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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:04 am

I had a Longlife stainless steel exhaust fitted 18 months ago. The difference you'll find is in the power and performance.
If you put Longlife into the search facility you'll find lots of info and links to your local fitting centre.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:38 am

will do, thanks for that..... we all like power and performance eh...

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:56 pm

just been asking around about the stainless steel exhausts and someone has mentioned you get a bit more power as you suggested, but they also said that a different air filter and chipping it slightly would help... is that possible do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:09 pm

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just been asking around about the stainless steel exhausts and someone has mentioned you get a bit more power as you suggested, but they also said that a different air filter and chipping it slightly would help... is that possible do you think?

I only know of 1 owner who has done this: Dennis.

Get a new Longlife exhaust first. Notice the difference. Then investigate further possibilities.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:17 pm

Thanks Tim.

I know plenty of mechanics but none know anything about these Brazilians.

btw, i wrote on your cobb v cadac post this morning and seemed to go on then disappear...
So for what its worth... cadac

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:34 pm

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@timmm wrote:
just been asking around about the stainless steel exhausts and someone has mentioned you get a bit more power as you suggested, but they also said that a different air filter and chipping it slightly would help... is that possible do you think?

I only know of 1 owner who has done this: Dennis.

Get a new Longlife exhaust first.  Notice the difference.  Then investigate further possibilities.

The remap Dennis had was from longlife in Swansea. As far as i'm aware they're the only people that offer an "off the shelf" remap. Personally I would get one done where the van goes on a rolling road to get a propper analysis before it's remapped.

Saying that though remember these are old style vans not modern T5s. They're not designed for speed and powet

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:39 pm

what BHP are they now and what would one chip up to sensibly?
would you not think any vw dealer/specialist would be able to do the deed? if not, what would be the reason?

I dont think anyone would expect a racing car but as a few people mentioned earlier, if it gives a bit more power... that would be handy.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:15 pm

Loaded it up with bikes and headed to Bath to visit friends - the same friends who are joining us on the Kaper in a hired T5 Cali.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:54 pm

@timmm wrote:
what BHP are they now and what would one chip up to sensibly?
would you not think any vw dealer/specialist would be able to do the deed? if not, what would be the reason?

I dont think anyone would expect a racing car but as a few people mentioned earlier, if it gives a bit more power... that would be handy.

Watercooled is 85 Bhp, not sure on the air. Would think in the 60s. Getting it chipped I wouldn't expect more than an extra 10-15 on top of that.

To get a propper remap a car needs to be put on a rolling road and the ecu data read, the settings are then tweeked and tested and then tuned to what you want. A vw dealer won't do this, you will have to go to a performance specialist. You'll be looking at around £400+ to get it done.

Another thing to remember is. Our Kombis are not sold in this country, it's not as simple as getting a Golf or Polo chipped as I doubt many places have the info required to do a straight remap

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:09 pm

Serviced it: new filters, plugs, oil, gaskets, strainer and fan belt. Max is purrrrrring!!!!! Ready for his summer excursions!!! Basketball sunny cheers

First stop: Bude

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:37 pm

The in laws are in Bude. When are you going? That will be nevilles first long trip.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:46 pm

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I took the bride, the brides father, three bridesmaids and a paige boy to a church in Newbury then the bride and groom to their wedding reception and had a photo shoot.

Looks great, I took our Brazilian Bay to Italy for my eldest daughter's wedding. My wife and I drove and everyone else flew. My wife had the only big hat at the wedding.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:45 pm

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The in laws are in Bude. When are you going? That will be nevilles first long trip.

Sometime in July. Don't want to be anymore specific for security reasons!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:02 am

Drove 30 minutes to meet a fellow Brazilian owner who's off to the Hebrides at the weekend. We'll get her to a meet next year.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:45 pm

Prepped the van for a trip to Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk.
Cleaned the cooker, sterilised the water container, re-attached Alana my Hawaiian dancing girl to the dashboard (an automatic MOT fail when in place), emptied out unnecessary equipment inc fan for keeping cool Smile , filled the spare oil bottle and lots of other things.

