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1.6 eDrive - Lack of Power

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Old Aug 4th, 2020, 19:07   #1
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Hi all

My partner has just bought a 2009 V50 eDrive and loves it.

However it seems very sluggish in second gear, and seems a worse than what I recall when I drove it home (appreciate there was one person less in the car).

Is this normal or is there something wrong?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 6th, 2020, 04:14   #2
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Is say second gear has the most pull. Its 1st that sucks.
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Thanks for your reply.

Ours seems sluggish in 2nd.
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the only time mine is sluggish are when the rpm is too low and the aircon is on , apart from remembering to keep in the rpm range it has plenty of power not great but enough , it may just need some additive redex will do , asda do deals on it every so often , short trips dont help also a oil and filter change never hurts inc fuel filter
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I have an S40 1.6 drive ... I had a similar low power issue very sluggish, 92k one owner when I bought it earlier this year.

The car is now outstanding.... I did two things.. one I had it removed which gives it about 30bhp more and second I had the DPF flushed and cleaned. My combined MPG was 50mpg before.. so far this tank is at 68.6mpg.... pulls from 1200rpm smoothly in 5th...

Very different car...
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I did two things.. one I had it removed

Thanks.

Had what removed?
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Apologies.... that should have said ‘had it remapped’
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Apologies.... that should have said ‘had it remapped’
Thanks for the clarification...I should have guessed instead of asking.

I noticed you're in the South East too. May I ask where you got it remapped an how much it cost please?
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