Dale's Auto Service – Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove , Lower Mainland, Valley, Vehicle Repairs 604-530-9160 http://dalesauto.ca Light Truck, Car, SUV and Fleet Vehicle Maintenance Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://i0.wp.com/dalesauto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-33312.png?fit=32%2C32 Dale's Auto Service – Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove , Lower Mainland, Valley, Vehicle Repairs 604-530-9160 http://dalesauto.ca 32 32 75602595 ’08+ WRX getting a COBB down pipe and Killer B Oil Pick up and Windage Tray http://dalesauto.ca/08-wrx-getting-a-cobb-down-pipe-and-killer-b-oil-pick-up-and-windage-tray/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:00:38 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6509 Click to view slideshow.


We have all heard the horror stories. You’re just driving down the road minding your own business and then boom your engine blows without warning.

This ULTIMATE OIL PICKUP uses a .12” thick double bracket, 3X OEM oil pickup tube thickness and a brace between bracket and oil pickup tube to further strengthen the assembly. This is a super duty, engineered solution. No other vendor has anything this rugged available, although I’m sure it will be copied. You asked for it, so here it is.

Fits all EJ20 motors that have the factory “Flat Bottom” or “Single Scroll” oil pan.

* 3D CAD Designed and Track tested

* All CNC Manufacturing Processes

* Digitally Pulsed TIG Welding throughout

* 3X Thicker Tubing, 1/8” Thick Bracket

* Smooth Mandrel Bend Increases Oil Flow

* New O-Ring Provided

* Fits ALL EJ20 Engines (with EJ20 OEM “Flat Bottom” “Single Scroll” Oil Pan)

* OEM Spec. High Flow Screen Filter

* Lifetime Warranty


Killer B Motorsport Windage Tray / Baffle

Features and Advantages of the Killer B Motorsport Windage Tray / Baffle over the OEM piece.

* Closed rear section to prevent oil from sloshing into the crank under hard acceleration and aggressive shifts.

* Block contoured profile to minimize oil returning from the heads interfering with the crank.

* Directional louvers prevent oil in the pan from splash/sloshing into the crank.

* Low profile design to control windage and strip oil from the crank immediately to reduce oil “roping” on the crank.

* Improved oil entry to the pan/pickup to help prevent oil starvation.

* Made from stainless steel for long life, durability and corrosion resistance. Features and Advantages of the Killer B Motorsport Windage Tray / Baffle over other aftermarket baffles.

* Uses OEM baffle mounting locations

* Not a sandwich between pan & block design that is difficult to install and more prone to leak.

* No rubber parts that can sag and stay open after repeated heat cycling.

* Not Holy Cow expensive! So what’s all this mean? It means more power due to the reduction in oil interfering with the rotation of the crank and allowing it to spin more freely. Unless it’s in the bearings, anytime oil comes in contact with the cranks or connecting rods it robs power. Reduction of oil splashing and beating off crank & connecting rods will also lower oil temperatures.


Dales Auto Service/Dales Motorsport is a vendor for all Killer B products. contact us sales@dalesauto.ca or call 604-530-9160 for pricing and availability.

Cadillac CTS-V getting new Eibach Pro-kit coilsprings http://dalesauto.ca/cadillac-cts-v-getting-new-eibach-pro-kit-coilsprings/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:59:52 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6480 Click to view slideshow.


Eibach Pro-kit Coilsprings

The Eibach Pro-Kit is the perfect answer for most frequently-driven street cars. It´s our legendary spring system that dramatically improves both a vehicle´s performance and appearance. Pro-Kit lowers your car´s center of gravity, reducing squat during acceleration, body roll in corners and excessive nose-dive under braking. When combined with Plus-1 or Plus-2 wheels and tires, the Eibach Pro-Kit is the finishing touch to a winning recipe for performance. Pro-Kit also reduces excessive fender-well clearance, making your car look just as hot as it performs. Every Eibach Pro-Kit is designed and tested by our suspension engineers and performance driving professionals, to deliver aggressive good looks and high performance handling, without ever compromising safety or ride quality. By using our proprietary, progressive spring design, Pro-Kit provides the ultimate balance to take your passion for driving to a whole new level. *Features* * High Performance Handling and Aggressive Good Looks * Lower Center of Gravity — Lowers Vehicle 1.0″ – 1.5″ (lowering amount varies by application—use our application look-up for specific information on lowering for your car or truck) * Stop Quicker, Corner Faster and get Better MPG * Progressive Spring Design for Excellent Ride Quality * Million Mile Warranty


