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  1. Fuel does make a difference. We did test on the ATR owner’s forum and VPOWER was the best for the extra power, MPG, and cleaning engine. But, it does depend on the condition of the engine, and also for how long you have been using the fuels. The Octane rating in petrol for example makes a difference in patrol cars. On the other hand, diesel cars VPOWER just has cleaners in it from what I understand and a booster.
  2. Since my Honda I only ever used VPOWER from Shell. In my Honda this made my engine clean (I had to clean it first) and it made more power and kept it clean, although I always drove it like I stole it and so nothing in the engine really settled (no carbon build up). Now, with my BMW 330D it was caped in at least 3mm or more of black hardened carbon. So... after cleaning it there was still quite a bit in the inlet and EGR area.... now, many miles to wales and much VPOWER .... it was spotless.... Basically, with diesel cars, they don’t like short distance and low temps. Diesel cars are made to go long distance and with high temps and with something to pull. If you drive it hard it will always keep clean, but if you drive any car like a Sunday driver then I’m sorry but any engine will get clogged up and suffer. I only like buying motorway cars and cars that have been on track. Over time your only going to be spending the money you "save" in driving like a snale in loss of MPG and in parts that go pop like sensors and gummed up parts etc...
  3. my 5L bottle has lasted my ATR, BMW and now lexus... so probaly 6 years or more..
  4. Yes that is correct, over the year hand wash. I use Megs 5L bottle of shampoo plus it lasts me years. I also always use Poorboys EX-P Sealant as its a large bottle, easy to use and not costly and recomended by other detailers also. Best applyed by a machine but I suppose you can use a autosmart application spong. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/322479983778?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=43106429403&rlsatarget=pla-517465521272&abcId=1128926&adtype=pla&merchantid=113747021&poi=&googleloc=9045718&device=c&campaignid=857233083&crdt=0 http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/shampoo-plus
  5. I use Poorboys Black hole polish, then Megs Ultimate liquid wax followed by Poorboys sealant. For removing swirls, I use Megs Ultimate compound or Poorboys swerl remover. All used with a Megs V2 DA. I find the dodo wax scratches the paint if its too hard or applied wrong or it gets excess build up on the pad. What colour car do you have?
  6. You need to put sealent on at the very end in order to seal all the work that you have done. This then makes the work you have done last for at least a year unless you use trafic film remover and a jet wash which would remove it all.
  7. Is there a way to update the entire firmware or software of the SATNAV/Blutooth unit? I have a feeling that it just needs updating. My friends HTC One M10 wont even connect to it.
  8. Here goes the long list... First, jet wash the alloys, followed by G101 and a brush. The jet wash them off again. For the car, I first used snow foam (cant remember the brand) with a snow foam lance on my kartcher jet washer. Thsn jet washed it off Then after this I used Meguiars Detailer Shampoo Plus also using the snow foam lance. This all got wiped off using the Meguiars wash mit. Jet wash car off. Dry with Meguiars microfiber towel. Then I used Auto smarts clay cloth all over the car followed by Auto Glym Tar remover. Then after this I used Meguiars Detailer Shampoo Plus also using the snow foam lance. This all got wiped off using the Meguiars wash mit. Jet wash car off. Dry with Meguiars microfiber towel. Using Meguiars DA 2.0 machine and a cutting pad, I then applied meguiars ultimate compound to remove most of the swirl marks. Although it didn’t remove all of them to my annoyance. Maybe next time Ill try more pressure. Wiped all this down with a microfibre cloth. Then applied Poor boys Black hole polish with the DA machine using the polish pad, and wiped off after leaving on the car for 15min. Then I used Meguiars liquid wax ultimate with the DA and black buffing pad, and wiped off after 15min. I did this two times. Then I used Poor boys EX-P sealant with the DA and wiped off after 45min. Used Auto Smarts glass cleaner followed by rainX on the windows. ArmorAll Extreme tyre shine for the tires. And after writing all of that, I just realised I used the wrong cutting compound for the effect I was after LOL. I have Poor boys SSR 2.5 on me that I should have used for removing the swirls and scratches.
  9. Here she is :D Took me day and yesterday evening but shes now to my standards almost.
  10. Yes I compleaqtly agree. 6th is a waste of time. I dont even think 75mph on the moterway even required it tbh. unless your going 80mph then whats the point. Its just the turbo to gearing ratio thats compleatly off.
  11. Yep, Mark Levinson, thats the sound system in the car. I compleatly love it to bits. In the past I installed high end car audio equipment into my cars, so I really know what quality sounds like. One system I installed had around 3400W RMS. Peek was somthing around 8k. What is the differance between the SE and Sport? I need to some how remove the 0.5k lag below 2k rpm lol. They should have angled the vanes to kick in lower. This might hace actually improvd the MPG. Are they variable vane turbos or fixed?
  12. Its a manual. TBH, I cant see anything wrong with it other than its under £3k to buy and that its better than my BMW. Well, not with bhp and mpg though.