→ Proud to be awarded the UK FLAG distributor of specialised diesel engine parts.
Posted on 24th September 2016
Portex specialises in the field of diesel injection technology. It registered its own brand worldwide under the name FLAG, a brand that quickly became established on the independent aftermarket and one which still continues to stand for reliability, quality, service and innovation all over the world.
With the retirement of Mike Wager of M.W. Services we are proud to be able to serve the industry as the offical U.K. Flag distributor.
→ New Injector test equipment Stardex 0602
Posted on 8th October 2017
We have just invested in the Stardex 0602 which is a highly professional universal device for testing Common Rail diesel injectors of different models and manufacturers.
Stardex 0602 is reliable and easy to use. The injector test procedure is fully automated checking all aspects of the injectors operations.
Stardex 0602 contains in its database more than 1600 test plans for automated testing of Bosch, Delphi, Denso, Siemens, and Caterpillar Common Rail injectors.
The device is equipped with an electronic flow meter that quickly and accurately measures delivery and back flow of injectors and automatically fills up summary table with the measurement results.
What we do is to install the injectors on Stardex 0602, choose manufacturer from the list, put in part number of injectors to be tested, and push only one button to start the test.
After the test is performed, the system provides a detailed report about tested injectors.
We can vary pump rotation speed, pulse width, pressure in the fuel rail and change measuring units of the flow meter. The operator can create and maintain his own test plans thus tailor making specifications to suit all applications.
Great piece of equipment, allowing us to be more accurrate and reliable with our test specifications.
→ Hartridge HK1400 - latest innovation for PD injectors
Posted on 21st May 2016
We have just added to our array of specialised equipment the Hartridge HK1400 which has been designed to bridge the gap between OEM approved EUI (electronic unit injectors) and EUP (electronic unit pumps) repair workshops and the general diesel EUI/EUP repair market.
It is a testing solution for all makes of EUI and EUP applications on the market including Siemens Piezo PD (Pumpe duse) injectors. Engineered by Hartridge for its functionality, accuracy and robustness allowing for no compromise on accuracy and repeatability of test results.
As we specialise in the testing, repair and up-grading of PD injectors fitted to the VAG group of diesel engines we are confident that by using the Hartridge HK1400 for the testing process we will be able to offer a superior service and product. The Hartridge HK1400 allows for the accurate and dependable identification of a faulty unit but also ensures that a repaired unit can be calibrated to OE (original equipment) tolerances.
The key test functionality is,
- Response time measurement.
- Electrical resistance.
- Fully configurable pulse widths.
- Injected quantity and shot count.
- Automatic test limits generator.
- Printable test result and analysis
The Hartridge HK1400 has given us the ability to check the following,
EUI - electronic unit injectors
VOLVO – E3, E1 and A Series
CATERPILLAR – C15 / 3406, C12 / 3176
SCANIA – 11, 12 and 16 Series
IVECO – Cursor 8, Cursor 10 / 13
DETROIT DIESEL – Series 60
VW – PD, PDB and PPD (Piezo)
LANDROVER – TD5
JOHN DEERE – E1 and A Series
CUMMINS – Celect (N14)
EUP - electronic unit pumps
DELPHI – DAF
BOSCH – MACK
BOSCH – M/Benz Actros
BOSCH – M/Benz Atego
Feel free to call us for more information or if you have any questions about the scope and capability of our EUI/EUP repair program.
→ DPF and CAT CLEANING NOW AVAILABLE FROM US.
Posted on 4th November 2015
Failure to clean or replace blocked DPF's (diesel particulate filters) can result in poor engine performance, increased fuel consumption and finally engage engine management warnings - leading to expensive repair bills.
We have just invested in a revolutionary machine specifficaly designed to clean all types of DPF filters. Our DPF cleaning service in Shrewsbury uses state of the art technology to provide a fast and cost effective solution. Our regeneration process achieves 98% of the original new condition with certified results.
As well as generating significant savings for you, it removes the need to undertake costly on-going repair bills or having to buy expensive new filters.
Our technology is different from any other on the market because it allows us to clean all kinds of Particulate Filters and Selective Catalytic Reduction units (SCR) used in cars (Euro 6 included), buses, trucks, plant and agricultural equipment.
We don’t cut the filter, bake and weld it. We don’t dip it into a ultrasonic cleaning tank and then oven bake it to dry. United Diesel employs the Flash Cleaning Machine with its Organic Absorbent Emulsifier, flushing the filter both ways and then air drying it.
We are able to monitor back-pressure (mbar) and air flow (m3/h) before, during and after the cleaning process. A printed report then shows a comparison of the initial and final parameters in order to verify the quality of the cleaning.
