Our client complained his Mitsubishi Triton was lacking power. We inspected the car and found heavy carbon build up in the engines intake system. This is common with turbo diesel engines. The factory fitted ‘EGR’ system which is to provide better economy and for pollution control is mainly to blame. This system recycles exhaust back into the intake. The exhaust
The diesel fuel filter is a very important part of the fuel system. This is even more true with the advances in diesel fuel system technology. With todays modern diesels with common rail, high pressure fuel pumps, fine tolerance injectors the fuel filters role becomes even more critical. The main pic is of a Toyota Hiace D4D engines fuel filter.
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
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
EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. This system is on nearly every vehicle as it helps manufacturers meet emission standards required. This system does as the name says, it recirculates exhaust gas back into the engines intake to be re-burnt. This does 2 things, it increases the fuel economy and reduces pollution. This system does however cause a lot of
The Toyota landcrusier with a 1HZ engine can be a reliable workhorse. But they do not like being over heated. This Landcruiser in Parkwood which I have to repair this week had been overheated due to a leaking radiator. A common fault with the 1HZ engine is the cylinder head cracking between the valves with overheated. Also cracking between the
We had very lucky customer today, with their 2010 triton turbo diesel. Due for a timing belt change right on schedule, but mention a whistling noise and a vibration. Once stripped down the balance shaft timing belt was found completed stripped of teeth! You can see in the pictures the stripped belt up against the new belt. Very lucky it