Meteor have been trading over 7 years. Specializing in Suspension and having our own damper dynamometer (to our knowledge the only commercial one available in South Wales) we have formed strong links with leading car engineers and suspension manufacturers such as Ohlins, Penske, Quantum and Nitron.
Bringing the same levels of customer service and knowledge to other marques. Always taking time to find out the exact requirements of the customer. Upgrading road suspension or supplying top of the range dampers for a race car we can ensure the engineers get all the necessary information to build you the right kit.
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Ecoboost DI engine lambda values and its misconceptions. When we say the 1.6L EcoBoost engine runs lean, it is assumed that this is bad and it is not understood why it needs to run so lean, it is assumed by many that if the engine is made to run richer, it will produce more power. As engine development progresses and the manufacturers work closer to more efficient engines with less emissions, effectively the cleaner the output from the exhaust needs to be, so all manufacturers including Ford spend millions of pounds to this aim. This means that all the components within the engine and combustion chamber are designed to produce the maximum amount of power with the most efficient burn, therefore the mixture is far more efficiently burnt within the combustion chamber in the modern DI engine than has ever been done previously. Effectively resulting in a leaner output from the exhaust, hence the lambda readings are going to be leaner than seen on more traditional engines. So simply adding extra fuel into the combustion chamber beyond the point at which a correct burnt can be achieved means the engine cannot burn the fuel within the combustion chamber, which results in a richer mixture seen by the lambda sensor, the engine then begins to misfire because of the excessively rich mixture within the combustion chamber. SBD Motorsport always carries out development of its products in order to achieve not only optimum performance, but durability as well. One of the main things we have discovered on the Ford EcoBoost 1.6L engine is that because of the leaner exhaust mix, this produces a hotter exhaust temperature. For short periods of time, this would be ok but sustained periods of high temperatures would cause the turbo to fail. By the introduction of port injection and then adjusting the balance between the port and the DI, we have managed to reduce exhaust temperatures significantly and thereby improve the durability. This has involved extensive amounts of testing, along with a large amount of software and product development between ourselves, MBE Systems and Turbo Technics Ltd - Performance. Needless to say due to the amount of time and money spent, we won't go into more detail other than to say there are a large number of gains in reliability, durability and performance from what has been designed. http://sbdev.co.uk/EcoBoost/EcoBoost_information.htmlRead More...
Good shakedown today on the RSAC Scottish Rally. Glad to behind the wheel again as every mile learning more and building confidence. #BRC #BRCrallyRead More...