Ashwick - Westfield
emailed us in July 2008.
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originally built my Westfield with a standard Vauxhall engine,
knowing that later on & as funds allowed I would want to increase
the power. I wanted to find a customer friendly supplier, that
would understand my needs & allow me to build my own engine,
giving advice when I needed it. SBD came highly recommended from
other Westfield members.
did lots of research at the beginning and finally came to the
decision that SBD put together the best all round package, when
it came to the 2.0ltr 16v Vauxhall engine. I originally purchased
the 208 taper throttle body kit. This "Turn key" package
was absolutely fantastic, easy to fit with good quality instructions.
The cars performance was suitably enhanced.
recently the opportunity came, for me to build a more powerful
engine. After some discussions with Steve it was decided that
the 235 BHP kit best suited my needs. (Mainly Road with some track
action). This involved a change in pistons, a rebuild of the bottom
end including uprated bearing shells,a Dry Sump system (optional).
Solid lifters, new camshafts, vernier pulleys, uprated injectors,
uprated fuel regulator, & a lightened flywheel. I also took
the opportunity to fit steel con rods.
support from Steve & his team was second to none, every query
I had was answered promptly & with the expertise that comes
from years of experience. Finally after many evenings in the garage
the new engine was built & ready to run. I had been advised
that I was only to get it running, carry out the cam running in
procedure & then stop, as the map in the MBE ecu was only
a "base map" & a starting point for the engines
fueling requirements. This was done & then I trailered it
up to SBD on an agreed day.
set about checking the set up of the throttle bodies & installing
his mapping equipment. This was to be a 2 stage process, an initial
mapping to check everything was "Safe" & ok to run
the engine in, to return at a later date for a final session.
It was a simple case of taking it for a drive and carrying out
various loads & engine RPM's as instructed (approx 2hrs).
Steve was amazing, resembling something from "Matrix"
crossed with "Space Invaders" the adjustments were made
to the fueling map with lightning precision and computer dexterity
that I have never seen, and obviously experience that I could
only dream about, especially as I am a computer numpty. The transformation
with the cars performance was staggering.
only is it perfectly respectable around town, but powers right up through
the rev range to the shift light at 8500rpm. All this and I'm still
getting 30MPG if driven normally. I cannot wait to get it on the track
to compare the difference.
sum it all up, If you want a supplier that carries good stock, has tested
everything he sells, has vast experience of the products & gives
un-rivalled back up, then Steve and his team @ SBD is the company you
need to talk to!
once again, Paul Ashwick
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