Direction-Plus PreLine – how it works

Jump on any facebook group or forum and at some point, you will hear someone ask about an additional fuel filter.  Power Curve Performance requires a system that is also able to work alongside our engine performance upgrades.  Setting a standard of performance is not just a fast car it is a vehicle that consistently performs. For this reason, we use Direction-Plus PreLine - how it works and an explanation of the dual layer media that is at the heart of why it is so effective separating water.   In the early years of mechanics, a technician is educated about the components of diesel and its tendency to attract water.  Additionally, many Power Curve Performance clients are looking to upgrade or create reliability...

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Ford Everest

Ford Everest, ECU Tune, Diesel tune, Power Curve Performance, Sunshine Coast, Nambour, Mechanic

For Everest presented to the team for an ECU Tune.  The customer had been recommended by a friend who had their Ford Ranger ECU Tuned and loved the results. The question is often I know I need this but what will it do and what can I expect.  Most of us have heard of the ECU Tune and the basics that it will make your vehicle run better.  As this customer said why do I choose Power Curve Performance and what do you stand for? The best way I can describe this was presented to me half an hour earlier by an unhappy ECU Tune owner.  The out of state owner owns a 200 series Landcruiser and like the Ford Everest owner...

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2016 3.2 Ford Ranger Manual

2016 3.2 Ford Ranger Manual

2016 3.2 Ford Ranger Manual perfect in nearly every way for a work ute.  Perfect beside the turbo lag.  The technology behind the old work ute is amazing the way the manual changes in comparison is just like driving an auto, bar the fact you need to change gears, they are so smooth.  The only lacking issue is the turbo lag. Tradies work ute getting to jobs on time and without frustration is of key importance.  The difference in arriving 5 minutes late to a job can mean the loss of a contract.  Frustration with the lag and lack of throttle response can easily be the difference between not making it on time. Many have had issues with the new Ford...

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79 Series Hill Test

Sunshine Coast, ECU tune, 79 Series Landcruiser, Toyota, Power Curve Performance, Dyno Tune

Facebook and the internet is full of information and dyno sheets on what horsepower and gains are expected from an ECU tune.  When we dyno tune any vehicle that is registered we take it for a before and after test drive.  This includes a rather steep incline in the area.  One of the team other than the tuner will take the vehicle on this drive to give an unbias opinion of the outcome.  If they dont like the outcome the tune will be re looked at.  One of these mechanics proposed taking this 79 Series Hill Test to show why he likes the process. On Road Test The on road test helps give us a better indication on the areas...

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MAXTRAX Uses

MAXTRAX uses, power curve performance, 4x4, recovery, off road, superior engineering

Seen all the 4x4 getting around with the Baywatch board attached to various points of their 4x4?  No we don't have an influx of beach-ready lifesavers they are MAXTRAX.  MAXTRAX are a top choice of 4x4 recover. Today we are going to go through some of the top MAXTRAX Uses. Note Baywatch board look   MAXTRAX is the recommended brand for 4x4 recovery.  There are cheaper internet options available however if you are headed off road and think you may get stuck or need to use your recovery gear, don't skimp on safety for price. It may cost more than the price or $ you pay. MAXTRAX Technical info MAXTRAX is the lightweight, handy vehicle extraction device that fits in your 4WD ensuring...

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2013 Ford Ranger 2.2 Manual

2013 Ford Ranger 2.2 Manual is the owners workshop office.  One of The big mower fleet the Ford Ranger is needed as part of the every day role of the owner.  Removing the customer concern of lag and limiting power over taking while towing.  The owner of the business was kind enough to factor this into the customers bonus this year as they could see the value to their business having the Ford Ranger perform more efficiently for the owner. How can an ECU Tune be safer on the road? More power and safety are not often linked together.  For the Power Curve Performance family and business a respectable power upgrade is top priority when we purchase a new vehicle. ...

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What is the difference between a chip and an ECU Tune?

2012 Nissan Patrol ZD30 CR Auto

  What is the difference between a chip and an ECU Tune? One of the most asked questions of common rail 4x4 owners. Lets chat through some of the differences and look at why the owner of this 2012 Nissan Patrol ZD30 CR Auto replaced his chip with and ECU Tune. Diesel Performance Chips Diesel performance chips have been the best thing on the market since sliced bread.  A simple plug and play option with price tags from $50- $3000.  Pre ECU Tuning the diesel performance chip gave us an increase in power and torque.  For many the simple diy and visible product is still today a draw card than the unknown of the science behind the ECU tune. Diesel...

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4×4 Clutch Fail

clutch slip,

4x4 Clutch Fail, replacement and why it occurs.  The 4x4 clutch is one of the highest wearing components of a 4x4.  Standard 4x4 on asphalt roads will eventually find the clutch to wear and experience slip. Top 6 Reasons 4x4 clutch fail Drive style While the way you drive and the outcome on the 4x4 clutch fail will be unintentional it does occur.  The most heavy duty clutch can and will fail if due to driving style.  Overworking and deliberately slipping the 4x4 clutch as a way to control the vehicle speed and or wheel sping, exaggerated when off road will increase the rate of 4x4 clutch fail. Larger tyres Bigger tyres without re-gearing the diff and or transfer case will add...

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I got bogged on Inskip

I got bogged on Inskip, if you have not come across the facebook page take a look. 165,373 people like the facebook page and Im sure we see it so often as inskip beach is so local to us.  If you live in Perth or Sydney there has to be a location near you that reflects this page.  If you're not a Facebook follower the above clip shows a Nissan Patrol attempting to recover the dual cab out of the bog.  Unfortunately not using a rated recovery point the bar is pulled clear off the dual cab.  The video is amazing with the Nissan Patrol driver having a good laugh at maybe the luck of the situation. In all honesty, while his...

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DI Zd30 30+ injectors

DI Zd30 30+ injectors

2004 ZD30Di in for some 30+ injectors, already fitted with a upgraded turbo but was still limiting the full potential of the injectors, awesome improvement from just a tune, with a lot of potential for improvement!! Customer Concern: 2004 ZD30D having 30+ injectors, turbo upgrade and chip the goal was to remove limp mode and improve power. Power Curve Performance Resolution DI Zd30 30+ injectors With the DI Zd30 30+ injectors already in the vehicle it was established that the injectors that had been made for the vehicle did not give the desired result. Unfortunately the customer had to return North for work.  Taking our time to track down the orientation or the original DI Zd30 30+ injectors we spent hours with...

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