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Old 21st July 2010, 08:40   #16
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congrats. Im really considering this upgrade on my car too
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Old 21st July 2010, 09:23   #17
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@PearlYamaha, congrats!

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Your review is silent about smoke emissions; are you experiencing excessive smoke emissions under heavy acceleration? Have you upgraded your air filter previously to K&N or something similar high performance?
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Old 21st July 2010, 09:26   #18
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Nice review, well documented.

1) Surprised at the Ford part! Happy to see them doing the install for you.
2) Wasn't happy at how the engine bay looked if you had a full service of your car which should ideally include a wash.

Good one sandeep; a better air intake should help I guess. Pete's recommends CAI if one upgrades to second stage.

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Old 21st July 2010, 12:13   #19
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@sandeepmdas, I do not see excessive black smoke under hard acceleration. The car is still running on stock air filter. I am thinking of changing to Green Cotton at next service.

@jkdas, the Ford dealer did not want to take any responsibility for after market accessories (especially those sourced by us) fitment. Hence they demanded an indemnity. The car was NOT washed / cleaned during this install. The service was done about two weeks prior and I had driven the car in rains after the service.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 19:22   #20
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Hmm...You've got me thinking there. I've been thinking on and off about getting a power box for my Linea.

Going to Pete's would have been the natural choice. But it'll be just as easy for me to source a PSI box straight from old Blighty, I must say that it's very tempting.
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Old 26th July 2010, 18:14   #21
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@coloneljasi, Go for it. Worth every penny!

Yesterday, sbala had driven the car and was very amazed to see the difference between his car and mine. Our cars are identical in most aspects, expect mine has ABS and now the power box.
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@coloneljasi, Go for it. Worth every penny!

Yesterday, sbala had driven the car and was very amazed to see the difference between his car and mine. Our cars are identical in most aspects, expect mine has ABS and now the power box.
Yep -It was an awesome ride. Really enjoyed those extra power. Obvious difference - That has made me to think about getting this too

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Nice review, well documented.

1) Surprised at the Ford part! Happy to see them doing the install for you.
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@Jkdas - Generally, if you maintain a good rapport with the service folks, they would agree to these things easily - thats from my experience with metro ford folks

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@PearlYamaha: Few questions on the performance of power box,
1. Has it affected the mileage in any way ?
2. How much of an increase do u see in your top speed ?
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@donarun: 1. For the first time after the power box fitment, today I topped up my car.
The mileage has not changed. I got 14.13 kmpl in bangalore city traffic despite being hard on the right foot most of time.
The average mileage used to hover around 14 kmpl earlier too.

2. I had not taken the car on highway yet and do not have enough guts to test the top speed on Bangalore roads.
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pearlyamaha : have you tried playing with the settings inside the box ?
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IS the box that you are using able to govern boost pressure from the turbo along with dumping in more fuel into the cylinders. If its not able to do the same; throw it into the dustbin. If its able to do it then I am game to fit one inside my Cruze.
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IS the box that you are using able to govern boost pressure from the turbo along with dumping in more fuel into the cylinders. If its not able to do the same; throw it into the dustbin. If its able to do it then I am game to fit one inside my Cruze.
If i remember correct, i read somewhere that the PSI tuning box does increase the boost pressure by a few psi.
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How are you able to extract more BHP by burning less fuel?
Its not that you've made design changes to engine to make it more efficient ...
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How are you able to extract more BHP by burning less fuel?
Its not that you've made design changes to engine to make it more efficient ...
Per se you cannot get something from nothing as per the laws of thermodynamics. This though is not the whole picture with CRDI engines.
In crdi engines there are usually 5 diesel fuel injections and some times 7 per power stroke. The first 2 and the last 2 injections are for noise control and emission regulations. It is the middle injection that constitute the majority of the big bang. What some ECU maps do is to reduce the other injections and squirt that amount during the big bang middle injection. This results in better fatter bang resulting in better fuel efficiency and power albeit with more noise and emissions. This is why some tend to get minuscule increase in mileage. Lots have been written about it on the net. Have a look.

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