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Navara EGR valve

Another EGR valve problem today, this time – Nissan D40 Navara EGR  failure. We regularly see EGR issues with most modern diesel cars. EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) is a system that directs controlled exhaust gas back into the intake to be re burnt in the engine. This is done a specific times to lower pollution. […]

Ranger EGR cooler

Ford Ranger EGR cooler replacement has become a common repair. We have replaced quite a few and on all ranger models, none seem to be immune from this problem. Most are higher in milage and age. The EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system is designed to let metered amounts of exhaust gas back into the intake […]

Engine rebuild

Today we have a 2000 Toyota Hiace van in for an engine rebuild. The van suffered from a major overheating when the radiator failed while driving on the freeway. The owners unknowingly kept driving the van until it stopped. Unfortunately this destroyed the engine. So now we are set to task on an engine rebuild. […]

Valve adjustment

As a part of the scheduled maintenance, Engine valve adjustment is required on some engines. Today we have a Mitsubishi Triton with a 4D56 diesel engine. The vehicle had very low power and was rattling. As this was a new client we didn’t have any history on previous maintenance. The valves sound well out of […]

Mobile mechanic team

Our mobile mechanic team from Certified Automotive. Our small mobile mechanics team of 3 are dedicated professionals. We are the person you speak to when you call for assistance –  not a receptionist. Our tradesman are all fully qualified and experienced – This is why we need named our business “CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE”. We aim to […]

D22 Navara clutch failure

Today we have a Nissan D22 Navara clutch failure to repair. This was a major failure of the clutch with the pressure plate clamping spring breaking off several fingers. As you can see in the main pic. This fault was easily diagnosed as a clutch failure prior to removal. The loud noises coming from the […]

Planning a roadtrip? What to Check

Planning a roadtrip? What to check. Thinking of a big drive down the coast, a weekend away or an interstate road trip? What should you check on your vehicle before leaving? Here is a list of the common checks that should be done before you leave: Please refer your vehicles manufacturers handbook for your vehicles […]

Landcruiser not selecting gears

Todays issue is a Toyota Landcruiser not selecting gears. This troop carrier has the 1HZ engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The vehicle was towed to our workshop after breaking down out of town. The client stated he couldn’t select any gears and the shifter felt loose. These land cruisers gearboxes have all of […]

Grinding Brakes

A client booked us in to inspect his vehicle complaining of a grinding brakes in Varsity Lakes today. We attended his home and quickly set to diagnose the fault, which in this case was very easy to identify. The vehicles brakes has sacrificial friction material with is designed to slowly wear away when you use […]

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 […]