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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: gerry
Question: Car is backfiring and pulling back on boost, could you guide me in the right direction?
Answer: I'd check all the pipework, particularly the one between the air cone and the turbo intake, as it sounds like a lean mixture. There are plenty of other possibilities, but that's where I'd start, assuming it's an actual backfire, rather than a misfire.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: jamie
Question: hi alan ive seen a very cheap subaru estate which is in superb condition and at a cracking price got full history 87,000 miles etc... im very tempted in this as it will leave me with around 3 grand left over how much is a engine rebuild by your company. im not after big bhp as my racing about days are over. what im looking for is a reliable 300 bhp. i see a lad had a Impreza on ebay for sale which it said had a Fully forged engine, including rods, shells, pistons and crank. this would be a good base to build off for a good safe reliable 300 bhp ? i hear your the man when it comes to subaru\'s atb jamie ps hope you and your family have a great new year
Answer: Hi Jamie - Thanks for kind words, and of course we'd wish the same for you and yours! Re Scooby, a standard but quality build, using forged pistons and multi layer head gaskets would cost the 3K. Of course you may be lucky enough to find a good engine for sale, and there again you might not! There is a train of thought that says "if your engine ain't broke, don't fix it"! We could offer a few tuning tweaks that may get you close to your power requirements without hurting the engine as it is. Even 270 bhp would seem lively compared to stock, and a decent engine won't worry at that level.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: jonathan fry
Question: hi alan. i bought a 2005 impreza sti type uk 2 weeks ago. and aint had much of a chance to drive it cause of the the amount of snow we have had.but i changed my exhaust for the full decat that i had on my 2004 wrx. after fitting the exhaust i took it for a spin and it became hesitant on boost. i phoned the subaru main dealer i bought the car off and was told this is what happens when u decat the sti but the same doesnt happen with the wrx. i was wondering if it had anything to do with the boost solonoid needing cleaning or would it be somthing far worse than that. any help would b greatly appreciated. thanks jonathan
Answer: Hi Jonathon. It may just be creeping into overboost. Whatever you change on an Impreza inevitably means a remap. If nothing else, it'll go a damn sight better when you've had it done.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: mr lee warder
Question: Hello Alan. I came to you several years ago with a twin turbo XR4x4 and you gave it a tweak and it was brilliant. The torque was amazing! I had to sell that car for family reasons and have regretted that to this day, so I was wondering if you still had the parts/connections to convert another sierra to twin turbo spec, maybe minker spec. It would be great to get back behind the wheel of one of your converted sierras again. yours hopefully Lee Warder
Answer: Hi Lee - Could you call me on 01752 345880 re this one? I might have something of interest for you.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: craig
Question: hi alan ok thanks for your reply,so for the time being until i come down to see u again will my car run ok by just adding a uprated manifold and intercooler and pipes or because of the map already will this affect things?if so what do i do?thanks
Answer: Changing those items shouldn't cause any problems although of course you won't actually gain much without setting it up to take advantage of the extra flow and cooling. Just let us know when you're ready to come down!
 
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