Monthly Archives: September 2016

GAS MIXED WITH DIESEL. WILL THIS FIX WORK?

Accidentally filling your Diesel Truck with Gas can be frustrating. The potential damage to the diesel injection system can cost thousands of dollars. We have had several of these scenarios come through the garage throughout the year , and when we can repeat these procedures with success (sometimes not the case)…a feel good for us and the owner of vehicle for sure! In this video we reveal tips on what you can do to help avoid replacing expensive fuel system components like the injection pump,injectors and fuel pump/module. Removing the filter and water separator along with completely draining all remnants of the gas is crucial, as gas can be very abrasive to the fuel system. We have had great success with BG Products in terms of cleaning and conditioning the injection system. BG has helped us in several occasions, and would recommend it if your in this situation. When your up against the possibility of thousands of dollars in potential damage to the fuel system , we hope this v ... read more

TOYOTA NOISE FROM THE DASH

A howling or groaning noise from the glove box area of the dash when adjusting the volume settings of your ac/heat settings is typically the blower motor assembly. Always ensure that leaves and debris are clear from the cowl area of windshield base, as this can ultimately end up in the blower motor casing and cause noise as the wheel of blower motor is spinning. Caution for the Air Bag Circuit connectors (they are a bright yellow and typically for this service do not require unplugging). Disconnecting the battery for every service or repair that you may be performing is always good measure. Using a battery saver will ensure you do not lose radio presets. Denso OE Parts always recommended for Japanese Imports. When replacing the blower as an assembly ,it is best practice to replace the related blower resistor, as they work hand in hand

EXPOSED! WHAT COOLANT STOP LEAK LOOKS LIKE

From time to time you may decide that stop leak can be an alternative to an actual repair of a coolant leak if it seems minor. The Buick came in with an overheat condition, and in all actuality the overheating situation was attributed to the stop leak built up inside the coolant system. (Radiator with goop EXPOSED @ 2:25) You may stop a minor leak , but over time the expansion process of stop leak can restrict flow in the radiator , heater core, and many of the smaller ports to the coolant system in general. A great product if your stuck somewhere. Not so great if you forget to flush this goop out and ultimately repair what is leaking. Additionally the rusty coolant pouring out is from a lack of coolant system maintenance. Remember to check the factory specification for the required coolant change out as per maintenance

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