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TVR Repairs Ipswich

TVR Repairs Ipswich

Ipswich: TVR Parts Fitted

TVR Alternators
Replacement TVR alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

TVR Starter Motors
Replacement TVR Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 Service - TVR Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

Modern TVR braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Ipswich TVR Brake Repairs

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

TVR Brake Servicing - TVR Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

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

The brake pads on your TVR should wear first

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

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.

TVR Brake Servicing & Inspection Ipswich

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake pipe Condition

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

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

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake drum condition

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

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

ABS warning light operation

Adjust handbrake

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

TVR Steering - Steering System Inspection

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

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

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

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, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

TVR Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

TVR Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Replacement TVR Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

Ipswich Replacement TVR Clutch

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

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

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

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

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

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

TVR Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

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

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

TVR Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Ipswich

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

Synthetic Oil Change - Ipswich
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 & 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

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

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.

TVR Exhaust Fitting Ipswich

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

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

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 Braking System

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

TVR Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

TVR Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

TVR Sensors

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

TVR Electrical

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

TVR Wheel Components

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

TVR Brake Parts

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

TVR Clutch Fitting

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

TVR Replacement Exhausts

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

TVR Engine Components

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

Ipswich Gasket Fitting

  • TVR Valve Cover Gasket
  • TVR Cylinder Head Gasket

TVR Oil & Hydraulics

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

TVR Parts

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

TVR Suspension

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

My TVR Won't Start

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