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Engine Dynamics - Experiences?



Tonyclio

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
Hi all,

I am in the final stages of committing to an Engine Dynamics ( based in Colchester) Level 2 engine rebuild will cost in the region of £3.5K, so not an inconsiderable amount.

They have been pretty responsive to my emails which bodes well but does anyone have experience of dealing with these guys?

I wish I was closer but I'm up in "North Yorkshire but I don't think visits to Colchester in relation to an engine build would constitute an essential trip (apart from fellow ClioSport members!)

I have thought about building it myself but I've never done an engine before and this will be for competition use only and you only need to mess up slightly to potentially ruin a few £k's worth of parts so this is not an option. I can justify the cost in part with the money I saved on fitting my own kitchen!!


Thanks
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
I had Engine Dynamics do the remap on my engine after the rebuild. I'm eight months on and it's not missed a beat.

I'd personally recommend them - especially with them being very familiar with Clios.

edit - And distance is irrelevant should quality of service ring true. I'm north of Manchester - so probably not too dissimilar to your North Yorkshire journey!
 

Jon Wright

ClioSport Club Member
Hi all,

I am in the final stages of committing to an Engine Dynamics ( based in Colchester) Level 2 engine rebuild will cost in the region of £3.5K, so not an inconsiderable amount.

They have been pretty responsive to my emails which bodes well but does anyone have experience of dealing with these guys?

I wish I was closer but I'm up in "North Yorkshire but I don't think visits to Colchester in relation to an engine build would constitute an essential trip (apart from fellow ClioSport members!)

I have thought about building it myself but I've never done an engine before and this will be for competition use only and you only need to mess up slightly to potentially ruin a few £k's worth of parts so this is not an option. I can justify the cost in part with the money I saved on fitting my own kitchen!!


Thanks
Watching with interest as i'm also up in North Yorkshire and have been looking at getting their entry level rebuild for my daily 182. Heard only good things. Such a shame we don't have something like this up North.
 

Clio182mike

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
I doubt you would get away with it if you were stopped. If it was your only daily transport then maybe.

I think they are just up the road from me. Never been there yet so I would be interested in hearing what they are like too
 

Jon Wright

ClioSport Club Member
Hi all,

I am in the final stages of committing to an Engine Dynamics ( based in Colchester) Level 2 engine rebuild will cost in the region of £3.5K, so not an inconsiderable amount.

They have been pretty responsive to my emails which bodes well but does anyone have experience of dealing with these guys?

I wish I was closer but I'm up in "North Yorkshire but I don't think visits to Colchester in relation to an engine build would constitute an essential trip (apart from fellow ClioSport members!)

I have thought about building it myself but I've never done an engine before and this will be for competition use only and you only need to mess up slightly to potentially ruin a few £k's worth of parts so this is not an option. I can justify the cost in part with the money I saved on fitting my own kitchen!!


Thanks
Just remembered that AMAC Engineering in Northallerton did some work on my mates Clio 182 engine. He races in the Trackday Trophy and was impressed with his work. Car ran great all last season, so might be worth reaching out to him?
 

Simon1975

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182 Cup/Meg R26
Both Engine Dynamics and AW Motorworks seem to be highly recommended. I had AW do my Cambelt change and fit Catcams at the Same time. He took it to ED for mapping as he used to work at ED.. All work was done well on schedule and at quoted cost very friendly very helpful and I'd use them again. Car made a impressive 192 odd bhp . In fact soon as I can get my inlets sorted or find a rs2 I'll be going back to have 197 injectors fitted and the map tweaked
 

Jon Wright

ClioSport Club Member
Both Engine Dynamics and AW Motorworks seem to be highly recommended. I had AW do my Cambelt change and fit Catcams at the Same time. He took it to ED for mapping as he used to work at ED.. All work was done well on schedule and at quoted cost very friendly very helpful and I'd use them again. Car made a impressive 192 odd bhp . In fact soon as I can get my inlets sorted or find a rs2 I'll be going back to have 197 injectors fitted and the map tweaked
Setups like that work really well. I know his name is mud to some, but Carl Wadeson aka @bloke did my Group N timing on my 182 track car before it went off to EFi for mapping. Carl booked everything in advance, so it worked out very well for me.
 

Simon1975

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182 Cup/Meg R26
Setups like that work really well. I know his name is mud to some, but Carl Wadeson aka @bloke did my Group N timing on my 182 track car before it went off to EFi for mapping. Carl booked everything in advance, so it worked out very well for me.
Heard good things about Carl. I'm in Kent so aw and ed were local for me.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Only been to ED for a base dyno run before i start playing with some mods on mine. Andy was very helpful and informative and happy to talk about the more technical aspects of Clio tuning. I assume if Andy builds the motor then he will also be mapping it?
This is a huge positive if its all done under one roof, as in the unlikely event of an issue, the mapper cannot blame the engine builder and vice versa etc.
 

