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?

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!!

TURBO POWER!

SO HOW DOES A TURBOCHARGER WORK?

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 🙂

DPF SOLUTION ON BMW X5

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?