There will be 2 parts to this review.
Part 1 – Pre 1000miles
Right, well I kept it so quite its now time to share. I dropped my car off Saturday 25th March at the Mazda garage, who locked it in the cage for PTP to start work Monday. I was getting the 105-R140 conversion, vernier pulleys, Lightened and balanced flywheel and ITG Maxogen air induction kit.
I called up Louise on Monday morning to check they had received the car ok and Louise informed me that it was all safe and the engine was being taken out that day.
I received a call Tuesday from Louise to tell me that the Flywheel had been sent off to be lightened and when that comes back on Wednesday the work will be started fully and then it will all be put together.
Thursday evening, Louise called and informed me that the car will be ready Friday 31st March as planned. When I got there, I saw my baby outside and it looked so nice and clean.
Anyway to cut a long story short, the service from PTP was excellent, I met Simon and spoke to him about the do’s and don’t etc and how to break it in, then to come back after 1000miles to get it serviced, free of charge.
When I fired it up, the engine started and it sounded just the same as it always has done, however a bit deeper, but not intrusive. I then pulled away and having been used to the slack on the throttle cable, it was a bit strange to say the least, however it went away very easily and smoothly. The response was a lot better than before and I didn’t have to make an effort to get it going and the instant power could be felt without even going mad on the right foot!
On the motor way, the ease it went up to the speed limit down the slip road was amazing, no effort what so ever saw the wrong side of 70mph in a few seconds and cruising like that all the way home, also saw an increase in mpg. Just to compare, from Shenley to Oxford usually uses up just over ¼ tank in my 105, driving at the same speed as I always do to Oxford, it used up between a 1/5 and ¼ of a tank. I believe this is due to the less effort in maintaining a constant speed at 70mph (+a bit).
From 70mph, when you put you foot down all the way, the torque in 5th is amazing, and the sound from the ITG is out of this world, so deep and throaty it puts a big smile on your face.
That’s all I can write for now as I am not red lining it and pushing the car to the maximum yet, so after 1000miles I will be adding to this to let you all know about the differences etc…
Overall so far – I am very happy with the choice in going to PTP and would recommend it to anybody, the level or service, 1 year warranty and performance so far has been great and very professional. They even forgot to put my locking wheel nut and mg wheel hub remover back in my car, so have sent it out first thing this morning first class, WHAT A SERVICE!
Part 2 to follow in 1000 miles