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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Carl Roboinson
Question: Hi there if my timing belt snapped on a 1998 laguna 1.6 is the engine safe, or is it a hitter and I best find a new lump. hope you can help
Answer: Hi.. sorry, it's a hitter! It may still be cheaper to fix the bent valves though..
 
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Sender's Name: david simpsonm
Question: i have an escort s2 rst, now i think the thermostat has been taken out as when i am driving constant speed the temp is on cold and the heaters are cold, when i idle or drive round town its ok in the middle, no when my temp is cold my revs stick at 1800rpm, when my temp is 1/4 way up it sits at 1100rpm when it is half way or above it is either at 900rpm or trying to stall, what is the cause of this and how do i rectify it, thankyou for yor help, dave
Answer: Hi.. It you think it doesn't have a thermostat, it wouldn't hurt to fit one. It sounds like it needs tuning, as incorrect mixture is the likely reason for idle speed variation.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Matt
Question: Hi, I have a Ford Mondeo 1.8i 115bhp. It drives fine untill i floor it on the motorway, only when i floor it, recently it has been refusing to pull and feels like its misfiring. Any ideas? Thanks
Answer: If it sounds like it's misfiring it probably is! check the plugs, these are well known for tracking faults. If you see any marks down the insulators, fit new ones, but run the gap at 1mm.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: lee meadows
Question: Alfa V6- Hi Al.have fitted a scorpion dtm b.box.a k∧n filter.she still has flat spots. have heard that these piggy back chips[the cheap ones]will iron them out plus more bhp.is it to good to be true?do they work? if not how can the flat spots be removed? they're spoiling my fun. many thanks. lee m.
Answer: You shouldn't have flat spots! It sounds like you have a fault somewhere. Those should be smooth as silk. I wouldn't bother messing about with "cheap chips" when you can get the real deal for less than ?300 from Superchips. A slight tweak to the air temp sensor inputs won't help you.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Andrew Allen
Question: I have an S Reg Corsa Breeze 1.4i and it's running very badly, especially in the morning. The car takes a couple of attempts to start and once it's going it often stalls at junctions and kangaroos while moving. When driving at higher speed it randomly kangaroos and loses speed, often sticking at say 60mph even with the accelerator fully pressed. It then recovers but randomly occurs at any time during a journey. I've had problems in the past with the crank connector, and have been told it could be the air inlet manifold, but I don't know ?.
Answer: Hi Andrew- you have to start with a fault code read done by a dealer or tuner. This should point out faults with sensors or circuits. You shouldn't have to pay more than ?35 or so for that, and at least it should eliminate the easy stuff.
 
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