BF Falcon V8 Boss 260, Missing at idle, bad fuel trims P0171

Vehicle

Ford Falcon BF XR8 5.4L 4 valves per cylinder 2008

Symptom:

The vehicle drove into the workshop running the vehicle was running ok but not smooth, better when cold, than when warm, hesitation when on take off.
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Volkswagen Amarok Service Schedule Q18

The Real Deal on Volkswagen Amarok Service schedules

As the service manual doesn’t clearly state what should be done.

It is to every ones disgust that the service schedule book, that is given to you when you purchase an Amarok, the book has features to fill the Proof of service, great which every book should have, but what they don’t explain in the ‘SERVICE SCHEDULE’ book is what each service needs or includes, like when does the cabin filter get inspected and replaced when does the fuel fuel have to be changed. Read More

NISSAN NAVARA D40, DPF LIGHT AND EGR VALVE P0403

Vehicle

Nissan  Navara, D40 yd25ddt, DPF Light on. (read the whole story not the fault you think it would be!)

Symptom:

A client of ours had mentioned that the vehicle had poor fuel economy and came in for a service we had check a few items such as fuel pressure and the infamous engine breather this vehicle did not have a catch can. 2 weeks later the vehicles DPF light had come on, this is where that fun started to work out what fault codes where displayed and why this could have happened only 2 weeks after checking faults codes and couldn’t find any reason to use more diesel than normal.

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VE Commodore Series 2 electronic Brake control module ABS light

*PROGRAMMING EBCM ON VE COMMODORES

EBCM Replacement

If the electronic brake control module (EBCM) is replaced, the following procedures must be performed:
EBCM Reprogramming, refer to Service Programming System (SPS).

EBCM Reprogramming

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Product Safety Recalls Australia

We at P & G just love finding new things and sharing them with the our clients.

Below is the Australian product recalls website, there are a few recalls that are listed as well as the main website to browse.

Product Safety Recalls Australia

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For cars main page: https://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/952855 Read More

When can you drive an unregistered vehicle?

RMS

when can i drive?

At least twice a week we are asked if a client can drive the vehicle with no registration to our shop for an inspection, but did you know all the rules that apply to getting a vehicle registered?

We found the RMS website link that allows you to drive your vehicle.

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VE Commodore V8 Alternator light, no charge p0621

Vehicle

Holden Commodore VE SS V8, Series 1

Symptom:

The alternator light comes on on dash board that warns you that the alternator is not charging, The late model vehicles have ECU controlled, charging circuits and no longer just use the battery for sensing, the alternators are pulse width controlled by the ECU for charge rates from the alternator. When the alternator lights comes on you now have to ask your self is the battery not being charged due to a faulty alternator or is the Engine ECU not sending a signal, or worse both,
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BA Falcon missing at idle and underload

Vehicle

Ford Falcon BA XR8 5.4L 4 valves per cylinder 2004

Symptom:

The vehicle drove into the workshop running the vehicle was running ok, but a miss was noticable at idle, the vehicle was then test driven to confirm the customer complaint that it hesistates and misses during takeoff.
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Mercedes w208 clk200 tail shaft coupling

Vehicle

Mercedes CLK200 w208 with a 2.0l Kompressor engine

Symptom:

Vehicle came in with noise shifting from reverse to drive a clunk was audible and a thud/bang was noticeable especially when cold as the engine rpm was higher during cold start. Read More

Wiper Blade Safety

Wiper Blade Checks – Is it time to change? if your wiper blades are not one wipe on inspection they are either dirty or worn out, during a service we look at the wiper blade quality and if they are not one wipe wipers we recommend a change

Wiper blades are made up of 3 sections
Arm.
Blade.
Refill. Read More