never a walk in the park with a vehicle that has 245.000kms

Fuel Trims Are Adding Fuel As The System Is Running Lean
Conduct Road Test And Found That The Fuel Trims Are Causing The Check Engine Light To Come On


The Fuel Trims Are Suspect That The Systems Has Air Leaks Of Air Flow Meter Fault It Also Shows That There Is A Fuel Delivery Problem
Disconnect Fuel Lines And Connect A Fuel Pressure Gauge
Found Fuel Pressure Is Solid At 300kpa, Slightly Lower Than Expected We Noted That Autodata Says(spec Is 300-350kpa) This Is Correct
The Same Engine In An Aurion Is 350-400kps Specification
So A Little Low There,
Cleaned Air Flow Meter And Fuel Trims Have Come Down From +35% To +20%
Carried Out A Throttle Body Clean And Upper Cylinder Clean
Put In Some Lifter Free Into The Oil Ass The Idle Has Slightly Unstable Carried Out Cranking Compression Test And Showed With Tolerance,

After Some Time Running The Vehicle The Fuel Trims Have Come Down To +10% To +15%
Getting Closer When Accelerating The Engine It Felt Sluggish,
So An Air Mass Meter Was Purchased And Installed (after Market ) It Was Found That The Fuel Trims Where In Fact Worse, So The After Market Crap Unit Was Sent Back And A Genuine Unit Was Installed!!
At Last The Fuel Trims And Acceleration Was Back Fuel Trims Average At +3% Mark


Drove The Vehicle Home 35 Min Drive And The Vehicle Felt Sluggish Again, Tested The Fuel Trims To See If Any Changes And Found That Fuel Trims Had Gone Worse Than Ever Back To +44% A Fuel Trims and Air Flow Meter Test Was Done Again And Only The Fuel Delivery Side Was Bad
Remove The Seat And Gained Access To The Fuel Pump And Found The Pre Filter Had A Layer Of Mud And Pet Hair,cleaned The Pre filter And Washed The Fuel Pump Bowl Refitted To Vehicle And Test Driven Again For The 35 Mins And Found The Vehicle Is Now Free From Errors, And All Power Is Restored At 200 hp

Initial Repairs to vehicle

So your typical commodore having the fault light on and P0009: Engine position sensor bank 2 fault is displayed,

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Previous Repairs, and the short story

The vehicle was delivered to us after talks about the original issue with the vehicle, which was poor performance and fuel trims high +45.

During the Conversation about the vehicle it was decided that a new air flow meter be installed and the vehicle test driven to confirm the fuel trims are coming back into line (+ or – 6%)
The vehicle was fitted with a new aftermarket air flow meter and fuel trims checked on the test drive.

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Happy Easter, hope every one stays safe during the holidays. we will return to work on Tuesday! For everything your cars needs!




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Covid-19 or not this brake fluid still needs to be changed

Covid-19 or not this brake fluid still needs to be changed




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Safe to say that the cylinder head is cracked on this Holden Cruze coolant leaking through into spark plug tube when hot and cooling system pressurised…... unless there is something we missed and this engine cools the spark plug with coolant lol




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Symptom:

The vehicle came in with the check engine light and the vehicle had no power so the vehicle was in power limiting mode.

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camry acv36 electric window installation

Street Vs. Race Oil – Engine Builder Magazine

https://www.enginebuildermag.com/2020/01/street-vs-race-oil/

Street Vs. Race Oil – Engine Builder Magazine

With all of the different motor oils on the market for every conceivable engine type and configuration, how does one possibly make sense of it all and choose a product that produces the desired results?

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Before and after Hilux clutch, missing friction plate, no clutch, no noise….



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