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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Pete
Question: hi, i have a 1998 uk impreza turbo, was wondering if i removed the second cat if it would still pass an emissions test?Also, what in the way of intial modifications can i do to improve performance - as it is totally standard.thanks
Answer: Hello there.. The chances are it only has the cat in the downpipe anyway! you'll need to drop the system to check that. They only would need one cat anyway. If it's a Version 4, with the squared off MAF sensor, you'd need some kind of fuel cut defencer to raise the boost pressure. The later cassette type MAF will allow for an Ecutek remap which will give much more scope for tweaks. The first thing is to ensure you have no faults in the systems before you move on, and a rolling road session will be the starting point.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: liam willingale
Question: Hi Alan, can you tell me what you can do in terms of tuning my car??? ( clio 182 sport 2.0 N/A)
Answer: I'd leave it at a Superchip, along with an induction kit and cat back exhaust. We can quote for these if you'd like to call us on 01752 345880 so we can check the availability of the different systems. The chip costs 270 inc vat and rolling road.
 
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Sender's Name: Oli
Question: Hi mate, could you give me a price on a cam belt change on a 91 GTO TT please? many thanks
Answer: Hi.. from memory, around six hours, so it'll be 240 plus vat for labour plus the belt.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Geoff Richards
Question: hello Alan i have a rover mini cooper (you have seen it before) and i\'m having problems with my oil pressure from start up i\'m getting 90 psi oil pressure at tick over as the engine warms up this keeps dropping,50 when the temp gauge reads 1/2 way and down to 20 after a long run all at tick over i have replaced the oil + filter + pressure switch is there anything else you can think of before its a engine strip down ? i have yet to try a different gauge
Answer: I wouldn't worry too much yet! 20 psi isn't bad at idle from hot. If it rises to 40/50 psi at around 2000 rpm, you have nothing to worry about.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: dave hopkins
Question: which scooby is best to get is a awd any good or a wrx or a sti any good the early ones and are they cheapish to run coz ive got a bmw 325td at the moment and i want a faster car ive driven one before and i thought they are good cars
Answer: The Scoobies are great value, as long as you do same as with any purchase, and get it checked out first! They are not great on fuel consumption, around 25 mpg is as good as it gets, and lower if you push it. It's possible to find an early WRX in very good condition for the year, and they can be very reliable if not abused or poorly maintained. Best bet is a UK spec car for cheaper insurance!
 
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