The Oil Filter

The Humble Oil Filter

An oil filter is a filter designed to remove contaminants from engine oil.Oil Filter, ADE Tuning

Where it began…

Early car engines did not use oil filters as the low quality of oil that was available meant that very frequent oil changes were required.  When the first oil filters made they generally consisted of a mess screen placed at the oil pump intake.

Early engine oil filters were of cartridge (or replaceable element) construction, in which a permanent housing contains a replaceable filter element or cartridge. The housing is mounted either directly on the engine or remotely with supply and return pipes connecting it to the engine. In the mid-1950s, the spin-on oil filter design was introduced. This was a self-contained housing and element assembly which was to be unscrewed from its mount, discarded, and replaced with a new one. This made filter changes more convenient and potentially less messy, and quickly came to be the dominant type of oil filter installed by the world’s car manufacturers.

Oil Filter, ADE Tuning

Oil filters are usually found on the engine block with the oil filter being designed to protect your car engine by trapping any large and potentially damaging particles in the oil. It’s vital that your filter is kept clean, as a clogged filter can quickly prevent your engine form being properly lubricated.

So when should you change your oil?

The advice is to replace oil filters regularly with many manufacturers recommending a change every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. But if you are not sure you can always check your handbook and if you can’t find that you can give us a call and we can advise you.
It is essential that the oil filter is replaced with every oil change. If you do not change the filter each time, you are automatically starting off with at least one litre of contaminated used oil mixed in with the fresh oil in your oil sump.
 

Audi A5 3.0 TDi DPF Package Deal

DPF and Custom Remap Package on an Audi A5 3.0TDi

In the workshop last week for a dpf delete, egr valve blank and custom remap an 3.0 Audi A5 tdi Quattro. After talking to his friend who had already experienced the package deal, our customer booked in to get the same done to his car.

Audi A5 3.0 tdi, custom remap and dpf delete package from ADE Tuning

Audi A5 3.0 tdi, custom remap and dpf delete package from ADE Tuning

DPF Delete

With the DPF carefully removed from the engine bay, we began the process of removing the DPF filter from the casing. With the DPF filter removed from the casing we welded it back up and refit the casing back into the engine bay. Next we fabricated a blanking plate to blank the EGR valve. With the engine bay built fully back up it was time to reprogram the ecu to prevent the car from regenerating before we headed over to the 4wd rolling road.

Custom Remap

With the Audi A5 being a true Quattro we where unable to remap the car on our 2wd rolling road so we headed over to a 4wd we have access to. With the car strapped down to the rolling road the process of reading the ecu files began. Once we have read the file we can begin to write our own file to suit the modifications. As we write the remap the car is run on the rolling road so we can monitor the fuelling etc. Once we are happy with the results of the remap we do a final few runs to see a true reflection of the power.

Audi A5 3.0 tdi, dpf, egr, remap, ADE Tuning

With the dpf package deal completed it was time for the customer to test drive the car. Having already been out in his pals Audi A5 as a passenger he thought he had an idea of what the drive would be like. How wrong could he be 😉 When he returned from the test drive he said he was amazed by how responsive the car was and how the power just kept on coming. We had not only just improved the performance but the customer will also see an improvement in fuel economy AND he had gained 3 more bhp than his pals car 🙂

*DPF delete is only recommended for race and track cars

North West BMW Owners Rolling Road Results

North West BMW Owners Rolling Road Day

After a brilliant day with the guys from the North West BMW Owners Club we have posted the rolling road results.

