Westfield Tuning Tips and Modifications

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Westfield car tuning tips and advice. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Westfield from small bike engined cars to large V and turbocharged engines. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car setup you desire turning your Westfield into a Super 7 beater. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.

TorqueCars started providing Westfield tuning advice, car performance part and car modification tips and pointers back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Westfield owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest.

Our Westfield tuning features with performance tips and information on peformance parts for your car get updated so for the hottest Westfield tuning,performance part and modification advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Westfield forums and swap tuning ideas with like minded Westfield owners in the tuning forums.

If you are have a Westfield tuning project underway we would love to hear about it, the Gallery section in the forum contains some interesting Westfield projects already. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Westfield.

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Benefits and drawbacks of engine water injection systems

You’ve finished tuning up your engine but you find that at full throttle the engine splutters or stalls. When you get the car on a diagnostic you find that the knock sensor is kicking in to protect the engine.

Engine knock is a condition where the fuel inside the engine ignites prematurely and occurs within an engine running at high compression. (It can also be caused by other factors including low octane/poor quality fuel or hot spots within the engine.)

Boost controllers and remaps

Boost controllers
The turbo is driven by the exhaust gases and the faster the exhaust flows the quicker the turbo spins and more air gets forced in to the engine.

If too much air is forced into the engine then it will run lean. This causes an intermittent loss of power and you also risk putting too much pressure on the engine with a surge of power.

What is brake fade and what causes brake fade?

This phenomenon known as brake fade can be quite unexpected and lethal and I would hazard a guess that 1 in 4 cars are likely to experience brake fade to some degree. Brake fade manifests itself by a spongy feel on the pedal and little or no braking force. Do not confuse brake fade with bad brakes or a mechanical fault as it applies to brake systems in relatively good condition.

Clutch tuning: performance clutch modifications and triple plate clutches setup

The clutch takes the engine power, and puts this down through the drive shaft, to the driven wheels on the road but allows you to disengage the engine whilst performing a gear change.

Contact like this requires a lot of grip and a fast response. The more power you have the harder it is for the clutch to operate.

Todays featured car tuning articles

Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler

One problem with a Turbo is the close proximity of the cold intake charge with the hot exhaust temperatures within the turbo.

Don’t forget that a big air intake heat rise comes from the actual compression of air so even supercharged engine will benefit from an intercooler.

If you have ever felt the nozzle on a tyre pump you will realise that when air is compressed it gains heat.

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Fuelling uprating the fuel system

More power means that more fuel is required so we need to uprate the fuel system and we look at performance mods for your fuelling to avoid running rich or lean.

It is essential to keep the mix of air to fuel exactly right. Power is lost when the engine adjusts itself to stop it running too rich or lean. Many power losses, which manifest themselves as flat spots, at certain points in the rev band can often be traced to a fuelling issue so we will look at performance fuelling upgrades and parts.

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Best cold air intake induction kits

Cold air intakes, induction kits and the effect on performance. “A review of the benefits of¬†induction kits.” The air filter […]

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