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

AUDI RS3 HYBRID TURBO TIME

The Audi RS3 has been at the forefront of the hot hatch arms race ever since the original made its grand entrance in 2011. The second generation stuck to the same mechanical template of the muscular turbocharged five-cylinder engine up front, sending its power to all four wheels.

The stunning Audi RS3 not only looks the part but it also pulls 367bhp in standard form. And for most people this would be more than enough power in the 4wd car. But as we find with most of our customers more power is always needed 😉

Slowly parts where bought and changed on the car. Induction kit, secondary decat pipes, decat pipes and front mount intercooler where fitted and the car was mapped to suit along the way.

The Audi RS3 ran a 11.92 at 113mph down at Ultimate Street Car in 2017.

So where do you go next after you have modified the car like above?

Hybrid turbo! 😆

A second turbo was sent over to our “Turbo Guru” for hybridizing. With a bigger, modified compressor wheel fitted and the rest of the internals upgraded it was time to fit the hybrid turbo.

Original ‘V’ Hybrid

With the hybrid turbo fitted, the Audi RS3 had the Haldex 4wd system disabled and the car was strapped down to the rolling road.

The Mapping Process Began…

As we had put a lot of time and development into the Audi RS3 over the last couple of years. Mapping it to suit the next modification and working closely with the “Turbo Guru” and the owner we knew what we needed to get out of the car.

Our aim was to create a remap to suit the car that will not only deliver the power like it would out of the factory but be reliable in its delivery.

Here is what the beast of a car made on the rolling road…

So ADE Tuning increased the power and performance of this stunning Audi RS3.

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 🙂

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 😊

For more information or to book your car in for a remap get in touch

SKODA FABIA MONTE CARLO – THE 1.6TDI BEAST

Is this the most powerful Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo in the UK?

Monte Carlo is where the world’s most famous rally is held. And that’s the inspiration behind the top-of-the-range Monte Carlo trim offered on the  hatchback. The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is the most luxurious super mini that Skoda offers. Available only as a five-door hatchback the Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is available with 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.

This Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo has been on quite the journey over the last few weeks.

The Monte Carlo had been fitted with a hybrid turbo, fmic, EGR blank. It arrived on a trailer needing a dpf delete down pipe fitting before we could custom remap it on the rolling road.

With pipe fitted and the car built back up it went over to the dyno for remapping.

Rolling Road Remap Time

The remapping process started and after a couple of hours it became clear that the hybrid turbo on the car wasn’t suited to the car. So off came the turbo. It was sent to the ADE Tuning turbo guru to have a look at. The report back was that the wheel inside the turbo was way to big and that was causing the power delivery to be laggy. This confirmed what we knew. The turbo was boosting late making peak torque and power at only 3k, which meant the car wasn’t making enough power.

New hybrid turbo delivered and this time built up to be stronger and flow correctly.

With it was fitted to the car the remapping process started again.

As with all our remaps we only map the car within a safe parameter. We always check how the car drives on the road too. With the Skoda Fabia Monte-Carlo reacting and pulling well on the road, we handed it back to the owner.

*DPF delete is only recommended for race and track cars