Intake Valve Carbon Build Up

The Importance of Walnut Blasting of the Intake Valves in Direct Injected Engines

May 14, 2023

Understanding the Problem of Carbon Buildup in Direct injected engines has revolutionized the automotive industry with improved performance and fuel efficiency. Unlike traditional port fuel injection systems, direct injection engines have a vulnerability – carbon buildup on the intake valves. Carbon deposits gradually accumulate on the intake valves, hindering airflow and fuel atomization. This results…

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Why a Professional Tire Mounting Service Is Worth the Cost

May 15, 2021

Whether you have new tires for off-roading or new wheels for racing— safety, reliability, and performance are top-of-mind. That’s why it’s important to turn to professionals who can provide high-quality tire mounting and balancing services when you need them.  At HG Performance, state-of-the-art Hunter Engineering equipment allows us to deliver the most precise mounting and…

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BMW at HG Performance in San Diego

Throttle Body Actuator Failure In BMW S65 & S85

April 15, 2021

BMW’s S65 and S85 are stunning displays of automotive innovation. But these engines are prone to throttle body actuator failures.  If your BMW is going into limp mode and you’re receiving a fault code, the throttle body actuator is a likely culprit. Read on to learn what BMW models are affected, the symptoms of fault…

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Porsche 911 GT3 Service

March 15, 2021

The 911 GT3 is one of Porsche’s more rare and highly sought-after models, but we see them regularly here at HG Performance. In fact, we provide a full range of service and maintenance following Porsche’s official maintenance schedule. We also have plenty of experience with track set-up and modifications for owners looking to enhance performance…

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Nissan GT-R R35 Transmission Service

February 25, 2021

If you were a fan of the Nissan GT-R during the R32 – R34 era, you were probably as surprised as we were to discover the R35 generation would lose its manual transmission and clutch pedal.  For us, that initial disappointment faded quickly once the Nissan GT-R R35’s GR6 transmission showed not only its extremely…

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How to Maintain Your BMW’s Performance Over 100,000 miles

January 15, 2021

Dedicated drivers know there is only one sporty luxury brand that will meet their power and performance standards: the BMW. You see it zip by you on the highway, and it’s enticing, but maintaining a BMW is different than with other cars. With proper maintenance, you can have your beautiful BMW and make it behave,…

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Everything You Need to Know About BMW Rod Bearings & Their Maintenance

May 22, 2020

The BMW S54 inline 6, S65 V8, and S85 V10 engines are some of our favorites. We maintain several that are nearing 150,000 miles. But, owners often ask us about the infamous rod bearings and how worried they should be about the possibility of failure.  Connecting rod bearing failure is catastrophic on any engine and…

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Red Mercedez car rearview at HG Performance receiving services

Everything You Need to Know About Your Mercedes-Benz A and B Services

April 28, 2020

Since 1969, Heinz Gietz Autohaus has been San Diego’s most trusted service center for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Every service we provide includes a thorough inspection of the vehicle to look for possible wear, leaks, or other small problems so that they can be treated before they turn into major expenses down the road.  In this article,…

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Getting Your Vehicle Serviced Isn’t Just About Saving Money

March 18, 2020

We rely on our cars to take us just about everywhere. From home to work, school, and on vacations, your car travels thousands upon thousands of miles in its lifetime, but the longevity and efficiency of your car can be significantly impacted by how often it is serviced. At our San Diego auto repair shop,…

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The 30, 60, 90 Rule of Auto Service

February 18, 2020

Luxury cars, whether BMWs, Mercedes, or Audis, are desired by many drivers all around. As great as luxury cars are, though, they are not immune to outside factors that would lead to a need for repairs. If you want to keep your car looking nice and working well, then you need to be mindful of…

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