About Turbo PACS

Turbo PACS (Performance and Conversion Systems was started in 1992 by Marc Dellapina and David Locke. Marc had been a mortgage broker for 10 years and David ran Swift Motor sports rolling road after being in the business since leaving school.

They both felt that the market was ready for tuning packages hence the name, and business really took off from day one, with a particular interest in the Renault 5 Gt Turbo market. They worked from home for 2 years having as many as 15 cars there at one time and then progressed to a large industrial unit and purchased a rolling road.

Turbo PACS became well known in the tuning market as the years clicked by and their involvement in rallying and track based motor sport only helped this development. Tuning moved into new and interesting areas and cars/parts were sent for modification from as far away as Miami and Moscow!

Marc Dellapina, Co Founder

Marc is enjoying a “mid life crisis”, aboard his Ducati 748R now an 853 RS and can regularly be seen flying around Croft and other circuits.

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Further Advances

aboutb_shopIn 2001 Turbo PACS relocated to Durham city and was now involved in with motorcycles, trucks and most types of Turbo Diesel and petrol cars. By now they had become the largest Superchips dealer in the North East and in the top 20 in the UK! It could be said that we were established and now have accounts with local garages that use our diagnostic facilities and even car dealers now send vehicles for a remap on new purchases.

New for 2006 saw the launch of our own range Response chips to complement our existing range of performance enhancements. Response chips are highly developed and provide superb improvements in a sophisticated and natural way. They give improved response levels in power and torque and have proved extremly popular with the prestige market. Dan Sirrell, a fully qualified technician has joined Turbo PACS and brings a great deal of energy to the business, and always willing to spend time discussing customers needs and providing superb recommendations.

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Enthusiasm, enthusiasm, enthusiasm is what makes us tick. Coupled with in depth technical knowledge and high end equipment we are without doubt the regions most unique and comprehensive automotive specialists.

Turbo PACS is still involved in motor sport with Marc enjoying a “mid life crisis”, aboard his Ducati 748R now an 853 RS and can regularly be seen flying around Croft and other circuits…of course it’s not a standard bike. After all these years we still enjoy what we do…it might not seem like much but it’s what makes us different from the rest.

Turbo PACS continues to develop new products and services and has established itself as being able to offer the largest vehicle coverage available with the Response Chip Range. In addition we have become a well recognised Turbo specialist and supply units on a nationwide basis. Our experience has lead to main dealers using us and of course we have a supurb turbo fitting service.

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For 2012 Dan Sirrell has joined Turbo PACS and is a fully qualified technician with over 4 years experience at Mr Clutch and bringing a vast array of automotive experience. He will be operating both dynos and is always happy to help with any questions you might have about your vehicle. Dan has gone on to run the workshop as well as help and assist at Dragon Motorbikes !!

For 2013 we have taken on James Thacker as an apprentice who has already spent many hours over a 6 month period at Turbo PACS and is already comfortable operating our Dyno…

Dans arrival sees us including a comprehensive clutch diagnostic facility together with repairs and replacement of faulty parts…on and of course we now have 2 new digital dynos…one for bikes and one for cars…

2015 Saw the creation of Dragon Motorbikes bring our total of Dynos to 3…perhaps a first in the UK. Youll find more about this on Dragon Motorbikes web site 

If you would like to know more about our past and maybe even our future please feel free to contact us and check out the following links at Face Book & You Tube

 

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  • it's completely transformed - it's got it's life back!

