High performance cars – high performance brakes

When, you have a performance car you must have performance brake. Like the first photo from down below. Bentley Continental GT, the front rotors and pads slightly over 3400.00 +installation +tax.

W12 twin turbo 6.2 liter with over 2.5 tonnes at speed needs some serious braking performance to bring to a stop. When you tell us to give you a break, we will literally. Ditto for the second picture, its 2016 BMW M///-X5 monster sized brakes.

We also had a classic Porsche 993 calipers re-manufactured and the entire system replaced with new rotors and pads to make it last for decades to come. We have waited 3 months to have this Porsche’s calipers professionally re-manufactured. I have to note it:  We have been looking after this Porsche a decade and a half, thru  2 owners.

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Mercedes-Benz on worn tires

Tires, as I always said, are one of the most important purchases a car owner can make.

Regular professional service is imperative, so we can keep an eye on your vehicles condition. We provide this at no additional charge to our customers as an appreciation for the business on all the cars we maintain and service.

For instance in this case, we have not seen this Mercedes-Benz for forty thousand kilometers.  We performed a regular maintenance on the vehicle, and during the  complementary check up found both front tires are completely broken, sort of falling apart.  Virtually we just saved her life in this particular case.

Take a look at the next photo, I am sure you will agree with me.

worn tire on Benz

Your vehicle is a very complex machine shrugging off regular check ups is dangerous and negligent at best. Regular timely maintenance is vital to your cars life and proper performance after it’s your investment in both ways.

BMW alloy wheel
New alloy wheel, performance tire package installed on this BMW.

We offer wide selection off brand name, original and or replica Alloy Wheels for your European import car.

Give us a call with your question.  Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419

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Ultra Luxury Import Car Repairs

Ultra luxury cars are expensive and tedious to upkeep, new shoes (brakes) will cost $3480.00 just in parts + installation for this Bentley.

Bentley Repair

We had an S63 AMG which required new brakes all around each rotor was $1850.00 × 4 + brake pads + installation.

I’m sure you can do the math.

brake repair on Bentley

Ditto for some mechanical repairs. They can cost considerable money like this R8 – V8 with severe smoking,  where we could not see behind the vehicle.

The repair required the removal of many parts, just to gain access to the faulty components. These cars are a marvel of engineering, except they come at a cost, which should be considered at the time or before the purchase.

How may we help? Any question? Call us. Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419

European import car repairs.Ultra Luxury European Import Car Repairs

Victim of the cold road – 2015 BMW M4

The season is approaching fast, summer is on the way finally.  However cold mornings are still here to stay for now, which makes spirited driving tricky especially on worn tires.

Look at the pictures, they can attest to it.  2015 BMW M4 became the victim of the cold road, because of worn performance tires.

worn performance tire Worn Performance Tire

The entire left suspension, the alloy rim, the rest of the suspension links are all bent. Cost of the repair will be over six thousand dollars to bring it back to normal position.

All the parts on the next photo required to be replaced as illustrated.

bmw suspension parts

The owner will be lucky, if the axle shaft the sub frame and the limited slip differential survived this ordeal. Young inexperienced driver, high horse power, worn performance  tires on cold road is a dangerous mix, the results speak for themselves.

damaged BMW M4Underneath the damaged BMW M4

We are here to help, any questions? Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419

Audi R8 Spyder O ring leak

Today’s project is a late model Audi R8 Spyder.

Audi R8 Spyder2011 Audi R8 Spyder

Powerful? Yes. Exquisite? Yes. Expensive? You bet!

This beauty has an o ring leak by the oil pump drive.

This is what you need to do to solve a silly o ring leak. Keep in mind this is a dry sump lubrication system, very  complex naturally.

Audi R8 Spider O ring

To top it off both intake manifold actuators are broken as well, which is unrelated at this point, albeit it gets fixed at the same time.

When an exotic car cost over a quarter million Canadian dollar to buy, what do you think it’s going to cost to keep it running and purring along?

Common sense says she will be expensive to upkeep, you bet!

 R8 Spyder Oring leak

How may we help? Any questions?  Call us.

Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419

Best regards.
Attila Jaszai
President of Techmax Auto Repair. Inc

2015 Porsche Macan S

2015 Porsche Macan S

Motor oil filter failure destroyed one of our customer’s  2015 Porsche Macan  S engine. When people going to learn, they get what they pay for? In this case, high end car and a  budget oil filter did not match.

This Porsche Macan  came in with some knocking sound in the engine. The owner had an oil change done  some time ago, at  a well know, big Canadian chain’s car service. I wit-hold the chain name for legal reason.

They installed a Korean made oil filter, it get clogged. You can see the filter on the photos down below.

The clogged oil  filter contributed to restricting the oil flow, in turn destroying the connecting rod bearings. Modern high performance Porsche  engines must have the proper filters, seals gaskets installed or they will self destruct.

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Very busy, got no time in the hurry? Daily car rental is 40 bucks or so, Porsche engine replacement is at least 15 to 20 grand, used engine installed.

Do the math and you decide.

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Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419

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How to extract a severely corroded injector on a 2012 X5 E70 with the N55 engine?

Today’s project has been how do extract a severely corroded injector, buried deep in the cylinder head, without damaging the cylinder head and the surrounding areas on a 2012, BMW X5 E70 with the BMW X5 E70?

We pay attention, as it is part of our service package to report, as we did in this case, the importance of the firewall partitions can’t be ignored.

The plastic partitions will break over time from heat degradation and will allow washer fluid, snow,  and rain to flood the top of the engine.  You can clearly see the pink washer fluid residue on the casting cavity around the injector .

A simple injector replacement became a major undertaking as the washer fluid, which is corrosive fused the injector into the cylinder head.

You can compare the broken partitions at front to the new ones in the box, it’s actually made out of 3 pieces.

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This silly looking but rather important components can cost plenty by damaging vital engine components inadvertently. Took me 4 hours to weld and extract the damaged injector tip.

You can compare them on the picture, the way it should look and the welded corroded tip after hours of struggle.

Proper timely maintenance cost less on the long term. Lucky owner the cylinder head didn’t need to be removed and replaced.

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E90 M3 S65 engine connecting rod bearing replacement

We get randomly the inquiries to update or replace the E90 M3 S65 engine connecting rod bearings. What is the issue at hand, clients ask?

Please keep in mind this is one of the best high reving normally aspirated V8 engines ever built, one of my personal all time favorite. We recommend to disect the oil filter after every oil change just like every experienced Porsche technician used to or still does on the early flat six water cooled Porsche engines, looking for small metallic pieces is the key in here.

The S65 engine is a purpose built race prepped engine with a rather high rpm which will take its toll on the top half of the relatively skinny connecting rod bearings over time. This engine in various iterations were used by BMW for 12 years as their motor sport engine of choice for all of their race cars on their factory teams.

We recommend to use only the best 10/60 fully synthetic motor oils like Liqui Moly and supplement it it with the Lm2009 Mos2 additive which is a super fine almost molecular fine graphite substance potentially can help the bottom end bearings to be more resilient over long term.

Here are some pictures to see how the removed bearings look alike if removed, replaced in time.

This particular S65 had a hundred fifty thousand kilometers of spirited driving until this point. Naturally timely oil changes will also help in the long run, it’s rather simply just standard common sense.

I also included a disected oil filter from the same engine. Naturally a pair of sharp eyes are an absolute must to catch this issue at hand and address it in a timely manner.

Any questions? Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419

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BMW N20 4 Cylinder Modern Engine

All light weight, high output four cylinder engines  has some weaknesses which is inevitably showing a learning curve from their respective manufacturers.

The issue at hand is multiple fold, in one hand high output is a trend and a side effect of removing friction and removing mass from inside an internal combustion engine. Even tough many of the most well known manufacturers are building engines over a hundred years plus, worth to say no one is exempt from the occasional flop while they are working hard to try to squeeze the most out of this ever shrinking engines.

N20 4 cylinder BMW engineN20 4 cylinder BMW engine

Here is one example, the BMW N20 4 cylinder engine which has a timing chain issue at hand. Naturally the engine is in typical BMW fashion very innovative except it  is prone to timing chain issues which is related to variable oil pressure.

