Hi ken its andy.
since having the car back from u with it’s 202 bhp @ the wheels i have done some research into why you could not get the power from the engine.
my answers came from a small rolling road in north wales.
I dropped the car off there with a list of what had been done and the estimate of what the power should be.
the car was left for one week (dropped off on a monday)
tuesday: the tuner mapping my car phoned me. he told me that the ecu was not calibrated to the engine. this was prooved by firstly the boost pressure. the ecu read something like 1.2 bar when in actual fact (with use of a spare boost gauge) the scharger was .4 of a bar. the fuel was also a bit out which i was previously suspicious of as it had always smelt very rich.
so he phoned omex and then calibrated the engine for me.(this was also the reason why it would not idle propperly)
he ran the car and got it to 212 bhp and could not get any more.
he made a call to jackson racing and asked about ignition timing. i think it was 2 degree for every 1 psi. anyway he did as they said and the engine is producing 306 bhp @ the fly which is perfect.
i must be honest ken. i would have thought u or tommy would have noticed the engine not being calibrated propperly and that a simple check with a boost gauge would have pointed this out and erradicated any issues of what boost the s/c was producing. tommy did mention to me that something was not quiet right with the boost and that it were red lining.
once this issue was ironed out a simple call to jackson racing would have told u about the ignition timing. instead i was left having to do this homework for myself which is a bit unfair, your the tuner not me and im paying you to give me a result. the result was a car with a little over standard power. during u having my car i made some calls to u and spoke to tommy. he is a nice chap but the vibes i got off him was he did not know what the problem was and he just wanted to wash his hands of it.
all of the above along with the initial wait and false promises of the car being ready have left me feeling out of pocket. it tokk me turning up out of the blue demanding for my car back to get you working onit. then i took it away with 200bhp. then drove it back again (waisting a friends time and costing me money infuel) and waited another two weeks for an extra 2 bhp.
ken, u had so much time to get decent results from my car. i spent ï¿½500 with you and got very very little.
i spent ï¿½150 having this other chap doing it. he diagnosed a mian problem and fixed it in 24hours (calibration) then realised there was another problem. rather than loosing his patience with it or washing his hands of it he set about fixing it. one call later and 4 days the car engine was producing its propper power.
all in all ï¿½150 for mapping, and a total of ï¿½370 was paid by me as the calibration took some time and i had other work done.
i paid for u to do a job. the job was not doen and u made it seem that it was a strange unanswerable fault! i then felt u had done your best and was happy with ur work but then after seeing the reasons why there was not enough power im quite upset at the amount of money i spent with you.
i would love to hear your thoughts on the above ken if you can please take time to respond.