Yamaha Virago 535 Trike Rolling Road Session

Yamaha Virago 535 Trike

We had never had a trike on the rolling road before, so when we got a phone call asking if we could do a power run on this Yamaha Virago 535 we had to give it a go. Luckily we had no issue reversing the trike onto the rolling road and very soon we had it strapped down ready for a power run.

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The owner had his suspicions that the trike wasn’t running to full power after recently buying it. As we ran it on the rolling road his suspicions where confirmed as the trike was only producing around 9bhp. These are supposed to produce between 38 and 44bhp. There was something wrong…

As we began to remove the baffles from silencers on the trike we found that only one side of the trike was fuelling. As you can see in the picture.

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With only one side of the trike receiving fuel, we needed to further investigate the engine set up. As we began to strip the engine down it was apparent that the trike hadn’t been serviced for a while. Spark plugs where fouled and diaphragms weren’t sat correctly. Each time we found one small issue we would build the trike back up and run it on the rolling road. Making only a slight increase in power we continue to take the engine apart checking more components.

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We even put a camera down into the air box so we could see what was happening when the carburettor engine was running and this is where we struck gold 🙂 One of the slider valves wasn’t opening when the throttle was opened up. Now we knew what was stopping the fuelling we had to investigate why this was happening. Again the engine was stripped down and we began to check every single component. This is where we discovered the needle in the slider valve had become lose and wasn’t moving when the throttle was opened.

A pretty simple fix but one that returned the trike back to its original power. As we ran it on the rolling road the trike revved through smoothly and made 38bhp. We even reached 70mph, which the owner had never seen in his time of owning the trike. Out on the road test the trike felt like new and we even overtook a lorry on the motorway. Again this was something the owner had never been able to do whilst owning the trike.

Honda Integra Type R Turbo Custom Remap

Honda Integra Type R – Turbo’d!

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The owner of this Honda Integra Type R had rebuilt the engine fitting forged rods and pistons. He decided that the car need a turbo. Yes you read it right, a turbo 🙂 So he set about sourcing the correct turbo and then fitting it.

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Although the car did run it was only running on a base map and having used ADE Tuning before for mapping, the owner booked the Integra in for a mapping session. As with the majority of Honda’s the standard ecu can’t be remapped without using Hondata or a standalone ecu. The owner of the car had installed the Hondata s300.

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With the car running on the rolling road we spent a full day mapping whilst the owner sat in our dyno viewing area, watching the progress.

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The sound the car made on the rolling road was AWESOME and the results we achieved where pretty awesome too!!

BMW X3 Diagnostics- Workshop Time

BMW X3 Diagnostics

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With a warning light appearing on the dash of this BMW X3 saying “4×4 inactive”, the owner brought the car down to the garage for us to investigate. It was noticed during the diagnostics that when the car was being driven it was producing a clicking/ juddering sound.

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bmw, ade tuning, diagnostics

Attached to the transfer case is an actuator motor, inside this there is a poor quality Nylon plastic gear, this is turned by a metal worm gear. Over time the Nylon wears down, strips and ending up with the gear not turning, this results in the “4×4 inactive” warning and the clicking sound. We replaced the worn gear and rebuilt the unit back up. With the car taken out for a test drive the car no longer made a clicking sound and the warning light was no longer illuminated.

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