Category: Engine Problems

BMW High Pressure Fuel Pump Problems

December 8th, 2014 by

Most vehicles have two fuel pumps; a low pressure fuel pump and a high pressure fuel pump. The low pressure fuel pump is what siphons gas from the gas tank and sends it to the high pressure fuel pump. From there, the high pressure fuel pump pressurizes the fuel enough to spray the fuel into the combustion chamber. The

Bad Timing Belt Symptoms

November 24th, 2014 by

What is a timing belt? Depending on the type of car, you may either have a timing belt or timing chain. Both are important in rotating the crank shaft so that the cylinders in your car can move up and down. If the timing belt were to break, then the cylinders do not move which

The Differences Between A Diesel & Gasoline Engine?

November 21st, 2014 by

Diesel was not as common in everyday vehicles as they are now. Many of us, myself included, had the perception that diesel engines were only for big semi trucks that pollute our environment and take up way  too much room on the highway. However, Diesel engines have been growing in popularity among everyday cars, especially if you want to buy a European

Leaky engine? Car overheating? It could be your water pump.

November 10th, 2014 by

  What is a Water Pump? Once upon a time, water was used to cool off an engine. The water pump circulated cool water in & out of the engine to prevent overheating. Today, we use coolant to keep our engines from overheating. Even, though we switched from water to coolant, the common name for the water pump is

All About Emissions: Passing the Test

November 5th, 2014 by

Most of us have a basic understanding of why a car needs an emissions test.  The EPA tells us that 75% of carbon monoxide pollution in America is from motor vehicles. So in order to reduce this number, we have to periodically test our vehicles for emissions to make sure we are not completely destroying the environment. You may ask, “Why do I need

Common Problems: Audi A4 Repair

October 6th, 2014 by

Audi vehicles are exceptional luxury machines. According to Audi, the vehicles are known for inspiring innovative solutions, revolutionary engineering and progressive design. “Vorsprung durch Technik” or, “Progress through Technology” is the companies ethos that they say, “sets the company apart on the racetrack and the open road”. It also means, you are going to be paying more in repairs &

This is why your car needs oil: Camshaft Problems.

October 1st, 2014 by

Mechanics and our fathers have been telling us for years about the importance of changing the oil in our car. We know that cars need oil to make things lubricated and work properly so that we don’t get stranded on the side of the road. Sometimes we will wait a while after or completely forget about getting

Head Gasket, Valve Gasket: What’s the Difference?

September 29th, 2014 by

Believe it or not, cars need a lot of liquid in order to function. Whether it is oil, coolant, or gas, your car needs help keeping all of that liquid from leaking out; this is where gaskets come into play. We all know that engines are made up of many, many different parts. These parts are

Found Your Problem…You’ve Got Mice!

September 18th, 2014 by

It’s early in the morning. You wake up to the same routine of hitting the snooze button 2-3 times to prolong dealing with the consequences of running late. You quickly get the kids ready, lunches packed, lights are off; keys, wallet, phone…check! You all pile into the car and fasten your seat belts. Your car however, decided today

Why Synthetic Oil?

September 16th, 2014 by

Most European vehicles contain high-performance engines which produce a lot of heat. The heat is caused by friction from pistons in the engine moving constantly at a fast pace. To help reduce the amount of friction, we add synthetic oil to the engine to work as a lubrication. There is a lot of debate regarding regular oil (mineral oil) & synthetic