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Back in Sept my wife and I went to Sweden to pick our new and first Volvo. I can recommend to anyone to take the trip and tour of the factory. We even stayed and extra day to tour around and we plan on going back. The Autobahn ride back to our home in Germany was a blast. The 1.9l turbo definetly made things exciting. I will say that traveling at 90-100 mph (max 110 mph per Volvo for breakin period of 1200 miles) the scenery flys by and so does the gas tank<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> . I have pictures posted soon. 1300 miles later I'm interested in any minor modifications I can do it for more power. Any suggestions?<BR><BR>
[Modified by J. Mitchell, 5:43 AM 10-3-2002]
 

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Re: The New 2003 S40 (J. Mitchell)

Congrats on the new car. It being a turbocharged motor, the simplest way to get increased power is an upgraded ECU and maybe an exhaust after that. I personally tend not to mess with the air filter as a turbocharged motor is more susceptible to damage due to sucking in foreign particles.
 

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Congrats on your new car, and welcome to Swedespeed! I'd love to see your S40 pictures once you get them up. That's great that you got to take delivery of your S40 in Sweden and do the factory tour! Lucky dog. I was under time constraints when I got my car in April, so overseas delivery was unfortunately not an option for me. Next time, though! (P.S. I used to live there, too, a looong time ago, though. My Dad was stationed there. It's October, so have some leibkuchen and down a stein for the rest of us who are nowhere near Oktoberfest "festivities", okay?! Ha ha.) Welcome, again, and happy motoring!
 

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George, Thanks for the info. The German Volvo dealer here has the Sport Exhaust for the S40 and I thought about repalcing the stock filter with a K/N filter (w/o cone). What do you think?<BR><BR>
[Modified by J. Mitchell, 7:09 AM 10-5-2002]
 

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Re: The New 2003 S40 (Lisa62)

Thanks for making me welcome. The Liebekucken (Kasekucken) is gone and the Bier is being iced down. Where was he stationed at? and the photo of your car is very nice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . The background looks familar? It reminds me of Charleston Sc area. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Tschuss
 

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For the money, I'd wait and break in the car and do an ECU upgrade and maybe an exhaust. IMHO, I'm not a big fan of filter upgrades on turbocharged cars.
 

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BTW, another thing you could do is dip into the Volvo partsbin over there. There are some really cool 16-inch weel packages for the S40 in Europe. They're more aggressive than the US gets, and they're subtle and cool. I think there's a BBS-looking one like the one that came on the C70, and some others as well.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>IMHO, I'm not a big fan of filter upgrades on turbocharged cars.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Really? Is there any reason for this, George? I know, in my own car, I have not really noticed a difference but I thought that it may help in the overall scheme of things -- ECU & exhaust upgrades...<p>Yannis
 

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Thanks for the comment on my car picture -- but it's kind of deceptive, in a way. I didn't mean for it to work out like that, but there's a dark green pick-up behind my car (look closely!), and it makes my windows look tinted. They aren't. (Although I wish they were. Some day, perhaps!) But I *do* keep my car almost as clean as in that picture, and I keep the wheels even <I>cleaner</I>. I don't keep the tires glossy, though -- still have qualms about armor all usage. <p>Nope, that's not Charleston. It's a neighborhood (mine) in a Metro Detroit suburb. Well, enjoy the festivities and all that chilled Bier! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> Tschuss, yourself!<BR><BR>
[Modified by Lisa62, 3:39 PM 10-5-2002]
 
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