I have a 2003 MCS (April build I believe) and I am planning to have a Alta Pulley and Alta Intake installed. I have heard of a few MCS's, that as a result of the pulley have started to ping. Does anyone have any idea how I can find out if my car will ping with the install of a pulley? (before having to install it and then pinging my engine to death?)
any help would be great.
Also, is the alta intake bad for the engine cause the filter is foam? i have read about particles from foam filters getting into the engine and ruining engine life.
The only cars that have had those problems have alot more modifications then you will have by just running those 2 mods. I have the Alta Pulley, and the Pilo Racing MCS Cold Air Intake, as well as the UUC Exhaust, Pilo Racing ignition System (Coil, Wires, Plugs) and have no problem when running Super Gas (93 Octane)
Let me know if you have any other Questions.
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There was a big pulley party in CA a few months back. Headed by TonyB.
Most had a remap done but not all. I can't recall any of them having a problem.
If Tony doesn't post here soon give him a PM. He's a good guy.
There are a couple of guys who are experiencing detonation, I have met them. They have the same mods as everyone else, pulley, intake, ecu, etc.. There is no way to tell if your car will ping until after you install the pulley. However, the odds are in your favor as I can count on one hand the number of people that have this problem. For a relatively inexpensive modification (the pulley) it is worth it to find out, as the gains are incredible. Think of it as drawing the short straw out of a handful of hundreds of straws!
P.S. Don't worry Wen!
Was a little concerned before my Pulley install too......the car was already fun ,so why mess with it ya know? Because there is WAY more fun to be had after the mods Relax & enjoy !!! (Alta Reduction Pulley / Alta Intake / EvoTech ECU / 22 ml rear sway bar )
I am very conservative by nature, and had similar concerns. At about 4000 mi. Randy put in pulley in San Diego at a Pulley Party. I could not believe the jump in performance for only $400.00 there has been no downside. I put in Alta Intake and this brightened the upper rev band, but I don't really get there that often. If you don't worry about classification in autocross (it pitches you into Street Mod I think, where you will never be competitive), It is a terriffic mod.
My Alta Pulley and Alta CAI was installed today (10/31/03) care of Dave (lvmyhtrd)
MY CAR IS SUPER FAST! but not just that. Dave's professionalism for the install was very re-assuring. I was a bit nervous about getting the Pulley done but after seeing Dave's car I knew he knew what he was doing.
The charge was $250.00 for installation (bring cash, exact change! )
The total install (pulley and CAI) took about 3 hours
For all you budget concious - the best price for the Alta Pulley and Alta CAI was at http://www.jscspeed.com/ , if you call them ask for John and he will get you a good price on everything.
OK...now back to my car! my stumble (March Build 2003) at initial take off...........GONE!
The Alta intake gives a throttle "phst" sound that is like a blow off valve......neat to say the least!
The supercharger noise is quite noticable. Sounds nice, I hope my MCS will last forever and extra boost doesnt blow my engine. but they say 'go big or go home' (kinda funny BIG and MINI!). But my car is wicked fast now. Exhaust next? Dave?
If you are in the northern california area, buy your Alta Pulley and Alta CAI, call Dave up, and get it installed! You will not be sorry. This guy truly knows what hes doing.
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