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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Sam Sewart
Question: BMW 318i- ok, I know you can get those chips for diesels what add 30bhp onto the car, I think they on a fuel pipe or something forgot what my dad told me. Redi tuning supply the one we have and I was wondering can you get the same sort of thing for a petrol. My dad has one on his A4 1.9TDI 110bhp one and it adds a very noticable performance increase. So with 1000 would I be looking for about 30bhp increase? Also how much do you charge for cleaning engines up and the engine bay as I can\'t stand dirty engines lol.
Answer: You can't have 30 bhp for 1000 on one of those! the TD chips replace the EPROM file in the ECU to carry out management changes. A normally aspirated petrol car can't have the power increased by that much by that method. you'd need a redesign of the engine internals to gain anywhere near, and you couldn't do it for that much money.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Sam Sewart
Question: Hi there, I know there are more powerful bimmers around but as I will only be young the insurance will be high, would it be about 1,000 for about 100bhp to be added to the car. I have seen someone who remaps the ECU\'s what adds about 50bhp and a valve what adds about 7bhp but I don\'t know if this is true. So what mods do you recommend what will add aboout 100bhp?
Answer: Sadly no. The cost would be more like 5000 to add 100 bhp. It is not remotely possible to remap that car and find 50 bhp. Chipping would add ten tops. One factor to also consider is the likely effect on the the insurance of you modifying it!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Lewis
Question: Hi Alan, I have a 07 Fiesta ST and I really need more HP , so how much do I need to spend to get another 30-35 HP out of it . Thanks very much .
Answer: Hi.. that's a tough call as it happens, without major work. A Superchip Bluefin and air filter conversion would add around 10 bhp for 400. Apart from that, you'd need cylinder head and cam shaft profile changes, which would cost around 1000 and won't add any more power until over 5000 rpm.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Sam Sewart
Question: BMW 318i -Hi there, how much bhp would the supperchip, air filter and exhaust add? I know are superchargers around for them and was wondering are there turbochargers around for them? Also is it possible to get another ECU for them, like a Motec one or would the original need to be remapped? Cheers, Sam.
Answer: Hi Sam. I have seen blower kits for these, from the US. Price around 3000 to get it going. An aftermarket ECU would cost around 1800 fitted and mapped. The trouble with these is that there are plenty of faster 3 series cars around, right up to the M versions with 320 bhp, so it isn't really worth modifying one too far!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Gavin
Question: I have just brought a C36 AMG and am wondering if there are any tuning options available,i would also like to fetch it down and get it on the dyno to see what sort of figure it runs at.
Answer: Sure thing! best bet is to dyno it first, then go from there with that information.
 
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