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    Default FMIC First Impressions....

    Just got back from a 150 mile roundtrip over to my mums.

    I wanted to see if I noticed any difference with the new intercooler fitted as per this thread.

    It was suggested that I wouldn't necessarily notice anything straight away, at least until the ECU had changed the settings over time. So my expectations were small and I did wonder whether I would notice anything.

    So, off I went on my journey. The first 35 miles was motorway, so I just stuck cruise control on.

    Then my second half of the journey is 40 miles in the countryside, lots of sweeping bends, adverse cambers... you know the thing...

    .......and then back home again.

    My first impressions are great !!

    1st Gear has become more useful, as I can feel power at the top end of the rev range

    2nd Gear is just like first gear, full of power right through to 5,000 RPM (dont go beyond this...)

    3rd Gear is very strong... but its forth, fifth and sixth Gears where I can notice a great deal of more pull.. in fact each Gear above 3rd is now behaving like the gear below it.

    So 4th feels like 3rd.... 5th feels like 4th.... 6th feels like 5th..

    I've definately noticed a difference already.

    Also, where the car used to sound 'wheezy' and 'asthmatic' in third gear over 4,000 RPM... now all thats gone... just pulls to 5,000 and the exhaust note just roars...

    Very pleased !!

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    Nice result m8 and worth the effort

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    Right - that's another thing to add to the list of things to copy from Spoons....

    On a realted note mate, after all the mods you've done to the engine, how do you find you fuel economy..? I appreciate you don't always do a Driving Miss Daisy impression, but would be interested to hear how you find it...

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    Good to see that all the effort has been rewarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Right - that's another thing to add to the list of things to copy from Spoons.....
    lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    ....how do you find you fuel economy..? I appreciate you don't always do a Driving Miss Daisy impression, but would be interested to hear how you find it...
    Yeah... very good point.. I normally get 44 mpg

    On this trip this afternoon (remember I had cruise control on for a fair part) but the lanes were 'interesting' ... I got a terrible 42 mpg !! average

    Blumin Diesels Ay !!

    EDIT: However, these figures are averages over 350 miles or so. I would expect things to be much lower if I just focussed on the 'country lane' driving part !!

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    Sounds really good - goes as well as it looks. I think a lot of people like myself would never make these changes but watch with interest bordering on fascination.

    I wonder what the next mod is going to be. Sweepstake anyone?

    Best of luck at the weekend, Steve - just nail them........

    It'll probably be raining in Germany anyway (and apart from Sunday my agenda is now very full). I tried to get our German manager's dad to bring his 911 along for a play, but failed

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    happy days m8, well worth the wait and effort then

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    Look forward to seeing the results from the RR

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post


    Look forward to seeing the results from the RR
    Yes tomorrow it will be Rolling Roaded at Performance3000

    Wonder what the results will be ???

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    told you that it makes it a lot better to drive

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