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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Ross Cawley-Nash
Question: hi, i am in the process of converting my ford escort mk5 1.6s to a 1.9 power engineering N/A engine. i am also going to run this from carbs rather than the current EFI system to squeeze a bit more out of her. i was wondering if you do carb set up (ie jetting tuning etc) to get her running and to get her running at her best? and how much would i be looking at to have this done? many thanks Ross
Answer: Hi Ross - we can do it, but as I say, check the MOT issues first.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: joe
Question: Hi Alan, I just booked my 2008 wrx in for the Prodrive Performance Pack. I have a 1 page info sheet from Prodrive with some details about the pack. It doesnt detail what parts are involved, all I know is that the car will be getting a: Recalibrated engine managment system and a Stainless steel sports exhaust. It also says it will boost to: 255ps @ 5,400 rpm and 390 Nm @ 3,00 rpm. My questions are: Are the PPP worth it for 1,380? (Jersey island price) Sounds expensive for just Recalibrated EMS and an exhaust( just 2 things) Is the new exhaust a full exhaust system of just a section of the exhaust? Are there any other new parts involved? thanks! Joe
Answer: Hi Joe We can usually beat the PPP prices, and get more power as well. A Remap is 500 plus vat. I'm not sure of exhaust prices without checking it out. Are you having that done on the Island? Alan
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: corrie daines
Question: hi, i have a 1.6 zetec escort and have had some mods and got a few bits together for s/c conversion ie mini m45 blower unichip intercooler from a turbo saab and wondered if you were able to fit it for me and if so how much?
Answer: These sort of conversions sound great, but are usually only a proposition if you are able to do most of it yourself. We could do it, but at what cost for all that custom work? 3K, 4K ? who knows..Any sort of decent forced induction conversion needs to start by fitting custom low comp pistons, so budget for an engine rebuild to start with!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: andy
Question: hi alan/martin i have audi s8 which i adore its been chipped up to 400 bhp and wondering is there anymore scope for it...eg mapping? also how much to replace a gasket seal? regards andy
Answer: Hi Andy Seriously nice car you have there! I can't think of much else that we could do with it unfotunately, you'd need an Audi tuning specialist who can bring real experience into it. Which seal is faulty?
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: matt
Question: hi alan, could you tell me if there\'s any truth in the claims made about e.bay item no. 390032089965, do you think it\'s worth the money or can you suggest any performance mods for a 2.5 v6 omega.thanks, matt
Answer: They are taking the view that all it needs to improve the response of the pick up is to richen the mixture. There may be some truth in it, although of course if you increase the fuel pressure, you'll richen the mixture everywhere else as well, or certainly anywhere outside the scope of closed loop lambda. The only way to be sure is to arrange a dyno test of it before and after fitting. It's not too expensive, so maybe give it a go and report back?
 
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