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    Engine : 1.9 150

    Year : 2007

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    Thinking of buying a diesel tuning box but I've never had one before.

    Is it ok to buy second hand, and if so would any 1.9 CDTI 150 box work or does it have to be Vectra specific and non-DPF. Ie if i bought one that had been used on a 1.9 astra with a DPF would it not be right for my non-DPF vectra?

    Are they safe to use on old (135k) engines?

    Lastly, is it best to stick to the established brands or has anyine got anything good to say about cheaper no-name alternatives?

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    teapot is the man you need to get in touch with

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    The tuning box tricks the ECU into putting in more fuel and possibly more boost but if you have say a slightly worn injector that is already putting in a little more than it should a tuning box will exaggerate that and could cause issues. When Mr Teapot Maps an Ecu he checks everything is ok first so you don t get those issues and to be honest the cost is pretty much the same if not cheaper in some cases.

    Also his knowledge is huge on these engines and the results unequaled all you need to do to find that out is read this Forum.

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    These 2 speak wisdom which unfortunately means i can't pick fault with their information

    My last car was a cdti with a fair few mods and hit but then toned down to limit the smoke and torque 245 bhp and about 460nm, blah blah you get the rest. It was awesome and Teapot mapped it and mapped it well.
    Vectra VXR estate 2007 Sapphire Black
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    @Teapot.

    nuff said.

    because........SIGNUM!


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