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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Rob
Question: Hi alan, my girlfreinds L reg fiesta has an a intermitant starting problem, usually happens when its cold, it turns over fine but wont start, (battery and starter motor are fine) but then you try and bump start it it will start straight away, it only happens now and again, usually at 6 in the morning when she\'s parked in a totaly flat car park! I have replaced the crankshaft sensor, the coolant temperature sensor and the coil, checked all wiring for frayed or damaged bits, am at a loss what to check next
Answer: I have come across these where they won't start due on occasion due to totally worn out camshaft lobes! It's a common issue with these things, and only barely worth repairing as the engine has to come out to fix it. the problem is due to very poor cylinder fill, and a general reluctance to bother to get up. If the tappets are very noisy, I'd be suspicious right away.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Jamie
Question: Mondeo 2 litre- I think the cam belt has broken. Any idea how much it will cost and the kind of damage it may have caused?
Answer: It's almost certainly bent the valves, you'll need to pull the head and overhaul it. cost around 600 or so. Sorry to bear bad tidings!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gareth
Question: i\'ve just bought uprated clutch and racing flywheel for my impreza,is it worth buying lightened pulleys as well because im going to get the cambelt replaced and thought could get them done at same time?
Answer: Hi Gareth, can't hurt mate! and they look good too..
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: russell
Question: Impreza- Alan further to my previous question how much would it cost for you to have a look at my car and see if everythings ok? Thanks
Answer: Hi Russell, we'd charge 60 plus vat for a diagnostic check over and dyno session. By the time we'd done that, I'd expect to be able to give you some answers.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: russell
Question: Hi Alan, I have a impreza my97. If its not running correctly can you do much in the way of correcting it without resorting to changing the ECU? It seems ok but wouldnt mind checking but is it worth it, basicly? Cheers
Answer: Hi Russell. Very much so! there is plenty we can do, and we only change ECUs if we are upgrading. The ECUs very rarely go wrong, and if the car isn't running correctly, it's almost certainly down to something else.
 
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