Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

This vehicle was sent to us by another repair shop with the concern that it did not start, or would only start intermittently. The battery, starter, and finally the key switch were replaced in an attempt to get it to start. In fact, the starter was replaced twice. Then it was towed to our workshop. Mystery? Had the battle is recreating the problem, which it did here. Mystery? Not really for the Atlantic Motorcar Service Team, we see these cars day in and day out, we specialize in knowing, not just guessing. And when you do the same thing again [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Engine – Carbon Deposits

Own a Audi model with the 2.0 TFSI engine? – Read on, we may be able to save you and your car from some real headaches. These engine seem to have developed a chronic problem with carbon deposits on the intake valves, which can lead to a very expensive repair. This carbon build up on the valves is caused by the direct injection, a common issue with engines of this type. It happens because the fuel is not being injected over the valves, this would keep the valves nice and clean. A secondary issue may also be the crankcase ventilation [...]

By | August 24th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Engine – Carbon Deposits

Audi/VW V6 Engines – Excess Crankcase Pressure Caused Oil Leaks

We've noticed in our service facility that the Audi/VW V6 30 valve 2.8 liter engines can develop oil leaks as the car gets older and advanced in miles. The 2.7 engines with the twin turbo can develop a similar condition. We would like to bring to your attention a common issue with the crankcase breather hose system. Many of these cars have a rough service history. We consider 'rough' to be irregular oil changes, use of non-synthetic engine oils, extreme hot or cold climates, a lot of short driving distances where full engine temperature is never reached, and excessive low [...]

By | August 20th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on Audi/VW V6 Engines – Excess Crankcase Pressure Caused Oil Leaks

VW Passat – Engine Damage – Use Of Non-Synthetic Oil

You'll note the severe scoring and wear on the camshaft bearing caps on the Audi/VW 1.8 liter turbo engine. Audi and VW strongly recommend, and in some cases require the use of a full synthetic engine oil in their cars. No where is this more important than in the engine which use a turbocharger. Non-synthetic, or low quality engine oils will break down under the load, carbonize, and cause internal engine damage or turbocharger failure. This is why we always suggest the use of a full synthetic engine oil in model years 1999 or new. The oil does cost more, [...]

By | August 8th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on VW Passat – Engine Damage – Use Of Non-Synthetic Oil

VW Passat TDI – Engine Damage From Incorrect Oil

But why do I need to use "expensive" Synthetic oil the customer may ask. To which just one of these photos should be worth a thousand words...or a couple of thousand in engine damage. The sad thing, is that this could have been avoided, with a little care, and the proper synthetic engine oil. This Passat has a very unique engine, one of the early VW ""Pumpe Düse" design. Developed by Volkswagen in conjunction with Bosch, Pumpe Düse means "pump injectors" (though "pump dooz" is more fun to say aloud). The electronically-controlled injectors are located at each cylinder where they [...]

By | July 29th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on VW Passat TDI – Engine Damage From Incorrect Oil