Exciting and challenging times ahead with diesel emmissions being a hot topic in the news, we belive that with or DPF cleaner and our experiance in diesel emission reduction we will be able offer our customers a solution.
→ Caution when dealing with APEX Engines
Posted on 8th July 2015
VW T5 AXE VERY POOR EXPERIENCE WITH APEX ENGINES
We searched for a reconditioned VW AXE and found various options, APEX Engines, at http://apexengines.co.uk seemed to be the best buy, having spoken to Nick who went though the engine build we were convinced that the engine would be of good quality. APEX Engines sounded and looked like a reputable company so we parted with our money, bank transfer, no credit card payments acceptable? Did the transfer and was promised delivery 2 days later. I don't want to bore you but I never received the engine and after many excuses about the freight company and then finally it being dropped I asked for a refund. Have you heard the saying "drawing blood out of a stone" I think that that would be easier than trying to get my money back from Nick. Great guy, always returns my calls but lies so much that he even convinces himself. A month later and still no refund. Companies like this need to be exposed inorder to protect others.
→ Viezu wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Posted on 21st April 2014
IN THE PRESS FROM TODAY:
Vehicle tuning specialist Viezu Technologies has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the highest accolade rewarding excellence in UK business, in recognition of the outstanding innovation it has shown with its fuel-saving and emissions-cutting software, BlueOptimize, which has saved more than 200,000 tons of carbon emissions since its creation in 2011.
Developed in-house by Viezu over two years, BlueOptimize is the only vehicle tuning product focused solely on reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Viezu’s research and development has produced independently verified data showing that BlueOptimize can cut fuel use by 15 per cent and emissions by 20 per cent.
Commenting on the Queen’s Award win, Viezu Technologies CEO Paul Busby says: “This accolade is a huge endorsement of what our team has achieved. Through exhaustive research, development and a focus on quality, BlueOptimize has become firmly established as the only choice for fleet and private users looking to reduce the financial and environmental impact of their motoring.”
The cost saving and environmental benefits of BlueOptimize have attracted major fleet users including BT, which chose Viezu to remap its entire fleet of 24,000 light commercial vehicles. Thanks to the improved fuel efficiency of its vans BT is now saving £4million a year in diesel costs and estimates that the reduction in its carbon footprint is equivalent to taking 5,000 London cabs off the road.
The efficiencies delivered by BlueOptimize are achieved by making changes to the electronic programs and settings controlling a vehicle’s engine and power. These can include limiting maximum engine and vehicle speed, restricting full throttle ability and capping peak torque.
ISO9001 registered Viezu has invested heavily in its own internal R&D facilities in order to develop first-class tuning products. At its Euro 5 certified Worcestershire technical centre it has a government approved, seven-gas-analysing emissions tester and an OEM-standard 3000bhp, four-wheel drive rolling road with smog testing capability and drive cycle programme. Viezu also commissioned and specified development of a bespoke fuel metering system for BlueOptimize, which monitors and provides accurate, real-world measurement of fuel use in any driving situation.
“The Queen’s Award has now also recognised BlueOptimize as a genuine innovation, which offers what we believe is a unique approach to efficient vehicle tuning that’s very different from the traditional image of performance-oriented remaps,” adds Busby.
BlueOptimize economy tuning services today account for 95 per cent of all Viezu’s tuning activity. Viezu is the largest provider of tuning software in Europe and has 500 dealers in 45 countries, as well as 65 dedicated UK fleet installation sites. Its products have been installed on more than 120,000 vehicles worldwide, saving in excess of 200,000 tons of carbon emissions.
→ Guaranteed Fuel Saving - or your money back.
Posted on 9th March 2014
A bold statement for us to make but we are so confident that Viesu's Blue Optimize Fuel economy remap will do just that.
As a result of many hundreds of hours of research and testing, we can offer a remap and tune that will improve MPG and lower CO2 emmisions saving you money.
Viezu’s Blue Optimize fuel economy and car fuel saving tuning has been internationally recognised as world class leading technology and has won Viezu a number of very prestigious awards, including the UK Chamber of Commerce “Innovation In Technology" award for 2011. And FleetNews Cost saving initiative of the Year 2013 for our Fuel economy tuning and Van fuel economy services provided to British Telecom.
