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    Hi
    Im new to this forum having just recently bought an 04 plate Vectra 3.0 V6 SRI CDTI.
    Is there any way of knowing/checking if a tuning box has been fitted by the previous owner (or even had a remap?)? What do I look for?
    Thanks in advance
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    You look for Subaru's going backwards when you put your foot down

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons
    You look for Subaru's going backwards when you put your foot down

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons
    You look for Subaru's going backwards when you put your foot down
    Ok thank you...i ll look out for that then

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    Tuning boxes - theres no way of telling mate if someone had previously fitted one, well not that I know of anyways. RE: Remap - this needs to be interrogated by a specialist - I dont even think a vaux dealer would know exactly what to look for. I'm sure someone like Courtney or the VXRPC would be able to though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    Tuning boxes - theres no way of telling mate if someone had previously fitted one, well not that I know of anyways. RE: Remap - this needs to be interrogated by a specialist - I dont even think a vaux dealer would know exactly what to look for. I'm sure someone like Courtney or the VXRPC would be able to though.
    Hi Ian
    Thanks for the reply. What am I looking for if one is presently fitted?
    Johny

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    the only way you'll know if a peformance box is currently fitted or whether its running a remap is to compare it against a standard v6 diesel.

    performance box should be fairly easy to spot under the bonnet, but knowing whether one was ever fitted in the past is impossbile i think.

    get yourself down to a rolling road where they'll tell you the output of the car.

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    The guys are correct, a remap is very difficult but not impossible spot.

    A box, as long as it had the correct harness ie no cable chopping, is impossible to tell once removed.

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    Get another forum driver who owns a 150 CDTi to take it out for a spin. They will be able to tell you.

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    that'll be pretty pointless Dean as the guy owns a v6 diesel, not a 1.9 !!!

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