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Healthy enough to tune

Postby Pies » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:16 pm

Hey guys,

Recently got a 2005 Gt liberty wagon with 152k on the clock. Interested in getting in tuned so I emailed MSR (heard he was the man) and he said that he wants to make sure the car is healthy enough, which is great rather then just selling me a tune!!
So was wondering if any other people have got their cars tuned around this age?

cheers,
Peter
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Re: Healthy enough to tune

Postby HardwareBoB » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:48 pm

I bought my car at 160,000km and turned up everything! (it exploded, but that was a failing fuel pump)
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Re: Healthy enough to tune

Postby bigBADbenny » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:05 pm

A tune can certainly favour long term reliability.
And any decent tuner will be looking for mechanical issues before going ahead.
Eg ocv vvt solenoids, front o2 sensor, plugs & coilpacks, oil pickup, cats to name a few potential issues.
But preparing the car prior is the way forward beginning with DIY logging with eg Tactrix, vagcom or BtSsm.
I'd recommend the latter combo if on a budget.
MSR can also help with sourcing and installing various suitable upgrades, or do the research here for eg fuel pump, dump, 3port etc.
If you mod the car w/o a tune it's best to very temporarily run it off boost at wastegate pressure, until tuned, or at least logged.

Once again, log, analyse, replace or upgrade for reliability - then upgrade to support a little more power... And get it tuned at some stage of this process.
Being sure and confident of the state of the tune, and the reliability of the parts is the key to long term reliability.
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Re: Healthy enough to tune

Postby Pies » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:13 am

Thanks guys!! Would love to get it tuned hopefully with no explosions haha!
MSR tuned GT wagon - 167kw & 591nm
AVO Dump, Invidia Catback, Silicone Inlet, Process West CAI, BC Coilovers, Work GT5 wheels, RDA slotted & Dimpled rotors, Intima SR&SS pads
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Re: Healthy enough to tune

Postby Pies » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:45 pm

Good News!!!
Michael gave the engine the all clear!! So after talking to him, looking at doing the following:
Tune
Exhaust
Silicone Inlet
Cold air intake ( I want some induction noise haha)

Super excited to get it underway
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