If you don’t know the Celica GT-Four ST205 you probably either are too young, or not interested in WRC. This famous car was so quick the competition couldn’t keep up. It was all going well for Toyota, until a cursory inspection of the mandatory restrictor, showed up a hairline crack. Upon closer inspection the restrictor
We have a very tidy 05 plate Boxster in for a Suspension refresh. Just starting up this car and moving it into the workshop, you get a very good feeling of how much fun it must be to drive. The engine sounds terrific and you notice being mid engined, a lot closer to you than
Balance Motor Works believe in working with our customers in a fair and reasonable manner. We are not, what is known in the trade as “parts changers”. That means just because we think there’s a possibility that a failure of a part may be causing the symptoms, we won’t change it, without firstly diagnosing a
We had a Honda FR-V in the workshop this week as the customer reported a grinding noise. When I came to inspect the vehicle it was easy to see the problem. One of the rear wheels was covered in rusty iron particles and the brake pad had no friction material left. It was simply metal
We’ve recently undertaken an engine rebuild, that then encompassed a Gearbox rebuild, that has now become an engine bay restoration. Old cars do that to you. You get attached to them. You want them to survive. They become a part of you. They even touch your soul. Well here is where we are at –
Diagnostics Case Study Been told you need a new catalyst? Don’t be so sure – you could be spending good money without solving the fault… Thousands of cars needlessly have new, inferior quality catalysts fitted every year.. We were approached by a customer for a price to fit a replacement catalytic converter to his car.