An Ounce Of Prevention – Antifreeze and Coolant Service

The Importance Of Antifreeze/Coolant Service Take a look at these photos, notice the brown areas of clogging and material at the bottom of the radiator? Nowhere is this more frequent than on engines using an aluminum cylinder head, and cast iron block…like most modern cars. And we also find this clogging not just in radiators, but also in heater cores. A heater core is a radiator-like device used in heating the cabin of a vehicle. Hot coolant from the vehicle's engine is passed through a winding tube of the core. Fins attached to the core tubes serve to increase surface for heat transfer [...]

By | July 6th, 2021|Case Studies|Comments Off on An Ounce Of Prevention – Antifreeze and Coolant Service

Land Rover Evoque – Engine Problem With Timing Chain Sprocket

The Problem This Land Rover client presented us with a 2015 Evoque with a Check Engine Light (CEL) on, and noise from the engine. On inspection, our Land Rover technician verified that the CEL on, and carried out a visual assessment. Then using the diagnostic computer we checked and scanned for codes. We found the following fault codes, P052A - Cold start camshaft timing over advanced bank 1, P0011 - Intake camshaft position timing over advanced bank 1, P0341 - Camshaft position sensor A circuit/range performance bank 1. Fault codes are only a starting point, we never use them for component [...]

By | January 8th, 2021|Case Studies|Comments Off on Land Rover Evoque – Engine Problem With Timing Chain Sprocket

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

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 problems. What We Do We mentioned that [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on Volvo Differential Rebuilding Service – Out of Our Area? Send Your Unit To Us

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

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 [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Volvo and Land Rover Differential Problems – Out Of Town – We’ll Repair – Send To Us