Ten Good Reasons To BlueOptimize Your Vehicle
1 Up to 20% savings on the cost of fuel
2 Up to 20% reduction on emissions
3 Zero proven impact on warranty and zero impact on residual value
4 No mechanical modifications
5 Minimal downtime for busy vehicles – installation in less than 1 hour
6 One-off installation fee
7 Possible return on investment within 6 months or less
8 No on-going maintenance fees – only fuel save monitoring
9 Reset vehicle to standard at any time
10 Guaranteed instantaneous fuel saving with a 30 day trial
An example of what you can save useing the following,
10.000 miles per year at a current usaged of 40 MPG (miles per gallon of fuel used) Price of fuel, Diesel £ 6.21 per gallon and Petrol £ 5.85 per gallon.
20% fuel saving, you can save, Diesel £ 310.00 per year and Petrol £ 292.40 per year
Saving could even be higher with better driving, have a look at these fuel saving tips.
Don't hesitate to contact us for more information, we are here to help you save money.
→ DSG (Direct shift gearbox) GEARBOX PERFORMANCE TUNING for VAG vehicles
Posted on 2nd March 2014
We are now able to offer DGS Gearbox tuning for most VAG vehicles, VW, Audi and Skoda. This means the ability to tune auto and semi auto vehicles with Sports Mode and some with Paddle Shifters or as some know it "Flappy Paddle" gear changing.
By tuning the gearbox we are able to achieve the following,
More responsive gear change and improved driveability
Removal of the soft, lazy gear change characteristics from daily driving
Improved safety – The reduced shift time means you spend less time waiting for the next gear during overtaking manoeuvres
Greater and more noticeable difference between normal DRIVE and the SPORT setting. The Sport setting can be made more responsive and even aggressive if you require. This creates a completely new gearbox dynamic for the SPORT setting which truly unlocks the additional power from the engine.
A TIPTRONIC that behaves even more like a manual gearbox. Adjustments to max rpm shift points for the track day enthusiasts. Additional power from the engine through torque manipulation in the DSG.
Torque increased from 350nm to over 550nm depending upon which level of tune required.
Up to 70% reduction in shift time in SPORT and TIPTRONIC modes, with up to 40% reduction in shift time in normal DRIVE
Fully unlock the power of an engine remap through the optimisation of the torque characteristics and thresholds within the DSG.
→ Firad VAG PD 8V high flow nozzles available
Posted on 13th November 2013
Firad VAG PD 8V high flow nozzles available for fitment and calibration to your injectors.
Firad +50% - suitable for up to 280bhp
Firad +80% - suitable for up to 320bhp
Firad +120% - suitable for up to 350bhp
The flow chart shows the different flow rates that are achieved from the various nozzles, this can be seen on our Facebook Page
→ Eco Green Award For Car Tuning
Posted on 31st October 2013
Tuning is not all about fast cars or the image that we associate with "boy racers" but it also has a very serious side, improving vehicle performance, driveability, emmisions and fuel economy.
Having just won the ECO Green Award, Viezu are the leaders in "Green Tuning" lowereing vehicle emissions and improving MPG. Have a look at this presentation.
→ BT – 24,000 vans tuned with Viezu BlueOptimize
Posted on 18th September 2013
Viezu – Approved and Partnered with BT Fleet to tune 24,000 vehicles, in 4 months delivering an estimated £4milion fuel saving per year.
- See more at: http://www.viezu.com/testimonials#sthash.GoSZaXhX.dpuf
→ T4 Camper doing 1/4 mile in 17.4685 seconds
Posted on 2nd September 2013
James is "VERY VERY happy"
Specially as it is a fully working camper with furniture, sink, cooker, bed... the full works.
→ T4 now mapped 240bhp at the crank
Posted on 25th July 2013
240bhp at the crank, serious VW T4 tuning and thanks to all involved. Driving back to Shropshire with James all I heard was him saying, "I can't believe it" and believe me when he finally gave me a chance to drive it, I could not believe it. A 224.000 mile T4 with minor modifications that just pulls and pulls and pulls, at 120 MPH I bottled out but there was more. Check here.
→ Blue Optimise Economy Tuning
Posted on 3rd November 2012
Blue Optimize tuning is unique to Viezu, it is the result of many hundreds of hours of research and development in the specific study of vehicle fuel economy and C02 reduction. No other tuning company can offer you economy tuning like this.
Viezu’s Blue Optimize fuel economy tuning has been internationaly recognised as world class leading technology and has won Viezu the UK Chamber of commerce “Innovation In Technology" award for 2011.
All economy tuning is developed in house on Viezu’s 3000bhp rolling road and at their Euro 5 emission certified research and development centre, no other tuning company carries out research of this nature and guarantees and their results like Viezu.
Save fuel and money with Viezu’s Blue Optimize Economy tuning services and products, available for most production cars, 4x4’s and vans.
