Well after 6hrs a burnt head, neck and some cuts and sores, the new FMIC is on. Man is was a tight fit! The kit is good and the instructions are clear. The only pain was mounting the new slim fan as its holes do not line up with the existing fan monts, so some creativity was required with some plastic.
A big shout out to TurboEd for helping me fit the kit, as there is no way I could have done it by myself.
First impressions after the test drive was how different the car accelerates. I have not completed 50 miles yet so the ECU is still trying to work out what has changed but I already can say that it pulls harder for longer. I'm even geting the exhaust to pop between gears changes when hammering it, but I suspect that will stop after the ECU has retuned itself.
A bit more turbo lag in the low revs is evadent but that is to be expected when the change size of the IC is so great. My boost pressures seem alittle different but again I suspect this will even out after the magical 50 miles.
Next to come is the Courtenay Large Bore Plenum and CDTi air box (both on order). Was hoping to join the Group Buy at the back end of June for a remap to unlock all those new spare horses but the wife is now saying she wants a holiday in the south of France so my plan is on-hold.