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Old 8th March 2020, 13:27   #21
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Banana has been mapped to 210 and has a ported head. Once on the move she will out gun a lot of others. But she is still on her factory fitted clutch and the turbo is the original, so I don’t tend to try and out accelerate cars from the lights.

Mileage is currently 209,600. All the ZT 1.8Ts I've had are around only half that, several in the 70,000 mile region.

I was told that there are too many parameters to map the 6. However I would have a word with Chris Flanagan at Retro Lifestyle, best man for some advice. After all he built a 6 as an auto using the engine and box from a 75.
That's some mileage FB.

Thanks for the Chris Flanagan/Retro Lifestyle information. The gearbox on my SIX is a tad noisy when accelerating. I have a good spare 1.8T ZT one and ponder fitting that but, am wary of the possible compatibility issues with driveshafts and gear selector mechanisms. Chris maybe able to give me some useful pointers there. I have removed and fitted TWO ZT 1.8T gearboxes.. so know some of the ropes.
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Banana has been mapped to 210 and has a ported head. Once on the move she will out gun a lot of others. But she is still on her factory fitted clutch and the turbo is the original, so I donít tend to try and out accelerate cars from the lights.

Mileage is currently 209,600.

I was told that there are too many parameters to map the 6. However I would have a word with Chris Flanagan at Retro Lifestyle, best man for some advice. After all he built a 6 as an auto using the engine and box from a 75.
Makes my 65,000 miles look pitiful
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Old 8th March 2020, 21:19   #23
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Makes my 65,000 miles look pitiful
Your mileage is like Hull City's points tally....
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Your mileage is like Hull City's points tally....
At least we have a ground to play in .
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Banana has been mapped to 210
Is that with a standard exhaust and cat Bob?
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Is that with a standard exhaust and cat Bob?
Mine is mapped to 205 ish with same Cat and exhaust.
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We have a custom built stainless steel exhaust from the cat back.
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Mine is mapped to 205 ish with same Cat and exhaust.
With 205-ish upgrades in your 1.8Ts folks, any signs of overheating issues when using most of that for sustained periods? Also, if the Cylinder Head Gaskets have been renewed, which ones were used? Elastomer or Multi-Layer-Steel?
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With 205-ish upgrades in your 1.8Ts folks, any signs of overheating issues when using most of that for sustained periods? Also, if the Cylinder Head Gaskets have been renewed, which ones were used? Elastomer or Multi-Layer-Steel?
Banana currently has a multi layered one fitted. No idea of the make. Was fitted by MJS about 3 years ago. Replaced after the radiator split. Mike said he wanted to check the head gasket as a precaution.
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