(18-07-2015, 02:54 PM)taxibloke Wrote: The Model I have fitted is DTUK's PDI Pulse Modulation System...
After looking around and doing a very unscientific costing exercise, I've ended up purchasing a tuning box from Bluespark for my Van. Easy option that I can adjust and remove at any time myself. It's a CR Tech 2 box with 5 map options, from the Economy end of the spectrum to the Torquey-end. All labelled A-E & selected by jumper switches. I'm fitting this today and will start off with "C" and will see how it goes. Don't want to overdo things. As I said, the box I had on the Merc. ran faultlessly for years and gave me all the power and economy I wanted...Fingers crossed that it's £124 well spent!
Hardest part is installing, due to Citroen's clever placement of the rail connector. Seems like it's a job for a trained ferret with no fear of heat/dark/sharp edges!
On the insurance front. I called my insurer (who's price this year for commercial cover is £598 incl. monthly payments, extra driver & £750 tools cover), who said "No-Go we won't cover you!". So I called Adrian Flux, who said £513 including the tuning box, monthly payments, extra driver and £5000 worth of tools cover! So AF now has my business.
Will report on how it all goes.
Off to the pet shop now to see about that ferret.....
======= Updated Monday.
Just thought I'd update while the bleeding stops!
I think whoever placed the common rail sensor connector on the 1.6Hdi engine is well and truly off my Christmas card list!
I was warned, but I'm rarely beaten - until today! Not even the ferret would have undone that connector!
To access the connector, you have to remove the battery cover, the battery, the plastic battery tray, then the steel battery tray! The last bit involves removing 4 large bolts. 3 from the engine compartment, but 1 from inside the wing!!!!
This entails removing the passenger side wheelarch liner (several plastic clips, the mudflap and 2 rusted bolts) to get a socket to it. Once all this is out of the way, you still can't actually see the connector as it is behind a flexible conduit and a rubber pipe.
Anyway....after removing half the van, all I can reach the connector with are 2 fingertips. You need to squeeze a clip before pulling the connector off, so I was stuffed!
After reassembling the blood-soaked components (yes, there was a cable tie down there, cut at 45 degrees for better penetration!) I have now designed and built a little hooked flat tool to try to lift the catch when I try again.
When I regain the movement in my fingers and lower back, I will attempt the job again and see if I can get a photo or two!
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