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Audi RS3 APR Stage 2

Supercar Killer

Audi RS3 APR Stage 2

Our buddy _mowe_ brought his beautiful Ara Blue Crystal Audi RS3 in for a full APR Stage 2+ kit and Unitronic Software to be installed to unleash the potential of this wonderful platform.

The RS3 has quickly gained a cult following and for good reason. They are by far one of the most “mod-friendly” platforms Audi has ever made! The turbocharged 2.5l 5-cylinder is so overbuilt from factory that with just a few bolts, such as APR’s Stage 2+ kit, it will embarrass moth other cars on the road.

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If you are ready to take your Audi RS3 to a Supercar Killer level simply fill out our Contact form. Check out our Audi Services page for more information on our services. If you have questions about the hardware and software used on this build give any of our locations a call.

Written By: Will Bofill

Mercedes Transmission Differential, Clutch Service Repair

Mercedes-Benz Services and Repair
Mercedes Transmission Service

Let’s talk to about the Mercedes Transmission Differential, Clutch Service Repair!

Class, sophistication, reliability, and performance – the Mercedes-Benz has it all. Nevertheless, it won’t stay that way especially if you do not provide the maintenance services to keep it running smoothly. Often overlooked components of your Mercedes-Benz that require that maintenance and servicing are the transmission, differential, and clutch.

Purpose of the Mercedes Transmission Differential, Clutch Service Repair

The primary function of the transmission involves the transfer of energy from the engine to the wheels. Like most modern-day automobiles, Mercedes-Benz cars have automatic transmissions. Computerized transmissions of the newer models allow for better fuel mileage and a general improvement in the efficiency of the drivetrain.

The differential is responsible for the turning of the left and the right drive wheels of the car at different speeds when making a turn. Essentially, the differential transmits the power from the transmission to the wheels. There are four different types of drivetrains and each one has its own specific differential requirement.

The Mercedes transmission differential is designed to help the car shift gears smoothly by engaging and disengaging from the flywheel. The actions of the clutch transfer the power from the engine to the transmission. The disc-shaped clutch squeezed between the flywheel and the pressure plate like any other mechanical component is liable to wear and tear from excessive use.

How to Detect a Malfunction in the Drivetrain

A failure of any of the components the drivetrain is not just detrimental to other components but to the driver too as it can create unsafe driving conditions. Repair services of the drivetrain components are often complex, and we take them very seriously. Some repairs may necessitate a replacement, servicing or a complete overhaul of the entire unit. We always go for a replacement for damaged clutch discs with repairs and servicing for the differential and transmission. Nevertheless, all problems are properly diagnosed before the commencement of repair.

Beyond fixing and replacing damaged components, we also drain and replace the transmission fluid along with the filters to prevent further damage to the system. Also, it is good to note that engine tune-ups and routine scheduled maintenance among other things will go a long way in ensuring that no component of the drivetrain is failing prematurely.

If your MERCEDES is having issues starting or running smoothly, bring it in for an inspection. To experience our Ignition Service and Repair, schedule your appointment or contact us here.

BMW Repair Services – Fixing the Ignition Coil

BMW Auto repair Shop
Eurofed Stone Mountain Auto Repair Shop

Once you have had the experience of driving a BMW, there is a chance you may not be interested in any other brand. This is mainly because BMWs are very reliable cars – something every BMW owner can attest to. However, like every other  brand, some models are less reliable than others due to  certain components that are prone to malfunction. In the BMW 318i, M3 (e90) and X5, that component is the ignition coil.

How Does The Ignition Coil Work?

The ignition coil is responsible for turning low voltage to high-voltage electrical power which is then sent to the spark plugs. This high voltage current sent to the spark plugs ignites the fuel in the engine to power up the car. If the ignition coil of your car is malfunctioning, you may be unable to start your car and/or keep it running smoothly.

How to Tell if Your Ignition Coil is Malfunctioning

A bad ignition coil will give off several warning signs. As the ignition coil is an engine component, one of the first signs of a possibly failing coil is an illuminated check engine light. You may also experience engine misfiring and stalling accompanied by a snapping sound from the engine compartment. Sometimes your car may not start at all.

