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Daihatsu car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Daihatsu from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips for the Charade, grand sport, sport track and newer models, you can avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire that compliments your driving style. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done. Browse our tuning sections to see performance mods for the Charade and see the styling section for inspiration on styling modifications.

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How to avoid engine knock and pinging

So what exactly is engine knock and how dangerous is it? What causes engine knock and how can it be avoided?

You may notice a knocking or rattling noise from your engine or a sudden loss of power under full throttle.

Immediately back off the throttle and only use low rpm engine speeds until you can get the engine investigated.

The chances are that you are suffering from a condition known as “engine knock”.

Low ratio sport gearbox setup and selection.

Gearbox – Lower ratios give better acceleration times and lower fuel economy. Six or seven speed boxes are better matched to modern engines.

Most street applications are closer 1st and 2nd gear ratios for that off the line 0-60 boost or for the fast exec a lower 2nd and 3rd ratio give improved overtaking flexibility and 30 – 70 mph acceleration with a high 4th and 5th gear to give motorway fuel economy.

Fuel and fuel additives octane and pressure boost valves.

Choice of fuel becomes more critical in a high compression or turbo engine. "One of my Pet(rol) hates!" Fuel: this is regulated by a pressurize valve at the engine end – generally more fuel means more power but you also need more air as well – certainly an induction kit on larger engines and preferably a […]

Suspension setup and suspension settings and fine tuning.

Fine tuning your suspension setup for your driving style. "Things are bound toe improve!" Many people just concentrate on lowering the car and assume that stiffer springs and the lower ride height will improve handling. However there are many other settings for your suspension which can make a massive difference to the handling before you […]

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Diesel Tuning for maximum power and torque

From a diesel perspective, anything that isn’t turbocharged is a waste of time from a tuning point of view. Similarly, anything that isn’t using electronically managed direct injection is a pointless tuning proposal so we are somewhat limited to modern Turbo Diesels.

Get rid of those two ointment bound flies and things get more interesting

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