PEUGEOT 205 GTI – THE PROJECT

PEUGEOT 205 GTI – THE PROJECT

This Peugeot 205 gti is the perfect example of how cars that you grew up with influence your life. The owner of this car could never get insurance on the car when they first came out. He had to settle for the 205 Style. Life continued and the cars he had changed over the years but the desire for the 205 gti was still lingering. One day he stumbled across an advert for the car you see pictured above. The car had been set up as a hill climb car and was in need of some serious tlc. In fact it barely ran.

22 YEARS YOUNG

With the car being set up for hillclimb racing. Hillclimbing is a branch of Motorsport in which drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course. So the gearbox was set up with the shorter gear ratio. This gearing is not suited to the normal road or even track. So the gearbox was removed and sent to a third party for a rebuild taking the gear ratio’s back to original.

Whilst the engine was out the car we set about checking it over. It soon became apparent that the 22 year engine had seen better days. The engine block was sent down to the engineering workshop and a rebuild kit was ordered for its return.

With block back in the workshop we set up building the engine back up using the new parts. As you can imagine with a car of this age, replacement parts are not always on the self and the air flow meter came all the France.

With the car built back up and running sweet it was handed back to the customer for them to enjoy. The car will be used mainly for track days but also for a quick blast in the sun.

It is great to see cars that we grew up with, idolized even still being used. This car is an honest car that has been made good for some fun.

This Peugeot 205 GTi will definitely catch your eye 🙂

BMW 335i WITH LAZY ACTUATORS

BMW 335i, LAZY ACTUATORS? A COMMON FAULT?

This BMW 335i came into the workshop after it flagged up an issue with the actuators. This model of car has an issue with the actuators becoming loose causing the turbo’s to become lazy. With a rolling road session it was shown that the power wasn’t being delivered until later on.

Removing the two turbo’s from the BMW 335i was an awful job with most of the engine bay needing to be stripped.

When the turbo’s and actuators where examined it was surprising to see how loose both actuators were.

They where sent off to our turbo guy for repair and returned looking brand spanking new 🙂

The next job was to refit them back from where they had come. This was as equally unpleasant as when they where removed but the end goal would be rewarding.

With fresh oil and a filter we carefully began the running in process for the turbo’s and the difference could be felt immediately. After a couple of runs on the rolling road we could see the power delivery was back to where is should originally have been and the bhp had even increased.

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UPRATED CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL FOR VW CORRADO R32

Uprated clutch and flywheel supplied and fitted by ADE Tuning

 

An uprated clutch and flywheel was installed to this street sleeper of a VW Corrado. The Corrado was originally a 2.9 VR6 engine beast before the owner decided on a engine conversion. He fitted the R32 engine from a VW Golf but kept the standard clutch/ gearbox set up.

With the car on the ramp we set about removing the old clutch and flywheel so we could check to see what set up would best suit the car and power. The owner of the car didn’t want anything to aggressive and wanted a smooth drive. So we supplied an organic clutch kit with a lightened VR6 flywheel.

With the clutch kit fitted back in the car, we carefully ran the car through all the gears. With all gears being selected easily the rest of the car was built back up before going out for a test drive.

With the car no longer having a slipping clutch the uprated clutch had done its job.

 

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Spark Plug – When Did You Last Change Yours?

Spark Plug

A spark plug, is a contraption for delivering electric current from an ignition system to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine. This ignites the compressed fuel/air mixture by an electric spark, while containing combustion pressure within the engine.

A plug has a metal threaded shell which is electrically isolated from a central electrode by a porcelain insulator. The central electrode, which sometimes contains a resistor, is connected by a heavily insulated wire to the output terminal of an ignition coil or magneto. The metal shell is screwed into the engine’s cylinder head, making it electrically grounded. The central electrode protrudes through the porcelain insulator into the combustion chamber, forming one or more spark gaps between the inner end of the central electrode and usually one or more protuberances or structures attached to the inner end of the threaded shell and designated the side, earth, or ground electrode. This can be seen in the diagram below.

They work by igniting the air/fuel mixture. Electrical energy is transmitted through the spark plug, jumping the gap in the plugs firing end if the voltage supplied to the plug is high enough. This electrical spark ignites the fuel/air mixture in the combustion chamber.

History of the Spark Plug

It was first credited to Etienne Lenoir in 1860 when he used an electric spark plug in his gas engine. Early patents for spark plugs included those by Nikola Tesla, Frederick Richard Simms and Robert Bosch. But only the invention of the first commercially viable high-voltage spark plug as part of a magneto-based ignition system by Robert Bosch’s engineer Gottlob Honold in 1902 made possible the development of the spark-ignition engine.

So When Was The Last Time You Changed Your Spark Plug?

They are similar to motor oil, fuel filters and air filters in that they require routine service and maintenance to keep your engine running strong. Common signs of faulty spark plugs include slow acceleration, loss of power, poor fuel economy, engine misfires, and difficulty starting the car. Without a spark, there would be no way for fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber.