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Anyone here have mods? Chips, exhaust, etc? What kind of hp are you getting and how much did MPG decrease?
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (smithran)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>smithran</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone here have mods? Chips, exhaust, etc? What kind of hp are you getting and how much did MPG decrease?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You might find the search function (the link is up there to the right) very useful for this type of query - there are many threads that address all of these questions... you might be better adding to the most relevant existing thread.<p>UKMatt
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (ukmatt)

Yes but for lazy swedespeeders (like myself) we have UK matt. <p>I've got a BSR stage 3 PPC, 3" Ferrata Down pipe, eurosport tuning exhaust and a K+N typhoon intake . <p>while this combo should yield 292.61 hp and around 445 nm , many will argue that these measured numbers are biased or too high for some reason or another. <p>I know I hit any speed quicker. MPG actuall remains about the same , as long as you are driving normal. <p>I did notice on my 20 mile drive at 155 mph plus, that I didn't get quite as good gas mileage than say I usually get at up to the old limiter of 130 mph. <p>take it slow (up to like 120 mph ) and mpg will remain about the same, you'll just have to run 93 premium for the bsr, evolve , heico etc . <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dneal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I see the hall monitor is back at work...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you don't have anything nice to say... <p>The OP would get better feedback by reading what's out there and ask the people in the specific threads about those things that are of interest. That way the threads with the most information will continue to get refined.<p>Sorry if a constructive suggestion hurt your feelings... <p>UKMatt
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"ukmatt"</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you don't have anything nice to say...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sage advice. Perhaps a helping for yourself is in order.
 

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Come on guys...play nice ;-)<p>I can chime in on reflashed ECUs in general. I have an IPD one for my older Volvo and it did decrease mpg slightly ~ 1-2 but it's also my tendency to drive in a more spirited manner and the fact that the car has 137,000 miles on it.
 

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What's wrong with asking people to search? Would you rather have 5 threads on the main page with the same topic?
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (smithran)

I brought my car in to perform the fuel recall and check to see if there is coolant leaking in my transmission. They didn't find any leak, but they updated the transmission programming and overwrote my BSR flash. They also found a small vibration in the axle and order replacement parts. <p>I'm driving my car again until the parts arrive and noticed the car shifts so smoothly. Something didn't feel right, so I floored it and didn't feel all the power I was used to. So I plugged in the BSR PPC when I got home and got the "READ CAR?" message. Uploaded the car's data to BSR on Friday and today, Monday, I got an email saying my new flash is ready to download. <p>A few things to note. <br>1) I know I should have flashed the car back to stock before bringing it into the dealer but I thought they were just going to check the fluid and that's it. I didn't think they would go though all this extra work. <br>2) The new stock program feels smoother because it feels almost like transmission is not engaging fully right away when upshifting. I've been driving on the BSR for so long, I forgot what my original program feels like. I haven't driven the new BSR program that they sent me yet but the previous BSR grabbed right away. Something like a forward lunge on each gear shift.<br>3) So far the gas mileage of the stock is almost like the BSR program I had before, but that could be due to the ECU relearning the fuel map. Maybe I can resist flashing my ECU until another full tank for comparison. It's hard to compare fuel mileage before after because of the 10% ethanol. It seems like ethanol is costing me 2 mpg. <p>I'm starting to appreciate the softloader more when things like this comes up.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dneal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Sage advice.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (volvoNB)

volvoNB- So I take it your dealer now knows you've flashed the ECU with the BSR program?And according to your attitude I take it you still have your warranty. Did they say anything about the BSR program??<p>V50T5- How do you like the typhoon intake? I know people wanted it but I want to see how you like it.
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (makonyy15)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>makonyy15</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">volvoNB- So I take it your dealer now knows you've flashed the ECU with the BSR program?And according to your attitude I take it you still have your warranty. Did they say anything about the BSR program?? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't know if they know or not, but I have no problems with them giving me warranty work. They told me that they saw an older transmission program so they downloaded a new program for the car. My car definitely does not look stock: debadged front and back, lowered, and big exhaust tips sticking out. I see a few of the service guys stare and walk around the car when I brought it in. I think it depends on the dealer. My dealer is really cool with me. They never question what I tell them. Instead, they research all my concerns extensively.
 

