Volvo V70 – A/C Evaporator Core Replacement

Defective evaporator core requires removal of the dash and center console. Quite a project, the dye stains on the evaporator core provide confirmation of the leakage. Although this part often fails from age, its cheap insurance to keep the cabin air filters clean and free of dirt and water, water and debris will enter and will cause corrosion to the evaporator core. Although a V70 is pictured here, the procedure is the same on the Volvo 850 and S70 models.

By | July 4th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Volvo V70 – A/C Evaporator Core Replacement

Jaguar XJ8 – Broken Timing Chains, Bent Valves

A very unfortunate but very common Jaguar fault, a broken secondary timing chain. With less than 78,000 miles on the car, in this case it appears that the plastic timing chain tensioner guide had come loose. The loose tensioner guide was then caught between the chain and the sprocket, causing the chain failure.

By | July 3rd, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Jaguar XJ8 – Broken Timing Chains, Bent Valves

Saab 9-3 Sedan – Engine Oil Pan Damage

A very unfortunate event, this Saab 9-3 turbo oil pan struck a rock and damaged the pan allowing the engine oil to leak out. Note the broken aluminum oil pan parts and material caught in the oil sump pickup. Metal particles may have entered the engine lubricating system.

By | July 2nd, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Saab 9-3 Sedan – Engine Oil Pan Damage

Saab 9-3 Turbo – Engine Oil Sludge – Incorrect Oil Grade Used

Car had 50,000 miles, all services carried out and stamped in maintenance book, yet engine was ruined by oil sludge. Saab has been having an issue with this engine fault. We feel it is due to extended service intervals without the use of semi or full synthetic engine oil.

By | July 1st, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Saab 9-3 Turbo – Engine Oil Sludge – Incorrect Oil Grade Used