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Probably mentioned this somewhere in this thread, but one of the things that has frustrated me slightly is the slightly underpowered nature of the 102 mapped engine when lugging around a converted rear, stuff and a few people. Most of this is entirely fine as I've never wanted to drive it aggressively or fast as i put a lot of effort into building it and want to look after it! But, when climbing hills on big A roads, there usually just isn't enough torque/power to remain in 5th at a consistent speed which disengages the cruise control etc etc. Yes first world problems i know.

So as its been insured for a standard stage 1 remap for a year and a half that I've never got round to, thats exactly whats happening this Thursday with a trip to Celtic Tuning in Newquay!

Didn't want to go higher than stage 1, 138bhp, 251lb/ft remap as i only really want it to get uphill easier and don't want to put any stresses into the engine for which it wasn't designed. My understanding being that the 102 and 138bhp factory models are identical engines only with different software and the factory 138 has a 6 speed gearbox. So given my tortoise style of driving and modest remap, long term reliability should never be compromised.

Then next week I'm off to Dorset (i think) so will have a good test run.
 

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Remap done today. Went and had a pub lunch while they were doing it. Picked up 2 hours later and took for a test drive. Exactly what I wanted.

Pulls far better through range now but nothing silly. Couple of hills on the way home which I knew the van couldn’t hold speed in 5th, it now either holds or gains. Really pleased!

The real test will be hamburger hill on the A30 when we depart Kernow on Monday.

End result on the Dyno was 140hp / 241lb.ft




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Let the gaffer decide and then you can't be in the wrong ;)

We like a few sites in that area , the shrubbery at Rousdon if you wanna do Lyme . Highlands end next to west bay if you dont mind big sites and ONLY if the weather forecast is mild. .(.idyllic views but on the edge of a cliff) Well's touring park if you like small adults only within 20 mins walk of Wells . Cheddar bridge again if you like small , adults only within 20 mins walk of the gorge ....

Too much choice T:
 

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Let the gaffer decide and then you can't be in the wrong ;)



We like a few sites in that area , the shrubbery at Rousdon if you wanna do Lyme . Highlands end next to west bay if you dont mind big sites and ONLY if the weather forecast is mild. .(.idyllic views but on the edge of a cliff) Well's touring park if you like small adults only within 20 mins walk of Wells . Cheddar bridge again if you like small , adults only within 20 mins walk of the gorge ....



Too much choice T:


I will take note of all of these for future reference thanks.

We’re actually cheating and staying in lodges with extended family on this occasion. Ssssshh. Don’t tell anyone


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So scratch that last diagram. realised i drew part of it incorrectly. This i believe is the correct representation of the circuit i built:

Bit of a slow reply, life got carried away!
thought you might be interested to see my version of this.



changed the priority so that the spots will come on with the door opening rather than the kitchen and bed and forgot to change the wording on one of the switches, but installing it shortly.
 

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Bit of a slow reply, life got carried away!
thought you might be interested to see my version of this.



changed the priority so that the spots will come on with the door opening rather than the kitchen and bed and forgot to change the wording on one of the switches, but installing it shortly.
Nice one! That’s quality!!


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Just realised after a flick through of the thread that i never let you know how i fixed my seat base rear covers. Possibly because i didn't know how effective they would be. But if anyone is interested I used 5x 20x3mm Neodymium N35 magnets with a hole and a 5mm countersink. These have enough strength to hold the panels in place and in a few thousand miles of driving they have never come off or moved out of position.

The other good thing about them being magnets is they are easy to line up the base cover as with a little bit of force you can reposition them quite easily!





Where did you get the cover please?
 
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