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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: bennie
Question: Golf Gti- Hi alan,its an 8v engine. can i do any tuning to this engine? i\'m going to make the car a track/show car as it has no rust at all.thanks again
Answer: These can tune up quite well, with the addition of head work and a careful cam choice. The 8 valve can beat the 16 valve for torque as it happens! I'd say around 1000 for head and cam conversion, fitted, with tuning.
 
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Sender's Name: jason corrick
Question: Honda Accord. hi there,thinking of having car remapped,wot air filter,exhaust etc would you recommend please or any other mods.thanks j
Answer: A wide range of air filters would be as good as each other for that one, so it doesn't really matter! Personally, I'd just go for the remapping, and leave the rest of it, as diesels don't bear much fruit with filters and exhausts, all you get is a load of noise. We can supply and map a Tunit for that model, very effective they are too.
 
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Sender's Name: Andy H
Question: I have a new shape Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 running on LPG. Done a few thousand miles in it now and would like it to have a bit more poke. It does 0~60 in about 8.5 secs but midrange punch for overtaking is hampered by the nearly two second delay for the kickdown and top speed is a paltry 125. Any ideas for a cheap-ish solution? The engine as far as I know is the same unit from the older shape GC and I cant find any bolt on mods, even from the US.
Answer: Hi Andy- It's hard to believe you can't find anything Over There, but then emission regulations are killing it all over I suppose. Have you considered a Supercharger? that route could at least leave you with a good chance of passing an MOT test.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: chris
Question: hi there im just about to buy myself an evo 4, but ive just been told there\'s not much you can do to them, been told if i wont to tune it i would have to put on a evo 5 ecu, is this true, what will i have to do an what sort of money am i looking at to tune it up, i would like to see it around the 350 bhp area, many thanks, chris
Answer: Hi Chris. The Evo 4 has a reputation for weakness when tuned, so I'd be careful about recommending anything over 300 bhp or so without an engine rebuild with better pistons and rod bolts at least. The Evo 5/6 ECU can be fitted, which then allows them to be set up using Ecutek software. 350 bhp is no problem for the later Evo specifications.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: bennie
Question: hi, i have just got a 1 owner 1985 mk2 golf gti turbo technics. i would like to know how much bhp they had and what i could do for more power or would i be better going for 1.8 20v turbo conversion? many thanks bennie
Answer: Is this an 8 or 16 valve? they did versions of both, from 150 bhp to 185 bhp.
 
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