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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: chris
Question: Hi I have a mondy st24saloon 1999 and I don\'t think it\'s going as sweet as it could, so would be grateful for your advice. When the cars warm it takes a while to start, but starts instantly when cold.Also under gentle acceleration it\'s fine but under hard acceleration it gets to about 4000rpm momentarily splutters and then continues, but it seems to make all the noise but not the go.Its done 120k and I don\'t expect it to drive like new but I know it can go better, please help. Also what do you think of the ecotek and or fse boost valve.
Answer: Hi Chris- Without taking a look, it's a tough one to be honest. They are prone to coil pack faults, which could explain a misfire. I wouldn't fit either one on that car as it happens!
 
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Sender's Name: peter
Question: hi there alan, 98 impreza uk turbo. current mods include, sportscat, decat centre, headers, induction kit, front mount intercooler, uprated fuel pump, apexi avcr boost controller. 2 questions really, im thinking about upgrading the injectors. which ones would you go for? and how much boost is a safe amount of boost to run? (this engine was rebuilt by you to standard spec about 2 years ago and has only done 30000 since)if that affects anything!cheers
Answer: Hi Peter- If yours is a Version 4, I'd go for a Simtek ECU first, as you can't change the injectors without being able to remap it.If it's a V5, then we could use Ecutek software. In any event,you may not have to change the injectors unless you are going for a hybrid turbo, as the original ones could cope with the spec as it is, particularly if you use an adjustable fuel pressure reg. We are supplying and fitting the Simtek for 995 inc mapping and vat and getting great results.
 
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Sender's Name: Michael Delaney
Question: Hi alan, is it poss to put a rover 2.0 turbo twim cam 16v straight in a rover 216 or any other big engine and what spec ( year, changes needed) or can i put a Rover 2 litre inlet manifold from 220 which Comes complete with throttle body, injectors and vaccum pipes on my engine please help as i have a blown head and clutch needs replacing so want to change many thanks michael delaney.
Answer: Hi Michael- It's certainly possible, but be careful that you don't get into something you can't finish! There is always more than meets the eye with these things, such as immobiliser systems, and the variation between certain models can be wide even though they look similar. The best way of doing it is to have a complete donor car. I doubt you'd do it for less than 3000 professionally. You can't fit 2 litre parts on a 1.6 as they are totally different engines.
 
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Sender's Name: dave hopkins
Question: ive a scooby sti ra and my battery light keeps coming on and my lights go dim then bright ive changed my battery and seen if its the alternater and thats ok i went to see this youth i no and he said to put it on a fault finder but i dont no were it could be i was wondering if you could tell me what it could be or were to find the socket for the fault finder is
Answer: The diagnostic system consists of a pair of black wires under the dash that are plugged in, then the number of check light flashes tell you the fault. I doubt it would indicate a charging fault. Check your earth connections, failing that call a man in!
 
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Sender's Name: Shane
Question: Hi Alan, im fitting an XE with Twin dellortos and was wondering if you could reccomend a good management system to run, 3D, ive looked at MBE, EMERALD, DTA etc etc, if i fitted one with a base map, could you then live map it for me, if so which one and at what cost?, thank you, shane.
Answer: Hi Shane- Try Emerald, as Dave Walker is a top man, and very helpful. We would charge around 200 to map that system.
 
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