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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: jay parmar
Question: hi, great site, i have a vauxhall corsa ecotech 3 cylinder 1.0 engine, the car drives fine except for misfires on hi revs along with the engine management light coming on for 20 secs now and then when it misfires. all this happens when i am driving holding the throttle down and when im on a high gear at low speed, i have fitted spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter and cleaned throttle box, but its not made any difference, please could you help me thankyou jay
Answer: Hi Jay - If the light is coming on, you may find a fault code has been stored. A tuner or dealer would be able to access it. I wouldn't expect to pay more than 30 plus vat for that.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Guy
Question: My recently rebuilt standard engine puts out ~155 at the flywheel. Forum searches suggest that an Angel tuning remap with induction kit and better exhaust could bump that up to 175bhp, but they won\'t do cars registered before 2000 (mine\'s a 99). I\'m not looking to spend ridiculous cash, otherwise I\'d buy a V6 instead and live with the absurd insurance, but have you any thoughts? Thanks, Guy
Answer: I'd say 20 bhp from a chip was pushing it a bit! A Superchip would add something like 5 to 8 bhp. I wouldn't recommend an induction kit on these cars, due to the mass air flow sensor, which won't appreciate the change in air movement. A drilled standard air box with a panel filter would be rather better!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: peter homans
Question: Escort RS turbo - hello there i av got a 1900 engine with a 3500 reseates on the engine i am led to belive the engine will run 27 psi with fifth injector kit could you fit a fifth injector kit and tune it up and how much cheers pete
Answer: We supply the ERL kit, which is 200 plus vat. We'd have to supply an injector and connect it all up, fabricating a mounting. I'd allow another 200 plus vat for that, plus a dyno session at 60 plus vat.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: dan
Question: hi iv got a 1999 uk impreza with the td04 turbo,can i bolt the td05 streight on or will it need a remap?iv been told by some people i do and some i dont? cheers
Answer: You certainly will need to remap if you fit a new turbo. The original ECU is easily tuned using Ecutek software. We charge 500 inc vat, which includes road and dyno sessions, and dyno sheets showing the results. The transformation is well worth it!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: steve
Question: hi alan could you help me. i have a 1998 model nissan micra, i have a superchip but i cant find the intake air temp sensor to fit it could you help me please
Answer: Hi Steve - that won't be a Superchip! what you have is a device designed to "tweak" the settings relative to air temp input. As your model doesn't have an air temp sensor, it's no good to you at all.
 
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