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Sender's Name: rob
Question: hi alan,how can i tell if my fto has been de restricted its just it gets to about 115mph and then has nothing left would this be restricted or just the maximum power.Thanks for your time
Answer: It depends on how it occurs. If it's pulling well, then suddenly won't go over it, I'd say the car is trying to tell you something! An FTO should be able to go faster than that if de restricted. Bear in mind that speed is already a licence loser if ever you're tempted to try it on public roads!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: garry
Question: i have built a pinto turbo engine, the pinto is an injection type,balanced bottom end, arp studs & bolts, forged pistons,coil pack, sierra 2wd turbo (purchased from you ) & all run with an emerald ecu from dave walker ( nice guy ) i started the car for the first time last week. now for the problem, i havent driven the car its just had a couple 30 min warm ups,as it needs to be set up because it only has a basic map to get it going, done by dave walker. but i dont seem to be getting any boost, going by my boost gauge, at leveled out revs -0.5 going upto 0 bar when reved. any imput would be greatfuly received if its easyier i can phone. many thanks garry
Answer: Hi Garry - from what you're saying you haven't driven it yet. It won't develop any boost without load! driving it will probably give you a different result. I'd suggest getting it on a rolling road asap, so the set up can be monitored straight away.
 
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!
 
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