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Police setting, anyone have a clue what this is on the P38? Comes up on Navcom

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Just answered Rob on the other thread as my car is a former Greater Manchester Police Motorway patrol car. Don't really know what it does although thinking about it, it may stop bulb blown warnings when additional lights are powered from existing circuits too.

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Ok thanks, I was hoping it was hyper fast lol

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I must admit, when I poke the Sport button it always surprises me how quickly a two tonne lump with the aerodynamics of a small warehouse can accelerate. But then, you've got a diesel.......

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I find it ok getting off from a standing start, but others do find it slow, I think I am lucky in that its a good engine

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I've only ever driven one diesel P38 (a French spec one that I'm going over to sort out horrendous battery drain on at the weekend) and I thought it felt a bit sluggish pulling away from standstill until I gave it more welly, then it didn't seem as bad as I'd been led to believe. Once rolling it drives much that same as any other P38 although not changing up until it hit about 3,000 rpm felt odd after my V8 which changes up at about 1,500-1,700 unless I'm flooring it.

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Yeah, they can feel that way.
I've now got a remapped ecu and it makes a huge difference. Similar power and torque to the 4.0 v8.

It pulls away a lot better now.

Acceleration in torque lockup from 50 to 60 is respectable too :)

I had a ronbox but didn't like the way the power came in at about 2k rpm. It was disconnected most of the time. Sold it on eBay.

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Some time back it was sluggish, at roundabouts and lights, and even in reverse it had no snot at all, for years I asked ppl what it might be no one had a clue what it was, until I changed the maf sensor, then it was a different beast