Matt e

ClioSport Club Member
engine dynamics built my engine in 2016 after a ringland failed, they also mapped it. haven't had any trouble with it and was kept up to date with what was going on
 

chris blue

ClioSport Area Rep
  172 Ph1 2001
Had a remap there couple years back- very helpful, told me a couple issues (One being LAMBDA sensor only working occasionally- needs pre heat or something) and mapped it great

Now running 179.8 BHP :)
 

Greeny.

ClioSport Club Member
  182 + 330d
They mapped my track car after it had 421 cams and 197 injectors fitted, had no issues and no aftermarket management needed either. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them or indeed AW again as both are local(ish).
 

bob the builder

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
Hi all,

I am in the final stages of committing to an Engine Dynamics ( based in Colchester) Level 2 engine rebuild will cost in the region of £3.5K, so not an inconsiderable amount.

They have been pretty responsive to my emails which bodes well but does anyone have experience of dealing with these guys?

I wish I was closer but I'm up in "North Yorkshire but I don't think visits to Colchester in relation to an engine build would constitute an essential trip (apart from fellow ClioSport members!)

I have thought about building it myself but I've never done an engine before and this will be for competition use only and you only need to mess up slightly to potentially ruin a few £k's worth of parts so this is not an option. I can justify the cost in part with the money I saved on fitting my own kitchen!!


Thanks
hi tony , what series do you race in?
do you do your own spanner work on your car? as rebuilding these engines isnt as hard as you think if you are mechanicaly minded.
i race in the tricolore trophy with the track attack race club and do all my own work (except mapping as thats whichcraft) .once you have done one the rest are easy.
 

Tonyclio

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
hi tony , what series do you race in?
do you do your own spanner work on your car? as rebuilding these engines isnt as hard as you think if you are mechanicaly minded.
i race in the tricolore trophy with the track attack race club and do all my own work (except mapping as thats whichcraft) .once you have done one the rest are easy.
Hi,

I compete in Harewood hillclimb Championship which is nice and local to me. I do all my own spanner work though NorthCupLoop rebuilt my gearbox with a Gripper diff.

My concern is that I do not have a huge amount of time and if I have a £1,000 plus worth of parts in the build and I screw up I probably lose the lot.
 

bob the builder

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
thats fair enough, have you done any engine work before, cambelt change, head gasket .
there is plenty of info out there about rebuilding them and if you follow the manuals tightening tensions then you cant go far wrong.
the engine i used this year was supposed to have been built by proffesionals but i ended up having to do alot of work on it as it hadnt been done right and when i stripped it this xmas to get it ready for next season i found they had put the pistons in the wrong way round. still made 241bhp and got me on the podium.

have you not thought about joining us and do some proper racing.lol.
anyway good luck which ever way you go and if you need any help just drop me a pm.
cheers rob
 

CrippsCorner

ClioSport Club Member
  Mini Cooper S
I went to ED for full exhaust system, panel filter and remap and was happy with the service, although I will say my car felt absolutely no quicker afterwards! Clio 182.
 

Alistair14

South East - Herts/London
ClioSport Area Rep
They mapped and built my engine, same level 2 one as you're looking at.

that was 3 years ago and im sure the cars still about with 360+ bhp running fine
 
  Many.
Andy’s builds are second to none, not going to lie, that’s where my main engine building experience came from, you can’t beat a company that only builds one brand of engine, hence why I’ve carried on with the same.
Are you looking for a drive in, drive out package or pallet an engine to/from?
If I can be of help, fire me a message.
 

Tonyclio

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
Andy’s builds are second to none, not going to lie, that’s where my main engine building experience came from, you can’t beat a company that only builds one brand of engine, hence why I’ve carried on with the same.
Are you looking for a drive in, drive out package or pallet an engine to/from?
If I can be of help, fire me a message.
Alex, Thanks for your kind offer. Andy has been very responsive answering all my questions. It will be a pallet job, just got to find a company who I can trust to deliver it in one piece.
 

MrBlonde

ClioSport Club Member
I can vouch for ED also,have used them in the past for Clutch,Cambelts etc & never had a problem.In fact i have my 182 booked in for a Remap in March on there new Pro Hub dyno,will be interesting to see this set up,as last time when i had the cup it was done on the rollers.
 


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