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Subject: Ford Orion 1.6i ghia
Sender's Name: Andrew Shears
Question: I have currently got a ford orion 1.6i ghia / f plate. I was wishing to know if i could change my engine to a 1.6 turbo instead of injection and how much it would cost??
Answer: Well it is possible, and a common conversion. I'm not sure it's a really good idea though. Personally, I would sell the Orion, and buy an RS Turbo ! Most of these conversions were done using stolen parts....and you have to change everything, engine, loom, radiator..etc
 
Subject: Ford Escort
Sender's Name: Mike Hamilton-Walker
Question: I own a 1987 E reg. 1.4L Ford Escort MK4. It's an estate model and in perfect order, plus the engine only has 75 thousand on it. I would like to add more power, tune the engine, anything that would give me more BHP and speed. I would like to avoid replacement of the engine, and transmission. Someone told me that a injector kit could work, as I don't know much about tuning, and only good maintenance. Can you help ?
Answer: It's difficult to come up with anything really effective for that engine. An air filter swap could give you another 4 bhp, but that's about it... Personally, I would look for another engine, with more capacity . ( 1600 ) , or forget the whole thing!
 
Subject: 205 Dimma Conversion
Sender's Name: Wigi
Question: You are based around Plymouth aren't you? Would that mean i would have to come to you to have the turbo fitted? How could i tell if i have an uprated gearbox? Im going to find out the compression figure when i come back from holiday as i am very keen on doing the turbo thing. Could you give me a rough price for the kit and fitting? I would have to be careful though, as the engine in the dimma i bought has only done around 1500 - 2000 miles. Its not a recon, it was brand new from peugeot, then sat in a gar
Answer: The usual way to uprate the box is to use an Mi 16v box. If you want to fit the turbo yourself you can of course. The manifolds are available at ?310 plus vat , and I would guess about ?1200 for all the parts.
 
Subject: Peugeot 205
Sender's Name: Jeff Lightfoot
Question: Thats the thing, i am not completely sure what i need to do it! I could probably manage it with some help! how hard is it to do that conversion? and how much would all the parts cost me? Thank you
Answer: All the parts are not available now, but it is possible to do the conversion if you are enterprising enough ! I would say about ?1000 for the parts we have.
 
Subject: Peugeot 205
Sender's Name: Jeff Lightfoot
Question: I know you don't do any turbo conversions, but is there any place out there now that can do turbo conversions on the pug 205? I really want to get mine done, but you guys were the only ones i knew that did it (well, used to!) any help would be apreciated.....
Answer: Well not exactly used to! If you want to carry out your own conversion, I can supply most of the parts to do it, including manifold, turbo and a host of other sundry parts. Tell me what you need !
 
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