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TVR Timing Belt Servicing & Repair

Worried that your TVR timing belt will snap?
Use our form to get a replacement TVR timing belt estimate

When replacing the TVR timing belt: The water pump, if run off the same belt should be replaced and as a matter of precaution change the engine coolant at the same time to maximise pump life
Rollers, tensioner and thermostat may also need replacing

Depending upon the engine arrangement and any components operated by the timing belt there may be other parts reaching the end of their safe service life and need replacing along with the timing belt. Generally, they work out cheaper to replace at a milestone service as they’re unlikely to last another 60,000 miles and will add an additional labour cost; you may also need breakdown recovery if they fail without warning

If your worried that your TVR timing belt has reached that crucial time when it’s safer to change it than risk having the timing belt snap and causing damage to the engine and valves just fill in our simple enquiry form or contact us on 0800 0407 429 to arrange an estimate for a service and new timing belt or use our simple form and we'll get your local garage to contact you.

TVR Solihull:- Timing Belts Fitted

Solihull TVR Timing Belt

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

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

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

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

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

TVR Starter Motors
Replacement TVR Starter motors installed

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

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 Alternators
Replacement TVR alternators fitted

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

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 Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Solihull

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

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

Solihull Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

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

Modern TVR braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

Solihull TVR Brake Repairs

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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

TVR Brake Servicing - TVR Brake Discs and Pads

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

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 Brake Servicing & Inspection Solihull

Wheel cylinder condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake calliper operation

ABS warning light operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

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

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

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

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

TVR Steering System

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.

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

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

TVR steering inspections:-

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

TVR Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

TVR Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

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

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

TVR Clutch Fitting Solihull

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

TVR Fuel Injection

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

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

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 Oil Change Frequency

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

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.

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 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

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

TVR Replacement Exhausts Solihull

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

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

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

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TVR ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

TVR Air Conditioning

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

TVR Filters

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

TVR Electronic Sensors

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

TVR Electrical

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

TVR Wheel & Axle

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

TVR Brake Parts

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

TVR Clutch Kits

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

TVR Replacement Exhausts

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

TVR Engine Repairs

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

TVR Gaskets

  • TVR Valve Cover Gasket
  • TVR Cylinder Head Gasket

TVR Lubrication System

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

TVR Misc

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

TVR - Suspension & Springs

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

My TVR Won't Start

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