Case Studies – Our Service Solutions

A Collection of the Odd, Unusual and Interesting Found While Servicing our Client Vehicles.

Originally intended as a showcase for customers of our workshop and staff’s abilities, this page has evolved in an interesting and informative teaching tool, and one of the most popular pages on our site!

By nature, these are rather extreme examples of failures, and not what we typically find during service. Our goal at Atlantic Motorcar is to prevent these from happening to you and your car. But rest assured, if we can fix these challenges, regular maintenance is breeze!

We like to call this our “YES WE CAN!” page. You can also view many of these concerns on our Facebook page. Each photo can be enlarged by clicking on it.”

4Jan, 2018

Volvo Differential Rebuilding Service – Out of Our Area? Send Your Unit To Us

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The Problem
The rear differential design has been in use in the Volvo world since the 2008 to at least the 2014 model year, so it’s something to consider if you own a vehicle in that range. We service a tremendous amount of Volvo XC70s, and have seen the problem largely on those models, but have read reports of it being an issue on the S80 as well. Now the earlier Volvos had their own set of differential or bevel gear problems, which you can read about on our blog at Volvo AOC […]

15Dec, 2017

Sometimes, It’s More Than Just Cars

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Joe and our new Friend

I Met A Hero Today
My client with the vintage 1988 Mercedes project car we’ve been working on for the last month.

A humble man, he’s currently 95 years old, joined the British RAF (Royal Air Force) at age 16, flew a Lancaster bomber against the Nazis at age 17 in the Second World War. Then after the war flew in support of the Berlin airlift, flying in supplies to the starving residents of West Berlin.

He shared that he met […]

11Dec, 2017

Classic Mercedes Case Study – Happy Ending!

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On Road Test

Vintage Mercedes Project – Cold War Warrior

The vintage Mercedes project car is on the road tonight, Jared, one of our Service Advisors is doing the overnight road test.

Just one year before the Berlin war fell, this Mercedes rolled new out of the factory. I’m a Cold War fan, student and history buff, having grown up in that era, so this project had a special meaning to me, one of the last Mercedes to roll out when “West Germany” was still a country.

Everything is done except for the engine oil […]

8Dec, 2017

AMC Tech Tip – Low Tire Pressure Warning Lights In Cold Weather

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AMC Tech Tip – Low Tire Pressure Warning Lights In Cold Weather

What
As winter approaches, many motorists will experience a low-pressure warning light on the dash or simply observe that the tires look a bit less full than they should. The main reason for this is the dropping temperatures, which cause the air to become denser and consequently lower the tire pressure. Of course, tires naturally lose pressure over time, or there can be a puncture.

Why
Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are a real boon to safety and convenience, and they have been required […]

7Dec, 2017

Vintage Mercedes Project – Or Reviving A Cold War Warrior

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Vintage Mercedes Project – Cold War Warrior

Mercedes 300TE Mercedes 300TE

The vintage Mercedes project car is on the road tonight, Jared, one of our Service Advisors is doing the overnight road test.

Just one year before the Berlin war fell, this Mercedes rolled new out of the factory. I’m a Cold War fan, student and history buff, having grown up in that era, so this project had a special meaning to me, one of the last Mercedes to roll out when “West Germany” was still a country.

Everything is done except for the engine […]

22Nov, 2017

AMC Service Tip – Replacing Stuck or Blind Hole Bearing Races

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Problem

Removing Stuck Bearing Races Removing Stuck Bearing Races

Tapered roller bearings are commonly found in wheel bearings, transmission, differentials, and other automotive systems. They consist of two parts, the bearing cone with the roller bearing, and a “race”, which is the highly polished and hardened surface on which the bearing rides. The race is pressed into the part or casting and the roller bearing installed on top of it.

So let’s say you have a bearing race (transmission, wheel, differential or other) in a “blind” hole that you need to replace. By “blind” we mean you can’t […]