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Sender's Name: Jack jones
Question: I have a 1.6 ford focus. Is there anything you could do for it eg re-map etc?
Answer: Hi Jack. Which model/year?
 
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Sender's Name: matt
Question: hi alan, I have a 205 gti sat on my drive not doing much. it was a barn find, needs welding (not much)a new coat of paint and some time. my plan is to do this, make it light as possible, bucket seats,cage, breaks and suspension. then get someone to turbo it! how hard or easy is this to do on a 1.9? what sort of money are we talking about? thanks
Answer: Hi Matt - Sorry for slow response! just spotted this one.. Turbo Technics used to supply a kit for these, but long gone now sadly. You might be lucky enough to find some parts somewhere! Alternatively go for another approach and use a 306 S16 engine instead? I don't think you'll find there's much in it cost wise..
 
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Sender's Name: Paul Wheeler
Question: Hi Alan, I have a \'99 Impreza with a few mods: 2.5\" high flow cat system (came with car, may be crap!) VF34 Walbro pump Simtek ECU Still to fit: Larger aftermarket top mount i/c (came with car, may also be crap!) Custom heat shields scoop and scoop tray (in process of making these, I am a sheet metal worker from the aerospace industry) The car has done only 40k miles since new and was recently mapped to achieve 302bhp/296ftlb. I am happy with these figures as it is my daily driver and don\'t want to start breaking things and still need to do high 20\'s mpg. I do, however, have a \"missfire\" or just bad mapping between 1600 and 2000 revs on light throttle. The engine also \"hunts\" at idle sometimes. Any idea what may be causing this (idle control valve maybe?) and would it be advisable to visit yourselves for a diagnostic/mapping session? Cheers Paul
Answer: Hi Paul - Yes, of course we'll be happy to check it out for you. You can book on 01752 345880 business hours. A few days notice will be fine.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: matt
Question: hi alan, have you had much experience with nos ? I use a bmw e36 325 for track days and need a bit more go, looked into turbo\'s and intercoolers then a friend said what about nos, just wanted your input. cheers, matt
Answer: Hi Matt - Drag racing yes, track days no! I doubt you'd be allowed to if they spotted it, track day people don't like gas bottles. The other issues are the quality of some of the kits, and the fact that you have to keep topping up the bottles. Personally, I'd say that until you've sorted out the brakes and handling to the point where you can't possibly drive the car any faster, you still have work to do there.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Steven Gibbs
Question: Hi, what mileage or years should the cam belt be changed on the 2002 bigeye wry wagon model? How much do you charge inc v.a.t to change all the belts: e.g cambelt, tentioners, water pump, thermostat etc. If car has done 100k will the clutch need dong soon? How much do you charge including v.a.t to replace a clutch on a standard car? I used to have a stock classic uk turbo classic running 270bhp, how much would it cost to take a stock bugeye up to around 270-300bhp of power for the least amount of cash while keeping reliability of the car sound as an everyday driver? How often should I get the oil changed if using the car all year round? Ithink you recommended valvoline form next door before, not sure which version and viscosity?? Which type of aftermarket gauges do you recommend and which ones do I need, also how much do you charge to fit them? Kind Regards Steve
Answer: Hi Steven - it's 50,000 or five years. It's 567 inc vat for a full tensioner kit, Goodyear belt, Aisin water pump and new 'stat, this includes anti freeze and labour. Some people wear clutches out, some don't! If it's soft and high on the pedal you might need one. The stock set up is 474 fitted inc vat. A sport cat and remap should see 270 bhp. this will cost 775 inc vat. Any more power will need larger injectors and a bigger turbo. Oil is twice a year on average mileage? A 15w40 semi synthetic is fine for road use. I'd say people worry too much about gauges! A decent boost gauge doesn't hurt. Of course, we're happy to discuss any of this if you'd like to drop in!
 
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