13 Apr, 2017

Audi 2.0 TFSI Engine Oil Consumption – Correction

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What is the problem?

The early version of the TFSI gasoline engines found in the A5, A4 and Q5 have an inherent design fault which leads to high consumption of oil.

The base problem seems to relate to the piston rings, which allow small amounts of oil to leak round the pistons into the cylinders, where it burns and therefore leads to high oil consumption. The typical way drivers become aware of this is when the ‘add one litre of oil’ notice comes up on the dashboard. When this comes up you don’t need to […]

12 Apr, 2017

Tech Talk – The Truth About Tires

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Michelin TiresTires, you know, those black, round things that you car sits on, the things we only pay attention to when they are flat?

We often get asked what are the “best” tires out there. Now “Best” and “Cheap” don’t really belong in the same sentence, so let’s pick another term “Best Value“. Value in terms of cost, durability and ride handling, for the next 3-5 years you own your car.

Without a doubt, and what we’ve based our business on, the “Best Value” in tires is Michelin. Hands down. It’s what I run […]

11 Apr, 2017

Volvo and Land Rover Differential Problems – Out Of Town – We’ll Repair – Send To Us

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The Problem
This 2010 Volvo XC70 came to us with about 96K miles, and a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The noise was noticeable at low and moderate speeds while driving, and sounded like a loud whine or hum depending on vehicle speed. Initially this noise sounded like a defective wheel bearing but on further exam we determined the noise was in fact coming from the rear differential, the gear system that transmits force from the transmission to the rear wheels. We’ve seen this before, both on the later model Volvo and the Land Rover LR2 vehicles, and it’s […]