 

 

The Results

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 1998 BMW 318 IS (K&N PANEL FILTER AND CAT BACK EXHAUST)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 1997 BMW 528i SE (REMOVED REAR EXHAUST BOX)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2007 BMW M3 (STAGE 2 DECAT)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 1992 ROVER MINI 1000 CITY E (1275 ENGINE CONVERSION WITH 40″ STAGE ONE KIT WITH PORT POLISH)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 1998 BMW 325i (M50 MANIFOLD, REMAP AND REV’S LIMITED TO 7K)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2004 BMW MINI COOPER S (17% REDUCTION PULLEY, AIRTEC INTERCOOLER, K&N AIR FILTER, STRAIGHT THROUGH EXHAUST)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2008 BMW 335D M SPORT (STAGE 1 ECOTUNE REMAP)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2006 BMW 335D SE (STAGE 2 REMAP AND DPF DELETE)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2008 BMW 330i M SPORT

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2008 BMW 335D M SPORT ( REMAP AND DPF DELETE)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2009 BMW 335D M SPORT (REMAP)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2011 HONDA CIVIC TYPE S GT I-VTEC (BACKBOX)

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2002 BMW 330D SPORT TOURING (TINTED WINDOWS 🙂 )

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 2004 BMW 645i

BMW ROLLING ROAD, ADE TUNING 1994 HONDA CIVIV VTI (DECAT)

 

Are you part of a club or group that would like to organize a rolling road day? You supply the cars and we will supply the rolling road, staff and refreshments.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you to organize a rolling road for your club.

North West BMW Owners Rolling Road Day

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Rolling Road Day for the North West BMW Owners Club

Sunday the 13th March saw the North West BMW Owners Club head down to ADE Tuning for a Rolling Road Day.
With cars coming from all over the North West, it was good to see a mixed selection of vehicles.

Throughout the day we ran the cars on the rolling road and the owners could watch from either the workshop or from the comfort of the rolling road viewing lounge on the big screen.

You could see that a real effort had been made by the owners as the cars where so clean and well presented.

As the day progressed we stopped for bit to eat which gave us a chance to have a chat with the guys and find out about their cars and how they came to own them. Lunch over and we continued to put the cars on the rolling road. By this time we had been joined by a classic Mini and a couple of Honda’s.

We had a brilliant day with the guys from the North West BMW owners club and hope to do it again soon.

We got a few pics from the day and also a couple of videos which can be found over on our YouTube channel.

Porsche 997 GT3 Remap

Porsche 997 GT3 Remap

PORSCHE 997 gt3, custom remap, ade tuning, gt3 remap

 

The 997 GT3, was released in February 2006, it was the first generation 997 GT3, commonly now known as the 997.1 GT3. In addition to a new 415bhp 3.6 litre flat-six engine, the vehicle highlighted the “zero lift” aerodynamics, meaning the car creates only aerodynamic down force and no grip-diminishing “lift” upwards and away from the road surface. The vehicle made use of a modified, track oriented version of Porsche’s active PASM suspension making it the first of Porsche’s RS or GT3 versions to feature an electronically adjustable suspension system. The vehicle has a rated 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 193 miles per hour. Road and Track was able to achieve a 0-60 mph run in 3.8 seconds. Porsche’s official test-driver Walter Röhrl completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 42 seconds with the 997 GT3 in 2006.

Custom Remap

So now we know the background around the GT3, we can get on to the custom remap bit 🙂

As with all our remaps we always run the car on the rolling road. This not only allows us to see what power the car is making before we do anything but it also allows us to check that the car is running right in the first place. There is no point remapping a car that has issues, as a remap is not a fix and the issue would still be there just with a remap over the top. This GT3 was making good power and had no issues so we started to read the ecu file so the remap could be written. Now unlike some other tuning companies we don’t just download a file from the internet and hope for the best. All our remaps are custom written in house and they are written to suit any modifications you may have on your car. This GT3 had previously been fitted with high lift cams. So the length of time that the remap takes will vary from car to car. Luckily for us we had the pleasure of the Porsche for a few days 😉 and the sound of that engine on the rolling road was an absolute delight to our ears 😀

 

With the custom GT3 remap finished it was time for the final power run on the rolling road before taking it out onto the road.

Road Test

The throttle response was more defined in a graceful manner and the change in acceleration could be felt as you changed through the gears. Definitely more responsive in a refined way.

Rolling Road Results

PORSCHE GT3 remap, ade tuning, custom remap,