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Old 23rd February 2002
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Has anyone tried an Ecotek CB-26P in their 9000CSE (non-turbo)? Was it easy to do and was it worth it?
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Old 23rd February 2002
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I've heard good things about these devices, though unfortunately just from the people selling them!

Can't remember hearing anything independent - the Ecotek site has loads of reviews on the product from places like "Max Power", "VW Driver" etc - though obviously they wouldn't put on any bad reviews!

Sounds too good to be true, though you never know.
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nick

i installed an ekotec on my 1985 900T16S last year (i know its not a 9000, but i'm moonlighting from the other forum!!)

was amazed at fuel economy improvements - measured very basically - miles achieved on a full tank went up from c.250 to c.300...

can't say i noticed any performance advantages, but i've got a RRFPR which improved off-boost pick up no end - so perhaps without the RRFPR, the ekotec would have produced the claimed performance responses...

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Old 28th February 2002
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Was it easy to fit?

I'd be more interested in the performance than the economy. Mind you, any increase on 25 mpg would be welcome!
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I think I'll try it out, but have a nasty feeling that it will need to be tapped into the inlet manifold as I have heard elsewhere that the hydraulic ABS mucks the normal arrangement up.

Will let everyone know if it's a goer.

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sorry, i've been away from this board for a while..........

it's dead easy to fit if you don't have abs - cut inlet manifold to brake servo vacuum tube, and insert ecotek in line with 2 hose clips, as near to manifold as poss. setting up takes 5 mins.

as to direct insertion in manifold - yes, it can be done - there was extensive posting on this on the 900 board a while back.

tapping is not required - you can push it into the rubber bung thing where the small hoses go...

do a search on the 900 board, although it may have been before the september 2000 site revamp...

i did save some of this stuff at the time so i could re-post if required

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No good for me then (mine has ABS/TCS) - I think most/all 9000's from about 1991 onwards will have ABS. :sad:
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but if you have ABS, you can go for the direct fit in the manifold - as i said, it looks v easy to do.........
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This board seems to be full of moonlighting 900 owners at the moment.

Interesting article in CCC this month concerning the operation and testing of an Ecotek on the VW/Audi 1.8 20v unit. On this engine atleast no improvements or changes were noted at all.
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