The spark generated by the ignition coil lights the mixture of fuel and air in the engine causing it to start. If the ignition coil is not working properly, you may experience poor fuel economy as a lot of unburned fuel will be wasted. A malfunctioning ignition coil is capable of damaging the engine of your car and leaving you stranded on the road. Take your car to an auto repair facility immediately you begin to experience any of the above-mentioned signs.

What are the Causes of Bad Ignition Coils?

The ignition coil, ignition wires, and spark plugs work hand in hand to fire up the engine, thus if the spark plugs or ignition wires are not working properly, the work output of the coil will definitely be affected. The ignition coil in your engine could also be damaged by oils that leak onto the coils. As such, if there is an oil leak in the engine compartment, especially if the leaking fluid is hot and it is getting to the ignition coils, it wouldn’t take much longer before the coils begin to malfunction.

Also, if there is too much resistance in the wires of the spark plugs, the ignition coil may experience premature failure. Bad ignition coils could, in turn, cause severe damages to your catalytic converter and engine. You should have a mechanic look at your BMW once you suspect a problem before it escalates to a more serious issue that could incur more bills.

How to Fix a Bad Ignition Coil

Try not to drive your car with a bad ignition system, not only is it dangerous, you could damage other components of your car engine in the process. When you bring in your car suspecting an ignition coil problem, we will first examine and test the components of the ignition system to determine the root cause of the problem.

If the coil is faulty, we will extract and replace the failing ignition coil. Considering the fact that the coils and spark plugs work together, it is always best to change both components at once. However, depending on the system of your BMW, replacing the spark plugs may not be necessary.

All the same, the manufacturers recommend replacing your ignition coils and spark plugs regularly at scheduled intervals. Not only does this greatly reduce the chances of a breakdown, but it will also keep the ignition system of your BMW in superb condition so you can enjoy a smooth drive.

If your BMW is having issues starting or running smoothly, bring it in for an inspection. To experience our Ignition Service and Repair, schedule your appointment here or contact us here.

DAILY GRIND / Audi TTRS and APR

Audi TTRS APR Stage 2

FULL STAGE 2 APR POWER

Audi TTRS APR

Why do we trust and push APR? We do for two huge reasons, reliability and consistency. APR goes above and beyond with the R&D of their products to ensure that they can achieve OEM levels of reliability. With that level of development and quality you know that your vehicle will consistently perform as advertised no matter the conditions. That is why we do not only trust their products on our customer’s vehicles but on our own personal vehicles as well!

APR Parts List:

  • APR Inlet System (includes Intake Filter System and Turbocharger Inlet Pipe
  • APR Intercooler System
  • APR Cast Inlet Race Downpipe Exhaust System
  • APR Stage 2 ECU Tune (Engine)
  • APR TCU Tune (Transmission)

If you’re interested in taking your Audi TTRS to the next level, simply click HERE to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable team members. If you want more information on these products visit APR’s website.

Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Car’s Engine

Auto Repair Shop
Engine Care Oil Change

We all love our cars, don’t we?  A lot of us car lovers can’t even begin to imagine our lives without our favorite car and because of this, we treat them well. However, amongst the very many people who are obsessed with taking care of their cars, very few are concerned with the major part of the car, the engine!

Below are some helpful tips for some of the best ways to take proper care of your European car’s engine.

Regular Change of the Engine Oil

Engine oil is very important to the functionality of your car engine as it helps to regulate the temperature of the engine and helps to lubricate the parts that make up the engine. One of the best services you can do to your engine is to change the oil promptly every time. In some of the older models, you should change the oil every 3000-7,5000 miles however, you can also change the oil before that time when it is necessary.

Watch Out for Leaks

Rubber engine hoses and silicon and rubber seals in the engine can be prone to cracking or leakages due to the high temperature in the car’s engine. When this happens, oil, antifreeze and other fluids begin to leak, and this is one thing you do not want to happen to your engine. You should be proactive and check to see if any fluids are leaking under your car from time to time to get ahead of any issues that may be occurring and prevent further leaks or even more critical issues.

You should also check to ensure that the engine’s cooling system is functioning as designed and that enough air is being supplied to the engine. In the video below, we have highlighted some of what you need to know to maintain the performance of your car. Stop by Eurofed Automotive today and let our highly skilled mechanics take a look at your issues. While you are there you will see why our mechanics are the best in the industry!