Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - diagnosis and fix of creaking issue

We diagnosed and fixed an issue with this stunning and very clean Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

Our client was complaining of a creaking sound over bumps in the road; after diagnosing a worn suspension bush and worn ball joint we fixed the problem in no time!

– Update 16/02/16 – 4 Wheel Laser Alignment

We carried out 4-wheel laser alignment after the suspension parts were replaced

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Volkswagen Golf GTI mk7, sports cat, cat-back and remap

Here we have our client’s VW Golf GTI mk7, we performed a number of dyno runs to see the standard car’s output and also the car with upgrades

Check out the dyno graph in the image below:

Blue = standard car

Red = sports cat, Miltek cat back exhaust

Orange = sports cat, Miltek cat back exhaust and remap

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Evanta DB4 GT Zagato

Take a look at this beautiful car we had in today. Its a Evanta DB4 GT Zagato.

The client was experiencing problems with rough running, so we got it on the dyno, did some diagnostics and with a bit of a tune up, its no longer running rough!

Another job well done

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LS3 V8 engined kit car

We do get some weird and wonderful cars pass through the garage, and today was no exception!

This lovely looking kit car has a Chevy Corvette LS3 v8 engine, it sounded amazing and we fixed the rough running complaint for the client.

 

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Renault Clio 197 Power Run!

Today we tested a Renault Clio 197 on our Dyno. The owner was unsure of the modifications made to his car but we can see it has an upgraded manifold, other exhaust modifications and also upgraded cams which is a nice characteristic to have.

It made good power and the owner was happy.

Call today to get your car booked in for a power run – 01992 443900

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Ford Focus Power Run and Free Healthcheck

Today we ran our client’s Ford Focus ST on our dyno and carried out our FREE VEHICLE HEALTHCHECK

The car is very clean and with a stage 1 tune it made a very healthy 280bhp

If you would like to book your car in for a power run or our FREE VEHICLE HEALTHCHECK

call now on 01992 443900

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Audi R8 Wheel Alignment

Today we carried out 4 wheel laser alignment on an Audi R8

This ensures your tyres wear evenly, handling is improved and efficiency maximised.

Contact us today to get your car booked in – 01992 443900

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Renault Clio Cup Car - project progress

We have been asked to prepare a Renault Clio for the Clio Cup.

This is a great project for us, there is a lot to be done, plenty of diagnostics and modifications to carry out.

15/12/15 – So far we have looked into a 45% leak down on one cylinder and we removed the head to fix the fault.

8/01/16 – We have now removed the engine and gearbox, sent engine compenents away for lightening and balancing, port and polishing.

Next we will be installing polybushes in the chassic components and start assembling the suspension system ready for setting up for track use.

More updates to follow….

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Audi RS4 (B7) KW suspension upgrades

Today we installed and set up a KW spring kit, this effectively turns the standard shock absorber into a height adjustable coilover!

Car sits planted and low while handling is improved.

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BMW 335i ECU Remapping

Fantastic performance gains from this BMW 335i, both torque and BHP up across the entire rev-range

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Subaru Impreza Wagon full STI conversion

We have recently upgraded this newage Subaru Impreza Wagon to an STI spec, fitting parts required and remapping the ECU

After successful mapping the car made 320bhp!

Our client was very happy with the difference to his beloved Subaru

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Nissan Skyline R32 GTR 4 wheel alignment and tracking

Today we had in this timeless beast, a Nissan Skyline R32 GTR, can never get bored of these!

We carried out 4 wheel alignment and tracking.

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BMW VANOS Repair and Refurbishment at Perfect Touch

If you are reading this article then perhaps you are a BMW owner?
VANOS is the name BMW give their variable value timing mechanism,
we wanted to simplify this subject and help you to better understand BMW VANOS.

So what are the symptoms of BMW VANOS failure or deterioration?

  • Lower power levels
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Engine surging
  • Idle Hic-cups
  • Engine hesitation
  • Noisy engine – Normally shows up at about approx. 3,000 rpm
  • Increased oil usage

There can come a point when the only way forward is to replace or refurbish the unit whether a single or double VANOS, this involves specialist tools and experience, a job not for the faint hearted.

By definition this job takes time, specialist tools and specific understanding of BMW VANOS in particular. Please take a look at our time lapse video showing Dan Brooks, Senior Technician at Perfect Touch, refurbishing a client’s VANOS on his M3 (E46). It also shows what it takes to get the job done from beginning to end in less than 3mins.

So what does all this do for the car?

A return of power and smoothness, which is what BMW enthusiasts really love about that legendary straight six engine, plus most importantly a returned enthusiasm for your car.

To find out more about BMW VANOS repair and refurbishment please call Gabs on 01992 443900, he would be delighted to talk you through the process or just help you work out what is next for your BMW.

Please Note – other manufacturers also use a form of Variable Valve Timing, for example Honda’s VVT and Porsche’s VarioRam/VarioCam.

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Jaguar XF Water Leak

We recently had this Jaguar XF come in, we diagnosed the water leak and set about fixing it, unfortunately this means engine out.

We have since found and rectified the water leak and carried out a full inspection and service.

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Smart For Two Service and brake pad change

We recently carried out an interim service on this Smart For Two, we also replaced the front brake discs, pads and also the rear brake shoes.

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Bentley Continental GT Service and power steering fix

We recently serviced this Bentley Continental GT and we fixed a fault with the power steering system.

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BMW 645 (6 series) Service

We recently carried out regular servicing and maintenance on this BMW 645ci coupe

To find out what we can offer you and your car, whether its a BMW or other prestige/performance car, please get in touch with us today – 01992 443900

Pop in to meet the team at our garage in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

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Perfect Touch Performance Ltd

Perfect Touch Performance Ltd

Unit G Belcon Industrial Estate,
Bingley Road,
Hoddesdon,
Hertfordshire
EN11 0NX
01992 443900
 
Registered in England and Wales: 07786097
Registered in England for VAT: GB770746314
 
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