News & Tips

Our new Dyno is ready for action!

After a very long wait our new Dyno has finally been delivered and is ready for action. Andrews High Tech is serious about performance tuning, that is why we opted for an All Wheel Drive Hub Dyno. We have the only Hub Dyno facility on the Sunshine Coast. Our Dyno will accommodate high performance vehicles…
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Why are dash cams so popular?

The Popularity Boom of Dash Cams and Driver Monitoring Systems If you have already considered investing in a driver monitoring system, it’s safe to assume that you already know how they work and what they are all about. For those amongst us who are just at the beginning of their research however, this article could…
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V.W. and Audi Timing Chain Tensioner Failure

There is an underlying issue in many Audi and Volkswagen models built between 2008 and 2015 that if left unchecked could result in very expensive engine damage. The engines affected are the 4 cylinder TSi engines in both 1.8 litre and 2.0 litre variations. The risk is that the lower hydraulic timing chain tensioner may…
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Do you know your warning lights?

Dash warning lights, do you know what they mean? Above is a photo of an instrument panel on a Toyota Prado with the ignition on and the engine not started. Some of these lights are for driver awareness however they have no influence on the vehicle performance (door ajar) for example. Other lights shown above…
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Ethanol Fuel, what’s it all about?

Currently there are two types of Ethanol blend fuel available in Australia, E10 and E85. What is E10? This fuel is a blend of standard unleaded petrol combined with up to 10 percent ethanol. This fuel is marketed as a 91 octane (research octane number or RON) but more commonly has an octane rating around…
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What you didn’t know about tyres

Tyre design is changing to meet the ever increasing demand for better fuel economy. There are two key areas that tyre manufacturers are working with. The first is reducing the weight of the tyre. This has been achieved be making the tyre wall thinner and decreasing the depth of the tyre tread. The second is…
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Vehicle Air Conditioner Repairs

Car Air Conditioning Repairs Queensland How to avoid costly repairs Just about every vehicle now driving on Australian roads is equipped with and air conditioning system. More modern vehicles are reliant on a functioning air conditioning system as the vehicles are not designed to be driven with the windows down. If you have lowered one…
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Nissan Navara Engine Failure – Owners Beware

The Nissan Navara is a tried and tested four wheel drive offering owners a solid and reliable vehicle. However if you are the owner of a D22 or D40 Navara with a YD25 engine (2.5 litre diesel), or a Pathfinder with a 2.5 litre diesel, there is an issue with these engines with some that…
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Engine Oil Sludge – Don’t Get Caught

One problem we are noticing more often with vehicles calling in for service is engine oil thickening or sludging. Usually this symptom is associated with vehicles that have travelled low kilometres and have not had an oil change for around 12 months, or have had the incorrect oil added to the engine. You may not…
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Mitsubishi Timing Chain Failure

If you are the owner of a Mitsubishi Triton or Pajero with a 3.2 litre diesel engine (engine series 4M41) you will find the following information very interesting and it could save you a lot of money. Mitsubishi Timing Chain failure - what's the issue? This particular engine incorporates a timing chain guide at the…
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