    Jeep Cherokee
    Really extremely pleased. TurboPACS have just replaced the turbo on my 2005 Jeep Cherokee - it's completely transformed - it's got it's life back! And while not exactly cheap at 1.1K it was approximately 50% what I was quoted by the main dealership for the work.
  • A friends feedback
    I've used Marc at turbo pacs since 1992 from when he was 1st starting up in business back in the day in Horden co.durham and have seen his business grow from strength to strength. The days of being a car mechanic/tuner have long gone and I have to say that being in the trade myself with my testing station (Granville motors)Marc has definitely had this in mind and continues to go with technology and development with his company response remapping services and further on with his latest adventure dragon motorbikes proving that you need to be a computing genius,technician as well as a diagnostic wizard. 1st class service reliable advice at a reasonable price.
  • 2 days later I now have a perfectly dialled in bike

    BMW GS1200
    Well what can I say. Marc Dellapina and patrizio have worked wonders on the mighty bmw r1200gsa When I bought it I added decat headers, akraprovick exhaust and a power commander 5. I always knew it needed set up properly due to a few flat spots here and there. A few power runs on the turbo pacs dyno proved that although it was already making great power, correct mapping would improve things. 2 days later I now have a perfectly dialled in bike. Patrizio has followed my request to carry out multi point mapping on each individual cylinder. It's more time taking, but the lads persevered and got it bang on. The results, I can't remember what the exact figures were but max power is now up by around 7bhp, torque is up by 15ft-lbs. doesn't sound a lot but I can assure you it feels it. More power throughout the Rev range and no flat spots. The pick up in top gear from 50mph to 70mph and beyond is just immense Well done lads. Thumbs up from me. 👍
  • the car has started first time every time since I picked it up

    Jaguar X Type
    Hi Marc, Just a note to say how pleased iam with the repair you and the boys carried out on my car last week, the car has started first time every time since I picked it up on Thursday, something it had not been doing in recent weeks, once again many thanks to both you and Dan great job. Regards Neil Green.
  • Mercedes Enhanced Performance
    Professional and knowledgeable advice and service given on Mercedes C-Class which has resulted in much improved overall performance. Thank you to the Turbopacs team for outstanding customer service as always.
  • VW Golf 2.0 TDi Replacement Turbo at Turbopacs
    Gotta throw a thumbs up for the lads in Durham, sorted me out with a new turbo for our car faster and cheaper than a dealer could. Turns out as well as a car rolling road they now have a newly installed Bike Dyno too and are experts in performance chips and upgrades, they were offering cheap dyno runs while it was being setup but that was last month, well worth a call:
  • Audi A6 Turbocharger Replacement at Turbopacs
    Hello, You recently had a black Audi A6 Avant in your workshop that I just bought off my dad. I had been driving it a couple of weeks then was struck with the turbo issues as diagnosed by yourselves. I just wanted to contact you to say thank you for arranging the collection, diagnosing the fault and carrying out all the required repairs. I must say the car feels so much better to drive. It's quieter, more responsive and power delivery is a lot smoother. I'll definitely visit again if needs be and would certainly recommend to others. I also have a GSXR so that might also make a visit to Dragon Bikes sometime soon! Thanks again, Gareth
  • BMW i8 Remapped at Turbopacs
    Mid range is incredible ....U did a cracking job
  • Alfa Romeo 140 Hybrid Turbo at Turbopacs
    "Hi Marc The Alfa is running sweet, so much torque from really low revs all the way through the Rev band. The power and response difference is unrecognisable it's like having a different car. Could you get me a quote for a decent sized hybrid turbocharger please, I won't be doing this till I've had my large front mount fitted but I want a quote so I can budget myself for it etc. Cheers Simon"
  • Kawasaki ZX10R Remapped at Turbopacs
    Lovely feedback thanks Bill Hi Marc just to let you know had the zx10r out yesterday for the first time  and it was great bike was mint and a lot more responsive. cheers
  • Vauxhall Vivaro Remapped at Turbopacs
    Derek Beaumont Thanks for sorting the Vivaro, driving it is a much better experience now, looking forward to getting the bike over in the new year.
  • ZX6R Tuned and Setup
    Ross Got to say a massive thanks you to Marc Dellapina and Pat at Dragon motorbikes / TurboPACS for an excellent tuning and suspension service set up on my ZX6R, bike has loads more power and ride like a dream. If you have and questions on anything bike related get in touch with these two top blokes. Thanks again lads 👍🏾
  • ZX7R Race Bike tune up
    Massive thanks to Dragon Motorcycles especially Marc Dellapina & Patrizio Marchetti for the great work done on my recently purchased zx7r race bike.... the bike I purchased turned out to have major problems and these lads turned it from a very poor 46bhp to a cracking 125bhp so thanks very much lads its put my 2016 season back on ...... all i can say is if anyone has issues with bikes i can we'll recommend using these guys 👍
  • As I drove away from your Unit, it was immediately obvious that the car had been transformed.

