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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Pete
Question: hi there alan, i own a subaru impreza MY98 UK turbo.current modifications include front mount intercooler, induction kit and sportscat downpipe. i am looking to spend up to 2500. i was wondering what work in your opinion could be done to increase the bhp.remap, bigger turbo, injectors.?
Answer: Hi Pete- Assuming yours is a version 4, you'd need to replace the ECU to move on from where you are. A VF34 turbo with pink injectors a Walbro fuel pump and a Simtek ECU would give you up to 350 bhp and 320 ft lbs torque with no bother. It's possible on your 2500 as well! Glad to help with that if you need us..
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Andy
Question: Hi Alan- Re Scooby Thanks for your advice the other week - I decided to walk away from the car I was asking about at the time. Now found a good example of the car I am looking for - only mod to it is a 3 inch statinless back box & from what i can see possibly a Decat on the centre section. It is a bit noisy around 60-70mph inside the car esp if empty (a rather unpleasant boomy echo rather than nice note!), but not too bad outside. It still has the std airbox - what is your opinion, would I do better to leave it std, change for say a K & N panel filter or change to one of the aftermarket cone types? I know I will need a cone for my murtaya build in due course. How much is it to re-map for UK fuel please - is it possible to buy a drop in ECU that will give JDM type BHP or similar or is remap the only option? Thanks
Answer: Hi Andy- If the car is a version 5 or newer it can be remapped using Ecutek software. Earlier than that you need a replacement ECU. We are getting very good results from the Simtek, which has a great many useful features and is available fitted and mapped from us for less than 1000. We recommend Mongoose for Subarus if you don't like them too noisy! they do a twin box system which doesn't resonate like the single box varieties. We can supply them mail order if that suits for 290 inc vat for the system. I'd leave the airbox alone, as it's perfectly ok, until you have to change it! The Simtek, incidentally, uses a MAP sensor for load, and does away with the mass air flow sensor, which is the cause of much grief with Imprezas.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: dane
Question: hi, i changed the batteries in my key thob and a the beging it worked and about half an hour later my car wouldnt pick up the thob, i dont know if this is to do with me takin all the fuse\'s out the day befor. what do u think?
Answer: Not my field thankfully! I'd try the main agents for that one..
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: dane bates
Question: hi, i took the fuse\'s out of my 306 to see if they were ok and ever since my front headlights flash when i shut my door, could you tell me why this is?
Answer: Not having much luck are you ?
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Robert Kirby
Question: I have a 306xsi 95/96 model. There is some oil leaking into the top/middle of the engine, what could this be? also the car smokes from the exhaust alot when changing down gears.
Answer: Sounds like a worn engine, pushing oil out the breather and smoking on the overrun indicates worn valve guides and piston rings.
 
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