VehicleHolden Captiva series 2, 2011, 2.4L 4 cylinder engine.
SymptomVehicle came in with check engine light on and complaint was, that the engine was shaking when idling after going for a drive, he left the vehicle sit over night at home drove the next day and no issues after leaving it over night.
Being that the engine light was on the instrument cluster we connected the scan tool and conducted a test drive.
Normally the first thing you think of is the chains are worn out, but we have another story for you!
We digested the fault codes in and really thought about what is was trying to say, with both fault codes present there had to be a connection with the rough idle, as per the client complaint. If the oil pressure can’t get the the cam phasers they could stick or not move freely, so to start with the oil control valves were removed and checked to see what’s going on, knowing the service history was less than desirable,
after seeing P0011 & metals in the filter for the valves, we knew what had to be done in order to put this back into service we had to further investigate the main oil filter and change engine oil as a minimum before we could asses the damaged caused from lack of oil changes.
Carried out an extended oil drain, 1hour till metals not coming out, oil filter canister cleaned and new filter installed,
Some reading this here may laugh, I’m a funny guy but the engine comes out with 5w30 engine oil (don’t ever put it in there) we have gone up to 15w40 added in a wynns additive, started engine timing chain rattle gone, variable cam phaser rattle gone under load, so much for all your light weight oils that protect the engine.
Needs a test drive to check sound after engine oil temp is up and this will determine what we are going to do next, but there is only three options (forth added as I’m a funny guy)
- Wait to see what happens over the next 1000kms.
- remove timing cover and sump to carry it full inspection, report and possibly replace timing chains and guides,
- Replace the motor
- Sell the car and make it someone else’s problem.
Just trying to help out other guys in the industry, before calling for a new motor.
This is what it looks like when you find a bent axle in a live axle and the diff housing is not bent
Hyundai Accent 2007 with a G4ED 1.6l Engine.
Upon driving the vehicle with a misfire in the engine back to the workshop, stopping we had found the exhaust to be glowing
After and before starter motor testing, it’s easy when you have the tools
On CX5s and other Mazda’s with the i-stop system, i-stop may not activate after the battery has been replaced or was disconnected during some servicing.
In this case you will either need to ask your dealer to reset it, which they can by connecting up to the diagnostic system, or you can do it yourself. listed belowRead More
D40 clutch firewall re-enforcement plate.
2 cars in the same week have been brought to us to repair the firewall due to clutch pedal box cracking apart and the firewall cracking, surely this is a common issue so we spent a little time on the internet looking for a repair procedure and came up with nothing, so during the first repair the decision was made to 3d model the part and upload it so next time it happens there is any easy way to find the fabricated plate, and also to show the issues that are effected with the vehicle.
The fuel filter that is front of the clutch master cylinder has to be removed and lines blocked/capped off.
After removing the clutch master cylinder and linkages from the pedal box we inspected the bushes ok on the first one the second pedal box the bushes where worn and new bushes installed.
both pedal boxes where slightly different the stronger pedal box being the older navara, the newer 2010 model they had made it lighter with less steel so this one cracked with less of a heavy clutch pedal feel.
now for the firewall, cracks in the firewall where bad so the plate will cover the cracks they can be welded and ground back but it is very hard to get access to grind back so the plate was installed and welded around the outside so when the pedal box and plate with master cylinder are installed the firewall has no flex as it is sandwiched between both parts and made more rigid in doing so.
Plate drawing pdf download
With all this said and done, replace the clutch when it starts to feel heavy and this cracking of the firewall and the pedal box will not happen.