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!!

WHITE VAN MAN WITH AN AFTERMARKET ECU

Something a little old skool on the rolling road for mapping last week. This MK6 Ford Escort Van is fitted with 2l turbo Zetec engine and running MegaSquirt aftermarket ecu.

This van brings a whole new meaning to “white van man” 😂

MegaSquirt aftermarket ecu is a general-purpose aftermarket electronic fuel injection (EFI) controller designed to be used with a wide range of spark-ignition internal combustion engines (i.e., non-diesel engines.)

MegaSquirt is used world-wide for engine control. Its success is not limited to the automotive aftermarket. The use of MegaSquirt controls is being used by many world-renowned engine and product manufacturers for commercial and industrial use. 

The van arrived running a base map. A base map is a “close enough” map to let you drive safely to the tuner for a real full tune. This allows the car to be moved before the mapping process.

With the van strapped down on the rolling road we began the process of writing the custom remap on the MegaSquirt aftermarket ecu. We ran the van on the rolling road as we adjusted the fuelling etc. Always monitoring how the van was reacting. When we started making the power we were expecting the fine tuning began.

Once we were happy with how the van and engine set up was working with our remap and the MegaSquirt aftermarket ecu, we ran the van again on the rolling road.

Have a look at the power results below…

Check out the van on the rolling road

Running 375bhp with 400ft/lb torque, not your average white van man 😉

THE MOST POWERFUL MONTE CARLO IN THE UK?

Well, Andrew went and got himself a seven page feature in VWG Magazine. Check out the ADE Tuning remapped 204bhp Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo!

Named after Monte Carlo, the venue of the world famous rally. This Skoda is available only as a five-door hatchback in either the 1.2-litre TSI (85bhp or 104bhp) petrol or the 105bhp 1.6-litre diesel. It comes in a range of distinctive colours with the potential for a contrasting roof colour.

Here is a quick flick through some of the pages. For a sit down read you can either bob down to the workshop or pick up a copy at your local magazine stand.

This Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo has been on quite the journey over the last year. You can check out its ADE Tuning journey in our blog