    Ian, Mitsubishi 3.2 ( Nottingham )
    Hi Marc Hoping you are fine-and-dandy? Just getting back to you, after returning to Nottingham last night...basically: it’s all good! As I drove away from your Unit, it was immediately obvious that the car had been transformed. Whereas, there had always been a dead-band between 20-40mph, the vehicle seamlessly accelerated, for the first time. Once getting on to the A1, is was as if the Propulsion System had been exchanged. I had driven up to you, in an underpowered diesel and was now returning home with a Gas Turbine. It was a struggle to keep the car below 60mph, in view of having the Bike and Trailer on the back. Additionally, I was registering in excess of 25mpg on the info display, which I’ve never seen before. In conclusion: what a transformation! Thanks to you and your excellent mechanics the job is a huge success. When I give it a run without the Trailer-I’ll let you know the results. Thanks again, for a top-notch set of Upgrades. Kind regards
  • I now have no hesitation in recommending these guys.

    Mark Bingham, Metro
    Asked for a turbocharger for a metro to be fixed / serviced. Was concerned that they might not ... Very happy to report - the price was better than fair, considering I was treated to a Brand New turbo which was still in its new packet. Could not have bought one anywhere at the price Very impressed! The boys took all the bits off the old one and handed them over in 20 minutes It is difficult to take expensive gear to an official business to trust and hope. I now have no hesitation in recommending these guys.
  • Johnsons Vauxhall Spares recommends

    Johnsons Vauxhall Spares
    Johnsons Vauxhall Spares recommends
  • they sorted both these problems and the car is now running like a dream, faster smoother and now getting nearly 70 mile to the gallon.

    robert brierley
    Just thought i would leave a review for mark at Turbopacs as they did a great job. My 1.6 207 was not driving and was picked up and delivered to them by someone under their recommendation. They did a diagnostic and kept me up to date with everything they found. The turbo was gone and the DPF was blocked. they sorted both these problems and the car is now running like a dream, faster smoother and now getting nearly 70 mile to the gallon. Thanks again mark
  • I cannot describe how much different the car feel. More power revs higher and so much smoother through the rev range.

    Russell Martin
    Took the old Volvo in for an induction clean to try sort out some running issues I have had with the old girl. Although rather sceptical about if it would have any effect, I cannot describe how much different the car feel. More power revs higher and so much smoother through the rev range.  All for 60 quid plus vat. Its like I own a different car  Thank you guys absolutely over the moon
  • ILL BE RETURNING HERE IN THE FUTURE AND RECOMMEND ANY LIKE WISE CAR ENTHUSIASTS LIKE MY SELF TO GIVE THEM A CALL.

