LIVE ROAD REMAP ON A SUBARU IMPREZA WRX

SUBARU IMPREZA WRX LIVE ROAD REMAP

Subaru introduced the “New Age” Impreza to Japan in August 2000. The WRX models featured a 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer engine until 2005, after which they switched to the 2.5-litre turbocharged engine.

This Subaru Impreza WRX had been treated to a new exhaust and been fully serviced before coming down to ADE Tuning. As a standard car this Subaru would make 214bhp.

With the live custom remap written and adjusted whilst the car is driven with our tuner in the passenger seat. It is important to ensure optimum AFR is achieved in order to ensure that stoichiometric mixture. This in basic terms means that the engine isn’t running lean or rich fuel mixture.

Another important factor to monitor is engine knock when developing a good and most importantly a safe tune. Knocking or detonation occurs when unburnt fuel in the combustion chamber explodes rather than a burning in a controlled manner.

It is important that correct boost pressure control is achieved to ensure that no spikes or dips occur to ensure maintained life of the turbocharger.

With all these factors taken in to account and with our tuner happy with how the car performs and drives we took the car over to the four wheel driven rolling road. ADE Tuning only have a two wheel driven rolling road onsite so hire a local four wheel driven one.

With the Subaru Impreza WRX strapped to the rolling road we find the final power figure of the live road remap.

The live road map increased to power to 292bhp 😊

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SUPERCHARGED… HONDA CIVIC TYPE R

This Honda Civic Type R is the pride and joy of the owner Mark. We previously remapped it using Hondata in 2015 and the usually 198bhp Honda made 222bhp on the rolling road 🙂

Now Mark got used to power and started looking for ways to give his car more horses under the bonnet. After a lot of research Mark decided on a Tts performance tuning supercharger kit. The order was made and the wait for the kit started.

Mark arrived at the workshop with two big boxes and his car, leaving us to install the kit with a bit of fabrication before the car headed over to the rolling road.

A FEW PICTURES OF THE BUILD

Now pulling 337bhp, this Honda Civic Type R is mental to drive 😍

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MAZDA 3 TIMING CHAIN

TIMING CHAIN STRETCH ON MAZDA 3

With the DPF light illuminated on the dash, the owner of the Mazda 3 2.2 diesel booked the car in for diagnostics. The owner of the car had previously taken the car to another garage for diagnostics. They diagnosed a stretch timing chain. Not feeling confident in the diagnostics and concerned that the garage was trying to pull a “fast one” they came for a second opinion. After a full system scan we eliminated a blocked dpf filter and confirmed a stretched timing chain.

With the timing chain kit ordered the Mazda was booked in. The primary purpose of timing chains in a vehicle is to make sure the engine’s valves all open and close at the correct times. A timing chain is essentially the same as a timing belt but generally speaking has a much longer service life. It is important to follow the car’s service plan and replace the timing chain per the manual’s recommendation. Replacing timing chains before they break is cheaper than replacing an engine afterwards.

The job of stripping the down the engine began. Quite a lot of the engine bay area are needs to be removed to get to the actual chain. Once we had cleared the area we could see the chain and tensioners.

With the chain removed we compared it to the new replacement and we could see that the old chain had stretched.

With new timing chain kit fitted, the car built back up and the ecu re-calibrated the dpf engine light disappeared.

How do you know if the timing chain is worn?

In the case of the case of the Mazda, the dpf light was flashing. But other signs that the timing chain is worn the engine may feel sluggish, low on power or have troubles starting. This is because as the chain wears out, it stretches and the ignition and valve timing becomes more retarded.

For more information or to book your car in for a timing belt or chain get in touch