Engine Oil: One question we are often asked with regards to turbocharged engines is which oil should be used? There are many choices of oil on the market, and different people will give you different answers as to which is best and why. For Pre-2011 Vauxhall/Opel cars the OE spec for oil is LL-A-025/LL-B-025 (Petrol/Diesel). […]
CSR Intake for OE 70mm Air Mass Meter CSR intake system for OE standard Air Mas meter consists of a AEM Dry Flow air filter, the CSR heat deflector shield complete with all the brackets and fittings with the option of our Courtenay Sport High flow inlet hose and adaptor. Kit price to install onto […]
Does exactly what it says in the post title!!! A useful guide to EBC brake pad compounds and their uses. Click on the image in the post below to open up a PDF file detailing the EBC brake pad compounds. You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe or similar to view the file.
Automotive Brands, owners of Power Maxed Racing are delighted to announce their commercial partnership with Vauxhall Motors. The agreement will see the return of the Vauxhall Astra to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship from 2017 onwards. As an integral part of this agreement Power Maxed Racing will run two new Vauxhall Astras – […]
Another Astra J VXR in for front pipe fitting (shown centre front), followed by mapping and rolling road set up. After mapping and set up, on 97RON fuel, this particular car achieved 324bhp and 357lb ft torque.
We recently had the job of improving the stopping and handling on an Astra H. This included supplying and fitting a D2 6 Pot 356mm front brake kit, complemented by a rear 292mm brake upgrade with vented rear 8G discs and new calipers. Additionally a Premium Suspension package was also supplied and fitted: B8 dampers […]
Another Astra J VXR in for our increasingly popular Stage 1+ tuning package, comprising of front pipe fitting, ecu remap and rolling road set up. This car made a respectable 320bhp and 339 lb ft torque.
This Corsa E VXR came to us to have a full turbo back 3″ exhaust fitted, followed by map optimisation to suit the exhaust and full rolling road set up. Once set up the results were an impressive 241bhp and 244 lb ft torque. We also carried out our own unique hardware fix and software […]
We recently had this lovely Astra H 888 CDTi (Z19DTH engine with M32 gearbox) in for a lighter single mass flywheel (removing the dual mass flywheel) and sprung clutch assembly due to slight clutch slip on the factory clutch. At the same time we also overhauled the gearbox fitting new bearings throughout and the later […]
This Insignia VXR came in to have our high flow front pipe (which removes the pre-cat or first cat) and Euro V compliant high flow sports cat fitted. Once this was done in the workshop, the car was into the dyno cell for mapping and full rolling road set up.
A change to the more common Astra J VXRs we see in Arden Blue, this time in the much less seen but equally stunning Power Red. The car had already been fitted with a full 3″ Piper turbo back exhaust system and an Airtec cooler and induction kit when it arrived with us and when […]
Another Astra J VXR in for mapping, in the ever popular blue, this time from another repeat customer who was more than pleased with work we carried out to his previous car a Vectra VXR. Already fitted with an induction kit and our 3″ pre-cat removal pipe the car came in for mapping and full […]
This car had previously been in for a full engine rebuild with forged pistons and steel rods, strengthening the factory Z20LET engine and was running a K04 Z20LEH VXR turbocharger, Milltek 63.5mm exhaust system, Pro Alloy chargecooler and VXR injectors. It returned to us to have some further enhancements which included a full 76mm Tullett […]
We are seeeing an ever increasing number of Astra J VXRs in for remapping and rolling road set up. As with Astra H VXR, blue seems to be a popular colour. This car came to us with a pre cat removal pipe and Evoms kit already fitting. After mapping and rolling road set up the […]
Early in testing the Astra J VXR it was discovered that the original factory airbox simply would not cut it even with the usual modifications. Porting it simply could not flow the required air, so some kind of induction system was required. During initial induction testing it soon became apparent that a straight/parallel air MAF […]
Another Astra J VXR in for a Stage1+ tuning package, which is proving to be a very popular option for many owners. The first stage is to benchmarck the power of the standard car. It had already had a generic flash map installed via a well known hand held tuning box, so we first ran […]
This Meriva VXR had visited us before for a remap, and came back to have some further improvements carried out. We removed the pre-cat and fitted a straight through pre-cat replacement pipe (downpipe) to remove the restrictive first cat, fitted a set of NGK iridium plugs and a high flow Courtenay Sport panel filter. Then […]
Another returning customer coming back to us this time with his 7,000 mile Insignia VXR for mapping, having previously has his Vectra VXR mapped by us. Latest spec and an otherwise standard car, and a little under a year old we carried out the mapping, map optimisation, datalogging and full rolling road set up achieving […]
Courtenay Sport Stage 3: Remap, Front Pipe, Free Flowing Cat Section, Induction Kit, Intercooler Stage 3 is the final stage upgrade using the standard factory K04 Turbo. This package consists of pre-cat deletion, replacing the OE factory front pipe and first cat first cat with our free flowing 3” cat-less front pipe (also used in our […]
Another Corsa E VXR which was brought to us for mapping and rolling road set up. This car had already had a Cobra 3″ exhaust system and Airtec intercooler fitted to it by the customer and had previously been mapped. Prior to mapping we benchmarked the car on our rolling road to establish its base […]