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Old 29 September 2010, 11:12 AM
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I just wanted to make a quick thread to recommend API Engines in Harbury, Warwickshire. I recently purchased a blob eye WRX with boost/performance issues. I was recommended by a friend who happens to be a mechanic to API. David and the team at API were very friendly, honest and professional which is a hard combination to find these days when it comes to garages.

David the owner, personally took time out to come and assess my car even after his mechanic had been on a test drive and diagnosed the issues, which gave me the impression that they took great care in their customers. He sat me down and discussed what needed to be done to rectify the issues on the car and gave me various prices for the work.

The car had a re-map a few days after my initial appointment and i was astounded by how different my car felt/drove, it was a million times better! After the whole process i felt completely satisfied with the service, i had shopped around before committing to API and they were evenly matched in price with their competitors, what made me choose API was their customer service and reputation.

I recommend if you are within the Midlands area and have an issue with your scooby, take it to API engines.
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Old 29 September 2010, 10:09 PM
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Old 30 September 2010, 07:37 PM
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you don't have to be in the midlands area, I have a 350 mile round trip to them and wouldn't take my car anywhere else
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Old 01 October 2010, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by DannyBoy007 View Post
you don't have to be in the midlands area, I have a 350 mile round trip to them and wouldn't take my car anywhere else
Thanks for your comments all.

Dan, I pmed you about our mate Hywel a bit back. Gimme a call sometime please [ I can never reach you ! ] and l'll see what to do next.

Apologies for the hijack.

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Old 01 October 2010, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DannyBoy007 View Post
you don't have to be in the midlands area, I have a 350 mile round trip to them and wouldn't take my car anywhere else
350 is that all. Over 500 for me. Well worth it though.
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Old 01 October 2010, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by scoobydog63 View Post
350 is that all. Over 500 for me. Well worth it though.
Ah!, but Danny means miles not yards

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Old 07 February 2013, 03:10 AM
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I hope they can help on the morning I can't sleep I hope the P1 hasn't got a big issue
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Old 11 February 2013, 08:07 PM
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Would echo the views from above- I take my car from Jersey to see him!

Its not just the work- its the aftersales help.

Bob for mapping- David API for grafting lol
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Old 28 February 2013, 06:48 PM
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Where are APi located ?
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Old 28 February 2013, 07:10 PM
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google is your friend

http://www.apiimpreza.com/frames/company/contact.php

personaly prefer pat for mapping
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Old 28 February 2013, 08:40 PM
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Use the map onsite- for me its as much about the work I get done there, as the support I get afterwards.

Im taking my car rallying this year, and giving myself a world of problems (some self created!) and I kind of feel I may need to keep them on a retainer with the help they have given me (and lost themselves some revenue by telling me how to sort stuff)
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Old 01 March 2013, 09:30 AM
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Use the map onsite- for me its as much about the work I get done there, as the support I get afterwards.

Im taking my car rallying this year, and giving myself a world of problems (some self created!) and I kind of feel I may need to keep them on a retainer with the help they have given me (and lost themselves some revenue by telling me how to sort stuff)
Retainer sounds good, I can cope with retainer.

Nowt wrong with Pat's mapping, he has been "our mapper" for a million years, but as he gets more and more successful with Syvecs / Solaris he has less and less time to waste travelling down motorways to get here.

Lowforry1, We're a bit of a hike from Hoick! [ Hawick ] {SORRY} but you might be nearer than Jersey.

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Old 12 March 2013, 08:31 PM
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Jersey !!! That's nothing!!!


I've just Driven my car from MALLORCA to API then back again!!
I have endless praise for David and his team, They go above and beyond in every aspect of what they do. Well worth the 2,200+ mile round trip

I've just had fitted to already well modded beloved uk MY99:-

Billet TD05 18G
APi Variable rate injectors
FPR
Ported headers & up pipe
Alcatec ECU
Toucan & full sensor pack
Stage 2 comp clutch
APi light flywheel
Cam belt
Api uprated oil pump
Cosworth sump baffle
3 port boost solenoid
22mm Rear ARB
Mapped by Bob R.
& various bits & bobs


My car in now a low level Ballistic Missile!

David is a true genius , with a straight talking no nonsense attitude. You get quality service and no BS. I will for sure drive my car all that way back again.

Hmmmm 2.1 & 6 speed......
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Yeah 6 speed for me next- so you are the furthest customer lol
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Old 13 March 2013, 09:36 AM
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I know David deals with customers all over the world. But I could be in the running for furthest drive in drive out customer!

