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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: chris old
Question: Hi Alan i have found a company that do an uprated ECU for the civic type R EP3.(CPL Racing). Would you be able to fit and tune this to the car? It requires rom editor v3 and a programmer i believe. Thanks for your help. Chris.
Answer: Hi Chris - do you have a website or other info on that ECU?
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Gavin Crompton
Question: Passat Sport estate TDi -How much would it cost to get a remap done on this car? What kind of power and torque rises would I be looking to get, and what does it entail
Answer: We can supply a reprogramme from Superchips that would add around 30 bhp and 50 ft lb torque. The cost is 499 inc vat, including a dyno session. The benefits are smooth running, with a very good power increase and no visible signs of having been modified. Having been a dealer for 15 years now, we have the experience to guarantee a good result.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gareth
Question: hi alan got a uk spec impreza turbo,current mods are: exhaust de cat induction kit racing clutch lightened flywheel & pulleys. would next want a ecu and re map,could you give me a price and rough idea of power?cant really afford more then 1500?would that get me 280-300bhp?
Answer: Hi Gareth. If yours is a version 5, you have the choice to remap it with Ecutek software for only 500. If it's the earlier version, then a Simtek ECU would have to be used costing 995 supplied and mapped inc vat. The power output would depend on a few other factors, such as turbo and intercooler varieties! The big advantage of correctly mapping the car is the ability to get the tuning spot on, helping reliability as well as bhp. Bear in mind it's torque that makes a car feel fast, and you'd certainly gain plenty of that either way.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Chris Old
Question: Hi Alan i have a Honda civic type R EP3. (2004). Can you superchip these? How much more power will it give? And how much does it cost please? Thanks for your help. Chris.
Answer: Hi Chris - Superchips don't list that particular model. I have heard of various tweaks for them, including vtec controllers. If you manage to find something suitable, we'd be happy to assist you with the dyno.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: peter
Question: hi there, i have a vf34 turbo that is in need of reconditioning. The shaft is believed to be worn and the wastegate is missing. how much would it cost to have it reconditioned and for a wastgate to be put on it suitable for my 98 uk impreza turbo?thanks
Answer: Hi Peter. These cost around 650 new, so I suppose the answer is whatever it costs to repair up to that figure! If you'd like, we can send it off and get a breakdown based on its condition.
 
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