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Old 12-17-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Tuning help (turbo svt focus)

I have an 03 svt focus with a turbonetics t3/t4, diablo mafia, diablo sport tuner (currently running one of toms old tunes with around 300 whp), boost-a-pump, knock sensor, and alot of typical turbo needed parts.

What im trying to figure out is its not easy for me to drive to North carolina again to have my car dyno'd so what im wondering is if anyone in ga can tune it or is there something speacial i need to know if taking the car to someone else.

The reason for needing the tune. A couple of years ago tom rebuilt this motor put a new fuel pump on it tuned it and gave it back to me. There was an issue tuning it with the new fuel pump he put on it and i picked it up before he had time to figure it out so the car was dropping off bad at almost redline.
I drove it for about a month when I ran into the big number 3 piston isssue lol. So yea number three piston busted up bad and I'm having a mechanic fix it now. All i need to figure out is the tuning issue. any advice will be awesome! thanks


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Old 12-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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why not have tom tune it by datalogging?
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Give me a call 704-249-3745 I can tune it with out bringing it to me

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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Ok ill call you when I get the car back from the mechanic.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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So today I found out how much the mechanic here is gonna charge to fix the piston blow out. 2000 dollars to pull the motor fix it and put it back together. Seems high maybe I'm wrong.
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i think tom charges about $1500 for an engine rebuild but that isnt pulling and reinstalling. that is with you showing up with the motor in the back of a truck and then picking it up when he is done. HOWEVER tom has been doing builds on the focus platform since 2002 i think so from an experience standpoint he has a leg up on just about anyone out there and then there is the peace of mind knowing that the job got done right....
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #7
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if you lived near Washington id build your zetec
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Um no, you are gonna do the lower end of my new block. What time are you gonna be here to pick it up?

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To the OP, That is pretty steep in my book. Is this guy super good? Are you supplying the parts or, are you going through him for them?
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i've got a zx3 block already honed for 9:1 compression probe pisto\ns and svt rings.....if u r curious. i may sell
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