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    My brothers mate recently pranged his Astra SXI diesel. It was fitted with a tuning box that he had fastened to the loom with elastic bands together with a blanking plug, so that in the event of an accident he would be able to remove it without anyone noticing and it would still be driveable.

    Good plan you may think!

    Unfortunately the accident that he had, prevented him from being able to open the bonnet, the car was undriveable and was towed away. It wasn't until the insurance company engineers got their hands on the car that the little black box was able to be got at (apparently it's one of the first things they look for on a diesel). And no he didn't declare the box!

    Now he's faced with either a huge repair bill or an enormous penalty on any future insurance renewals.

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    You really don't like tuning boxes do you ...... but a valuable lesson learned the hard way

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    just declare all mods whatever they are and you won't have a problem with insurance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    You really don't like tuning boxes do you ...... but a valuable lesson learned the hard way
    He doesn't like them now either.

    The real irony is that the reason why he had crashed is because he was distracted by the spanner light that had just come on and failed to spot the fact that he was approaching a rather sharp and slippy bend a bit faster than usual!
    Last edited by diesel dog; 2nd December 2009 at 13:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel dog View Post
    He doesn't like them now either.

    The real irony is that the reason why he had crashed is because he was distracted by the spanner light that had just come on and failed to spot fact that he was approaching a rather sharp and slippy bend a bit faster than usual!
    I know I shouldn't laugh, but thats quite funny

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    Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel dog View Post

    The real irony is that the reason why he had crashed is because he was distracted by the spanner light that had just come on and failed to spot the fact that he was approaching a rather sharp and slippy bend a bit faster than usual!
    Surely something to do with fuel pressure
    Boxes are ****. Fact! It's like steroids...huge gain in power...but the heart will give up sooner rather than later

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