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Subject: 306 Turbo D
Sender's Name: Denis Cadogan
Question: I own a 306 D-Turbo it is 1998 and 40,000 miles on the clock. But the turbo has just died in the last 3 months. I had to get a new Head on the engine because of a crash 6 months ago." I lost water and drove the car". But the turbo worked after that. Is it just nackered are could it have been messed with during a service. Are they usualy repaired or replaced, and if so what would that cost.
Answer: The turbo could be seized...in that case a new one is required...expect to pay around ?350.
 
Subject: Cavalier 1.6
Sender's Name: Scott Dickson
Question: I have a cavalier 1.6 and I think the metal insulators on the H.t leads keep shorting out the ignition I have since taken them off is there a way I can get leads with no insulators as they seem to cause more problems than they solve.
Answer: You could probably buy after market leads that don't have those insulators. Try your local car acessory shop. One other tip is to use non-resistor plugs, in our experience that cures a lot of the shorting faults, by reducing coil output.We have found no detrimental effect.
 
Subject: 87 Toyota
Sender's Name: Gavin Upcroft
Question: have a 87 toyota turbo, and I need a replacement turbo. I need to know if I can put a bigger turbo on this car. If so how much? as in size and price. If not how much for the replacement. Also is the replacement factory or aftermarket? If you can, can you please give me any info on this car for upgrades.
Answer: Usually, it's not advisable to fit larger turbos unless you are doing other work to the car...the inevitable result is too much lag...If you need a replacement turbo, just call me on 01752 345880 office hours..
 
Subject: Sierra GLxi
Sender's Name: Matt Crammond
Question: I own a 1993 Sierra GLXi 2-litre DOHC, Its has fully adjustable spax suspension, grooved discs, scorpian exhaust, chip and filter.Currently running at 122bhp. What i am looking to do is exchange the engine for a 2.3 16valve, the likes of which are found in Ford Granadas and Galaxy's. Would this be an almost straight swap? if not what else would i need to do.
Answer: Not a straight swop !..you'd need the engine management system to go with it, including the loom and ECU...
 
Subject: Lancia Delta Evoluzione
Sender's Name: Mike Wilson
Question: I have a Lancia Delta Evoluzione which has an annoying problem. Runs great most of the time but very intermittently just as the car hits peak boost the power drops sharply then just as suddenly picks up and it's off and running again. I have had it checked with an advanced code reader which showed up nothing.
Answer: Have you very carefully checked all the pressure hoses ?...you may have an air leak...Also check the small bore pipe leading to the MAP sensor, make sure it's not split or blocked.
 
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