    A Google User
    I RECENTLY WAS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO REMAP TO SEAT IBIZA CUPRA TDI,A FEW PEOPLE TOLD ME ABOUT TURBO PACS AND NOW I KNOW WHY,MARK TOLD ME HE HAD BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR 20+ YEARS AND WAS VERY CLUED UP AND PUT MY MIND AT REST WITH THE NIGGLY PROBLEMS I HAD HEARD ABOUT REMAPS,MY CAR CAME BACK TO ME A DAY LATER PERFORMING BETTER THAN EVER AND IT EVEN CAME BACK WITH A FULL VALET WHICH THEY CHARGED ME £20 FOR WHICH WAS A VERY NICE TOUCH,ILL BE RETURNING HERE IN THE FUTURE AND RECOMMEND ANY LIKE WISE CAR ENTHUSIASTS LIKE MY SELF TO GIVE THEM A CALL....THUMBS UP FOR TURBO PACS!! 🙂
  • RX8 Tuning at Turbopacs Responsechip stage 1
    Just to say cheers for all your hard work on my Mazda RX-8 - performance is fantastic, service was great and will be back up to see you before taking it on the track next year !
  • Volvo Induction Clean at Turbopacs
    Volvo Took the old Volvo in for an induction clean to try sort out some running issues I have had with the old girl. Although rather sceptical about if it would have any effect, I cannot describe how much different the car feel. More power revs higher and so much smoother through the rev range All for 60 quid plus vat. Its like I own a different car Thank you guys absolutely over the moon
  • BMW 120D Responsechip stage 1 plus DPF solution at Turbopacs
    Well Marc, to say the car puts a massive smile on my face even more than before is an understatement. Top work lads. It now feels right having the M badge on the back...... Superb, thanks again ????
  • BMW X5 3.0 Td Responsechip stage 1
    I had my X5 done 18 months ago and they did a great job
  • BMW X3 2.0 Td Responsechip stage 1 & Turbocharger at Turbopacs
    I had my BMW 320cd done at TURBO Pacs Durham, spot on fantastic result.
  • Mazda 6 MPS Stage 2 at Turbopacs
    (Mazda 6 MPS Stage 2) Hi Marc, Just got back home in Essex via Northampton M1. Thanks for a great day and your generous hospitality, it really does make a huge difference compared to the many faceless companies out there.. The car feels "alive" its like 6th gear has become 5th gear, put your foot down in 6th and it accelerates like it did in 5th before the remap. No drama, no glitches, just smooth power. Just what I was looking for. I have not yet had a chance do give the remap a real twisting road test, yet, but I think its torque over horsepower that suits the MPS very well. I will give you my feedback over the next few weeks, if that is helpful for you. One strange thing I found is that the mpg is better with the remap than standard? (5mpg) Maybe a quirk, time will tell. Thanks Again Huge Grin Dale
  • Mazda 6 MPS Stage 1 Responsechip at Turbopacs
    Mazda 6 MPS Guys, You remapped my Mazda 6 MPS about 12 months ago (YR57 VBE) The car is running like a dream and I have since added a turbosmart BOV. I've been looking at the next stage on your website and am interested in the front mounted intercooler kit which you have on sale for ?899 +vat Please can you advise the following points:- 1) Total cost inc vat for supply and fitting to the car 2) How long will you need the car for? 3) Estimated power gains (You advised the remap currently runs around 298 BHP) 4) A recent rolling road stated turbo boost of 18 PSI. What can this be safely increased to? I look forward to your response and will be looking to do the work Jan 2010. Best Regards Gavin
  • Mazda 6 MPS Stage 2 Responsechip tuned at Turbopacs
    Mazda 6 MPS Marc, wow, what can i say....many thanks for todays work. The delivery on performance is relentless and yet not crazy that i get a loss of traction caption on the warning display..or maybe I am not pushing it far enough!. Many thanks once again for the Durham hospitality and I hope to see you again. I will be looking at a full exhaust and inductor kit.....thats the mpg blown... Kind Regards Steve Brian
  • Mazda 3 MPS Stage 2 Responsechip all done at Turbopacs
    Mazda 6 MPS Got back yesterday from Response. Everything was fine with the stage 2 re-map. Mark was really helpful and because i had to drive up from the south he paid for a room and shouted me breakfast and teas/coffees. As for the re-map, yes you notice a difference, the pull in second, third and fourth is great. On the way back had no trouble when in six to ease the throttle and the car just got up and went. I am pleased i had it done. If your in the south east area you are welcome to pop and see me at work and go for a spin. Lee
  • Cat back Mazda 6 MPS exhaust supplied by Turbopacs
    Mazda 6 MPS Hi Marc, I tackled the fitting or the Marc D cat back exhaust on my Mazda 6MPS today. I managed this in about 1 hour without a workshop lift. First of all I found the whole system 100% perfect. It fitted 1st time, no leaks no fiddling and sounds great. This really is a quality product. Well done. Keep up the excellent work Marc, Kind Regards Richard
  • Stage 2 at Turbopacs Mazda 6 MPS superb
    Mazda 6 MPS Marc, Many thanks for the Stage 2 conversion done last September. The car runs much smoother and its great to wind the BMW 335 Brigade on entry down a slip onto a motorway.! Delivery through the range is excellent and 3rd gear is a dream. The only down side is slightly worse fuel consumption, but that is to be expected given the increased performance. I am taking the beast to a local rolling road next Tuesday for a performance run. Will advise you once completed if you want a copy of the printout. Many thanks again Marc and Happy New Year to you and your family. Steve Mazda 6 MPS Marc
  • BMW 335D tuning at Turbopacs
    Marc   the car is great thanks a lot   Drive it like you've stole it Graeme
  • Fiat 500 Abarth in Hong Kong
    Installed a large turbo kit for a client here in Hong Kong for his Fiat Abarth, but turbo started to smoke a bit during the running in period. The supplier from Italy wasn't interested to help with the diagnosis or repair so we searched for a reputable specialist and found these guys in Durham online. We exchanged some communication and was advised to ship it to the UK for them to inspect. Mark and Dan at TurboPacs were always helpful and professional and even helped with clearing it through customs when it was held up. As we needed a fast turn around to get the clients car back on the road asap, we basically gave them a blank cheque and instructed them to fix whatever was needed. We were pleasantly surprised to have the unit on its way back to us within a few short days. Diagnosis, out of balance internals and nothing more. We were charged for the inspection and rebalance only and not a penny more. Thank you guys, you will be our no.1 source for all our turbo needs!!!
  • Cosworth at Turbopacs
    Simply amazing service from these guys who have never let me down, often going above and beyond what you would expect even of the best customer service. I have owned bikes and cars that have gone in running badly and come out running so smooth and with so much more power you would think it was another vehicle. From a basic fuel system clean to a gas flow, skim and re-map to engine re-builds, the work has always been top notch and the care shown is second to none. Cars and bikes mean a lot to ordinary people and even more to enthusiasts, Marc is exactly the kind of guy people would want to leave their beloved vehicle with, he will not let you down.
  • Volvo C30 Turbo repair at Turbopacs
    If you're after top customer service and a quality job on your car then Mark, Dan and the lads at Turbo PACS are the chaps for you. Can't recommend these guys highly enough after taking my Volvo down there. Whether it be dyno runs, turbo/dpf issues or just some professional advice, get your car down there and you will not be disappointed.
  • Volvo V50 Turbo Replacement and DPF removal at Turbopacs
    Fantastic  results from the team at Turbo pacs dpf removed new turbo  fitted and remap. Extra power mid range loads more miles to the gallon.  V50 better than new. Recommend them for service old style customer care.
  • The induction clean has made a major improvement to the performance of my car

