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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Pete
Question: Hi, i currently have a 1293 engine that i would like to be bored out to 1380. the current 1293 would need to be rebuilt aswell.how much would it be for this to all be fully fitted with all parts supplied and fitted by you?
Answer: I'm guessing that's a Mini? 1380 is fine, but I always reckoned only for track use. The design is fundamentally unreliable due to the tiny space between the middle cylinders. Personally, I'd rather rebuild your 1293, and spend more on the head and cam combination. Power wise, there isn't a lot in it.
 
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Sender's Name: Lucy
Question: My Rallye has just failed its MOT due to high emissions at 2474rpm CO is 4.66% HC is 0277ppm, code reading shows no faults, now had throttle body cleaned and new cat fitted which have caused readings to increase (CO now 5.01% at 2406rpm). Please can you help?
Answer: Hi Lucy. - You need to get the lambda sensor readings checked as it sounds like the mixture is too rich. A decent code reader should be able to show live data. The lambda should be cycling between .1 and .9 of a volt. If it is stuck at .5 or so, it's duff. if it is showing a high voltage, say .9 or so, then it's working ok, and the rich mixture is due to another fault, such as faulty MAP sensor, or incorrect fuel pressure.
 
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Sender's Name: daniel webb
Question: hi, got a saxo vtr 1.6 thinking about converting it to vts for the extra 8 vavles pretty sure the head will go straight on but wondered what else i\'d have to do with regards to timing, ecu, etc..... cheers danny,
Answer: No it won't, and don't do it! You have to change the engine, which doesn't actually fit that well, as the mounts are different, as well as the cooling system, exhaust. ECU and wiring loom.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Pete
Question: Mini Turbo-Hi, i currently have a 998 engine with a stage 1 kit. i also have an 1293 engine and would be very interested in how much it would cost to turbo this engine and how much it would cost if you were to do all of the work and the fitting? thanks Pete
Answer: Not a cheap exercise, unless you find yourself a Metro turbo engine. To be honest, I always thought the turbo A series were crap, and the engine is much better off if you tune it normally aspirated. These love gas flowed heads, and a decent cam choice and 45 dcoe Weber would blow the pants off a turbo anyway.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: darren
Question: my speedo recentley packed up i was changing a fuse and it went all the way round and back again while i was parked up as i drove away i noticed it had stopped
Answer: Whatever you did, go back and have another look, and try not to do it again!
 
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