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Sender's Name: gary
Question: I'm looking to get more power from my scooby and put it on the rolling road looking for about 300bhp. I've got uprated fuel pump,de-cat, hks panel filter ej20 engine how much 2 map it and is it possible?
Answer: 300 bhp is a big ask from a Wagon as they often use the tiddlier turbos and small intercoolers, and don't have the right injectors to support that much power. Having said that, they can be satisfying to tune as the response can be very good indeed when tweaked. They can only be remapped if they are post '99 or if they have an after market ECU such as a Simtek. 01752 345880 if you need more information!
 
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Sender's Name: Vivek
Question: Hi Alan , I want to remove turbo from my starlet gt 1995. will it give me fuel economy ?? what to do to get more mileage ?
Answer: Hi. Bad idea! The turbo improves efficiency and makes a small engine work well. Just keep the car on the low boost setting, drive and brake gently, make sure your tyres are pumped up properly, and don't carry any more in the car than you need to. If you are uncertain that the car is running well, have it checked over, in case it's faulty in some way, and keep it serviced properly.
 
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Sender's Name: Mark
Question: Hi Alan / Martin. Spec C Impreza You had my car in for an Ecutek decat and filter a few months back now and its going great with those newly found 60 ponies. We are off to the states in a short while and although the pound isnt as good as was I am going to try and go shopping for a couple of things. Front mounts...what size/make etc to look out for? Injectors...again any particular size etc to look out for? Any help would be appreciated..and of course finally, are these the correct next mods to be put onto my car for some hard track use? Many Thanks Mark
Answer: Hi Mark - We can very likely supply what you need over here, and save on shipping! the Dollar has gone up so much I can't believe it would be much cheaper. Perrin make decent intercoolers, we've just fitted one to a WR1, and it was a nice fit, so you could bring one of those back, although it's a bit more than hand luggage! The car certainly deserves an APS or Perrin kit, rather han a cheaper make. I'd say a decent front mount is a must for track use. We can source injectors easily enough, and I'm sure Martyn would know exactly what you need. We're back at the office on the 29th if you'd like a chat about it!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Marc
Question: The other evening, onthe way out for a meal with the parents (so not driving too fast!), coolant got splurted out all over the near side of the engine bay. no caps had blown off, and the leak seemed to be coming from the hose below the header tank. is it common for the rad hoses to go under pressure? also, being a legacy twin turbo, i don\'t know if classic impreza rad hoses are the same, to make it easier to get hold of?! many thanks!
Answer: Subarus have a habit of splitting the side tanks on the rad, so check for that first! I dare say you could get it fixed by Serck Marston or similar. I fit does turn out to be a hose, you can order it from Subaru dealers if you give them the chassis code.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: albertus
Question: 38 dgas Weber can it take positive pressure for turbo conversion?
Answer: I would think it should be ok, but there is a diaphragm that might require some tweaking! From memory some have a little pipe connecting it to a vac source. Remove and block it? Of course you'd need a pressurised boost regulated fuel system to feed it.
 
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