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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Neil
Question: Hi Alan I\'ve just recently bought a k plate wrx but seems too hold back on boost around 5 1/2 thousand then comes in surges ? It\'s pretty standard bar the exhaust, induction and blow off valve ! Just seems strange as its a import and my uk spec with same mods ran a bit quicker ? Any ideas thanks
Answer: Hi Neil - Get it checked out! A dyno session should show up any faults, or at least lead the way. An induction kit can be a radical change on those cars, directly affecting the tuning. Of course we'd be happy to check it out for you if you're local.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: john
Question: hi alan i have just put new engine gearbox in my escort rs turbo 1988,it sounds great and runs smooth but when it,s on boost the car seems to hold back mainly in 4th and 5th,the boost gaust is going up to 14 psi but the car doesnt pull as it should,the revs don,t shoot up so i don,t think it,s the clutch any ideas would be great,how much do you charge for a tune up many thank,s john.
Answer: Hi John - We charge 60 plus vat (72) for a dyno session and set up. I cut my teeth on these! 01752 345880 to book, a day's notice is fine.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: marcus
Question: hi alan i have a 03 remapped sti 70000 miles that seems to be burning 1ltr oil every 2000 miles, no smoke, no leaks, no smells and no idea. have recently noticed the fins on outside of intercooler going a sooty black. any ideas? many thanks
Answer: Hi Marcus - If it isn't leaking, it must be burning it! An engine can use oil through valve stem seals, piston rings or turbo, or of course a combination of all three, which means there are a number of variations. If you can cope with the oil consumption, I don't suppose it matters much. The only fix is to pull the engine part, assuming it isn't all down to the turbo. Most turbo faults result in smoking at idle.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: stephen smith
Question: Peugeot HDi - hi my car has been jumping during acceleration. i will be just driving and it will do a couple of jumps every now and then but seems to be happening more often. what can cause this and how much to replace.
Answer: Hi Stephen - I'd start with a fault code read to see where that gets us, cost 36 inc vat. You can drop in any time for that one!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: aaron ostler
Question: Dear alan, i am currently serving for her majesties royal air force but thinking of carrying on my career in techanical engineering in the normal world. I was wondering, to work in a performance tuning garage such as yours what qualifications would i need and how much experience do you look for? It would be great to hear back from you as ive been an avid fan of your garage for many years. Kind regards, aaron ostler.
Answer: Hi Aaron - Many thanks for the interest and kind words. As it happens we very rarely take on staff as the ones we have seem to like it here! The tuning industry is undergoing a lot of changes to be fair, so it's hard to predict anything about it apart from the need to be flexible. I'd say to anybody interested in cars that the future lies with electrics and electronics, so that's where I'd suggest training should start. Best of luck!
 
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