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Sender's Name: Anthony
Question: Would it be possible to get a superchip for a suzuki swift 1.3 but not the GTi verison. it is a 1993 on a L plate
Answer: Hi. Probably possible, although I'm not sure of the result on that one.
 
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Sender's Name: Ady corston
Question: Hi Alan i have a 1989 orion 1.6 fitted with a webber and i have always had a pinking problem.I have adjusted the timing several times with not much improvment have you any ideas.
Answer: Occasionally, we come across engines that won't respond as they should to timing adjustments. Once you start backing off timing to the point where you're losing power and it still pinks, then you have to consider removing the head for a thorough overhaul. We've always found this sorts it!
 
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Sender's Name: Rodney
Question: Can you help me - is my car too photogenic ? I have noticed men in white vans taking \"snaps\" of me in my car (I have not yet stopped to ask why due to my extreme speed at the time)I do find this somewhat distracting whilst trying to concentrate on not losing control at this velocity. This is also accompanied a few weeks later by an invitation to attend some sort of \"do\" at the local magistrates court - I am beginning to think they might be connected. Should I change my vehicle for something a little less attractive to the photographers - perhaps a white coloured car may help - what do you think ?
Answer: I dare say they are taking your picture as they must assume you are someone famous. Only someone with real status ( Beckham? ) would be seen driving around in a silver Porsche. You could try something a bit less conspicuous, a Hillman Imp maybe?
 
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Sender's Name: kai
Question: hi alan. My head went on my ERST series 2. We put a stage 2 head on the car, but it wont start up. It goes to fire up then just turns over. It does this constantly and never starts. Never had any problems before. My local garage has had the car for 2 weeks with no joy, i was preparing to drive to yours for tuning. Do you have any ideas whats wrong? its been off the rd for 2 months now.
Answer: Tow it over mate, we'll sort it!
 
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Sender's Name: Matt Milford
Question: Hi Alan, sorry to be a pain in the ass and keep emailing you its just that i live near barnstaple and i want to come down to you but if you can't help i dont want a wasted journey.(long way to drive)If you can remember that i have a MY93 wrx with a MINES ECU i\'ve been told that unless its been mapped for uk fuel i\'m going to blow the engine, apparently it\'s to do with the advance being so hard and it has to run on 102 ron fuel. Is there anything you can do to help,are these re-mappable? as you can proberly tell i\'m really worried about it and what sort of prices am i looking at? MANY THANKS MATT
Answer: Hello Matt. It's by no means certain that if you have a particular ECU it's going to cause a problem. It all depends on detonation, and if it exists or not. I would just run the car on 97 octane and get it down so we can have a look at it. We can easily deal with any overboost issues, which have as much to do with it as ignition advance when it comes to det. Barnstaple isn't that far!
 
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