Since my last update, I have been back to TVR Power twice.
Once to collect the car following the radiator / brake work, and again after the Easter weekend to have the idle speed sorted.
For the first visit – the new radiator and hoses look very nice, and the car no longer has a coolant leak.
The new rear AP racing pads match those fitted to the front and should have a coefficient of friction ~20% lower than the EBC Greenstuff. Hopefully this will fix the brake balance issue.
When starting the car to drive home it stalled after initially catching, and wouldn’t start until I gave it some throttle. I assumed that it was a little unhappy having been moved only a short distance. However, more drives over the weekend showed the same issue. I dropped Dom an e-mail on Easter Sunday evening, and got a reply almost immediately saying I should bring it in and he would get it sorted.
So I returned today, and Wayne used a diagnostic laptop to see what was going on. There was an imbalance between the two sets of cylinders (1-3 and 4-6) shown as a large difference between ‘Adaptive 1’ and ‘Adaptive 2’. He rebalanced all the throttle bodies, and then improved the lambda sensor response by creating a separate earth for them attached directly to the timing chain cover.
When finished, the idle felt notably smoother than before. I will have to see what happens when I next do a cold start.
The cost of this 75 mins of work? Nothing – Even though the problem was unrelated to the work that they had done last week, Dom still have it fixed for free. And as I was discussing things to take on my planned road trip, he even threw in a 125 amp fuse as well.
I am quite happy with that 🙂
For more details of the work, see the 3 new pages created that are linked off the “Things we have fixed” part of my website (05/04/2012 and 10/04/2012).