Jaguar XF Service and Brakes

Another Jaguar was in our workshop for a scheduled log book service.

We did a minor scheduled service to the vehicle according to the log book and the current km on the car. This involved replacing the oil filter and topping up the oil. This Jaguar XF was also due to get the brakes changed which we did to the front and rear.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Jaguar-XF-Exhaust-Brakes-Lights-ramspeed-1 Jaguar-XF-minor-service-replacement-brake-discs-pads-ramspeed-2Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Jaguar models (see our Jaguar work here) including Jaguar XF. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Jaguar electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Jaguar electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Alfa Romeo 147 Selespeed Issue and Oil Leaks

Another Alfa Romeo 147 with a selespeed issue was worked on as seen below. This vehicle also had an oil leak which was going to be looked at the same time.

When the vehicle arrived on the tow truck there were visible oil leaks and the gears were not selecting. We first scanned for errors which none appeared. The vehicle was then raised on the hoist to inspect and the oil leaks were coming from the selespeed pump. When the relay was removed it was burnt out.

We filled and bled the system and washed down the engine and transmission area. A test found more oil leaks and when it was on the hoist the selespeed actuator showed signes of leaking fluid from the solenoid valve end cap. Once the actuator was removed and dismantled we saw that there was an o ring split which caused the fluid leaks. We then reassembled the vehicle and washed it down as required. A test drive found that when selecting gears 4 and 5 it would intermittantly jump from 1 to 3.

The diagnosis tool was connected to check the fault codes which were with the gear engadgement sensor. A pressure test showed that there were no oil leaks. The sensor was removed and reset mechanically but when retested with the vehicle the gear issue was still apparent. We removed the selespeed actuator from the vehicle and took an oil sample from the transmission and found shards of metal in the oil. Mechanically testing the gear selections on the selector shaft showed us that it could not find gear 4 and 5. While the transmission was removed we inspected the clutch and found it was completely worn out with a large groove on the pressure plate which can and most probably contributed to the poor selection of gears on the vehicle.

The clutch kit was replaced and a second hand transmission was fitted as required. It was flushed and filled with new oil as required. Then we reassembled the vehicle and connected our tester to clear the fault codes in the memory. We then carried out a selespeed system adaption and road test of the vehicle which appeared all ok.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Alfa-Romeo-147-Diagnostics-Wheels-Bumper-Exhaust-RamSpeed-4 Alfa-Romeo-147-Diagnostics-Engine-RamSpeed-5 Alfa-Romeo-147-Diagnostics-Wheels-Bumper-Exhaust-RamSpeed-1 Alfa-Romeo-147-Diagnostics-Undertray-Wheels-RamSpeed-2Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Alfa Romeo models (see our Alfa Performance work here) including Alfa Romeo 147. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Alfa Romeo electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Alfa Romeo electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Alfa Romeo 156 Selespeed Issue

There was an Alfa Romeo 156 in our workshop as the selespeed would not shift.

We checked that the vehicle wouldn’t start and the faults that were in the system. There was an internal electrical fault in the crank sensor which we fixed by replacing it. Once this was done and the vehicle started we checked for any remaining faults and found the transmission light on. Alfa test schedules were done to locate the cause of the light. We then checked the fuses, removed the seats and carpets to repair wiring of the vehicle. It was then reassembled and test driven.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Alfa-Romeo-156-Engine-Bumper-Lights-ramspeed-1 Alfa-Romeo-156-engine-ramspeed-2Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Alfa Romeo models (see our Alfa Performance work here) including Alfa Romeo 156. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Alfa Romeo electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Alfa Romeo electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

BMW X6 Suspension Adjustment

A BMW X6 customer came into our workshop to adjust his suspension. The vehicle already had aftermarket suspension and springs which the customer did not want anymore. We refit the original springs and suspension links as required and test drove the vehicle to get the ride comfort right. A wheel alignment was also carried out as per the manufacturers specifications.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

BMW-X6-Wheels-Exhaust-Spoiler-RamSpeed-1 BMW-X6-Brakes-Suspension-RamSpeed-3 BMW-X6-Suspension-RamSpeed-4Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all BMW models (see our BMW work here) including BMW X6. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all BMW electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all BMW electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Volkswagen Caddy Overheating Issue

One of our returning customers had an issue with their Volkswagen Caddy and was overheating on the freeway.

We checked the engine fans and the relays which were ok. Next was the radiator for any blockages which there appeared to be none. There was an issue with the engine coolant temperature sensor which was replaced as required. The timing belt and water pump were then changed as needed for a different job. A final test drive was done to ensure the issue did not reappear again.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Volkswagen-Caddy-Wheels-Diagnostics-Lights-Bumper-RamSpeed-1 Volkswagen-caddy-Engine-timing-belt-kit-water-pump-ramspeed-2Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Volkswagen models (see our VW performance work here) including Volkswagen Caddy. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Volkswagen electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Volkswagen electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.