Friday, June 14, 2013

E15 Did you know about this?

Eyes on the Road and Hands on the Wheel

  1 year later: e-15 ethanol fuel & warranties

Last month in Maine, legislators approved a bill by more than a 3-to-1 margin that would ban ethanol blends in Maine – as long as two other nearby states do the same. A year ago in June (2012) the EPA officially approved the sale of E15. Robert L. Darbelnet - president and CEO of AAA says the Environmental Protection Agency and gasoline retailers should halt the sale of E15, a new ethanol blend that could damage millions of vehicles and void car warranties.

The warning was issued in November of 2012 and says just 12 million of more than 240 million cars, trucks and SUVs now in use have manufacturers’ approval for E15. Flex-fuel vehicles, 2012 and newer General Motors vehicles, 2013 Fords and 2001 and later model Porsches are the exceptions, according to AAA, the nation’s largest motorist group, with 53.5 million members.
“It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle... bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers.”

BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and VW said their warranties will not cover fuel-related claims caused by E15. Ford, Honda, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo said E15 use will void warranties, says, citing potential corrosive damage to fuel lines, gaskets and other engine components.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Audi A8 D3 "saloon" Project Completed in NY

Cruising Time in Upper State NY

completed audi a8 d3 body kit project
The project (and the man behind it) that started more that a year ago - in top shape.

Stanley sent a ton of pictures taken recently of his long wheelbase A8 D3 (it's a pre-facelift) in Albany. We have posted them in an album at the LLTeK facebook page. If you have an FB account, click the link and leave a thumbs-up or encouraging comment.

The change from OEM to big-time street styling took long-term dedication & persistence. At a time when most of our clients were going for the large grille conversion, Stanley stayed with the OEM grill style - it's probably the only thing he didn't change. The package is German from JE DESIGN - but it should be mentioned that the vented quarter panels up front (also German) come from Hofele. Altogether outstanding and well done. LLTeK likes.

You can see the project in its early stages here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quantum RS Grille for 2013 A4 S4 B8

Aftermarket styling grille upgrades just in from Quantum.
After some minor paperwork hurdles in the port, the new Quantum grilles for the facelifted A4 B8 are finally in and set to go. This much-anticipated tuning option for A4 S4 enthusiasts is an eye-popper - the quality of manufacture is 10 for 10 and will fit well in the LLTeK lineup.

Available in 2 finishes - glossy piano black and matte silver - Audi owners can contrast it up: i.e. matte silver on a black car or alternatively, glossy black grille on a white machine. Less dramatic, but equally appealing - owners can opt for the complimentary color scheme.

Either way is OK for us - LLTeK is not in the business of dictating how or when clients should do something - LLTeK provides choice so that clients' feel good about their cars. Go stealthy or go big, but don't miss out on the limited numbers here now. Find links to pricing and details at this press release.