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Tag: engine repair

27
Jan

Engine oil – how often does it need changing?

You may of heard it before, but it can’t be stressed enough: oil is the lifeblood of your car. Despite this, most car owners overlook this important component. It is just something to be checked at the usual logbook service interval. Unfortunately, by the time this has come around, your engine’s oil may no longer be doing an adequate job.

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3
Aug

Repairs and Diagnostics Gold Coast

We do Repairs and Diagnostics Gold Coast Certified Automotive can come to your home or workplace and carry out repairs on your car. Our tradesmen are highly experienced, licensed and insured. We have a fully equipped mobile workshop that we bring to you. Transcription: Hi, I’m Jamie from Certified Automotive Mobile Mechanics. We’re based in the Gold Coast and we

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3
Aug

Emergency Breakdowns Gold Coast

Emergency Breakdowns Gold Coast Certified Automotive understand that nothing throws out your plans like an unexpected Emergency Breakdown. The fully qualified Mobile Mechanics at Certified Automotive can get you back on the road quickly. Transcription: Hi. Does your car have a noise, an issue or concern? I’m Jamie from Certified Automotive Mobile Mechanics. We’re based in the Gold Coast, and we

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6
Sep

Dodge Journey engine mount

Today in Benowa I had Dodge Journey with the 2.7 V6 engine to repair. Our client’s complaint was a “Clunk noise when accelerating”. I carried out a though inspection of the vehicle and traced the noise to a failed rear engine mount. The Dodge Journey has a east west mounted V6 engine. At the lower rear of the engine sits

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4
Sep

Cracked injector line

Today in Palm Beach we had a diesel fuel leak from a Nissan Patrol 3L engine. The leak was quickly diagnosed as a cracked fuel injector line. This is not a common fault with this engine. More so, a common fault with any diesel engine that has been previously worked on. These diesel fuel injector lines are made from steel

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12
May

Hyundai iload turbo failure

The popular Hyundai iload van with the 2.5L turbo diesel has a couple problems that we’re seeing increasingly often. Todays example in Burleigh Heads is a prime example – Turbo failure! The main and often first symptom people are experiencing is the iload turbo failing. This is generally a result of another problem. The turbo in our experience is the

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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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23
Mar

Fuel injectors

Fuel injectors like all parts can cause problems, especially in higher milage vehicles. They can electrically fail or can block up with foreign matter, carbon, etc. Common symptoms of fuel injector issues can include: misfiring running rough pre ignition (pinging) running on bad fuel economy lacking power Not all workshops have access to a fuel injector test bench for flow

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16
Dec

Oxygen sensor

Oxygen sensor are an important component in the vehicles engine management system. The oxygen sensors are located in the exhaust system. Their job is to determine and report to the computer the fuel ratio of the exhaust. This information allows the computer to know if the engine is running rich or lean. From this info along with many other inputs

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25
May

E10 fuel

It’s not common today to have bad fuel from the service station though it does happen. As a mobile mechanic we see a lot of breakdowns and bad fuel is generally not a major issue. What is an issue is E10 fuel (ethanol) being used, especially in older cars. We find the long term use of E10 fuel can be

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