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Upgrading to a REVO Air intake kit?

Posted on: May 26th, 2021 by NEAT

Thinking of upgrading to a REVO Air intake kit? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll go through the benefits of upgrading and the hardware/software options to go along side. Air intake kits are a complete replacement of the OEM standard already fitted to your vehicle. Initially you may be thinking about having a Stage 2 remap, in which an upgraded intake kit is required. This is because the standard kit cant allow enough air through the engine to allow for the stage 2 power, Therefore it becomes a restriction on power. Upgrading allows the engine to access enough air and reach the turbo as quickly as possible whilst minimising turbulence and restriction.

What does it do?

So as a result of the air being able to travel through the engine effectively, there are many benefits. Boost can be maintained for longer which will give you access to more power through the rev range. You will experience a more aggressive sound, which is why upgrading the Air intake is usually the first port of call for hardware upgrades. You can also gain a lot from just upgrading this one part. They are also not too complex to fit, and usually only take half an hour with a specialist.

Why REVO?

REVO have worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Air Filter industry. Therefore, engineering and designing one of the highest flowing kits available. They carry out extensive testing and use the highest quality materials to enable their products to be top of the market.

Where to buy?

You can purchase the REVO Air Intake Kits through our sister company: VAG-performance. If you require any information on fitment, best software and hardware to go hand in hand, you can email us or fill out the contact form here: Contact


Upgrading to a Superpro Anti Roll bar?

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by NEAT

What are the benefits of upgrading to a Superpro Anti Roll bar on your VAG Vehicle?

As most people should know now, we are a Superpro performance dealer. Therefore, any Superpro bushes, anti-roll bars and control arms, you can purchase through us or our sister company ‘VAG Performance’ https://www.vag-performance.co.uk/

We get a lot of enquiries for Superpro upgrades. However, a lot of people don’t actually know how the parts actually benefit your car. To start with lets find out how the anti-roll bars affect your vehicle!

What does it do?

Anti-roll bars or Sway bars help keep the vehicle structure and contact to the road when turning. The Bar will distribute your vehicle’s weight over all four tires to keep your vehicle as flat as possible through a turn. Sway bars improve a car’s handling around turns and corners by controlling the vehicle’s weight transfer, including body roll. By working to keep the wheels on each side of the car as even as possible, they help keep the car more planted and maintain a strong contact patch between the tires and the ground.

Certain vehicle models struggle more with poor traction and road handling therefore would massively benefit from having an upgraded Super pro anti roll bar. The most common vehicles we fit these too are Golf R’s and Audi S3’s. It reduces under steer in quattro vehicles having the upgraded rear anti roll bar fit.

What are the differences?

So what are the differences between stock anti-rollbars and upgraded ones? Aftermarket bars are often solid rather than hollow stock bars, with wider range of adjustment. They are largely beneficial for performance vehicles or vehicles that carry or tow loads. That being said, anyone can benefit from an upgraded Anti-rollbar as it will give an overall better driving experience.

You can contact us here: https://www.northeastautotech.com/contact/ to enquire or get a free no obligation quote.

Upgrading to a Superpro Anti Roll bar?


Common Golf R/Audi S3 issues

Posted on: April 8th, 2021 by NEAT

Common Golf R/Audi S3 issues… what to look for?

We often get asked questions about specific vehicles, their common issues and problems to look out for. Customers get a new vehicle and the first thing they want to do is know exactly what potential issues they could face, and rightly so! If you know what to look out for you can spot problems before they properly develop and potentially cause other issues in the vehicle!

We thought it would be a good idea to blog each month a case study of a different popular vehicle! This way you can easily find information from us regarding specific models within the VAG.

So what am I looking for?

This month’s blog we are going to focus on the Golf R and the Audi S3. Both have the EA888 engine which means they carry the same niggly issues. The most common problem people have is with the Haldex, mainly because people do not know it needs to be serviced. Off the back of the Haldex not being serviced the 4WD becomes non-existent and the vehicle essentially becomes FWD. The rear Diff then could need replacing, which would be a much more costly repair! This could be avoided by just having your Haldex serviced at the correct intervals. We recommend Gen 1&2 every 38,000 miles and Gen 4&5 every 20,000 miles.

The next issue we come across is the IS38 Turbo charger having issues. This turbo employs a ‘zero tolerance’ compressor design. There is virtually no clearance between the compressor wheel and housing. Improving efficiency and contributing to the incredible performance of the turbo. The compressor housing is lined with a Teflon insert, as the compressor wheel meets it in normal operation.

The issue is that batches of the turbo have not been balanced properly.  Several turbos have been stripped and examined, only to find the balancing is out by a very large margin on a few turbos.  This causes the compressor wheel to move off centre slightly.  On a “normal” turbo this would not be an issue, but on the IS38 the compressor wheel is hitting the Teflon insert. Digging in and snapping the shaft instantly. Therefore, we would advise before tuning (if that is a route you would want to go down) having an inspection to try reducing the likelihood of it failing.

Clutch Issues

The Clutches in the manual gearboxes also show some issues. The clutches are weak and show signs of slipping early on in age and miles! You will notice your clutch slipping if you are having trouble changing gears, the clutch pedal sticking, vibrating or appearing to feel spongey or loose; or Momentary loss of acceleration caused by a feeling of a ‘slipping’ clutch. The main problem with the clutches is that they are the same that are used in the Golf GTI’s. It has around 70HP less and is only 2WD. With the added traction of the Golf R and the added horsepower this then massively reduces the lifespan. Anybody tuning their car even at stage 1 level would have to consider replacing the clutch for reliability.

