I use a program called T5 suite to draw the engine maps, then I have to plug my engine ECU into my computer and run another program to Flash the map to the ecu- When it goes into the car I have to do an adaption run which decides how I drive over 30 mins.
On my last adaption run I drove economically and felt the difference over my last map which was all about torque, 380NM to be precise !!
My current map is quite simple, but it works by keeping the turbo in negative boost most of the time, imagine there are 10 acceleration settings and how hard you press the gas pedal decides wich setting you are using, 0 being off, 1 being feathering the gas pedal and 5 being in-between, 9 being the highest of the economy remap, 10 being out of economy!! I dont use 10 but its there if I need it, last setting gives me an 80BHP boost from 150bhp to 230bhp, with one extra push of the pedal settng 9 to 10. for the last setting I have to be flooring it. Thats the simplest way for me to explain it.
I like the best of both worlds, I love hypermiling and find it addictive !! but I also love to have a powerfull car .
My car can do 0-60 in 6 seconds, But thats not good for hypermiling - Unless there is method to the madness of going wot and then coasting . I have read all about that but somthing doesnt feel right about it.
and as for your volvo !!, I love volvo
, Very safe cars, I have always wanted a 2.3 lpt manual , or T5 ex police and always admired the T5R.
Yours being estate makes it heavier, Loads of extra safety weight too so 45mpg is highly impressive. That still beats me because my record is 44.4
Soon to be beaten though, Im going to do my best to get close to 50mpg.
Nice forum btw, From the people I have spoken too everyone seems very nice.....