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I'm taking the Z to Zedworld in Tamworth to get the Hicas bushes redone as they have worn out. I'm thinking at the same time to get my ECU remapped. They say it costs £300 and gives about 70bhp more. Is this a good idea? Will this have any impact on the turbo's or coolng system or anything else? Would it be better to upgrade other elements of the car first. The car has blitz dump valves, sports air filter, and big bore exhaust. It may have other performance mods but I wouldn't recognise them if I was looking at them.

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I'm taking the Z to Zedworld in Tamworth to get the Hicas bushes redone as they have worn out. I'm thinking at the same time to get my ECU remapped. They say it costs £300 and gives about 70bhp more. Is this a good idea? Will this have any impact on the turbo's or coolng system or anything else? Would it be better to upgrade other elements of the car first. The car has blitz dump valves, sports air filter, and big bore exhaust. It may have other performance mods but I wouldn't recognise them if I was looking at them.

 

 

HI MOWER

 

IMHO I WOULD FIT NEW 555/550 INJECTORS, NEW FUEL PUMP(CHEAP ONES ON E-BAY) AND GET AN ECU CHIP OF ANDY P.

 

 

THEN INVEST IN AN ELECTRONIC BOOST CONTROLLER TO UP THE BOOST

 

ALL FOR APPROX £400, IF YOU FIT THE INJECTORS, PUMP AND BOOST CONTROLLER URSELF (VERY EASY, HONEST.)

 

ALAN

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you can get a chip from a few members on here at a cost of £60-70, which im sure one of them will reply to this and let you know. as far as the injectors, you dont need to change these for more power. as already stated, get an electronic boost controller which you can set at a relatively safe 14psi.

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you can get a chip from a few members on here at a cost of £60-70, which im sure one of them will reply to this and let you know. as far as the injectors, you dont need to change these for more power. as already stated, get an electronic boost controller which you can set at a relatively safe 14psi.

 

 

you dont need to change the injectors, but with a car being around 15 years old, the injectors are more than likely on their last legs or will be, so why not change them?

 

alan

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Mowerman I have a John Dixon chip for sale that would be ideal for your car.

It's set up for basic mods - exhaust, air filter, boost controller etc.

£50 delivered for the chip, you'd just have to get someone to fit it for you. PM me if your interested.

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Yeah, paying £300 for a chip is a bit steep these days !

On it's own it is mate, however they do somewhat a bit more than just supply a chip for that. Having watched them one day do this, the car is road tested, engine checked/tested as required with a conzult check too. ECU removed and socketed by a 3rd party, refitted ECU, mig tips as required or fit as an option a boost controller if customer requires, again another road test with a boost gauge plumbed in. Report done for customer of any obvious concerns found and then usually when customer returns a further road test with customer in the car and either Jeff or Jamie explaining the differences.

All this is time at ? per hour which like any garage is the same amount regardless of the type of work. Oh and then add the VAT, it all adds up!

Obviously anyone can buy a chip for 70 odd bucks, wap it in, (incorrectly) fry the chip or ECU, have no idea of the engine condition or possible pinking/detting due to other factors in the engine.

Mowerman, with the mods you have and after fitting a new chip/controller etc, should you wish more power then new injectors would be on the cards, however not yet and certainly not a new fuel pump which can handle well in excess of 500 odd BHP!

Your next mod however after this 1st should be better intercoolers as the intake charge temps will be starting to rise with the increase in performance/boost.

cheers

smithy

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I had my chip fitted by Zedworld a couple of years back and it certainly made a big diferents but i did have to upgrade the clutch shortly after although i dont know how worn it was before the chip. But i do highly rate Zedworld and they do offer good advise and good work is carried out.

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On it's own it is mate, however they do somewhat a bit more than just supply a chip for that. Having watched them one day do this, the car is road tested, engine checked/tested as required with a conzult check too. ECU removed and socketed by a 3rd party, refitted ECU, mig tips as required or fit as an option a boost controller if customer requires, again another road test with a boost gauge plumbed in. Report done for customer of any obvious concerns found and then usually when customer returns a further road test with customer in the car and either Jeff or Jamie explaining the differences.

All this is time at ? per hour which like any garage is the same amount regardless of the type of work. Oh and then add the VAT, it all adds up!

Obviously anyone can buy a chip for 70 odd bucks, wap it in, (incorrectly) fry the chip or ECU, have no idea of the engine condition or possible pinking/detting due to other factors in the engine.

Mowerman, with the mods you have and after fitting a new chip/controller etc, should you wish more power then new injectors would be on the cards, however not yet and certainly not a new fuel pump which can handle well in excess of 500 odd BHP!

Your next mod however after this 1st should be better intercoolers as the intake charge temps will be starting to rise with the increase in performance/boost.

cheers

smithy

 

 

Still think a Conzult, ECU Socketing, and healthcheck for £300 is a bit steep!

 

Conzult Free at most meets, ECU 12p, Healthcheck £30, ECU Socketing £50, fitting boost jets (10 min) + 50p.

 

£200 would seem a more reasonable price to me really as to be honest they are not doing that much.

 

Having said that, it is always worth getting someone who knows what they are doing and I supose your paying for piece of mind more than anything else.

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Thanks for all the input guys I really appreciate it. Its probably not something I'm gonna get done before christmas now anyways. There are a few other little niggly things that need sorting on the car before I start modding the engine. I think what I'm going to do is sort the cosmetics first then put together a concrete plan of what I'm going to upgrade/ replace, otherwise I can see myself getting carried away.

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Also Mower

 

Zedworld As Good As They Are, And They Are Good, They Might Fit Mig Welding Jets And Ecu Chip To Increase Ur Boost, Which Is Fine, But Cannot Control Spikes Or Overboost

 

Alan

 

mate ive had weldong tips fitted for 4 years now, and do you know what. Runs a treat.

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surely every car has its own characteristics and boost would vary.

when i put in 1.0m tips my car was running too high boost,

so i decided to install a manual boost control as this way i can always turn it down a bit especially with this cold weather.

Its safer

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Yes its safer of course but..... when the weather gets warmer (summer) and your running the same boost as to which was fine and dandy in the winter the charge temps will rise and engine will detonate with the same setting it was running in the winter.

The owner thinking his car is running fine which actually it isnt and its detonating like guy folks???

 

So having a manual control will allow you to set it back a bit when it becomes unsafe?

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Yes its safer of course but..... when the weather gets warmer (summer) and your running the same boost as to which was fine and dandy in the winter the charge temps will rise and engine will detonate with the same setting it was running in the winter.

The owner thinking his car is running fine which actually it isnt and its detonating like guy folks???

 

So having a manual control will allow you to set it back a bit when it becomes unsafe?

i run 1.0mm and getting 14-15psi, in the hot humid summer i keep the revs high but limit heavy pedal thus keeping boost down :)

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