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I have taken my car into my local Volvo Specialist today to have some bits done to it, and they have given me a V40 T3 as a courtesy car for the day. I've noticed it has a sizable difference in power and actually does more mpg! I've seen on the forum that the T2, T3, and T4 are identical mechanically. So, I am wondering if anyone has had a remap (if that's what it's called) from a T2 to a different power spec, where is best to get this done, and how much it has cost people in the past.

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Is your car the 1.6 T2? I assume so from the picture. If the courtesy car was a face-lift model, then it would be the 2.0 T3. While the HP figure of the 1.6 and 2.0 engines are the same, I wonder if in reality the 2.0 models have a bit more poke.
 

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The T2 T3 and T4 having same engine only applies to VEA engines, yours is a Ford derived one. But that doesn't really matter, as yours can be also remapped, probably with similar results.
Have a look at this link, it will give you an idea of what to expect.
 

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The T2 T3 and T4 having same engine only applies to VEA engines, yours is a Ford derived one.
Yes, I'm guessing that's true on the manuals, all 2.0 turbo engines, though I can hardly call a 122bhp T2 2.0 a turbo as a well come on, back in the day had a Honda Accord 2.0 non-turbo outputting 150bhp.

Autos, it's a little different on VEA, T2/T3s were 1.5, and T4 was still 2.0.
 

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back in the day had a Honda Accord 2.0 non-turbo outputting 150bhp.
My previous Civic output 138bhp from a naturally aspirated 1.8.
Wonder how far the T2 could be safely remapped without having to think about cooling solutions or changing flywheels/gearbox due to premature wear
 

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I took it to a place in Bridgend yesterday, and they have confirmed that Stage 1 is safe for the car, with them all having the same engines etc. I believe they quoted around 190 BHP now and I have to say, so far it does look like the fuel economy is better than before. I may go back and get it tuned down a bit depending on recommendations on ensuring no undue stress is put onto the engine etc, but I will see!
 

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I took it to a place in Bridgend yesterday, and they have confirmed that Stage 1 is safe for the car, with them all having the same engines etc. I believe they quoted around 190 BHP now and I have to say, so far it does look like the fuel economy is better than before. I may go back and get it tuned down a bit depending on recommendations on ensuring no undue stress is put onto the engine etc, but I will see!
Glad to hear that the remap has made a positive difference. I'm getting my T3 2.0 remapped so reassuring to hear this. I think 190 bhp sounds good as that's just taking to the T4 level. I wonder if some of the tuning is not just turning up the boost - I got peak boost of about 7PSI on mine as stock and from what I read is nearing the limit on a 11.3:1 compression. Maybe a remap could take this to 9PSI, but it's possible gains are made elsewhere as the 2l engine should be able to deliver over 150 as n/a.

I'm no expert - just armchair research so maybe others have some more insight?
 
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