No 6 speed this year, as the 5 speed API sold me in 2010 is still going strong

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Old 13 March 2013, 02:16 PM
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Thanks Ralph. Much appreciated.

David & all at APi
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Old 13 March 2013, 02:27 PM
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Sorry to jump in on the thread but it does have a relavence as I'm after some API expert advice. David when disconnecting a impreza battery does it matter which way the terminals are disconnected and reconnected?
Cheers
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Old 13 March 2013, 03:33 PM
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Yes, it must be done VERY carefully in a clockwise direction.

The car must be parked on level ground facing due East.

On a red car in the mornings take off the positive terminal first.
In the afternoons - in European summertime - you can do the same.

But if you remove the negative terminal first on a blue car in summer it will never start again.

Blue cars need the car to be facing North- South on a slope with the engine downwards. You need to remove the terminal counterclockwise - using only Snap-on spanners. Then and only then you must remove both terminals at EXACTLY the same time..
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Nope doesn't matter at all.
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Old 14 March 2013, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RalphJarvis View Post
Jersey !!! That's nothing!!!
I've just Driven my car from MALLORCA to API then back again!!
I have endless praise for David and his team, They go above and beyond in every aspect of what they do. Well worth the 2,200+ mile round trip
..I knew I lived in Kenilworth for a reason...10 miles to Api
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Old 15 March 2013, 10:48 PM
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Well worth my 45min drive, ill be dropping my sti off there on Monday for a few weeks
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Old 17 March 2013, 12:06 PM
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expect a call tommorow.I have serious engine issues lol
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Old 17 March 2013, 12:37 PM
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Do you guys do remaps also ?
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Old 18 March 2013, 11:08 AM
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Do you guys do remaps also ?
API Impreza Engine Performance Ltd
3 & 4 Churchlands Farm Ind. Est.
Bascote Road
Harbury
Warwickshire
CV33 9PL England

Phone 44 [0] 1926 614333
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www.apiengines.com/index3.php

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Thanks for calling API.
Sure do, we can do anything you want to your car.

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Old 18 March 2013, 11:49 PM
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will give you a buzz asap
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Old 19 March 2013, 12:17 AM
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Iam trying to sign up on here also does that get me a discount lol
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Old 19 March 2013, 12:36 AM
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well i will b tommorow if paypal plays ball lol
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Will call you tommorow bud
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Old 30 March 2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by RalphJarvis View Post
I've just Driven my car from MALLORCA to API then back again!!
Wow! that is crazy, i just bought a 6 speed gearbox from them for my classic. I'm from east-Belgium. I though that was already pretty far off :|

totally friendly and very helpfull service indeed.
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Old 24 March 2016, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
API Impreza Engine Performance Ltd
3 & 4 Churchlands Farm Ind. Est.
Bascote Road
Harbury
Warwickshire
CV33 9PL England

Phone 44 [0] 1926 614333
[email protected]
www.apiimpreza.com
www.apiengines.com/index3.php

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Thanks for calling API.
Sure do, we can do anything you want to your car.

David
Thank you for posting this. I don't mean to highjack the thread, but I thought I give it a bump up


I got to know about you from Jo of CAT Driver, as their STI has an issue and is going to be taken by yourselves I believe. See I was booked for tomorrow, but now we will do something else.
Hopefully the car will be back, so that we can do the grip limit session!!!

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I suffered engine failure last October and sent my car to api where I was dealing with Tom. I had bought a 66k ej207 with loom and ecu to replace my failed wrx engine. Had the sti engine sent to api to be fully rebuilt and plumbed in... They also put a running in map on but won't tell me who done it. Quoted me a price which was agreed, changed it half way through increasing the cost. Which I said no to. I asked them to swap my old engine for an uprated clutch, they said yes then put a std one in..... They had my car from October till May for a 3 week job, before I picked it up and they only give you a 3 month/3000 mile parts only warrentee on the work. When spending nearly 4k I expect a better warrentee and service and quality of work.

Since I had my car back, I have had to fix a lot of their mistakes..... These are a few.*

Small oil leak from oil temp sender on sandwich plate which they fitted, missing gearbox bolt, both were on the mot advisories list. They said they had done them but when I got the car home it obviously had not.
My foglight didn't work because they had not put the foglight relay in. The bonnet did not align up correctly or shut I had to get a new cable and lock from mattybr5 br5 to sort it out.

I have now done 1k miles in the car and it's ready for a health check, and remap. WILL I USE API AGAIN? **** NO..... My emails are blocked as well.

For me, I will use enginetuner.... To be honest I wish I had gone there in the first place.......
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