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Finally bought a VIS #1630659
14/03/2019 13:56
14/03/2019 13:56
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After much looking and missing out on a few I finally got one. Low mileage, good history and very good condition, has club badges so must have belonged to someone on here at some point, a real credit to whoever they are. Never having driven a VIS before my first impressions are that it is more torquey than my 16vt, I was constantly trying to change up when already in 5th.
Hasn't got the 'kick in the pants' of the turbo but quick enough, for now at least.

Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630660
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Forgot to mention the sound, wow!

Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630667
14/03/2019 16:39
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I hear that nothing sounds quite like a VIS! Great news to hear that you have located one- and a good one- after such a search!

Look forward to seeing/hearing where you go from here.

Regards

MM

Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630671
14/03/2019 17:10
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Looks like a cambelt first, a new radio and maybe some leather seats.

Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630686
14/03/2019 20:44
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Nice work. You're right about mid range torque. The combination of that, the instant throttle response even at 1500rpm and the way they pull between 6-7k rpm is what makes the vis engine so special. Fiat's best kept secret!


"Proud owner of LE141 and a 99 VIS broomie "
Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: Master_Mariner] #1630688
14/03/2019 20:48
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
I hear that nothing sounds quite like a VIS!


Except possibly a Lamborghini Gallardo!

Last edited by OnlyItalian; 15/03/2019 07:18.

"Proud owner of LE141 and a 99 VIS broomie "
Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630691
14/03/2019 20:57
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Welcome to ownership thumb

Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630702
15/03/2019 11:59
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Treat yourself to a Ragazzon exhaust and I promise you won't regret it. Quality piece of kit with mandrel bends. Geezers who fitted mine said, "Nice exhaust, went straight on, no messing about". I said "Yeah, knew it would".

Balance Motorsport supplied mine, came from Italy and arrived exactly when they said it would. One of my most satisfying purchases.


"Proud owner of LE141 and a 99 VIS broomie "
Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630704
15/03/2019 12:38
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Note sure what exhaust it's got, pretty sure it's not standard, has twin brassy coloured end pipes. Don't think it's a Lambo, probably couldn't buy a Lambo cup holder for the price of this one! Good £/decibel ratio.

Re: Finally bought a VIS [Re: respace] #1630719
15/03/2019 18:56
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It's worth unplugging the mass air flow meter to see if you gain any power at the top. If you do you'll need to replace it. Mine was about 30 bhp down until I unplugged it. New one cost me about £90.


"Proud owner of LE141 and a 99 VIS broomie "

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