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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: mark parnell
Question: Hi alan its mark here got my evo 6 booked in with you for ecutek on 17th july i am going to get a new front pipe as mine is quite rusty i have been looking at a magnex 3\" one , as i have 3\" decat and system .. i found on the mlr website evo 400 who does a modular 3\" frontpipe and turbo elbow which is 440 do you think that would be better than just the magnex ? thanks mark
Answer: Hi Mark - I haven't had chance personally to experiment with elbows yet, but I'm going to, as I now have a T38 turbo on the car! My guess is it certainly won't do any harm, but probably won't gain very much, unless you make radical changes, such as turbo size or engine capacity.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Mark Perryman
Question: Hi Alan. I drive a 1990 S2 RS Turbo with a 2.0 zvh engine. It has an Ian Howell bottom end with a stage 3 head and stage 2 turbo, mfi, GRS ic, pace rad etc.. The car was rolling roaded at 232bhp at 14psi, by yourself. Recently the car doesn\'t seem to be boosting as it usually does, it normally peaks at 14psi and drops back to 12psi. At the moment it is only boosting to 10 psi or just over. When you set the car up i was told that the turbo wasn\'t really big enough to fill the 2.0 litre engine, that it would have to spin too fast to cope and i really needed a stage 3 turbo. I\'m hoping that you may be able to point me in the right direction, does it sound like my turbo is dying although it doesn\'t smoke at all or could it possibly be a problem with my actuator? Any checks that i can do to dertime the problem? Don\'t really want to spend out on another new turbo just to find it\'s something else the matter. Cheers, Mark
Answer: Hi Mark - Check it for air leaks! These are notorious for that one..
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: bob middleton
Question: Hi Alan I currently own a 95 Prleude 2.0i running an induction kit and powerflo exhaust, what sort of cost would I be looking at to chip it and how much power increase would I be looking at, the engine has done about 130K and has been regularly serviced
Answer: Superchip would add around 5 bhp from experience of these, with a bit extra on part load all the way up. We charge 270 inc rolling road session and vat.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: russ
Question: thanks for the reply. insurance would not be a problem so an impreza is definately an option. would you recommend a uk car over an import and what are the servicing costs like, cambelt etc. thanks again.
Answer: Subject to budget a UK car has a slight advantage on resale as the insurance is cheaper. The import cars tend to have better spec, although the UK can easily be brought up power wise. It all depends on the condition of the one you're looking at!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: kim stewart
Question: Hi Alan I sent u a question before but i think u needed more information so just forget that one.we want to know if a 89 corsa 2 litre automatic with throttle body will work in a 95 cavalier 2.2 liter fuel injected 5 speed.I thanl u for any help u can give to me thanks again
Answer: Hi.. You can't easily swop parts on these! the ECU's and looms are different, along with just about everything else. The cars also have immobilisers which preclude engine changes. Stick with the engine type you have!
 
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