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TVR Servicing & Repair

If your TVR has broken down or you need an important TVR milestone service or general maintenance in the Solihull area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your TVR model or type of Alternator repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your TVR needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Solihull area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Solihull area experienced with diagnosing common TVR problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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TVR Solihull Repairs

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Solihull: TVR Parts Fitted

TVR Autoelectrics
TVR electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - TVR engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

TVR Gearboxes
TVR Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned TVR gearbox

TVR Body Panels
Replacement TVR panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light TVR Panel damage repairs

TVR Cooling System
Replacement TVR radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your TVR engine at its optimal operating temperature

TVR Timing Belt - TVR Cambelt
TVR Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned TVR service or if the Timing Belt on your TVR has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

TVR Electrical Components
TVR electrical faults repaired using TVR OEM components - TVR sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

TVR Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your TVR model

TVR Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

TVR Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the TVR paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your TVR different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

TVR Brakes
Routine TVR servicing, replacement TVR brake pads & discs fitted, TVR hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

TVR Suspension System
TVR replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

TVR Clutches
TVR clutch repairs Solihull - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new TVR Clutch kit

TVR Oil Change & Filters Replaced
TVR Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

TVR Exhausts
TVR Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for TVR Exhausts fitted & welded

TVR Alternators
Replacement TVR alternators fitted

TVR Performance Spares
OEM TVR parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

TVR EGR Valves
Replacement TVR EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your TVR - The EGR valve helps your TVR burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce TVR engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

TVR Starter Motors
Replacement TVR Starter motors installed

TVR Engines
TVR Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

TVR Maintenance - TVR Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Modern TVR braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

TVR brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Solihull TVR Brake Repairs

TVR disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on TVR rear wheels

Drum Brakes are an older system than TVR disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

TVR Brake Servicing - TVR Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

The brake pads on your TVR should wear first

TVR brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

if the TVR brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

If the TVR brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

TVR Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

TVR Brake Inspection Elements

Adjust handbrake

ABS warning light operation

Brake drum condition

Wheel cylinder condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake calliper operation

And carry out the following maintenance of your TVR braking system:-

General brake disc condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake pipe Condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Handbrake function and travel

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

TVR Steering System

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your TVR steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of TVR steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your TVR tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

TVR steering inspections:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

TVR Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

TVR Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

TVR Timing Belt or Cambelt

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Since TVR Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used TVR

Generally TVR belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand TVR that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the TVR Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed TVR parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: TVR timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Solihull:- TVR Replacement Clutch

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

TVR Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the TVR clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the TVR Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a TVR Clutch kit:-
TVR clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal TVR clutch slave cylinder

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The TVR clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theTVR transmission system

TVR Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

TVR Engine Mapping
The TVR ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

TVR Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

TVR Re-Mapping Solihull
The TVR ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern TVR vehicles

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The TVR fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

TVR Engine Oil Change

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your TVR engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on TVR performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your TVR engine increases

Oil & Filter Change
A new TVR oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist TVR engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your TVR engine fails

Synthetic Oil Change - Solihull
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your TVR motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the TVR recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your TVR engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your TVR running smoothly

TVR Exhaust Fitting Solihull

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The TVR exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

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TVR ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Pump

TVR Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • TVR AC Evaporator
  • TVR AC Fluid Top Up
  • TVR AC Receiver Drier
  • TVR AC Radiator
  • TVR AC Condenser
  • TVR AC Compressor
  • TVR AC Pump

TVR Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • TVR Fuel Filter
  • TVR Transmission Filter Kit
  • TVR Air Filter
  • TVR Oil Filter
  • TVR Cabin Air and Pollen Filter

