Paul Baker is pleased with the Optimax chip upgrade
but has an important caution. (Feb 15)
had an Optimax ECU chip fitted, plus an ignition amplifier, new plugs and Magnicor
leads all done by RPi Engineering in Norwich. The service was excellent and the
outcome is really worth it - smoother, far more responsive through the gears and
more economic as I am getting 33mpg. So whilst it cost a bit I would add my name
to those that recommend these upgrades.
The ignition amplifier is fitted
to the car by sticking it to side of engine bay which RPi say they have always
done, but on my car it fell off and landed on exhaust manifold and burnt out as
I was on my way to get MOT. A costly trip as I had to be returned home on low
loader and with no MOT! RPi have been great and have mended the unit which I have
refitted and this time, as I was doing it myself, I have made sure it is fixed
much more safely using cable ties as a safety mechanism so if it does come unstuck
it will not fall down onto the exhaust again. The important message is if you
have had one of these fitted you might want to make sure you put some cable ties
around wires at each end to make it more secure.
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