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Got tomorrow off work, have a sports cat down pipe to fit-
would it be worth fitting it as
a. I don't have a up pipe to fit
b. I'm not getting mapped for a few months
c. Is it safe to drive with out mapping it?

So many questions so little time ;)

cheers lads
 

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Fitting a sportcat to replace standard cat doesn't need remap and make sure you soak the turbo stud with WD40 overnight. :biggrin:
 

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and when you put it back together put copper grease on the studs which will make it easier to take it off in the future!
 

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cool thanks a mill guys :)
tho i had the turbo swap 6000k miles ago so should be ok - fingers crossed
 

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if wd40 doesn't do the trick I have always used plusgas (took my downpipe off last week to fit a bung for an aftermarket AFR sensor).
But apparently diesel fuel is just as good Plusgas | Motoring discussion | Back Room Forum | Honest John


You will probably need to get a new gasket between the turbo and downpipe.

I would take the intercooler off first as I could loosen the bolts but not get the heatshield off without removing it.

Also...
Do people here use axle stands much? Used them on small cars a fair bit but I ran off mid job to get some halfords car ramps and felt much safer going under the big forester with them.
 

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Oh yeah, and as I understand it (going through the map table by table), the only thing you really really need a remap for (rather than nice to have for extra power) are:
Different Injectors: (Scaling and Latency tables)
Air intake modifications such as CAI: (MAF scaling)
Different turbo: (wastegate duty tables)
Different fuel : (Timing and AFR tables)

I think ECU logic will pretty much cope with most other eventualities. Obviously major major engine changes such as different compression ratio etc will also have an effect!

I stand to be corrected of course!


Al
 

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i have wooden blocks :) and brought new gaskets for the whole exhaust system awhile back, just hope i have the right downpipe for it now .

any one tell by looking ?

 

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
congrats on your 1000 posts don don :)
whats the time frame like on fitting the downpipe?
ill not be fitting a uppipe for a while me thinks _ do i really need an uppipe?
 

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congrats on your 1000 posts don don :)
do i really need an uppipe?
Yes, the stock part is restrictive, harmful to turbo spool up and power and isn't the robust thing on this planet on modified cars, best case it collapses and strangles the engine, worst it goes through the turbine and makes a right mess of it on the way!

More important change than the DP IMHO.

Simon
 
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