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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: marcus
Question: hi alan just to say thanks for sorting my coils on my 94 wrx est running loads better now. in need of a mid range brake upgrade, some thing that does not cost more than the car is worth as the car only runs on public roads. do you supply and fit new/second hand if so how much? cheers
Answer: Hi Marcus - We can supply a few different disc and pad combinations, probably EBC discs and redstuff pads would do nicely. Grooved front discs with redstuff front and rear pads would come in at around 320 plus vat.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: alfaluva
Question: Rover 114 - Thanks for the advice about the rotor arm, i did in fact take it to a garage who said exactly the same thing as you and replaced the rotor and cap. i parted with the small sum of 35 quid quite happy to have my car back and within 1/4 of a mile the car was back playing up. the garage was closing as i fetched it so i attemped the few mile journey home. it died on me (no power) about 4 times causing me to be a obstacle in the rush hour traffic but i managed to get i going `just about` each time and made it home. i rang the garage the next day and he said to try the throttle position sensor as it had given a funny reading and to try and get one myself as they dont make them anymore. i found one on `find a part` and had it express shipped and it came today, i just fitted it in the pitch black pouring rain and its still the same, in fact its still getting worse. i tried driving it around thinking maybe the ecu had to `learn` the new tps but to no avail. it even hunts and misses occsionally while ticking over now and even dies while im stood over the engine bay. im really at a loss and im sure you can imagine how disheartening it is when you take it to a garage and fork out cash for nothing. while driving if i drove very slowly giving very little gas (except when pulling off when it seems to need to need plenty gas) it almost drove okay but as soon as push down on the gas to get her moving she just dies and relesing the gas is the only way to `catch` it before it conks out fully. im really banhing my head on a brick wall with this one. any other suggestions before trying another garage. thanks for your precious time
Answer: When you've seen forty seven cars doing the same thing, the rotor arm seemed a good place to go! I think it's time you found someone who can get at it "hands on" Assuming all bases have been covered from the ignition viewpoint, of course it still has a coil that could be faulty, the problem could be connected to injector pulse. It's hard to tell what's going on from here. From here on in, you need test equipment and knowledge. We often run up against a situation these days where the cost of repair exceeds the value of the car, so think carefully about where you want to go with it.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: ben
Question: hey, my subaru seems to have a slight missfire at the moment, it seems to be at low revs in a high gear usually, it will bog/judder a little then run o.k again, ive recently had the plugs changed, any ideas what that could be? or what to try to sort it? many thanks
Answer: Hi Ben - that sounds like a HT fault. If it's an early car, check the coil pack tips for cracks, they can short out. Later versions, with multi coil packs can have lead problems.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Harry
Question: Vitara- ok cool, when would be a good time to drop it in?
Answer: Anytime you like, just give us a call on 01752 345880
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Harry
Question: Hello alan, how are you? my vitara is throwing another hissy fit.... basically im having trouble getting it in to 3rd and 4th gear? but 1st,2nd,5th and reverse are all fine.... i was just driving one day and i couldnt get it in to 3rd gear (4th gear was fine at this point) then later on in the night, i had trouble getting it in to 4th aswell? i can get them in to gear but it takes a lot of wiggling about have you any idea what this could be? iv been told it could be somthing to do with a distorted shift shaft and shift fork, and have all so been suggested the clutch? would you be able to shed any light on this??? many many many thanks Harry
Answer: Hi Harry - I'd suspect selection, as first and reverse are the ones to give trouble first if it's the clutch. If you'd like us to take a look, just drop it in!
 
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