- Up to 20% improved fuel economy
- Improved MPG- Reduced emissions (subject to Vehicle type)
- Enhanced sharper throttle response
- Smoother more progressive power delivery
- Power and Torque improvements
Viezu technicians have developed a unique range of tuning services which can deliver the very best in economy tuning. They provide significant gains in fuel efficiency whilst improving the feel and drive-ability of the car, Van or Truck.
All manufacturers have to limit the power and mpg of their vehicles in order to adhere to the many different markets they face. From simple things such as differing fuel grades around the world to issues with marketing and affordability. So your car will always underperform both for power and for fuel efficiency. Blue Optimize fuel economy tuning releases your vehicles true potential for both Fuel economy and C02 reduction.
We simplify the whole issue with an expertly optimized economy tune on your vehicle, delivering the optimum economy for the vehicle and providing a delightful increase to the power at the same time.
The most important benefit you will see is the significant fuel cost savings from Viezu's Blue Optimize fuel economy tuning. And it doesn't matter whatever the price of fuel is once your car is properly tuned the more you drive with an Economy Tune, the more you SAVE!
Always be sure to ask for Blue Optimize Fuel Economy Tuning. Contact us, as one of Viezu’s dealers we are able to offer the Blue Optimize or any other tuning options that Viezu specialise in.
→ Viezu Shrewsbury
Posted on 31st October 2012
Viezu motors ahead in quality performance
Viezu has always been a market leader when it comes to offering motorists performance enhancements and total peace of mind and now this is official!
That’s because it has just helped to further raise the bar for industry standards by becoming fully ISO 9001 certified, not just for its products either, but the supply of ECU enhancement services including training and program development.
The announcement is a welcome boost for motorists looking for improved performance, lower fuel bills or a combination of the two, especially with the recent record fuel prices. The news also provides yet another cast iron stamp of approval for Viezu customers.
Paul Busby, CEO, Viezu, said: “To be one of the first aftermarket car engine tuning companies to achieve full ISO 9001 is great news for drivers of all cars but in particular those needing better performance, whether it be more power or improved fuel consumption.
“Of course, all our products and services are already fully insured and come with a full money back guarantee and this ISO certification gives another level of approval and reassurance.
“We are also hopeful that more and more professional tuning businesses follow our lead, so that anyone getting their car tuned knows that they will be in safe hands wherever they get it done.
Indeed, to achieve the internationally recognised standard is no mean feat as the Bromsgrove-based business had its entire operational business and structure put under the microscope.
However, one of the major bonuses now the Quality Management System is fully integrated is that Viezu’s 340 approved dealers can guarantee that the electronic files they use are ISO compliant, as well as obviously benefitting from the service back-up and product support from award-winning Viezu itself.
Paul added: “Our ISO status is also great timing because we’re seeing an unprecedented demand for our products, which we believe is partly due to more motorists wanting better fuel economy now that they are faced with petrol and diesel prices going through the roof. In some instances our products give drivers a massive 15 per cent improvement in fuel economy, no matter what vehicle or driving style.”
Indeed, an example of Viezu’s tuning expertise include a Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi (’05 registration with 120,000 miles) which recently had its power increased by 20% to 180bhp and at the same time a 20% improvement in its fuel economy.
I'm also sure our approved dealers, who have to go through a tough approval process in order to wear the Viezu badge, will benefit greatly from our ISO status and make customers feel they are receiving the very best service available,” said Paul.
In fact, Viezu, which has developed more than 15,000 individual ECU programmes, recently doubled the size of its technical team and appointed a general manager as a result of the high demand for its services.
Paul concluded: “Viezu has been working hard to position itself as a centre of excellence in ECU recalibration and customers can rest assured that even though we’ve achieved ISO certification that we won’t sit on our laurels and will continue to look at ways to improve.
→ Choose the Best - Choose Viezu
Posted on 30th October 2012
Viezu’s tuning services are carried out using some of the very latest and most advanced tuning software available. Our development engineers are among the world's leading experts in the field of vehicle tuning. Our tuning programmes have been developed and tested to deliver the very best results. Viezu is the only tuning provider to be fully insured, guaranteed and ISO Certified – Please feel free to ask for details of our customer standards and awards. – We leave nothing to chance.
We are pioneers in tuning engines for enthusiastic drivers. No one else has invested the time, money and effort into research and development or has the technological know-how that only 27 years experience can bring. Leading car manufacturers trust us as the market leaders, recognising our proven skills in engine tuning.
Most cars can be covered by either our ECU tuning services and/or unique V-Switch application, Viezu can help you unlock your vehicle's potential, feel free to contact us.