To ensure you get the most out of the vehicle make sure you keep up with your regular servicing intervals and keep an eye on the quality of your driving. Harsh acceleration and lots of start stop driving will do the clutch no favours.

What else?

Other common issues on the EA888 engines include piston and piston ring issues and Water pump issues. Squeaking front suspension arms is another concern. Golf R owners also complain of a defunct battery which needs replacing within the first two years of the vehicle’s life.

Hopefully, this gives you a quick overview of what to look out for if you are a Golf R/Audi S3 owner. Or if you are considering buying one in the future you can look at the pros and the con’s, every car has them! You can get in touch with us on 01642 613852 if you are wanting vehicle inspection. We carry out a full report on the vehicle which you can also keep for your records!

You can also get in touch via the contact page here: https://www.northeastautotech.com/contact/ or our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/northeastautotech/


Revo stage 3 Teesside VAG Tuning

Posted on: March 29th, 2020 by NEAT

Revo stage 3 Teesside VAG Tuning

Revo stage 3 Teesside VAG Tuning

Combining Revo’s expertise in hardware design, development, testing and manufacture with Revo Performance Software the outcome is a complete package to rival anything from an OEM Manufacturer. The IS38 ETR Turbo upgrade is designed to provide a completely reliable solution giving up to 520BHP/580NM on EA888 Gen3 vehicles running on stock engine internals.

Enhancing the vehicle with Revo ECU Software gives you much more than just an increase in power and torque. It feels more responsive and offers a huge improvement throughout the whole rev range, something that only the driven will understand and demand.

Only Revo performance ECU Software maintains factory safety levels and additional driving features. You can also choose between four pre-set fuel quality modes depending on which fuel you use. The Revo SPS Software Switch is also available separately, which can be used to quickly switch between a low boost mode and 3 other performance modes for 97, 98 and 100ron fuel quality.

Stage 3 revo turbo for 500 BHP

 

 

Performance and Power packages from Revo are designed for those who want the ultimate experience; refined drivability, exhilarating power delivery and crisp response low down and at the red-line. With a full suite of hardware and performance software available, we’ve created a tuning solution unlike any other. With everything you’ll need installed and set up by one of our Authorised Dealers, we’ve taken the guesswork out of tuning.

Designed for the most driven among us, we’ve designed and extensively tested a full package of supporting products required to run the Revo IS38ETR Turbo and performance ECU Software. Utilising the enhancements made by the Performance Pack, the only limitation is your right foot and how hard you’re willing to push it. Perfected for track and refined for the road, only Revo offers big power without a compromise on day-to-day driveability. Our strict tuning ethos offers the perfect balance of performance, driveability and economy, without sacrificing engine longevity.

 

Revo IS38 ETR turbo for stage 3. 500+ BHP

 

 

 

https://www.onlyrevo.com/

 

https://www.northeastautotech.com/performance-and-tuning/

 

 

 

 


Teessides largest stockist of REVO and Racingline products

Posted on: March 10th, 2020 by NEAT

Teessides largest stockist of REVO and Racingline products

So, wanting to Upgrade the performance of your VW,Audi , SEAT or Skoda?

Performance products from Revo and Racingline are designed to meet your needs. We stock items such as Intake systems, Braking kits and suspension products. We can offer a total solution for your car.

So, with our experience and product knowledge, we can advise you on the best choice for upgrading the driveability for your performance needs.

Teessides largest stockist of REVO and Racingline

We stock a range of options for engine, suspension, braking and styling for many platforms. We offer full workshop fitting service on all products we sell, inc 4 wheel alignment.

https://www.onlyrevo.com/

http://www.superproeurope.com

http://www.racingline.com

 


Gen 4 haldex servicing tiguan

Posted on: April 9th, 2019 by NEAT

Gen 4 haldex servicing tiguan, golfs, A3 is sometimes overlooked. Both VW and Audi recommend the oil is changed at 38,000 miles. BUT there is something they miss on the dealer servicing.

In most cases, when oil is replaced as a serviceable item, a filter is accompanied with it. VW Audi group decided to use the Generation 4 Haldex coupling drive on various of there models. They did not make the filter a purchasable item. Following manufacturers service guidelines, your filter does not get changed resulting in potential damage to the unit from oil starvation.

So what do we offer you may ask? We purchase quantities of filters direct from the manufacture of the haldex unit making our service a complete not just oil change. This aids the life of the Haldex unit.

Gen 4 Haldex servicing tiguan Golf R S3 A3 filter can be seen above. Left filter has covered over 50,000 miles. The customer described the rear of the vehicle to be un-sturdy whiles driving round corners and roundabouts. We carried out a diagnostic test to find pump problems with the Haldex. Everything was resolved with the correct service procedure and the vehicle repaired without the need to replace unnecessary parts.


Haldex generation 5 service on Golf R

Posted on: March 17th, 2019 by NEAT

Haldex generation 5 service on Golf R

Haldex generation 5 service on Golf R, S3 , RS3 should be carried out at 38,000 miles. Our servicing differs from the dealer. How? you may ask. Well, when the oil is changed at the dealership this is only half the job. Here at North East Auto Tech we remove the pump. By doing so we can clean the pump strainer, helping clear through any sludge build up which is the main cause for failure.

Fault codes such as the below are common failure codes.

16670 – All-Wheel Drive
C1113 07 [008] – Mechanical Failure

131599 – Control Module for All Wheel Drive Clutch – Communication Failure

 

 


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