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Hi All,

So, I did get myself a newer car, a 2006 Sport Diesel manual, and very nice it is too. Having had a 2 years older 3.0ltr Sport, there are a couple of differences that I was wondering about.

1) When the car engine is off, the front seat is in a withdrawn position, and rises up to the memory preset when the engine is started. Is there anyway to set the position of the seat to the memory reset permanently?

2) There is a slight engine lag when going up through gears, but I expect that's due to the twin-turbo.

Thanks for any help,


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13 minutes ago, JOE-DOT-COM said:


the should be a switch on the steering column to adjust it

move it from auto to steering column and your seat, steering column will stay in one position



Thanks Joe, that did the job for the seats. Brilliant! Any ideas on the slight engine lag?

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Hi Nick,

Joe beat me to it, again, follow his advice to permanently set the seat position.

Regarding the engine response problem - my guess is that the delay resulting from the 'Fly by Wire' accelerator is being compounded by the usual problem with Turbo Lag. I would have thought though that the ECU software would be smart enough to accommodate these and deliver the expected response.

Maybe others reading this thread can confirm whether the ECU is capable of this and how it may be achieved?

BTW, congratulations on your latest acquisition its good to see someone holding onto the grin.


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Thanks Joe. Interesting what you say about the ECU. I would be very interested in the responses.

(Joe, I'm a great fan of the S-Type and I think it was a good buy - my old car plus £2k - can't say fairer than that ;)

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Most of the S-type's are fly by wire and the ecu's are extremely fast

If there's a delay, its not electronics wise, my STR is instant response and I'm sure the TDV6 should be aswell

not driven the Diesel S-type but there's plenty of people on here with them, so hopefully some one will tell us how they should be

has it got service history of fuel filters and air filters been replace



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I experienced the throttle lag with the diesel as well. At best embarrassing, at worst potentially dangerous.

I had a remap and one of the parameters was to reduce or eliminate the lag and it was very successful.

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