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    Default Fool proof tuning box 1.9 150?

    Hi all, great advice on this forum.
    Just got a CDti 150, and fancy trying one of these things on it
    Trouble is, I'm a mechanical retard - if there's a wrong way to put something on, guaranteed that's the way it'll go on for me.
    Very tempted by the Caterman one, but it sounds a bit tricky to get it the right way round.
    So, my question is, which tuning box is the most straightforward to fit - just one way to connect the plug into the engine for idiots?
    Don't want to get towed to the dealers for a ECU reset when I get it wrong
    Cheers

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    You can plug them all in the wrong way around m8. It does not throw a fit if you do get it wrong, you get a high tick over and it won't rev up. All do exactly the same. Simply turn 1 of the plugs through 180 degrees and away you go. sometimes it gives the spanner light when you first switch on but goes after a couple of seconds. Other than that there are no symptoms.

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    even if the spanner light comes on after you plug it in the wrong way round, disconnecting the battery for 15mins will get right of the spanner light

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    If I can do it...then you can...(i did ring Caterman for some help though)!

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    I fitted my cateman box the other day. Best thing in the world for the price. I had to cut away the plastic lugs inside the plugs to make it fit. I cut the plugs on the box itsself so as not to damage the plug on the car incase of any problems nobody can see i have had it fitted. I had no problems and spanner light.
    I did not take any pic's as i was so keen in getting it fitted.
    But i can get some pic's of the plug ends tommorow as i think this will help other's.
    Last edited by shan; 14th March 2007 at 22:20.

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    Sounds good, going to buy one right now!

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    The caterman box does the job, but the quality of the connectors leaves something to be desired, I fitted it to my car ok, didn't take too much figuring out but they were a difficult fit the 1st time on. Had the same problem when I fitted it to Jamesy's Vec. The DTUK CR1 box on the other hand fitted perfectly, you pays your money. Performance wise tho I couldn't tell the difference, the caterman is adjustment free so it does have its advantage that way.

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    I've never had any experience of the other boxes but i've just fitted the crd2 box and its wicked and also very smooth power delivery as some of the guys on here have told me that the crd1 box isn't as smooth very easy to fit and it was £269 but its brilliant!!!

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    Default Pic's of Caterman Box.


    I mounted the box with tie-raps on the pipe. Disconnect the plug with the yellow clip from the common rail

    Male connector there are 4 raised lugs 2 on each side i cut off all 4 with a stanley knife

    This Female connector i cutout the 2 raised lugs from the inside. The side with the big lump of plastic on the outside

    Plug the connector "Yellow clip" that was removed from the common rail into the Female connector.

    Connect the Male connector into the common rail.

    Sorry not the best pic's in the world but i think you get the jist of it.

    How this help's.

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