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Tag: cooling system repair

23
Jul

Leaking radiator

Today I had leaking radiator in a Nissan Dualis to repair in Broadbeach. We attend many breakdowns and radiators are a common cause. We often see at around 10 years of age or 200 000kms radiators fail. Radiators in nearly all production cars now days have plastic tanks. This is the weak point that fails. The plastic gets brittle with

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26
Apr

Roadside Assistance

Certified Automotive is a complete mobile service. This means we come to you wherever you are on the Gold Coast. Roadside assistance is what we specialise in. We commonly attend to a wide range of breakdowns. Some of these include: Car won’t start Drive belts and pulleys Batteries, alternators & starter motors Cooling system repairs – hoses, radiators, water pumps

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22
Apr

Booking websites

A new trend has appeared in the automotive world – Third Party Booking websites. These big companies have been around for awhile now in the accommodation sector and can be helpful. But – are they actually a good thing? Or are you paying for something you aren’t aware of? I have some insight into how these websites work. This may

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27
Mar

Mazda 3 water pump

Today we had a 2004 Mazda 3 water pump to replace. The owners noticed a strange noise and a coolant leaking from the engine. We attended her workplace in Mudgeeraba and the problem was quickly diagnosed. The water pump internal bearing had failed. This was due to normal wear, not unexpected with the age of the car. This Mazda 3

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30
Mar

Thermostat problems

All cooling systems in all cars have a thermostat. The thermostat controls the flow of coolant in the cooling system. It is a temperature controlled valve. It opens and closes by itself according to the coolant temperature that it sits in. Most open at 80-90deg C. The purpose of this is so that it stays closed while the engine is

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15
Mar

Timing Belt replacement

The timing belt replacement is a preventative maintenance item that is very important. Intervals recommended to replace the belt varies for each different vehicle. For a lot of vehicle its at the 100 000km mark. This belt plays an integral part in the running of your engine. Its role is to turn the cam shaft, which opens the valves. The

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30
Oct

Drive belt failure

The most common breakdown we deal with is drive belt failure. A somewhat simple component but an extremely important part. The drive belt or belts run the ancillary equipment on the engine. Important components such as the water pump, alternator, power steering pump and the air conditioner compressor. Each vehicle and engine design has belts that are specific to it.

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11
Sep

Head Gasket replacement

A head gasket replacement is a major and costly repair.  Generally if a head gasket has failed there is another failure which has caused it.  Every time I inspect a vehicle with a failed head gasket Im looking for the root cause of the fault – this a lot of the time is from an overheating scenario. A failed water

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3
Aug

Weekend Mobile Mechanic

A regular question I get asked is “Do we work on weekends?” The answer – YES we do! We offer weekend mobile mechanic services to the entire Gold Coast. Unlike many other mechanics on the Gold Coast we work 7 days a week. Breakdowns never happen at a convenient time and your weekends are important. So if you need assistance

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29
Jun

Water pump leaking

Today I had a VY Commodore in Elanora with the compliant of leaking coolant. A quick pressure test of the cooling system showed the leak. The water pump was leaking coolant out of the weep hole. This means the shaft seal is leaking coolant and its time for a new water pump. On this vehicle its a very straight forward

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