TVR Sensors

  • TVR Temperature Sensor
  • TVR Oxygen Sensor
  • TVR Air Flow Mass Meter

TVR Electrical Components

  • TVR Headlights
  • TVR Eibach Pro Kit
  • TVR Parking Light
  • TVR Bulbs
  • TVR Oxygen Sensor
  • TVR Fuel Pump
  • TVR Tail Lights
  • TVR Spark Plug HT Leads
  • TVR ECU Mapping Remap
  • TVR Window Motors
  • TVR Electronic Control Unit
  • TVR Antenna
  • TVR Starter Motor
  • TVR Alternator
  • TVR Spark Plugs
  • TVR Heater Blower Motor
  • TVR Lambda Sensor
  • TVR Heater Core
  • TVR Cooling Fan
  • TVR Fog Lights
  • TVR Ignition Coil
  • TVR Thermostats
  • TVR Water Pump

TVR Wheel & Axle

  • TVR Ball Joints
  • TVR Tyres
  • TVR CV Joint Boot Kit
  • TVR Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • TVR Axle Assembly
  • TVR Control Arm

TVR Braking System

  • TVR Brake Calipers
  • TVR Brake Compensator Valve
  • TVR Brake Master Cylinder
  • TVR Brake Slave Cylinder
  • TVR Brake Servo
  • TVR Brake Rotor
  • TVR Brake Pads
  • TVR Brake Discs
  • TVR Brake Drums

TVR Clutches

  • TVR Clutch Pedal
  • TVR Clutch Master Cylinder
  • TVR Clutch Cable
  • TVR Flywheel
  • TVR Clutch Kit
  • TVR Dual Mass Flywheel
  • TVR Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • TVR Clutch Pressure Plate

TVR Replacement Exhausts

  • TVR Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • TVR EGR Valve
  • TVR Exhaust
  • TVR Exhaust System Complete
  • TVR Oxygen Sensor
  • TVR Muffler
  • TVR Exhaust Pipes
  • TVR Lambda Sensor
  • TVR Exhaust Manifold
  • TVR Tailpipe
  • TVR Silencer
  • TVR Exhaust Box

TVR Engine Components

  • TVR Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • TVR Cylinder Head Gasket
  • TVR Engine Mounts
  • TVR Fuel Injector
  • TVR Pistons and Cylinder
  • TVR Timing Belt Kits
  • TVR Ignition Coil
  • TVR Timing Chain Kits

Solihull Gasket Fitting

  • TVR Valve Cover Gasket
  • TVR Cylinder Head Gasket

TVR Oil & Hydraulics

  • TVR Fuel Cap
  • TVR Oil Filter
  • TVR Oil Sump and Plate
  • TVR Oil Pump
  • TVR Oil Cap
  • TVR Oil and Hydraulic Fluid

TVR Parts

  • TVR Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • TVR Windscreen Wipers
  • TVR Hood Emblems
  • TVR Power Steering Pump
  • TVR Power Steering Hoses
  • TVR Wiper Blades
  • TVR Struts
  • TVR Shock Absorbers
  • TVR Steering Rack
  • TVR Throttle Body & Cable
  • TVR Tie Rods
  • TVR Serpentine and V Belt
  • TVR Radiator Pipes
  • TVR Radiator

TVR Suspension

  • Spring Condition
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Idler arm
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Ball Joints
  • Struts
  • TVR Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of TVR bush wear
  • TVR Additional Suspension Components
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Sway Bar
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Tie Rods
  • Suspension Struts

TVR
Engine Problems

  • Clutch Won't work
  • Engine Overheating
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • TVR Check Engine Light On
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • TVR Immobiliser
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • TVR Lights not working
  • My TVR Does Not drive Straight
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Window stuck
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Clutch juddering
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Judder when braking
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Engine Misfires
  • Slipping when cold
  • Knocking sound
  • My TVR Won't Start
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Can't get into gear
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • TVR Headlights not working
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Warning Lights On
  • TVR Radiator fan not working
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Heater Not Working
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Spongy Brakes
  • TVR check engine light on
  • TVR keeps stalling
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Clogged TVR air filter
  • Engine Stalls
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