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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gary moore
Question: Hi Alan you fitted a vf35 for me a couple of weeks ago very pleased with the results, how much to fit a fmic and remap cheers
Answer: Hi Gary - roughly 800 to supply and fit the intercooler. We've done loads of these, and you'd get a really tidy job. I'd say 140 for mapping with the new cooler, we should move forward a fair bit when that's done!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: conor
Question: Hey Alan, I was on the turbotech site and they directed me here. I\'ve converted my mk2 golf 16v with a turbo technics kit i picked up second hand. i have 2 questions: 1. I have hooked up the MAP sensor for my turbo tech ecu, so do i block off the original vacuum going to the factory ecu or do I leave it? 2. Does the fifth injector spray on idle or does it only come in up higher in the revs? Your help would be much appreciated as not many people know about these kits, Thanks.
Answer: Hi Conor. You can leave the original pipe to the ECU connected, just T off for the map sensor. The fifth injector should only spray when the turbo is producing boost.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Lewis Gool
Question: Hello Alan, I have been reccomended to talk to you by Triton Motorsport in Dorset regarding my assumed ECU problem. It\'s an FM Link ECU (Quite old). The car is reaching about 3psi boost before hitting what feels like fuel cut (Boost Set to 13psi). All mechanical sides have been checked and fine but triton couldn\'t read what the ECU was doing. Do you think you could help out? Many Thanks Lewis
Answer: I'd try www.bbrgti.com first, they are the evolution of the old Brodie Brittain that designed that set up to start with. We don't have any means of communicating with that ECU, although there may be something else other than that playing up. If you can't find anybody else to help you, we'll take a look, on the basis of at least getting you off in the right direction. An alternative is to consider a new management system, there have been developments recently, using Megasquirt, that might suit your car.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Lee Algar
Question: hi alan, dont know if you remember me but put my saxo in for a engine start button but now its not working? anything you could do? Cheers
Answer: Just drop it in any time mate, and we'll take a look.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: paul davies
Question: hi just an update , i have decided on using a smart car body shell but not a standard engine, the engine will come from a toyota mr2 after much measuring and deliberation over many cars at a scrap yard, as it just about fits with a few modifications and i will use the loom and ecu from the doner mr2 obviously modified to fit etc the question i am asking are these engines reliable enough to be modified. The engine will have been stripped rebored and upgraded on pistons, camshaft and a turbo if possible etc thnx paul d
Answer: Hi Paul - I'd recommend leaving it alone if you have to do this at all! My view is the short wheelbase will give horrendous handling qualities and could even turn out to be downright dangerous. I think if I was mad enough to do it, I'd go for a bike engine, on the basis that a low torque but high revving engine would be much more like it, and a total hoot. You wouldn't have a heavy engine at the back to deal with either. Think about it! Smart/Kawasaki 1100? Wow..
 
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