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    Default Work starts at Courtenays

    Well I'm off. Picked up the Vectra today, with its new gearbox, 100 cell cat and new air filter. All works fine. The new box has added a good amount of sparkle to the car and 2nd and 3rd gears are very swift now ( not that they where that slow in any form). The 5th gear acceleration has improved a great deal, cutting nearly 2 seconds off the 50-70 accleration time. On the motorway 6th gear has risen to 2600rpm at 70. 3rd gear can be easily used around town without feeling that at 30mph the engine is not going to start labouring.

    The common boom below 2000rpm is highly reduced but I feel this is mainly due to the CAT, not the gearbox.

    Precat was not removed on the car.

    Fuel consumption is as expected down on the motorway only returning 35mpg at steady 70 but up by a tad overall. The car responds allot faster and once the TC could not keep up and went home!!!

    Very please with the start considering the gearbox was from the Vauxhall parts bin.

    Roll on the remaps!!!!

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    What gearbox did you fit mate?

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    Standard F40 with lower final drive.

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    You just cant leave them alone can you m8.

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    well done Mark, glad it's done the job, are you getting the factory 280PS map installed?

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