Plugged the van in so the wife can have the fridge on. I had an outdoor commando socket fitted on the garage so we did not need an adaptor for charging at home. Very handy.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:05 pm

Shifted furniture for a mate with it.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:26 pm

@sundialsoft wrote:
re-attached Alana my Hawaiian dancing girl to the dashboard (an automatic MOT fail when in place),

Had a large surfer doll mounted on my dash. Never took it off for an MOT and passed everytime

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:46 pm

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@sundialsoft wrote:
re-attached Alana my Hawaiian dancing girl to the dashboard (an automatic MOT fail when in place),

Had a large  surfer doll mounted on my dash. Never took it off for an MOT and passed everytime

Must depend on how fussy the MOT station is. I was told to take it off or fail.

Does not really block my vision in any way though could be seen as a distraction.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:04 pm

Not technically today, but yesterday, loaded up for a Barbie.

You just know what's coming when your daughter plaintively says, 'Daaad.......you've got lots of room in your camper.........can you do the barbecue'   Smile






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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:04 pm

@sundialsoft wrote:
@kiteman wrote:
@sundialsoft wrote:
re-attached Alana my Hawaiian dancing girl to the dashboard (an automatic MOT fail when in place),

Had a large  surfer doll mounted on my dash. Never took it off for an MOT and passed everytime

Must depend on how fussy the MOT station is. I was told to take it off or fail.

Does not really block my vision in any way though could be seen as a distraction.

I do remove my phone holder when my Kombi goes in for its MOT - effectively it could be construed as impairing the driver's view, so makes sense to simply remove it for the day.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:01 pm

A last minute change of plan saw us loaded up with bikes, boats and bodies and heading to the New Forest rather than Wales as originally planned, as the weekend weather forecast for Wales storms and heavy rain.

Spent Friday night at Roundhill Campsite near Brockenhurst, a camping in the forest site, and spent the Saturday cycling around the forest with a nice pub lunch.

Saturday night we stayed at our friends beach hut near Calshot, then spent all day Sunday on the beach, in the sea and on the kayaks. We were also joined by a few of the happy house gang which was great!

Home again now, unpacked and exhausted.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:05 pm

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A last minute change of plan saw us loaded up with bikes, boats and bodies and heading to the New Forest rather than Wales as originally planned, as the weekend weather forecast for Wales storms and heavy rain.

Spent Friday night at Roundhill Campsite near Brockenhurst, a camping in the forest site, and spent the Saturday cycling around the forest with a nice pub lunch.

Saturday night we stayed at our friends beach hut near Calshot, then spent all day Sunday on the beach, in the sea and on the kayaks. We were also joined by a few of the happy house gang which was great!

Home again now, unpacked and exhausted.

Cool. See any big ships go by at Calshot?

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:26 pm

@TimV wrote:
@Tallulah wrote:
A last minute change of plan saw us loaded up with bikes, boats and bodies and heading to the New Forest rather than Wales as originally planned, as the weekend weather forecast for Wales storms and heavy rain.

Spent Friday night at Roundhill Campsite near Brockenhurst, a camping in the forest site, and spent the Saturday cycling around the forest with a nice pub lunch.

Saturday night we stayed at our friends beach hut near Calshot, then spent all day Sunday on the beach, in the sea and on the kayaks. We were also joined by a few of the happy house gang which was great!

Home again now, unpacked and exhausted.

Cool. See any big ships go by at Calshot?

Yup. Queen Elizabeth, Britannia and Azura all left port Sat night while we were eating hot dogs cooked on the Cobb.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:49 pm

Oh we did something to M1CEY this weekend! Our first alterations. Dan fitted a new stereo and we took the inside boot panel off and covered it in a "driftwood" type vinyl. We think it looks great (it was our tester panel) so we'll move onto the rest asap.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:55 am

@M1CEY wrote:
Oh we did something to M1CEY this weekend!  Our first alterations.  Dan fitted a new stereo and we took the inside boot panel off and covered it in a "driftwood" type vinyl.  We think it looks great (it was our tester panel) so we'll move onto the rest asap.

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