crowded city centres, which are increasingly becoming pedestrian zones only.
    49 replies | 1290 view(s)
  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    20-12-2021, 11:25 AM
    When you have a car with a lot of modifications it is difficult to know where to start. Air leaks in the intake pipework after the MAF is a good bet though. "Boost cut" is a factory ecu method of not going lean - if the car thinks the load on the engine is too high for too long it cuts the fuel. The VR4 ecu does not monitor boost and therefore does not control it the way some might expect. And also, therefore, what you call "Boost cut" is more correctly described as Fuel Cut - the ecu cuts...
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    20-12-2021, 11:18 AM
    Plenty of people have had bonnets from them over the years, I'm sure you could look up what people had. I'd search s e i b o n on this site as a good start - IIRC there was a group buy on them many years ago.
    8 replies | 189 view(s)
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    20-12-2021, 11:16 AM
    Go under the car and look up, the horns are where you think they will be from that diagram - one on each side of the car. I don't think that can be a VR4 wiring diagram, as there is no theft horn that I am aware of. There is no factory alarm, so why fit a theft horn?
    11 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    20-12-2021, 11:12 AM
    As per Evaldas, Gently push the tab at the end of the lonong part with a screwdriver, whilst pulling the grill horizontally away from the car. Start at one end and work accross. The clips all stay behind in the holes, but once the grill is removed you take the clips from the car and refit to the grill. Then just push the grill back on - you hear the click of the clips. I'm 95% sure there are only 6 clips. One in each corner and two near the bonnet latch.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    20-12-2021, 11:05 AM
    I've not looked at the model Y. I've see the boot of an I-Pace and it was not big enough to get two greyhounds in. The model Y looks significantly smaller. A model X might work, but no point looking as there is zero chance of me affording that. The only option that might work is the MG at around £30k. But with electric technology so young I am quite wary of buying a Chinese EV.
    49 replies | 1290 view(s)
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    Hello braindG
    I've renewed my membership and asked for vr4 pen, I've now lost my old one so was wondering if the new one was on its way.
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    Hi BraindG still cant pay for tickets, everytime I click checkout the screen just comes back to cart????
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    hey know when you get quote notifications? shouldnt there be a way to click and go straight to the thread you quoted in?
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    Barry,still waiting for a reply regarding my membership renewal,now had an email warning me it's about to expire,as explained,i did send the £20 by Paypal direct,has it been received,please reply.
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    Hi Barry,renewed my membership but the red banner still keeps popping up with a warning that my membership is about to expire,help!!
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    Hiya Barry,just to confirm,i have just sent a payment of £20 for my membership renewal thru Paypal,many thanks,Bill Hardy
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    Hello Barry. I have just re-joined the site and am trying to post a for sale advert for my VR4, but appear to be struggling. Can you help please? Thanks Mike
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    Hi Barry,i am just trying to up date my last post in the for sale section,my daughter has just gone back to uni and i am a caveman when it comes to computers! Regards,Lee.
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