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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: kate parsons
Question: hi alan..im thinking of getting some mods to my evo 6 and have already purchased a walbro fuel pump,im also wanting to get a boost controller?which would you reccommend i purchase?once i have my mods i will be down to you for you to do your magic?thanks kate
Answer: Hi Kate - We've been using the Turbosmart E boost street recently, a great bit of kit for only 200 plus vat. We've found the boost control to be as good as those costing twice the price. If you'd like one, just let us know. We can also install it, as well as set the car up of course.
 
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Sender's Name: Chris
Question: Hello Alan, Does the 2.9 twin turbo technics sierra use an uprated oil pump and cam or are they the factory standard items. Thank you for your time.
Answer: There hasn't been an uprated pump available for the Cologne engine for some time now, so I don't think you have much choice! In any event, they weren't modified from standard, along with the cam. I wouldn't recommend a cam profile change.
 
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Sender's Name: Tom Toze
Question: I built a Raw striker with a 4AGE 20v motor running OMEX 3D ECU - 500 series i think. It has a standard map supplied by RAW but I was considering a rolling road setup. Do you have any experience with this engine, and likely gains i might get? What would be a ballpark price? Thanks
Answer: Little specific experience of that engine, but then a dyno enables you to make use of basic principles such as minimum best timing and air/fuel ratio targets. We have experience with Omex, and should cope just fine.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Andy Wilson
Question: Hi Alan I asked the other week about the strange way my wrx wagon kept holding back on boost - up till now an ecu reset cleared this, but this morning the reset did not clear it and there is no error codes - will generally only boost to .5bar, sometimes .6, the sometimes it kinda splutter then boosts upto .7 or .8 - could a leaky/faulty/dirty BOV cause this or a dirty boost controller - stuck for someone local in east kent to go to and like you tell everyone, WRX is not really a diy type car when this hapens!! Anything i can obviously check please?
Answer: Not really! get it on a dyno I'd say. an experienced operator should sort that one out for you.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: jay parmar
Question: hi alan, i sent you a question over 2 weeks ago about my radiator fan not working because my relay got burnt and ive had my fan cooling switch changed about 8 times in the past 10 months, and you said to ask my mechanic to check the earth so he did also i had another radiator fan cooling switch put in, the car was fine for 2 weeks but 2 days ago the fan stopped working again and the fan cooling switch is the problem, why does the fan cooling switch keep blowing, i just dont understand??? also when the fan did come on the temp was above normal, but the fan stays on for a very long time before it goes off, when the temp gauge is right to the bottom?? thankyou so much for your time.
Answer: The switch is responsible for controlling the fan, but shouldn't be carrying much current, that's what the relay is for, the switch should just provide enough power to operate the relay. At this stage, I'd suggest getting an auto electrician in there, who may be able to make more sense of the system. It sounds like it's either shorted, or wired up wrong.
 
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