TQ for all who recommended RED DOT Tuning for chiptuning
As per previous post, many of you mentioned Red Dot as being V Good for tuning.
Called them Tuesday and took the car down, which didn't seem to be running right, and the dyno proved this.
So we didn't actually get any tuning done because the car just isn't producing any boost over 11psi anymore - week ago was spot on, pulling so strong I was getting flywheel vibration between 2-2500rpm.
The usual suspects have been changed in the past few weeks - air mass - map sensor - vnt controller - just to be safe...
but that not to say one of these is still causing the issue.
The problem is poor boost, its now strugling to pull 0.7bar and it needs 2500rpm to get this too. spends most its time down at 0.5bar. Of coarse its smoking as its not getting the air.
Despite all this, I was very impressed with Red Dots tuning expertise and the machanical knowledge of the garage next door (garage D I think - big into skyline drift cars!) who identified a broken EGR pipe just by the manifold, then removed and welded over sealing this of, also disconnected the butterfly on the inlet manifold which is very important to do when removing EGR.
The car is now at an alfa specialist who was recommended to me by an alfa dealers top techie (I shan't name the dealer to protect the most helpfull & honest techie I met for some time), non the less, the specialist is time served wit alfa so should now his stuff.
Once its back up and running it will be back to RED DOT tuning to get done what was originally wanted.
It was good to see honest tuners, who typically see 140bhp JTD's producing 115-125 bhp on their dyno - then tuning them to 165+bhp.
(interesting to hear that 3.2gta usually kick out 235ish bhp on the dyno rather than alfas claimed 250, but the 1.9 150bhp tunes to high 190's+ easily, even in a punto!!! - would you feel safe?)
Tuning on the dyno/roalling road seems to be the only way to tune a car properly seeing realisted results, and for those with silly claims, a mighty shock when they hit the ground should they dare to dyno their car.
The next day the methanol had arrived and was ready to be mixed with the water injection system I have fitted, so this should give a few extra bhp if/when the car gets up and running.
Thank you to all who recommended RED DOT, they really are as good as you all said.
Will add to this as things progress.
I'll try and upload the dyno results when we get that far.