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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: mcmahon
Question: hello alan, ive just bought a 1992 xr2i 1.8 16v for 75 it needs a bit of paint but engine is sweet. ive put full exhaust on mondeo throttle body and 4 branch but im very interested in the thought of a set of motorbike carbs on it could you tell me if and were i can find more info about what carbs to buy how to and what would i need to fit them ie how makes manifolds and throttle linkages and is there a book i can buy or anything like that i want to try and fit them myself as a little project and also is it worth it ie instead of webers or dellortos. cheers alan
Answer: I've had very little experience of these, other than an hour spent on a golf 16 valve someone brought in. They needed to run a lot richer on the car than on the bike! I can't see any reason why you couldn't do it, other than the need to manufacture a lot of the parts yourself. I doubt it could be properly tuned without the use of a dyno.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: tim
Question: where can i source an icon from and will there be an expensive programme i have to buy in order to tune it?
Answer: We can supply one mail order. Ideally you'd get it on a dyno to set it up!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Carl
Question: I know this is a common problem with 205\'s but they all seem to be when cold. The idle is fine when cold, but when warm, the revs hunt between 500 and 1500 until it stalls. Before I start replacing and cleaning all pipes and gaskets, can you point me in a rough direction. It has an K&N induction kit fitted, but when i tried to fit the original one, I couldn\'t even get the car to start. Help.
Answer: I doubt the car would be affected at idle by the filter! There may be another reason for a no start. Start by getting the mixture checked out. These suffer from a number of problems, including idle fluctuations, pinking and hesitations on part load. Tuning consists of a damage limitation exercise!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: nick
Question: just purchahed my ctr and was wondering what would be best upgrades i.e induction . chip and decating i believe the type r has a fast flow cat as standard would it make any diff puting in decat pipe and would a vtec controller benifit many thanks alan
Answer: We don't do a lot with Honda, as they can cost a small fortune to gain not much power. I'd seek out a specialist, as there aren't any easy tweaks available apart from air filter conversions which would add about 5 bhp and have the fringe benefit of making a lovely noise when the vtec kicks in!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: tim
Question: can i fit a superchip on my 16v 214i?
Answer: Not exactly. They do an Icon, which is a programmable ignition computer, piggy backed on the coil, and tuneable on a laptop.
 
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