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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: mike
Question: Mondeo- when car reaches 80mph the battery light comes on and car struggles as if handbrake is on thanks alan
Answer: The battery light would normally indicate a lack of charging, but it's hard to equate that with a power loss unless you are losing supply to the fuel pump. I would check all the battery feeds and engine earths, in case of a poor contact.
 
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Sender's Name: rob
Question: hi alan, im not sure if u remeber my swift, it is a white 1 with a blue roll cage. f-reg. neway i recently purchased it with the knowledge it is the fastest swift around, it has a full s/s powerflow exhaust, k+n and possibly a superchip, do you no of any ova parts 2 make it faster? i saw a swift gti turbo on your gallery, how did that perform?
Answer: It performs very well! there is more to come, but we've just set it up so the man can drive it about for a bit and get used to it. It'll be back later on for another go. I reckon 200 bhp is a possibility.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: TONY
Question: Hiya Alan, just wondering whether you have a rough price of how much it would cost me to have a GReddy bolt on turbo kit with all parts provided onto a 1.6 Mazda MX% mark 1? Just a guideline price to see whether it is possible to do so or not. Thanks
Answer: I'd say around 3000 is a minimum, anything up to twice that for a proper set up with low comp pistons.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: dave hopkins
Question: Subaru Sti RA.I am wondering if you could tell me how much bhp it has and what is the best thing to give it a bit more power it as a standard twin back box on and it has a water spray for the intercooler
Answer: They vary a great deal, so it's hard to say for sure. Theoretically, an Sti has 280 bhp, but it could be lower than that unless well set up. I would start with a rolling road session to ensure you have no problems to begin with. We would normally start with a de cat and a re map with an after market ECU such as Apexi or Simtek to ensure correct tuning. After that, you can move forward, knowing you can compensate for any changes you wish to make.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: ADRIAN ORRISS
Question: Hi Alan - do you remember us - you super-chipped our white Calibra 4x4 some years ago. We have just bought a Suby Brat Pickup which has had a SVX 3.3 engine conversion. We haven\'t had the opportunity of testing it out yet - it needs work for the MOT - but wonder what you would recommend as far as tuning it is concerned and roughly how much will it cost. Cheers, Avril and Ade.
Answer: Hi Avril and Ade! I've no idea offhand, as we don't usually see that engine. I'd like to though! best bet is to book it in for a rolling road session, and we'll go from there.
 
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