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.
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
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
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
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….
We thought we should share a picture or two of one of our client’s vehicles. Its a Vauxhall Astra van that sits very nicely on 18″ wheels and a Bilstein B12 suspenstion kit.
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.
Fantastic performance gains from this BMW 335i, both torque and BHP up across the entire rev-range
This Honda Integra DC5 was remapped today and made a very solid 290bhp at a peak boost pressure of 6psi
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
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.
We’ve always got lots going on at Perfect Touch, and occasionally we have similar cars all in at the same time! Today you can see 1 classic Impreza, 2 new-age saloons and 1 new-age wagon.
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.
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.
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.
We recently serviced this Bentley Continental GT and we fixed a fault with the power steering system.
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
We recently performed a full service of this Lupo GTI including brake disc skimming.
Call today for more – 01992 443900
We recently carried out a full vehicle inspection and service on this BMW M3
We carry out servicing and maintenance on all BMW models and other presitge and performance cars, so why not get in touch today to find out what we can offer you and your car – call today on 01992 443900
Today we had a BMW X6 in for servicing, this monster has the Xdrive35d setup with the 286bhp twin turbo diesel.
We changed the air filter, engine oil filter, engine oil and brake pads. We skimmed the brake discs too so they are just like new for half the price!