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    Finally got around to fitting my Caterman box yesterday on my 1.9CDTi 150. Easy peasy, 5 minute job and even managed to get the connectors round the right way first time

    Took her out for a quick drive and instantly noticed that the accelerator pedal was more responsive. Warmed her right up and then stretched the old girl's legs a bit. Got to say that initially I wasn't very impressed!!! Possibly expecting too much and managed to convince myself that the box wasn't working properly- despite no spanner light or anything.

    Went back home and picked the missus up to go into Brum and she said it definitely felt faster. Then a bit later I started to notice a big difference myself! Got onto slip road on the entrance to a nice long private I know and put my foot down and was racing up through the gears - next thing I knew the missus was yelling at me to slow down... checked the speedo and it's a good thing I had just turned onto that private road as I could have ended up bigtime in trouble Weird but it's almost like it took a few miles to 'adjust' to the tuning box!

    Anyway, the result is that the Veccy feels much more responsive, driveable and packs more punch across the board - scarily so at top end. So overall very happy and would recommend this £60 'treat' to anyone with a CDTi who wants more pelt but can't quite justify the expensive of one of the £500 remaps! As long as you let them warm up and don't abuse the revs and clutch in the tyre shredding lower gears then I honestly don't think these things can't be beaten in terms of value for money.

    Now I'm off out of fit my K&N panel

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    you will have about 190-195 BHP to play with now

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    Sounds like a nice cheap fix, where did you buy yours from, was it new? seen a few posted on here for sale recently.

    cheers Ronnie

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    Great bit of kit the tuning boxes mate, regardless of what you hear against them. Love mine to bits

    Try sticking a tankful of Shell Optimax in and then you really notice the kick

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    love mine aswell m8 but im hopefully getting a remap soon

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    ian_c> that'll do me for now

    ronnie63> not new mate. think i paid 60 with delivery from a guy on here. had it in the garage for months only just got around to fitting it! if you can pick one up for around 50 notes on here then just do it!

    guyver1> yeh cheers for the advice, i'll do that next tank - only use supermarket diesel at the mo...

    also going to clean the EGR valve again today. last time was about 6 months ago, it so i reckon it's due now

    big rich> yeah mate, i wouldn't mind a remap but alas funds don't allow it at the mo. houses and weddings and women seem to take priority lol! still the caterman will do nicely in the meantime

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    It was same with mine mate, took a few miles to really notice the difference, and boy - what a difference, so addictive

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    Yer, the fuel/ignition system adjusts to the new parameters I think (self learning). It certainly does when you add a free flow air filter anyways.

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    Update: K&N panel fitted. EGR removed and cleaned.

    Result = oh yes! Now I can feel the 190 odd horses!

    EGR cleaning tip: Interestingly enough, where the EGR bolts to the manifold, the manifold end was crudded up and almost completely blocked! Bit of work with a cloth, a screwdriver and some WD40 and it's all sorted. Bear in mind however, I only cleaned this about 10k ago...

    From now on, the EGR gets 'serviced' twice a year.

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    Also the new type of gaskets will help keep it clean too

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