Doing the DPF is pretty straight forward. I have done it with just chisel and hammer, but some people cut it open and weld it shut.
Took me about an hour of hammering to get the job done. Make sure you wear good respiratory protection, I think there is platinum in the material.
See attached some pics of the process. The light stuff is the DPF. The side with the dark honeycomb like structure and the 90° bend is the catalytic converter.
Happy to hear that it has served as inspiration to you. I think the intercooler upgrade is definitely worth it.
The DPF, I'm not sure if I would do it again. It's actually DPF and CAT in one on the V40. Cat is metal DPF not.
Don't suppose anyone has a dimensional drawing of the original intercooler. Or one I could borrow and draw up - happy to share the drawing for the benefit of all thereafter. Thinking about getting one made. We have a co. making one for an air-cycle refrigeration system at the mo and really impressed with them.
Why not get the Do88? Keep your eyes on the BSR.se website. They have 20% discounts now and then.
There is really not a lot of room under the bumper and even getting this one installed is quite a challenge.
I have some images from Vida, and if you want I can measure up the old intercooler which I have here.
That would be most appreciated, although I may be more inclined to trust my own measuring skills before committing to a custom built one. I must admit the Do88 with new interface pipes is starting to look more attractive.
I'm also considering doing a remap to my D4. Do you guys have any long term results and opinions? Is there any more risk associated with remapping an engine with 200k km's in it? I'm an average type of driver, nothing extreme so I don't think I give extra wear to the engine with a remap but you guys are way more informed than me, any suggestions are appreciated.
Hello everyone! Share my experiences) I did rica chip for 1.5 years ago.
In ideal conditions, made measurement (+15, 1/4 98 Benz, empty, tires 2.6 ATM):
rica (264/390): 100 — 5.8 sec (best, average 6,0), 200-25 sec (according to the GoDraggy device), maximum 240 km / h (screen)
Goodmorning guys, i am having problem with the AIR CON, in particular the air goes out only from the windshield and feet vents and not from the central ones. I spoke with the mechanic and he explained me that the problem is the damper motor, i would like to know if anyone of you is experiencing...
I discovered the car is actually the new 2.0L motor - 180kw/350nm. NOT a 2.5L. I have since had the Polestar optimisation - Review in thread.
Volvo newb here, coming from the world of VAG. I have a few questions, which I've searched for but can't actually find definitive...
Finally found some time to build in the Car-Solutions HD Link for Volvo.
This is a box that allows you to intercept the video signal and override it with different inputs.
It is fully compatible with the V40...