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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Phil Clarke
Question: Hi Alan, I have recently fitted a stage one kit to my 1275 mini, it drives well and starts well, however it judders as if missing from 2000 rpm upwards under light throttle openings. Is this a common fault when using a AAA needle and does it require re profiling to a richer setting mid range? as when i experimented by putting gaffer tape half way round the cone air filter it seemed to be a lot better!! hope you can help Phil Clarke
Answer: Book it in mate, I'll sort it for you! (It's what we do..)
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: john
Question: hi alan will the head be ready to refit head after the work you quoted is done or will further work be needed, will the stem valve seals get replaced,thank,s again john.
Answer: Hi John - Yes, the head will be ready to re fit. We could supply a gasket set and head bolts if that suits you, and use the seals from there.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: john
Question: hi alan i took the head off my 1988 escort rs turbo today didn,t sound right think it,s valve damage ,the numbers on the pistons are on piston one 828 and 1189 pistons 2-3 and 4 817 and 0889 do you know if thay are standard or oversize they have fine ring marking on top like the rings on a tree,my last rs they were smooth,how much do you charge to service the head,ie re seat valves or replace them and a skim,any help on pistons would be great,thank,s for your time john.
Answer: Hi John - I can't help from the numbers, you may find something underneath the crown, but you'd have to remove them first! The head work comes in at 97.50 plus vat (117) for strip clean and build, cut and lap valves and seats and surface.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Tristan Gynn
Question: Hi there, I have a VW Transporter T4 which i have had a BAM 1.8 20v Turbo installed into it. It is running QPENG MBE management, i would like to see wot power it is putting out but also make sure it is mapped properly. Are you able to map MBE systems?? Cheers
Answer: Hi Tristan - We have previously mapped MBE, although their systems can vary as to quality. We can certainly test, and check it out from there?
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Toby
Question: Hi Alan, i currently have a robin reliant engined trike. The engine although in good condition simply does not have the power and torque. i have been told by the person who built the frame that the 1.6 pinto engine and box should slot in with little changes. Just so happens i have such an engine and a type 9 box in the garage. Would you guys be able to do the swap (as it may require moving engine mount brackets, etc etc) And if so.. any idea of ballpark costs for such work. Thanks
Answer: Hi Toby - The Reliant engine is actually quite tuneable, as it's used by the 750 motor club for racing. It may be worth investigating tuning your current engine rather than start again with another one. The Pinto engine is much heavier, and quite sluggish. If you're interested, drop in sometime, and we'll discuss it.
 
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