Engine Health Check

An engine health check gives the customer an idea if their engine is giving its full potential.  Using specialist equipment and well proven processes, we are able to see if there is an issue with the engine.  Often finding an issue early can greatly reduce not only further damage to an engine but also greater expense by solving the issue early.

By carrying out a cylinder leakage test, we are able to see if the engines combustion chamber seals, the piston rings and valve seats are performing correctly.  By using our borescope we are able to view inside the cylinders and look to see the condition of the cylinder bores and further investigate any issues found from the cylinder leakage test.  With the borescope we are also able to see if there are any issues with the head gasket.  We are able to carry this test out, pressurizing the cooling system if we suspect problems. Using the borescope, we’re also able to see if there are any piston to valve contact issues. 

Finding things like this early can defiantly save a customer a fortune as well as a potential engine failure.

Performance testing; Using the services of one of our partners, we are able to performance test engines.  We prefer to carry this out with “the engine in the vehicle”.  This is the environment the engine runs in.  The engine itself maybe fine but another factor of the vehicle may well be causing a performance issue.  If your engine has been rebuilt by us, we recommend the engine is installed back in the car by us or yourself and then put on the rolling road.  The engine should be properly run in using running in oil and a procedure designed to reduce the running in time for your engine.  If your vehicle is a lightweight sports car, you’ll struggle to run the engine in properly as the engine needs to be loaded up which is difficult to do driving the car on a road or race track.  There are many myths out there on how to run an engine in, but we have found a successful method that means your engine performs quickly “out of the box” and also lasts longer.  A power and torque curve can be produced and given to customers for their records.  If the engine is used in competition, should the driver have an off event and feel there is a performance issue, the car can be put back on the rolling road and be performance checked again and referenced against the original run.  If this proves successful and the curves virtually match your baseline, then you can rest assured your engine is performing as intended and that maybe there is a problem elsewhere with the vehicle. 

Customers often wait until something is wrong before taking their car to the rolling road, however, we recommend taking the car at least once a year, just to get a power run done to check figures against your baseline. 

Price on application