David sought the help of WPVW to improve the performance of his VW Trike.
The Trike was towed to WPVW as it had running issues that could not be
rectified elsewhere. We were also advised that the clutch was slipping.
When we got the Trike running, we detected cylinder head leakage and
found the cylinder heads to be loose
The 1916 cc engine has been removed. The cylinder heads were re-tensioned,
the clutch was replaced and the carburettors were upgraded to 40mm HPMX's.
The upgraded engine is now ready to be re-installed into the Trike.
David's Trike will now be Dyno tuned to optimise the upgraded engine.
After confirming the tune was safe, the first power run was performed.
Not too bad at 64rwhp (80hp @ engine).
After optimising the air-fuel ratio and ignition timing, we have extracted 76rwhp
from the Trike!! (95hp @ engine)
That is a power increase of +18% from the first run
and an enormous improvement compared to when the Trike arrived with running issues.