This car presented with warning lights on the dash and a lack of performance, going into limp mode. Turbo pressure codes., removal of the turbo we found the manifold cracked, leaking exhaust pressure. This is a reasonably common fault and this engine and turbo has a few applications, Land Rover, Ford and Volvo. Unfortunately these manifolds are made up of a double stainless skin and aren’t easily repaired. Reports of internal pieces breaking away and completely destroying the turbo. A nice Monday job fitting a new turbo on an updated aftermarket manifold to prevent the same fault re-occuring.
Brand new TypeR Honda getting a full miltek system.
OIh, and some intake work too….
135 BMW down pipe install, great kit supplied by the customer, very tight fit, a bit fiddly to get it in but looks and sounds great.
Above and below shows just how close this install is. Only mm’s clearance from bolt heads etc, what a squeeze!
Lotus Evora visits Wellington European
Not the first Evora we’ve seen and hopefully not the last. Super cool little sports car getting a check over…
Want more boost?!
Customer supplied this kit which included the shorter drive belt. The replacement reduction drive pulley has a chuck style locking mechanism allowing it to be fitted in place, however no room for conventional pullers to get the old pulley off. Quite a lot of work required to strip back and lift the engine to a height to fit the Cravenspeed pulley puller…..
Clever little tool, likely only suitable for this job unlike the various multi fit tools out there. Couldn’t do the job without it though.
Below, used the old belt to hold the new pulley in place while locating and tightening into position. An old technique for a new job and it work, not recommended on a new belt!! This is the old and now redundant belt (Phew)..
Ummmm, looks worse that is really is, bonnet up, guard liner folded away, super charger down there somewhere!!
Warranty to the rescue. Engine had horrendous clatter on start up. Required a modification to the oil supply for the variators. Variators were replaced and modifications were completed in the USA. Nice to have it up and running again
Audi in this week getting an engine transplant.
Including a cambelt and waterpump, front and rear seals etc, few hours work there……
Replacement motor below is prepped, all new bits are on, ready to swap over….
Subframe, trans and engine out
New engine in…..,
The target is 336-340HP and 400+ FT of torque. Tune mods include a Stage 2 remap, full Miltek exhaust (decat system), cold air intake, and upgraded blow off valve… Other work includes a full set of mags and tyres, carbon rear lip and mirrors. This car will be a huge amount of fun!!
Lets get started!!!
Above and below showing the difference in the intake systems
There is a turbo up in there somewhere!!!!
New system in, tailpipes look amazing, much larger than the standard.
Old verse new, catalytic converter delete, and larger diameter outlet
Another customer car spotted at the British car day, Stunning MKII Jaguar looking very sharp!