The problem cause by  the ECO mode on the automatic transmission, which consequently lowers the engine rpm allowing higher crankshaft oscillations at low engine rpm.

We have performed myriad of chain replacements, naturally with the newer genuine revised components. Timing chain replacement on a  BMW N20 4 cylinder engine is a major repair due to the complexity of the proper procedure which must be followed.

How may we help, any questions?  Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419

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Why my brakes sequel on my late model car?

Brake squeal is common issue, can be caused by several condition. For example worn pads, pads and rotors get glazed because of heat, incorrect installation and lately brake pads’ materials.

The most common type of brake pads the composite brake pads, it contains steel wool or fibers, copper fibers, that provide strength and carry heat away from the brake rotors. The downside to composites is they tend to be noisy and abrasive, causing greater wear to the rotors. As composites wear, they produce visible brake dust that sticks to the alloy wheels which then need cleaning more often as the dust accumulates.

Then comes the  ceramic brake pads. Copper fibers replaced steel in ceramic composites, producing a brake pad that reduced friction on the pads and rotors, eliminating the squeal of steel based composites. As ceramic pads wear, they produce a lighter, less visible dust that does not stick to alloy wheels. As a result, drivers find ceramics to be much cleaner. Ceramic pads are longer lasting than steel based composites as the ceramic material wears more evenly. However ceramic brake pads cost more.

Brembo Ceramic Brake System

Brembo brake systemCopper Free Ceramic  Brake Pads

And than comes the environment.

In 2010, the states of California and Washington both enacted legislation that requires brake pads, sold or installed in both states, to have reduced levels of copper and other heavy metals.

The legislation was ratified based on claims from environmental groups and regulators that as brake pads wear down, deposits of copper and other metals are left on roadways and are eventually washed into streams and rivers, thus impacting the environment.

Manufacturers of brake pads are now required to test and register friction materials in their products. They are also required to display compliance information on friction material edge codes and friction material packaging.

As a producer of brake discs, Brembo was called to contribute significantly to the creation of the new regulation, and actively participated in the working group of the Economic Committee for Europe and the United Nations. ECE-R90 Certification for the entire range of Brembo discs and brake drums. Read more about Brembo Brakes

TRW Brake Pads

TRW brake pads TRW brake pads our main replacement brake pads. They needs no break in period, owned by ZF of Germany.

To help consumers understand which of the three levels of compliance a brake pad has reached, compliance level information will be marked on the brake pads. A new set of trademarks ‘the LeafMarks’, (created by the Brake Manufacturers Council) will appear on brake packaging.

There are three different LeafMarks:

A: All formulations met all requirements. Adopted in California January 1, 2014 and Washington in January 1, 2015, friction materials must be below 0.01% Cadmium, 0.1% Hexavalent Chromium, Lead, Mercury & Asbestos fibers.

B: All metallics do not contain Copper, ceramic is less than 5% Copper. California and Washington must both be compliant by Jan 1, 2021. Friction materials containing more than 5% by weight Copper are prohibited.

N: All metallics and Copper free ceramics meet this requirement . California to comply by Jan 1, 2025, Washington by Jan 1, 2023. Friction materials containing more than 0.5% by weight Copper are prohibited.

I have to note it: We do not have this kind of legislation in Canada.

However, why would manufacturers produce one kind of brake system for US and different for Canada? It dos not make sense, therefore  I believe like many other things in automotive we will silently join in.

Akebono Ceramic Brake Pads

Acebono Brake Pads

 Akebono  Ultra-Premium and Performance brake products are environmentally friendly. Their ultra low dust ceramic brake pads  produce 80 percent less brake dust than composite brake pads.

We provide you with a choice of genuine or alternative brake components which are Made in Germany by TRW /ZF , in Made in Italy by Brembo , or Acebono, originated from Japan. They are certified ECE-R90 quality components for the best possible performance and ultimate in safety, adhere to the low copper requirements under California and Washington restrictions.

Please note, brakes are one serious business! We take pride in providing our customers with the best components in world in everything we do. My philosophy goes like this: If I would not bolt it on my car, I will not bolt it on your car!

Any questions?  Please contact us. Our phone number: 905.795.0419

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