The basic idea is that the exhaust drives the turbine of the turbocharger
which is directly connected to (and powers) the compressor, which rams air into the engine .

Cool air enters the engine’s air intake and heads toward the compressor. The compressor fan helps to suck air in. The compressor squeezes and heats up the incoming air and blows it out again. Hot, compressed air from the compressor passes through the heat exchanger, which cools it down.

Cooled, compressed air enters the cylinder’s air intake. The extra oxygen helps to burn fuel in the cylinder at a faster rate. Since the cylinder burns more fuel, it produces energy more quickly and can send more power to the wheels via the piston, shafts, and gears.

Waste gas from the cylinder exits through the exhaust outlet. The hot exhaust gases blowing past the turbine fan make it rotate at high speed.

The spinning turbine is mounted on the same shaft as the compressor . So, as the turbine spins, the compressor spins too. The exhaust gas leaves the car, wasting less energy than it would otherwise.

Turbochargers give a car more power, but that extra power is not coming directly from the waste exhaust gas. With a turbocharger, some of the energy in the exhaust drives the compressor, which allows the engine to burn more fuel each second. This extra fuel is where the car’s extra power comes from. All the exhaust gas is doing is powering the turbocharger and, because the turbocharger isn’t connected to the car’s crankshaft or wheels, it’s not directly adding to the car’s driving power in any way. It’s simply enabling the same engine to burn fuel at a faster rate, so making it more powerful.

So what can ADE Tuning do for your turbocharger?

ADE Tuning works closely with a Turbo Guru who not only repairs and rebuilds turbochargers but can also hybrid your current turbo.

If you are interested in either getting your turbo checked over/ repaired or wish to go down the hydrid route get in touch providing us with a much information as you can 🙂


Another vehicle taking advantage of an ADE Tuning DPF Solution package deal.

This 3.0l BMW X5 had been struggling in limp mode for the last few months due to a choked up dpf filter. Using the ADE Tuning dpf solution package the car was taken out of limp mode and back to the original driving experience.

A clogged dpf filter can result in diesel soot backing up into the engine. This can cause damage to the VGT actuator, turbo, fuel injectors and EGR solenoid. Also, the un-burned fuel injected into the exhaust system can go into the crankcase contaminating the engine oil.

The owner also opted for a custom remap. So the car was taken over to the 4wd rolling road and custom remapped from 235bhp to 294bhp 😁

Do you have a diesel car with a clogged up dpf that won’t come out of limp mode?

Why not get in touch and see how the ADE Tuning dpf solution can help?


The third-generation of the Seat Leon is lighter and more economical than the car it replaces.

The five-door hatchback is based on the Volkswagen Group’s new MBQ platform. This means it also shares engines and equipment with other models in the group.

In fact, the new Leon shares 55% of its components with the new VW Golf and Audi A3.

As we do with all our rolling road remaps, we ran the car for a health check before writing the custom ecu remap file. The car was then run again to record the final bhp and torque figure.

The owner of 105bhp Seat Leon had never had a car remapped before and didn’t think that he would feel the difference. Well that was until he went out for the test drive 😀

BIG smiles on his return 😜

Have you got a diesel car that would benefit from a remap? Get in touch today and see what we can do for you…


This Skoda Fabia 1.9 tdi took advantage of the ADE Tuning Black Friday offer.

Great power gains can be achieved with a tdi remap.

On the rolling road after taking advantage of the ADE Tuning Black Friday Remap Deal, this Skoda fabia mk2. This 1.9 tdi engine made stand power on the pre-remap rolling road session, the custom remap took the 105bhp ŠKODA up to 146bhp with 290ft/lb torque 👍

The 1.9 tdi was a limited production car in the MK2 Skoda Fabia. It left the factory without a dpf which makes it an ideal candidate for remapping.

The diesel 1.9 Skoda Fabia not only goes quicker now but will drive better through the gears and when driven in a “sensible” manner the mpg will improve with the tdi remap. Which in this economic climate, along with the ever changing cost of diesel can only be a winner.

Have you got a diesel car that would benefit from a diesel remap? Get in touch and see what ADE Tuning can do for you



Yes, it’s that time of year again! After the excitement of Cyber Monday we roll through the week into Black Friday.

This year is no exception and we have another amazing offer for you!

Get your car an OBD custom remap. The car must be modification free and we must be able to remap the car via the OBD port. The remap comes with a before and after rolling road session on our in-house two wheel drive rolling road AND you will also get a print out of the power made.

All you need to do is get in touch and pay a £50 non-refundable deposit. You then have until the 31st January 2019 to get your Black Friday remap done.

Give us a call today on 01254 676899