We have been working on this M135i recently, having fitted a decat, panel filter and a map to suit we soon realised with the help of data logging that the intake temps were too high. Now with just a front mount the m135i has made an additional 40bhp over the tuned state!
This BMW 430D came into the garage for a dyno session to test the gains made from a steinbauer tuning box. It made impressive power and torque gains.
Another happy customer!
This smart BMW M3 came in last week for a brake disc skim in preparation for a trip to the Nurburgring.
This BMW M140i came in last week for decat pipe, remap and carbon exterior trims including front splitter rear diffuser and rear spoiler lip. This 140i made great power and now looks and sounds aswell as it goes!
We fitted an ESS 570 supercharger kit to this E46 M3 recently, which helps this engine to produce….you guessed it….570bhp.
We built a fully forged engine in-house so the power on-tap is coupled with reliability!
This is one of the most complete fast-road M3 set ups we have done.
On this BMW M6 we have uprated the cooling system using some great looking and high efficiency radiators, and filled the system with Evans waterless coolant which helps to maximise cooling and performance of the radiators.
This savage BMW M6 has had brake and styling upgrades previously but this time our client brought her in to fit a KW coilover suspension kit.
The car now rides at the perfect height and handling has been improved greatly.
There are plans for future modifications and we will write about them as they happen
This BMW M6 was in for uprated anti-roll bars and bushes, 10 new injectors (which was a good idea as we near enough had them out anyway), stripped down the throttle motors and replaced the internal gears with stronger components, we also fitted new air filters and a new set of power pulleys
Fantastic performance gains from this BMW 335i, both torque and BHP up across the entire rev-range
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 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
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!
In the garage this week we had a BMW X5 in need of a major service and replacement of some badly worn bushes. We recommended the Powerflex bushes for their longer lasting and better ‘feeling’ through the wheel!
Do you think your pride and joy is in need of a bit of TLC then why not bring it down to Perfect Touch in Hoddesdon, we would be happy to take a look and talk you through the necessary work required to get your car back to ‘tip-top’ condition.
Pop in today or call 01992 443900
So when you want to really hear your M5’s V8 the best way is to fit a lovely set of quad pipes from Eisenmann, superior quality build and sound….
Heres the BEFORE and AFTER videos for you to enjoy!
Talk to us today about the options for your car – Call Gabs on 01992 443900
Check out this 2007 E60 BMW M5 complete with Eisenmann UK exhaust system.
This Quad exhaust system from Eisenmann UK (P/N: B5258.00831) is a beautifully made and well designed upgrade for the E60 BMW M5 making the car sound incredible – it allows the V10 engine sound to be heard and for added flavour it has a lovely rasp to the top end of the rev range, removal of other exhaust components is not necessary and we feel this system provides the best volume/quality of sound.
Video to follow!…
Why I Love ECU Remapping
By Erkan Ali, Pistonhead and driving GOD! Well in my DREAMS!
The last 3 cars I have owned: BMW 330 M Sport, Audi A4 3.0 TDI and Renault Megane R26 were all remapped…
I am addicted…!
Let me tell you why; you see I like it when my car feels smooth, powerful and responsive, it really adds to my driving experience. Most importantly it makes me feel great…knowing my car is special to me. ECU remapping for an everyday car really adds something, and you even get a couple MPG’s extra if you are careful, which is no bad thing.
With my BMW, gear changes became smoother and the car perked up a bit, as some of you will know the BMW 330 M Sport (E46) is a heavy car. As well as a remap I changed the air filter to K&N, which helps the car to breath better, along with an excellent quality engine oil. It all adds up to a car that feels just that bit more special and the good news is I did not have to spend a fortune.
Here is the crazy part
If you have a turbo car, especially a turbo diesel, the car does not improve, it transforms!
When we remapped the Audi A4 3.0 TDI, that V6 diesel became a monster….no really. I would be driving down the road and look down at the speedo and boy it was shocking how much faster and more responsive the car had become, plus on long trips I would get 40 plus MPG, on one outing I got 48MPG, incredible!
So Matthew if you are thinking about remapping your ECU don’t get hung up with BHP and Torque, focus on how the car will make you feel, it’s in the everyday driving a remapped car really comes into its own.
To maximise your driving enjoyment,
call Gabs on 01992 443900 it’s easier than you think!
Our customer wanted better stopping power for his BMW M3, perfect for trackdays and fast road use we recommended a Stoptech package – we subsequently supplied and installed this to his car…
The owner of this vehicle was complaining of an over heating engine. We diagnosed the issue as a fault in the VANOS system.
Read on to find out exactly what we did to rectify this issue, we have some pictures to show the before and after results too!
Vanos information (courtesy of Wikipedia):
VANOS is a variator system that varies the timing of the valves by moving the position of the camshafts in relation to the drive gear. The relative timing between inlet and exhaust valves is changed.
At lower engine speeds, the position of the camshaft is moved so the valves are opened later, as this improves idling quality and smooth power development. As the engine speed increases, the valves are opened earlier: this enhances torque, reduces fuel consumption and lowers emissions. At high engine speeds, the valves are opened later again, because this allows full power delivery.
We stripped down the cylinder head which is where Vanos is located and were able to then take apart the various components of the Vanos. We found a large build up of dirt inside the components that we were able to clear out.
We removed all of the Valves, Valve Springs, Valve Guides and Seals. These were re-machined and made better than standard.
We replaced the rear diff on this lovely BMW Z4