Porsche Boxster S – TechArt Shift Paddle installation

A customer purchased a TechArt Shift Paddle kit through RamSpeed Imports for his silky black Porsche Boxster S and presented it to our Ramspeed workshop for installation.

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TechArt is a company that specialises in upgrades for Porsche vehicles, and the paddle shifters purchased by the customer are an upgrade for the standard PDK gearshift switches. These paddle shifters allow precise and rapid gear changes at any point in time.  The PDK shifts up by pulling the right paddle, a pull of the left paddle and the PDK shifts down.

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Upon inspection, it was found that the steering wheel wires needed to be modified to fit the new kit. The upgrade, installation and any modifications were completed and the car was road tested to ensure proper working functions of new shift kit.

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RamSpeed is one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialists. 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).

BMW M3 – Engine Light

The owner of a BMW M3 booked a visit to our workshop to check on an engine light issue.

To understand why faults occur on a vehicle, our experienced mechanics use a scanner to check for any stored faults. This allows the mechanics to understand the issues with the vehicle and take proper course of actions. With this particular M3, 3 faults were identified: catalytic converter 1, catalytic converter 2 and left brake light. The inspection also suggested the exhaust be examined.

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Our mechanic found that to clear and repair the catalytic converter faults, the oxygen sensor would need to be spaced further out from the exhaust and the ECU would require reprogramming.

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At pickup, the proud owner of this BMW M3 was pleased with the result and happy to have the car back in top condition.

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 335i Minor Service, Repairs and Tune

We worked on a BMW 335i in November this year; it needed a minor service and some additional repairs, as well as a tuning request by the customer.

The service was done according to the log book schedule and current km on the vehicle. With just short of 70,000km one of our experienced mechanics carried out a Service A + flush as well as a brake fluid flush.  Brake fluid is flushed and system is bled of air every 2 years to maintain consistent brake pedal feel as well as maintaining the car brake system servicing schedule.

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When the vehicle was originally inspected, it was found that the roof operation and cables were not functioning optimally. The roof lining would sag into the car. Ramspeed replaced the roof cables which allowed the roof lining to tighten and in all allow better functioning of the roof top. During early inspection it was also found that the headlight washer cover needed replacing, which was also completed by Ramspeed.  The vehicle also needed a new BMC air filter, which was carried out successfully.

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Separate to servicing requirements, the customer had requested an ECU tune on his 335i.  The customer was happy to know that the ECU tuning would optimize fuel burn efficiency, increase the engine torque and optimize air flow and air volume.

RamSpeed is one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialists. 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.

Volvo C70 Service and Timing Belt Kit

This lovely Volvo C70 convertible came into our workshop to get a major service completed. The service was carried out according to the manufacturer’s specifications and log book schedule. This service includes replacing the engine oil and filter, air filter, cabin filter and brake fluid system flush fill and bleed.
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Whilst also in our workshop, the vehicle required a replacement water pump and a new timing belt kit as due on the kilometres and time basis.

The replacement of the timing belt kit included: the timing belt, tensioner, idler pulley and oil seals. Over time the tensioners, pulleys and idlers can wear out causing noise so are replaced at this time. A failure of 1 of these items to save money short term can cost a lot more long term. By replacing the kit and water pump at this time, we flush fill and bleed the cooling system at this time also.

Once reassembled, a final road test is carried out and then a final inspection of the engine before preparing the vehicle for client collection.

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Mercedes Benz E63 S AMG – Custom Forged Wheels Installation

The proud owner of this Mercedes Benz S E63 AMG purchased a set of custom 20inch forged RamSpeed wheels. These wheels are a DC92 design with a satin finish on the outer rim and a brushed centre star with tinted clear coating.

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“RAMSPEED FORGED wheels are fused with performance, functionality and distinctive designs to provide serious auto enthusiasts with the utmost quality in product and customer service.” –www.ramspeedwheels.com.au

These wheels were fitted by RamSpeed Automotive. To compliment these custom wheels were a set of Pirelli PZero tyres for optimum grip and handling. The tyres were fitted to the custom rims along with the factory tyre pressure monitoring system sensors, the Ramspeed Forged wheel range comes with specific made brackets to mount the factory sensors correctly. The E63 also underwent a wheel alignment check to ensure the vehicle geometry was still within factory specifications after the fitment of the wheels.

A final road test was conducted after all work carried out.

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