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200 Series loses power on the beach

200 series loses power on the beach, Double island, sunshine coast, dyno tune, 200 series land cruiser, Power Curve Performance

Sunday afternoon at the shop doing a bit of painting and expansion when we noticed a facebook message from our customer Troy. Having spent the day at double island on his way back his 200 Series loses power on the beach.  A sure way to wreck a great day of sand and sun on what had been a summery spring day on the Sunshine Coast.  As we were at the shop anyway we invited Troy to drop his 200 series off a little earlier than his Thursday booking.  Thursday Troys 200 series Land Cruiser was booked in for rear Superior control arms. Cause of 200 Series loses power on the beach Initially, it felt like the drivers' side turbo was the cause...

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2017 Ford Ranger ECU Tune

2017 Ford Range ECU Tune, Provent direction plus catch can, Power Curve Performance

Young couple travelled from Morayfield for their 2017 Ford Ranger ECU Tune and direction plus catch can installation.  Soon to travel north to 4 Rocks Yeppoon a location Patrick knows well having had gone to school locally.  5 Rocks is a beach known for its amazing views and lush beaches.  Just as much known for finding the unsuspecting 4x4 owner in a sticky situation in the soft beach sand.   Mikael has a lot more trips planned for the 2017 Ford Ranger living in such a great area with close location to Fraiser Island, Double Island and amazing forest national parks.  2017 Ford Ranger ECU Tune is designed for down low torque and reduction of turbo lag.  This has been achieved...

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79 Series Coil Conversion

79 series coil conversion power curve performance

Brand new off the show room floor. 79 Series Land cruiser into the Power Curve Performance work shop for a Superior Engineering Coil Conversion and 2" Suspension kit. Convert your leaf sprung Landcruiser 79 Series Dual Cab to a more compliant ride and better handling both on and offroad with one of our Superior Engineering Coil Conversion Kits, designed, tested and manufactured in Brisbane to suit all Australian conditions. The kit is supplied with everything you need to convert your vehicle from leaves to coils, all brackets , mounts ,coils, shocks, control arms, brake lines as well. The NCOP VSB pre-approval paperwork is also supplied, so you can legally have the Coil suspension fitted and approved on your vehicle. The...

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2006 ZD30 ECU Tune

2006 Nissan Patrol ECU Tune, Power Curve Performance, Sunshine Coast

Todays 2006 ZD30 ECU Tune comes to Power Curve Performance from Brisbane.  Making the journey to our Nambour Sunshine Coast location for the power upgrade. The vehicle has been upgraded substantially with an exhaust, upgraded intercooler, catch can and more.  The vehicle not only underpowered and experiencing limp mode.  Limp mode is best described as a state a vehicle turns to so you can safely get home if the ECU believes there is an issue with the way it runs.   Limp mode or get home mode is common in un ECU Tuned Nissan Patrol zd30 4x4s.  Limp mode fault creates an unreliable outcome for the owner. 2006 ZD30 ECU Tune Power Curve Performance resolves the power frustration of the 2006 ZD30 with...

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BT50 Travel Power Upgrade

Glen is ready to hit the road and see the great country we call home, Australia.  He has had the age old debate with himself.  Do I upgrade to a new vehicle or keep the one Im happy with?  Hes keeping the dual cab with the addition of a BT50 travel power upgrade.   Glen has previously had the automatic transmission upgraded.  This weekend is the beginning of his camping adventures.  Power Curve Performance with our reach and reputation was Glens choice for the Bt50 Travel Power Upgrade.  Glen and Emma spent a fair time going over his best options.  This biggest issue Glen found is there is very little off the shelf BT50 travel power upgrade options for his Mazda. Mazda BT50...

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A minute with Emma

Emma Power Curve Performance, Nambour mechanic

Beside every great man there is a great woman.. or so the story kind of goes.  In the case of Power Curve Performance, that woman is Emma.  While her husband Patricks profile has risen on the Sunshine Coast and Australia wide so has the woman by his side.  Emma is the driving force behind the business this Patrick holding the passion to the talent to make the unachievable work.  We sat down with her today to find out a little more about why she loves living in this male-driven industry. A minute with Emma Thankyou for taking the time out of your day to talk to us today Emma.  Power Curve Performance has grown so much in the past few years here in...

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MECHANICAL SERVICE V REPAIR

superior engineering, sunshine coast, 4x4 suspension, patrol

Lost of people will look at a mechanic bill after their visit and say wow I was expecting that to be a $330 service, they stung me. Why did they charge me $900!!  One of the biggest misunderstood components in the automotive/ customer industry is the difference between a mechanical service v repair. A service is a checklist in your log book. The parts that should be repaired, replaced and checked as they wear over the life of the vehicle. Repair items are items that occur due to additional elements. Items such as tyre wear maybe due to living in an area with a lot of roundabouts. Air filters needing an additional change after a 4x4 trip. The two processes...

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GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MECHANICAL SERVICE / REPAIR

MECHANICAL SERVICE, Power Curve Performance,

The other day we touched on the difference between a mechanical service and repair. However many don't book a service based on a service schedule. They book based on an issue or concern that requires repair.   So how do you get the best outcome from your appointment? Don't be shy speak, show, explain! Tell the mechanic or admin about the concern or fault you have. The more information you give the better we can fix. If your car makes a noise that only occurs on the initial startup on a very cold morning and makes a whirring noise. It's likely you may experience this again after your appointment. It may be something even the best service advisor cannot locate,...

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Leave the beach behind

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Power Curve Performance tip: Leave the beach behind.  The Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas host some of the most spectacular beaches in the world.  For us this means we see a great number of locals utilising the destination with family and friends.  4x4 are an Australian way of life and very few Sunshine Coast vehicles have not ventured onto the beach.  The fall out we see in our work shop from this is sand and salt not being washed from these 4wds. https://youtu.be/CxTW-8eGUKA DIY Tips for cleaning your 4WD Post trip Rust deterrent is a fantastic idea.  Not sure on how great the electric rust prevention measures honestly are but a fish oil base is a great deterrent for your vehicle. Always wash...

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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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