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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Gavin
Question: Hi alan Looking at enhancing the performance of my GTI-6 in the near future but i was wondering which is best; a superchip or a re-map? A couple of people have told me the re-map is the best option? can you give me a quote on either a superchip or a re-map please? thanks Gavin
Answer: Hi. A re-map is fine if you are changing cams, throttle bodies or similar. I'd say a chip will get you where you need to go if you're only changing an air filter and exhaust. A re-map would only be possible if someone has the right software to enable it, along with a rolling road to set it up on. The big deal is a re-map could enable a custom set up, but do you need one?
 
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Sender's Name: Paul Legg
Question: 1) Why do all diesel exhaust tailpipes point downwards, can I change this? 2) How can I improve the perfromance of my E46 330D and at what cost? Thanks Paul
Answer: They do that so they can try and pretend it doesn't pollute the place! You could have an exhaust made to your specification if you want to. Superchips supply an EPROM conversion which will add around 30 bhp and plenty of extra torque.
 
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Sender's Name: john lawrence
Question: Fiesta 1.25 -have just purchased car, engine cuts out when slowing down at junctions, crossroads ,lights etc seams to happen when using car for the first mile or so on each journey. also battery light on dash has started to come on intermittently.any advice would be most welcome.
Answer: Fords are prone to stupid idle faults, which can be caused by either poor idle control or poor mixture control. Whatever, you need to start by having a code read done via the diagnostic socket. Ask whoever does that to check the charging while they're at it!
 
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Sender's Name: colin
Question: wot do i need to fit the vauxhall redtop into my mk2 escort as cheap as possible.
Answer: A very good mechanic! You can use Weber or Dellorto carbs instead of the injection set up, which will save on the fuel supply system, along with a distributor set up, making for simpler wiring. I've seen this done before, and there must info on the net somewhere about how to do it. don't expect it to be cheap, as it won't be!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: adrian
Question: i have a 406 executive 2.0 turbo which was fine it seems to be very sluggish it will only rev upto about 3500,4000 revs and will only do about 70 mph any ideas my wifes metro leaves it behind there is no smoke car seems to be fine just has no guts
Answer: Check for a blocked cat? There are other possibilities, such as a siezed turbo,but I'd start with the easy ones first!
 
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