    Induction Clean At Turbopacs
    I was having problems with my car not boosting. I had a feeling it was my egr valve. I took it to a range of garages and they said i needed a new egr valve. So ive brought it to Turbopacs and you have fixed my problem with an induction clean. The induction clean has made a major improvement to the performance of my car without a new egr valve.   Thank you Turbopacs
  • Ducati Tuning
    Bike ran really well, fueling seems great around town even when it was hot. Much easier to pull away and i can actually use 6th gear now..   Great job
  • the power increase is amazing, love driving even more now….fantastic fuel economy 1.5 mpg !

    Scania FH430
    Hi Marc This is Rob from Australia, just to give you some feedback on the ecu, the power increase is amazing, love driving even more now….fantastic fuel economy 1.5 mpg ! extra Regards Scania FH430 plus 100bhp 2 vehicles enhanced !
  • Where the noticeable difference is mid range in 3, 4, 5, 6th gears. Just basically SQUEEZE the throttle and instant response

    Kia Sportage
    hi Marc. Phew........brilliant. At first, although there is much better pick up throttle seems to work across ALL of its travel, before first 1 - 2 inches was like taking up the slack, response is immediate. Where the noticeable difference is mid range in 3, 4, 5, 6th gears. Just basically SQUEEZE the throttle and instant response. Did this a couple of tines on A1 /A19 coming up to ''slower'' cars. They seemed to take ages to move but then I accelerated. The difference, looking at speedo was doing 15 - 20 mph more than before. Just was well i have gps speed camera warning on dash. From 40 mph upwards, no need to change down to get fast pick up. Think I'll have to play monopoly..... Is there a stage 3??? --. Brilliant......... My first enquiries go back to 29/09/10...... Why did i wait so long??????? Cheers Mike
  • What can I say simply amazing......

