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In very general terms, across most mainstream manufacturers the tune out of the factory has to be conservative to cover a range of gas quality, altitude, weather conditions, driving styles, emissions regulations etc... plus to protect engine components from additional strain. Note that some changes will have an effect on the ingredients of exhaust gas, ...


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As long as you don’t over-rev the engine and push it past the red line, there should be no need to worry about wear or damage to the engine. It is only the clutch that you are going to be shortening the life of.


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When you engage the clutch without easing off the throttle a bit, the engine rpm can rise rather quickly. When you then release the clutch that higher engine speed is then felt by the clutch plates as excess wear. The correct technique, and this takes some practice but will soon become second-nature, is to simultaneously engage the clutch and ease off the ...


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It’s a fairly broad question so I’ll give a fairly broad answer: chip tuning, as the name suggests, means reprogramming the ECU and may or may not be done alongside other modifications. Typically an increase in performance will result in a loss somewhere - most likely engine life and fuel consumption. For an aftermarket tuner to add 20hp without ...


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In short, yes, issues with the timing chain tensioner could absolutely cause issues on just one bank. I'm not completely familiar with your specific engine but typically, each individual bank will have it's own tensioner. If one tensioner fails, there is no guarantee that bank will remain in time. Short of actually jumping timing, which if the car passes a ...


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