Contact Dales Auto Service/Dales Motorsport for all Eibach suspension parts 604-530-9160 orsales@dalesauto.ca

2015 Acura TLX in for RS-R coilovers http://dalesauto.ca/2015-acura-tlx-in-for-rs-r-coilovers-dales-auto-service/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:04:39 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6469 Click to view slideshow.

RS-R Sports-I Coilover

Spirited weekend track drives do not have to sacrifice daily driving comfort or performance. Designed for the performance enthusiast in mind, the RS-R Sports-I coilover system provides a comfortable ride for everyday use, yet is sufficient enough for those effervescent track days. Why spend all day at the track dialing in your suspension when you should be on the track enjoying the experience. Damper and camber adjustments should not be a definitive factor, nor should you spend all day adjusting your suspension settings at the track. Drive to the track, on the track and drive home in comfort. Enjoy driving again with the RS-R Sports-I coilovers.


Contact Dales Auto Service/Dales Motorsport for all RS-R suspension parts 604-530-9160 or sales@dalesauto.ca

2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD in for Cognito Upper Control Arms and Bilstein shocks. http://dalesauto.ca/2009-gmc-sierra-2500hd-in-for-cognito-upper-control-arms-and-bilstein-shocks-dales-auto-service/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:32:57 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6466 Click to view slideshow.

Cognito Motorsports Boxed Upper Control Arm kit

These boxed upper control arms are the perfect upgrade for your truck. The boxed design makes them extremely sturdy which makes them great for towing and offroad use. The sealed balljoint is stronger than factory and is designed to withstand harsh environments and road conditions. You can add this kit to your stock or lifted truck to assist in leveling, help with alignment issues, and to gain more droop travel.


Contact Dales Auto Service/Dales Motorsport for Cognito Motorsports suspension components 604-530-9160 or sales@dalesauto.ca

’08+ Subaru WRX STi getting a Whiteline Anti-lift kit http://dalesauto.ca/08-subaru-wrx-sti-getting-a-whiteline-anti-lift-kit-dales-auto-service/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:03:37 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6435 Click to view slideshow.

“Anti” features in suspension systems are a characteristic that can be used to influence the stiffness of the front or rear suspension under traction forces(under braking or accelerating). The individual terms are relatively straightforward and self-explanatory with the “anti” reducing or totally restricting the characteristic (lifting or diving). In the front suspension there may be levels of anti-dive during braking and anti-lift during accelerating (assuming traction to the front wheels is present), similarly in the rear there could be anti lift during braking and antisquat during acceleration. It should also be noted that these characteristic can also be reversed into a “pro” characteristic (as in pro-lift at the front under braking). Anti features can only be implemented under the influence of the braking or accelerating forces at the wheels, for example a rear wheel drive vehicle cannot have an anti-lift characteristic in the front (as there is no drive to the front wheels). With the ALK fitted to the Subaru WRX, a softer suspension will be present during braking and accelerating. This will help traction, as the wheel will be able to track the ground more precisely. Also in terms of balance the front end will have a proportionally lower roll resistance during traction or braking, aiding in reducing the power understeer effect that is present in these cars.


Dales Auto Service/Dales Motorsport is a Whiteline vendor. Please email sales@dalesauto.ca or call 604-530-9160 for all of your Whiteline needs.

09+ Dodge Ram 1500 with worn out rear 4-link bushings. http://dalesauto.ca/09-dodge-ram-1500-with-worn-out-rear-4-link-bushings/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:45:08 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6424  

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’09+ Dodeg 1500 use a 4-link style rear suspension since they use rear coil springs rather than conventional leaf springs.

