NEW CAR OR REMAP UPGRADE?

WOULD ASH BUY A NEW CAR OR REMAP HIS SEAT LEON FR?

Having owned his SEAT Leon FR for nearly three years, Ash was contemplating buying a newer car or a custom remap. He had no issues with his car and had been looking to buy a new car but was stuck what to buy. This was when a friend suggested a remap. The remap would not only increase the power of the car but the delivery of the power. So Ash did a quick Goggle search and ADE Tuning appeared on the first page.

After a phone call chat to discus what we could do for him and his car, he made the decision of a remap. Later that day he booked his SEAT Leon FR in for a custom remap.

REMAP DAY

The day of the remap arrived and Ash dropped the car off and filled out a remap disclaimer. Unfortunately Ash had to work that day so left his SEAT Leon FR in our capable hands. As with all our remaps we ran the car on the rolling to for a health check and also to see what power the car was already making. On the odd occasion we have run a car and found that it is quite down on power. If this was to happen we wouldn’t be happy mapping the car until the issue was fixed, a remap would just mask the issue not fix it.

Luckily for Ash his car was pulling a very healthy 156 bhp so the remapping process began. Here at ADE Tuning we don’t download files off the internet, we write our own. With an ecu file written we ran the car again to check how the car behaved. Sometimes we have to write more than one ecu file as each car can react differently to the information given. You have to remember that not all cars are driven or serviced the same and this can affect how the car reacts. Once we where happy with how the car performed and the power it had produced we took it out for a test drive on the road. The car now had better throttle response and the drivability through the gears had greatly improved.

THE RESULTS

Ash took his car out for a test drive and immediately noticed how much more responsive the throttle pedal was. Once we got out on to the motorway he commented on how the car pulled better through the gears. And how normally he would have to change down a gear to overtake but the car now just kept pulling. When we got back to the workshop he told us how pleased he was with the car and the results 🙂

Have you got a car you would like to remap? Get in touch

AUDI RS3 DECAT DOWNPIPE – BUY CHEAP PAYS TWICE!

The Audi rs3 is no stranger to ADE Tuning and we have worked on quite a few over the years. We know what this car is capable of with the right modifications. This stunning example was booked in to the workshop for a decat downpipe fitting. The customer had sourced himself the downpipe and wanted us to install it.

With the car on the ramp we soon got to removing the propshaft and a few other parts to make room to remove the current downpipe. With the replacement decat downpipe placed next to the original we noticed a slight problem.

The hangers on the shiny new downpipe where facing the wrong way 🙁

A quick phone call to the customer to explain the situation and he came down to the workshop. Not happy with the workmanship of the downpipe he decided to return the exhaust and open a dispute case on eBay. We made a phone call to Milltek and that afternoon a decat downpipe was dispatched.

Milltek to the rescue!!

With the Milltek downpipe arriving the next morning we soon had it fitted to the car. With the rest of the car built back up we where able start the car up and check for leaks.

Just listen to that…

Why not treat your car to a Milltek Sport exhaust system?

UPRATED FUEL PUMP NOT JUST A FUEL PUMP

A fuel pump is an important part of the fuel injection system of the car. It is responsible for supplying pressure to the fuel injectors. This is electrically controlled by the car’s ecu using a fuel pump relay. A fuel pressure regulator is used to control the pressure. This is normally located inside the pump or externally on the fuel rail.

Most fuel injection system primary fuel pumps are located inside the fuel tank. They have the fuel level sensor connected to the pump housing. Even though this electric motor is submerged in fuel there is no danger of fire due to the lack of oxygen inside the tank. Servicing the pump or level sender requires the removal of the pump which can be done through a service port in the car’s body or by removing the fuel tank. In the VAG cars this service port is under the rear bench seat.

SO WHY USE AN UPRATED FUEL PUMP?

Cars need a precise mix of oxygen and fuel to burn effectively. Much of the engine tuning done by ADE Tuning involves increasing the cars capacity to burn the air and fuel mix. This must be supplied in an exact ratio. If the pump is too weak the engine will lose fuel pressure at high revs. Fitting additional pumps or larger pumps will help to ensure a good delivery of fuel at the engine. Some cars experience starvation on long bends where the fuel pick up is on one side of the tank. If the tank is running low the fuel will flow to the other side of the tank causing the pickup to run dry.

There are many different brands of pumps and they can vary quite a bit in price. Always speak to your engine tuner as to what pump they would recommend. After all it is them who will be remapping your car.

MAZDA 6 DIESEL REMAP

On the rolling road for a diesel remap we have this Mazda 6 2.2 SkyActiv-D. Wanting better fuel economy and more power, the owner of this Mazda 6 got in touch with ADE Tuning to see if this was possible. A tuned diesel engine should give you better fuel economy when mapped correctly.

We ran the car on the rolling road before the remap as a health check and also find what power the car was pulling. The Mazda was a little down on the expected power but nothing serious.

The 150bhp engine in the Mazda is capable of making up to 60bhp more in power. BUT both ourselves and the customer understood that the car was a daily driver that needed to be reliable. That’s the beauty of a custom diesel remap, we can tailor it to your needs.

The Mazda 6 is now pulling 183bhp with 327ft/lb torque. A nice increase on the standard power which will in turn enable better fuel economy. The car is now more responsive throughout the gears making for a more spirited drive. And with the added bonus of a better mpg.

Do you own a diesel car that would benefit from a diesel remap?

DOORSLAMMERS 2019 – WHAT A WEEKEND!

Doorslammers 2019 saw hundred and ninety-nine cars entered, a record number for the event. The front wheel drive entry list was closed early due to the vast amount of drag cars that had been entered. With cars and drivers coming from all over Europe, this weekend was going to be EPIC!

Doorslammers 2019 was a brilliant opportunity to see some of the mixture of ADE Tuning mapped drag cars in one place. Most compete within the car group of manufacturer i.e. Carl with Rusty Bullet (Vauxhall Astra GTE) and Ian with that Crazy Corsa where recently down at the Performance Vauxhall Show. The team headed down very early on the Friday morning ready for FWD qualifying and also RWYB (run what you’ve brung) so they could get use to the track and check their cars.

TEAM ADE TUNING

Rob Garvey – VW Golf VR6T
Paul Hughes – Hillman Imp with Toyota MR2 turbo
Paul Jordan – VW Polo 1.8 20vt
Ian Milne – Vauxhall Corsa C20LET
Carl Hartley – Vauxhall Astra GTE C20LET
Mike Whittaker – VW MK1 Caddy VR6T

SO HOW DID THE DRIVERS DO?

With the cars entered across four of the seven categories everyone was well prepared or a least they thought so 😉

Carl broke Rusty Bullets clutch on the Friday. BUT managed to get a clutch sent down to Santa Pod for replacement on the Saturday. Then broke the replacement!

Sadly Ian broke an inner cv boot and couldn’t get a replacement. Jordy set off too early on his race which set off the red light which was an automatic elimination. Rob was doing well until he was paired against a Mustang and changed from 3rd to 1st 🤔 Mike in the Caddy got through to semi finals and got knocked out coming 4th 🏆🏁

Everyone had a cracking weekend even though the weather gods didn’t play ball on the Saturday.

And will we be back for Doorslammers 2020??

HELL YEAH!!