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Subject: Clio RSi
Sender's Name: Dean Robinson
Question: have a 1993 Clio RSi (1974cc) which I have just acquired. The vehicle will not idle at a constant rpm varying between about 500rpm and 800rpm.It also stalls out when you are changing down the box. The problem was made better by putting in Bosch 4 plugs but consequently worse when I added a Pipercross induction kit. Have you any ideas which may help me locate the source of the fault? The vehicle only has 28000 miles on it and has been used very little during the last 4 years.
Answer: The only reasons for a bad idle are poor mixture control, or poor idle speed control. Have you checked for an air leak ?. The ECU controls the idle via the idle valve, you could try cleaning the valve with carb cleaner, also the breather system. Failing that you might find a diagnostic shop, willing to fix it!
 
Subject: Astra
Sender's Name: Simon Fisher
Question: I have a Astra(1200) the inside heater does'nt work, I replaced the fuse, but it still does'nt work allthough it still draws current! Have you got any idea what it could be???
Answer: The heater does not provide the heat of course, the water system does ! you have a matrix which takes heat from the engine, and allows it to pass into the car . You have a heater fan which should blow it about the place. I assume the fan isn't working ?..It may be siezed, you'll have to fish it out and see...
 
Subject: Peugeot 406 TDI
Sender's Name: Nicolas
Question: Hello, my name is nicolas and I live in Argentina, I wanted to know if you can give me the engine check codes of a Peugeot 406 tdi, the car is Diesel 12V.
Answer: Sorry, but we don't do Diesel..!
 
Subject: Ford Orion 1.6
Sender's Name: Ian Emmett
Question: can you plz tell me the tightening sequence and torque settings for my 1.6 ford orion f reg as i am sure the head gasket has gone the signs are sludge from the oil filler and also the breather on the air filter some signs are starting to show on the oil dipstick yet it doesnt seem to be ecsessively overheating
Answer: I wouldn't worry too much about a bit of creamy sludge, they tend to do that this time of year due to condensation. If you have no water loss or overheating, I would not worry until the oil was obviously contaminated . Don't forget the head gasket can blow in several ways. If at ain't broke, don't fix it ! And your best bet is to get a Haynes manual, and just do what the man says....
 
Subject: Fiat Coupe Turbo
Sender's Name: S Shemaly
Question: i have 98fiatcoupe turbo 5cly ,i would like know if you have any information about how to modify the turbo system in my car in order to increase the horsepower in my car without having any bad effect on my engine,
Answer: I can provide you with Superchip conversion which will give you another 30 horse power . We will need to have the ECU from your car to modify it. Please call me if you need more information
 
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