The bushings in the links will start to separate from the arm which will cause the vehicle to wander.
You will notice your steering wheel jerk while on and off throttle.

You can see the rust on the one arm where the bushing condition is really bad.

2011 Subaru STi gets a new COBB turbo-back exhaust system http://dalesauto.ca/2011-subaru-sti-gets-a-new-cobb-turbo-back-exhaust-system/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:34:42 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6408 Click to view slideshow.

The COBB Tuning Stainless Steel 3” Turbo Back Exhaust was designed to be everything we were looking for in an exhaust system — a complete, truly engineered system, that offers optimal performance, tasteful looks, and unparalleled durability without a loud and obnoxious exhaust note. The system is offered with a high flow catalytic converter, or no catalytic converters, in the downpipe. This is a direct fit replacement to the stock exhaust unit. Constructed purely from 304 Stainless Steel, this system features our cast stainless steel bellmouth to mandrel bent 3″ piping, a state-of-the-art metallic substrate catalytic converter, a stock-style flex gasket, our low restriction straight-through muffler that tucks up nicely under the car and ends in a tasteful but not overstated 3.5″ double wall tip featuring an etched COBB logo.


Dale Auto Service/Dales Motorsport are COBB Tuning vendors. Call 604-530-9160 or email sales@dalesauto.ca for info and pricing.

’06 Subaru STi track beast in for some upgrades. http://dalesauto.ca/06-subaru-sti-track-beast-in-for-some-upgrades/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:27:01 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6399 Click to view slideshow.

Genevieve’s STi was in for maintenance after a couple things let go on her car the past couple weeks. First off the rear sway-bar mounting bracket tore, this car runs a 27mm rear swaybar so this was bound to happen. Whiteline has the perfect upgrade to prevent this from occurring again.

Second issue was the OE motor mounts broke and caused the engine to sit a bit cock eyed so we upgraded to STI Grp N mounts. Again this is very common especially if the car is being launched.

If your vehicle is used in extreme conditions make sure you mention this to your service facility. They should have recommendations to help your car/truck/suv maintain its level of reliability when put in these conditions.

Late model Dodge Ram with new Redhead Steering gear, Fox steering damper and BD steering brace http://dalesauto.ca/late-model-dodge-ram-with-new-redhead-steering-gear-fox-steering-damper-and-bd-steering-brace/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:59:00 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6350 Click to view slideshow.



  • truck was wandering
  • “death wobble” was starting to happen at higher speeds(Death wobble is a violent, uncontrollable shaking of your vehicle caused by extreme oscillation of your front axle. This is NOT to be confused with a vibration or even a “really bad shimmy” in the steering wheel. The later would be a common problem associated with tires that are out of balance. If you’re not sure if you have death wobble, I can almost guarantee you don’t. Experience it once and you’ll know for sure.)


  • replace worn and leaking steering gear
  • upgrade the steering damper
  • we install steering braces to prevent sector shaft “walk” on the steering box. Adding this also prevents the front frame horns from deflecting since the brace ties them together. This will result in more positive steering feel
  • changed a couple worn steering rods.


  • cancelled out death wobble
  • steering feels more precise
  • no more wandering
  • customer was very happy with the final result



Our re-manufacturing process:

  • Machining out the housings and installing needle bearings
  • Flame-spraying or replacing the shafts as needed Installing new control valves on some applications
  • Custom fitting each worm & piston assembly with special ordered, precise over-sized ball bearings.

Other things we do to produce a top quality product include:

  • Install every sector shaft on a lathe to check for straight and true
  • polish the sealing surface to a higher polish than new.




  • Easy Bolt-On Installation
  • Instantly Tightens Steering Feel
  • Eliminates Flex At Steering Box Mounting Point
’00 F350 getting new front level off leaf-packs and Bilstein 5100 shocks http://dalesauto.ca/00-f350-getting-new-front-level-off-leaf-packs-and-bilstein-5100-shocks/ Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:59:07 +0000 http://dalesauto.ca/?p=6343 Click to view slideshow. ]]> 6343