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My dealer's pretty much the same way. They've never really questioned anything I've done, but being just about 18 yrs old, the one deal I made when I recieved the car was if it voids the warranty I pay big bucks, well that's the parents deal at least, so I've got to be careful. I was going to get into audio work but it's looking more and more complicated with the cleansweep for subs and amps etc, so I'd love to use BSR if i can keep my dealer happy.
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (smithran)

see mod list below...<br>(+ running a 30/70 methanol/water mixture for the aquamist injection now).<p>havent done a recent dyno but it feels good, last dyno was around 210whp and 260+ crank hp but had to stop after 2 runs because of detonation... couple more runs may have squeezed out a bit more. (stock runs were around 155 whp and 195 crank hp)<p><br>
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (makonyy15)

makonyy15, <p>I just got the intake yesterday, it's still in the box but I'll install it saturday. From the looks of it , it's very well engineered. the welds are superior (I was a welder for 4 yrs ) , the heat shield , is about 2 lbs and with it's black coating and design looks as if it would do well in shielding heat. I jumped the gun and got this for like $320 but understand you can get this for like $240 elsewhere, (do a search or wait til UK Matt answers )<br>the brackets and hardware seem superior. concidering I paid $200 for my other car, for a piece of unsupported, non-shielded colored plastic tubing with a K+N filter = Iceman intake, I'd say this is definately a step up. but wow , factory direct from K+N for $320 plus shipping vs. amazon.com for $240 plus "free " shipping, while a nice product , I feel like I got ripped off. would be nice to get like $80 rebate for this or at least a free hat or something. I'll have it in saturday so I'll let you know. BTW, how's the painted engine cover holding out? I really want to do this but , done it myself on my other car and it didn't last . <p><br>
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (V50_T5)

V50_T5: One of the older threads on this K&N intake mentioned that the BSR warranty is voided with this product because it removes the top of the ECU's housing (is there a fan there or something to keep it cool? haven't looked...). When you install the intake, let us know what you think about this, i.e. whether it seems like the ECU is "unprotected." I'm considering both upgrades, but the previous K&N thread got me a little scared with this product. <br>
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (danbanana)

yeah, will do . I'll admit I was a little scared as well, however the ecu does have an internal seal and the plastic cover only covers the ecu from the top. there is no fan, and as far as venting, the stock unit must stand 130 F outside heat with underhood temps much higher than that for traffic jams with no air movement for prolonged periods. this conviced me , but I will install this soon and do my own testing.
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (V50_T5)

The thing that got me was that BSR said the warranty would be voided... Kind of odd given their "our product doesn't void Volvo's warranty" stance.
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (danbanana)

Are you sure BSR stated this? as far as I know from someone here is that Evolve might have told someone this in conjuction to their ecu upgrade. <p>to me at least, seems like a bold statement enough to scare someone , especailly if a company needs a little more time to develop their own intake, this won't possitively or negatively effect a stock vs bsr or upgraded ecu T5 any more or less. <p>but then again, this is concidered a "race" system as most 3 inch down pipes and exhaust for our cars. <p>wheather volvo voids aftermarket or aftermarket voids other aftermarket because of others seems bogas to me. <p>
 

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Re: S40 T5 Engine mods? (V50_T5)

Can't find it now, but in a previous thread on the intake, a poster said a BSR rep told him it would void the warranty on their upgrade.<p>Personally, I understand why Volvo (individual dealerships, really) would void warranty for aftermarket upgrades, especially to the drivetrain. These are direct tamperings with critical elements of the car they designed, tested, and released in good faith. That said, I'm still getting the BSR upgrade (when my warranty is closer to ending, of course...).<p>As for aftermarkets voiding aftermarkets... I find it a little hypocritical and counterproductive.
 
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