A selection of informal postings aimed to help you be able to keep your car in great condition and avoid the common pot holes of motoring.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Would you want to fork out for a new engine in your car?
The Costly Potential Outcome Of Not Having Your Car Serviced Regularly And Properly.
These images show an engine which has had to be removed to
be replaced with a new one. A lengthy and costly job!
The owner was experiencing knocking sounds whilst they were
driving and correctly brought the car in to be checked. The car went to a
dealer who advised that a complete engine change would be needed due to premature
wear in the engine. In the opinion of the dealer, the vehicle had not been
serviced regularly according to the manufacturer’s schedule and / or the wrong
grade of oil had been used.
The oil had turned ‘glittery’ (Just for our lady readers!)
which means that within the engine, the internal components had been
rubbing ‘ metal on metal’ as the oil could not get in between the
surfaces to lubricate The result is that
metal begins to rub away and creates
filings within the oil and in turn this leads to excess internal engine wear.