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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Jamie Paluch
Question: I currently have a 1.8 190e and im sick to death with its sluggish preformance, i was hoping on doing on an engine swap with a 190e 2.6 model but ideally would like to put a c230K engine in. Is this possible? If so what other parts would need to be upgraded eg. brakes
Answer: Hello Jamie - You're opening a whole can of worms there. These cars vary so much in specification, it really isn't a proposition to change engines over. Buy yourself another Mercedes! The Cosworth version isn't too expensive to buy if you're adventurous..
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Michele
Question: Hello, I have a 7 seater H reg Nissan Prairie and didn't realise when I bought it that the speedometer doesn't work unless you go around a large roundabout or sometimes take a sharp left. Also it doesn't always alarm itself and the heater has heat but no blow. I cannot lock us in although everything else electrical is fantastic As I'm planning to pull a trailer this summer,(there is an electrical towbar but the cover is missing) I need to sort this out pronto. My mechanic has suggested I need to change each thing, but surely it's just dodgy electrics if I can get the speedo working by hanging a U? Where do I start?Thanks
Answer: Hi Michelle.- The faults you have all sound different from each other, and are all electrical faults. From experience, you can't beat a trained auto electrician for sorting those things out. Look in yellow pages if you can't get a recommend. Those things don't sound too complicated, and shouldn't cost that much to fix.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: dennis
Question: hello im from macedonia i have a ford taunus with siera engine 2.0 carboretor,but i thinck is blow up.so i want to repare with some tunning. i ask u what 2 do.how do tune the engine,,,i dont know how HP is ..i thnik is maybe 110 but dont know .i have remmus k&n filter and veber2.do i fit in the car how bhp is than,plese answer .tnx
Answer: Hi Dennis - I think I understand you ! If that engine did not have a Weber to start with, fitting one with a K and N would add about 8 bhp. A 2 litre with a single choke carb would be about 95 bhp and around 108 bhp with the twin choke.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: walks
Question: my astra van 1.7 DTI 2000 on a W is very sluggish IE sometimes struggles to do 80mph into a head wind no real chance off being able to overtake anything doing more than 60mph has been like it ever since i bought it at 3 years old with 42k on the clock but just laterly if i am on a motor way foot to the metal doing every bit off 70mph the engine managment light comes on and it feels like a different van it goes like i think it should 40% more power/torque
Answer: Best start by having a rolling road session to determine how much power it actually has before you start. Check the boost pressure first, then check the fuel management.
 
Subject: escort rs turbo fuel mod
Sender's Name: mark pimlott
Question: Hi Alan.do you know what the "bosch mod"is?and have you ever heard of using the cold start injector as a fith injector.if so how is it done and set up.thanks for your time.
Answer: Hello Mark.. I dare say I do, but I've never heard it described as such! Sounds like internet speak.. what's it supposed to achieve? I wouldn't use the cold start, as it isn't designed to control fuelling, only give a spray on demand. If you need a 5 th injector, use an ERL kit, they are very versatile. We can supply one if you need it.
 
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