    Land Rover
    Hi Marc What can I say simply amazing…the car feels so much better and the fuel economy is much better also…feels like Land Rover made it this way…worth every penny. Regards David
  • when I activate the sport button the power increase is amazing

    Astra Van
    Astravan 1.9 CDTi 2009 Hi' just thought I'd drop you a line to say the map is spot on, but must let you know that when I activate the sport button the power increase is amazing, even if you don't alter the accelerator position…fantastic ! Paul,
  • easy to use with a lovely spread of power and revved like a petrol engine.

    VW Passat 1.9 TDi
    VW Passat 1.9 TDi 130bhp Hi Marc, I'm writing to thank you and say how pleased and impressed with the Stage 2 upgrade you fitted to my car. I took it on a track day , and proved quick , easy to use with a lovely spread of power and revved like a petrol engine. Also the mpg has improved as well on my long runs from Oxford to Durham. Regards David
  • Thanks for a great day and your generous hospitality, it really does make a huge difference

    Mazda 6 MPS
    Hi Marc, Just got back home in Essex via Northampton M1. Thanks for a great day and your generous hospitality, it really does make a huge difference compared to the many faceless ompanies out there.. The car feels "alive" its like 6th gear has become 5th gear, put your foot down in 6th and it accelerates like it did in 5th before the remap. No drama, no glitches, just smooth power. Just what I was looking for. I have not yet had a chance do give the remap a real twisting road test, yet, but I think its torque over horsepower that suits the MPS very well. I will give you my feedback over the next few weeks, if that is helpful for you. One strange thing I found is that the mpg is better with the remap than standard? (5mpg) Maybe a quirk, time will tell. Thanks Again Huge Grin Dale
  • On the way back had no trouble when in six to ease the throttle and the car just got up and went.

    Mazda 3 MPS
    Mazda 3 MPS Got back yesterday from Response. Everything was fine with the stage 2 re-map. Mark was really helpful and because i had to drive up from the south he paid for a room and shouted me breakfast and eas/coffees. As for the re-map, yes you notice a difference, the pull in second, third and fourth is great. On the way back had no trouble when in six to ease the throttle and the car just got up and went. I am pleased i had it done. If your in the south east area you are welcome to pop and see me at work and go for a spin. Lee
  • Wow what a ride it is now, thank you thank you thank you!

    Ducati 748R
    Marc Long time no speak!!! My apologies for that, as I have been meaning to write for quite some time now. It seems even more untimely as were now bedecked in snow! Anyway I must thank you for completely transforming my 748! Wow what a ride it is now, thank you thank you thank you! Even with me just running it in again, it turns quicker and wants to charge out of the corners much faster. Christmas descends on us quickly now, thus I simply have no time to bring the bike up to you. However I remember you saying that your van sometime heads down this way. Thus I was wondering if it was possible for you to come and collect it? I am in no rush, so please don’t break a leg, as it were to get here. Should you not be able to collect it before Jan then there’s no problem. The summer feels a long way away!!!! Many regards Simon Scania
1992
Where It All Began
TurboPACS started trading, at first from home, which we soon outgrew!
2001
Relocated
In 2001 we relocated to Durham City, and also expanded our services to include Motorcycles, Trucks and most types of Turbo Diesel and Petrol cars.
2012
20 Years old!
In 2012, we celebrated our 20th Birthday! It takes a lot of drive and passion to be in business for 20 years, and it is that same passion that keeps us going today.