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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Andy Wilson
Question: Hi Alan Thnx for prompt reply - am running on Shell V power - should i perhaps be looking for some loose bolt or something if there is perceived knocking? Wish you were not the other side of the country! thnx Andy
Answer: This one can be a thorny issue with Subarus. Certainly have a good listen to it!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Jordan
Question: Hi alan, me again! When i had my car mapped last time i think martyn said it was only boosting 1.2bar and said about getting a turbosmart e-boost2 to up the boost. Any idea what a vf35 is capable of boosting to? and would i be gaining much on the 316bhp by upping the boost to say 1.4bar? Thanks
Answer: Hi Jordan - A VF35 should be able to make up to 340 bhp or so, assuming you have the right bits to go with it. A decent boost controller certainly makes a difference! Best give Martyn a call?
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Andy Wilson
Question: Hi Alan I am having a recurring prob with my scoob - most of the time running fine, but every now and then it will not boost past 0.5 bar - an ecu reset clears it so it boost past this again, but reports no errors codes, sometimes it clears it self - if the boost is rising when driving sometimes it boosts clean to .7/.8 bar as usual some times it \"splutters\" a bit, then boosts up, sometimes it just then refuses to go past .5 until resetting? I have had a look over it but cannot see any obvious split hoses - it was fine before i had the cam belt & oil change done recently - could this be a coincidence? It feels as if something is sticking or getting stuck,? thanks Andy
Answer: Hi Andy - I would have expected to find some kind of fault code if a reset improves things. What fuel are you running on? it may be that the ECU is actually pulling back due to some knock activity or perceived knock activity.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: adam west
Question: hi alan,have a uk300 thats seems very slow,it has the ppp ecu fully decatted and running 1.3bar of boost,is it worth doing the hybrid turbo/front intercooler or would it make more sense to sell it on and start off with an 03 sti with ppp,as thinking about a brake upgrade also,cheers for now adam
Answer: Hi Adam - I can see where you're coming from, but you may find others think the same way, making it hard to get a good deal on your 300. If that's the case, it would make sense to improve the devil you know! Having had prior experience, we have learnt to be wary of potential engine problems with the UK300. We've had a couple in the past that end up flat due to the ignition being pulled big style via advanced learning. The ECU picks up engine noise, and translates that as detonation. Of course, anything that's broken can be fixed! At 1.3 bar, your car should go well, so I'd advise getting it checked out before you go any further.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Nick Daw
Question: 1990 Escort - I have a problem with a worn rear hub assembly, have been told it would be better to have a RS2000 rear disc conversion done, as the spares for mine are non existent. Is the conversion the way to go ? and where to get it done, do you do this ?
Answer: We could carry out the work, if we can get the parts! Call me on 01752 345880 office hours to discuss, I have a few sources in my office phone book.
 
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