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I had an S60 2.0T until a couple of days ago, which I traded for an S60 R.<br>On my 2.0T I did BSR's PPC tuning (228 Hp up from 180) and was very satisfied with the result, so I want to do the same for the R.<br>My question is whether it is OK to do it immediately after I get (it's a brand new car with 0 miles on it) or wait a couple throusand miles to break it in (whatever that means).<br>Also, it has the 5-speed Geartronic transmission, whereas my old one was a stick shift. Is there something I should know regarding the PPC upgrade with a Geartronic (e.g. torque issues etc)? BSR's site mentions that the torque figure for the GT is 20Nm less than for the stick.<br>Thanks:)
 

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While Volvo does not mention anything of a "break-in" period, I would highly recommend it taking it easy even as a stock setup, let alone adding a bsr system already. I am currently at 1400 miles and I am going to wait until at least 2000 before I decide on a bsr. You got a nice car, don't destroy it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks for the reply:) I think I'll wait. Anticipation is a good thing, right?<br>Anyway, if you are thinking on a BSR PPC, I think you'll be satisfied with the result, judging from the difference I saw on my previous car and considering that it is a "mild" modification.
 

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the reason i am definitely going with a softloader is because i want the ability to flash back to stock for whatever reason i need. bsr/ppc gains are also very competetive.
 

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I have had the BSR PPC for my 04 S60R. When I first got the the unit I installed it and WOW what a difference in 3rd thru 5th gear. No change in 1st and 2nd. The boost is 14 or 15psi stock in all gears. With the BSR 3rd - 5th then goes to 21 psi boost. When the car hits 3rd it pulls much harder than 1st and 2nd. 70mph to whatever speed is instantanious. Then a couple of days into it, the idle became very rough and the peak rpm's were not consistant. Sometimes it would change gears (with the pedal to the metal) at 5000 rpm's then the same gear the next time would go all the way up to 6800rpm's. So after a weeks worth of rough idle (sometimes killing the car) and the inconsitant gear rpm's I uninstalled it.The car runs like new now. Just not as fast in 3rd-5th. I contacted partsforvolvosonlin.com to let them know of the problems I was having. After 15 emails of wich all of them they sent me said that it was the car and not the program, I contacted my credit card company because they would do nothing for me. Not even send me a new unit to see if that would help. I went to BSR's web site and there were no updates for my program. So with no options from that company I told my card company the situation and they credited my account. Now they want to return the PPC and give me a full credit. Thats the good news. I will be sending it back for the refund. The bad news is this companies support was terrible at best. I know alot of people have this program and it works fine. Mine was the exception. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you use eurosporttuning.com to make your purchase. Frank is wonderfull and will take care of you if problems arise. And to answer your question on break in. Give your car at least 500 miles worth of grandma driving to seat everything properly. Then contact Frank at the above company and HAVE FUN! Just my 2c's
 

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upon request, will they give you increased boost in the first two gears with your purchase, or is everyone stuck with that stock boost crap in the first two?
 

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The only two companies (that I know of) that will eliminate the torque limiter in 1st and 2nd are vivaperformance.com it is a Rica program, talk to George. Or IPD does the same thing with their software, talk to Scott, or Cameron. I have dealt with both of these companies and they are TOP NOTCH! I am going with the IPD option.
 

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I also like the softloader option for the same reason as you. I am located in Greece, so I will have to make do with whatever is available here. This is not to say that BSR is a compromise for me; as I said I was completely satisfied with the PPC on my 2.0T. However, what's with the torque limiter? Is this a GT issue only?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>acg69</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... or wait a couple throusand miles to break it in (whatever that means).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm sure many guys will pipe up with various opinions but here's a summary based on SS searches and my own research from abroad:<p>1. drive it easy for the first 2000-4000Km (1500-2500miles)<br>- easy means keeping it under 4000 RPM<br>2. get the engine fully warn before driving and especially before getting the RPM's up any where near 4000<br>3. vary the RPM, ie. don't sit on cruise-control for 10 minutes at the same speed/RPM<br>4. do some engine breaking (ie. gear down and let the engine slow the car down), this helps seat the piston rings<br>5. don't totally baby it, be sure to push it, do some good smooth runs up through the gears on the gas but keep it under 4000RPM<p>As for doing mods, personally I'd wait to complete the break-in. You want to make sure everything is running right before tinkering. You don't want to give Volvo any reason to point the finger at your mods and give you warranty hassles. Do some searched on Warranty for more info on that topic.<p>Good luck and enjoy!<p>LTA<br>
 
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