Many people love classic cars and they are the crown jewel in most collections. However, it can be tricky to measure the horsepower and performance of these vehicles because of their age. The best option is to use a dynamometer. It can provide an accurate reading for the bhp, torque, and mpg. As one of the top providers of dyno testing in Somerset, we can arrange services for most needs.
Will it harm the vehicle?
One thing people worry about is whether the runs on a dyno will harm their vehicle. They want to avoid this at all costs, especially if it is a rare model and if spare parts are very hard to find. Sadly some people believe that the test could cause an engine to blow up because of the high load. This is very unlikely though and the testing can be very safe and reliable.
What you should remember is that putting the car on a dyno is actually safer than driving it at high loads on a road. When you do the latter you put pressure on various parts, including the suspension, clutch, and tyres. On a dyno the conditions are much easier and far gentler on the vehicle. Most pulls on a dynamometer feel like a steep hill climb, so while they put load on the engine, it should not be excessive enough to cause an issue.
It is also important to keep in mind that if something does fail during a dyno run, it would have likely done so much sooner if you were driving on a road or track. This is because there would have been far more pressure on the vehicle.
What will you learn?
As we said, the dyno run can give you an accurate idea of the torque, bhp, and mpg you get from your classic car. However, it can also show if there are any issues with the vehicle. For example, it can show problems with power delivery and the performance of key components like the pistons. This info can help you to make improvements. It could ultimately help to save the engine rather than the fear of harming it.
Come to us for dyno testing in Somerset
Reidy Remaps is a name you can trust if you want to test your vehicle on a dyno. We have a high quality machine at our site and know exactly how to use it. That means we will ensure every vehicle is safely in place, secured, and ready for each run. Then we will proceed smoothly to get the data we need. At the same time, we will make sure your vehicle is comfortable under the load.
So, whether you have a modern vehicle with turbo or a classic car with an original engine, we can help. Contact us today if you want to learn more about dyno testing in Somerset. We are happy to offer advice and ease any fears you may have that the test could harm your vehicle.