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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gary
Question: cheers - is monday late morning ok with u to check the car over?
Answer: Hi.. Mondays are always good!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gary
Question: Mk3 golf is losing coolant - needs filled up every 5 weeks or so. Garage reckons no leaks and is probably the head gasket starting to fail. How much would a head gasket change cost and would you be able to do the work? Incidently, you chipped my car recently and am pleased with the results
Answer: Hi.. If this is an 8 valve, my memory fails me.. I would say around ?400 including a head overhaul. DON'T pull the head and fail to at least lap the valves in, that's a folly that drives me mad every time I hear it. If you'd like us to check your car out for you, just pop it in, no obligation!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: john
Question: hi alan, my car is a nissan almera gti i would like to increase the compression ratio to 11.1 ( current being 9.5.1 ) by fitting larger pistons also to help prevent detonation i would also like oil squirters fitted (like the gti-r have) to the block how much would this cost cheers john
Answer: Hello John - You may be pushing it a little at 11 to 1 ! You could deck the head instead of boring it out of course. I'm not certain that oil squirters would help with det much on it's own, so you may have to compromise on ignition settings as well. If you want to go the large bore route, get in touch, as we can supply JE forged pistons, made to srder.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Oli Davis
Question: Hi, you recently did some work on an MR2 Turbo which Ive just bought and I notice you advised on a cracked manifold... Do you know if the 9 bolt manifolds fit the 7 bolt heads? ive had mixed feedback. many thanks
Answer: Hi.. Don't know offhand is the simple answer! do they use the same gasket? There are plenty of fabricated ones about on ebay at the moment..I'm not sure about quality, but there again, I haven't heard of one falling apart yet either.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Mark Webster
Question: Hi Alan, i have a Citroen Xsara HDi (which you superchipped, incidently) and was wondering how much is involved in adding an intercooler? For some reason Citroen decided to leave one out in the first round of HDi\'s they made. Will readings from the MAP sensor be able to handle adjusting the fueling for the denser air or will i need (another) remap?
Answer: I would have thought the system would cope quite nicely with that kind of modification. The benefit would be from the reduction in charge temperature of course. There may be scope for a tweak to fuelling, I'm sure we'd like to get involved there somewhere, not least on our new rolling road !
 
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