mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au July 31, 2018 No Comments

Car Noises and Vibrations Brisbane

Are you experiencing weird Car Noises and Vibrations Brisbane but not sure what might be causing it?

Read below some things you could be experiencing in your car and what you can do to fix it.

In the last few weeks I have had a number of customers who have had obvious problems with their cars- but have ignored vital signs because of their busy hectic lives, one case we just had a customer actually lost complete brake hydraulics in his front brakes- luckily he did not hurt himself or any one else.

The problem on hand is that if you choose to ignore these noises/signs then you actually become a customized to their frequency and the brain thinks this is normal-when in actual fact it’s a prelude of worse things to come.

Car – KNOCKS (Engine or suspension)

Knocking is the bad one- knocking/tapping-engine or suspension means metal on metal at a frequency it can mean poor or no lubrication, broken components, or component failure I have had cases where this has been ignored resulting in total engine seizure. (Worn ball joints, sway bar mounts, broken springs)-recommend not to drive and get towed to your work shop.

Car – GRINDING or GROANING

The two most common components that grind are brake component failure or a bearing roller failure-this could be wheel bearings, drive or tail- shaft bearing anything that has a bearing in it, Brake pads or brake linings can wear away to metal on metal surfaces, if you detect grinding I recommend getting the vehicle towed to your workshop

CAR – SQUEALING

Squeals can be manmade warning signs warning you that your brakes are worn low, squeals can be caused by dust particles between two surfaces or lack of lubrication in a bearing, dry ball joints, cracked or hard fan belts, squealing is a sign of worse things to come- so do not hope the noise will go away-just get it check out as soon as possible.

Car – THUMPING

Thumps are generally a suspension failure or a broken engine or gearbox mounts, thumping of a shock absorber is common when the internal shock valve or rod is damaged & has lost it hydraulic oil. Thumping may even be a out of round or scalloped tyre,-again if you detect a thump get it check out immediately.

Car – STEERING SHUDDER/ BRAKE PEDAL PULSATION

This one is not a noise but still very common, the main culprits of steering shudder is 1-out of round tyres or a tyre with a impact fracture, these tyres have been distorted and have lost their symmetrical shape. Another cause for steering shudder is distorted brake disc rotors-the distorted brake rotor pulses the brake pads back and forward as the brakes are applied. Also brake pulsating pedal can also be distorted rear brake rotors or a faulty wheel bearing.

Car Noises and Vibrations

There are numerous noises & vibrations which can happen in a car, there are many more for I have nominated the most common, remember if a noise or vibration begins do not endure with the issue hoping it will go away- nip it in the bud early for it will save you a lot of cash & make your car safer.

I hope this has helped – Manny 0411 496 621

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At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs you are in good hands, our main services include, Safety CertificatesLogbook ServiceFree Pickup & Delivery, and Car Cooling System Repairs.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.

For Bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 0411 496 621email us at agrade@mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au or visit our site www.mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au.

 

mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au July 23, 2018 No Comments

Car Diagnostics must be based on Facts – not assumptions!

Recently a very despondent friend of a good customer rang me about a severe engine knock he had in his 2013  Ford Ranger.  This vehicle had been to two other workshops & both condemned the engine he even got A quote of $15000 to replace the engine.

The ford Ranger was driven up to my workshop, which there was a terrible loud knock coming from the engine. The customer showed me the two invoices and a pico compression sheet verifying two cylinders low on compression. The customer even rang a Ford dealership who said ‘The engines go often on these cars’.

My mind went into overtime buzzing as it does.. Something was not right. How can a relatively new engine (5 years old) with a 180 000km which is not that high for a diesel, fail like that. The vehicle had been regularly serviced & not neglected, was it a fuel fault-running to lean or metal fatigue failure? We needed to know!

I asked Ricky my Head Mechanic to use the Snap on borescope to check out the failed cylinders.

Ricky removed the engine covers proceeded to remove the injectors when he stumbled on a diesel leak pictured above as he touched the injectors & noticed they had moved.

The securing plate held down by two bolts had come loose and this caused the injectors to pound up & down which then initiated engine knock also the diesel fuel line had vibrated loose.

Ricky tightened the bolts & the fuel line then started the engine-“ PRESTO.., FIX!” Ricky took the Ranger for a test drive & went like a dream.

There is a moral to this story…First find mechanics who have morals, Second DIAGNOSTICS MUST BE BASED ON FACTS- NOT ASSUMPTIONS OR HEARSAY BS!

We saved the customer $15000 engine replacement (not $150.00 or $1500 but $15000) because we went the extra mile.

Diagnostics must be based on cause & effect – What caused the problem? 

Sure we deal with the effect but going the extra mile to use a expensive borescope to verify the problem found us the solution- before we even had to remove any engine component.

Expensive equipment like this Snapon borescope is commitment to accurate diagnostics.

snap on borescope

When a mechanic who assumes or a friend of the family who gives their useless opinion , (better still the all macho alpha male boyfriend) about your car problems-please know that they are wrong 90% of the time.

A organized problem/diagnostic procedure with the best equipment, skills and A iron will to help people solve their car problems is what customers should be looking for-never assume

When you ASSUME  you make a arse out of you and me

Manny`s Mechanical Repairs is based in Enoggera where we specialize in Car engine problems, accurate diagnostics, car tuning , car performance tuning,turbo diesel servicing, Ford ranger service & repairs. Mazda bt50 service & repairs, car dyno tuning. Getting good fuel economy &power for your car.

To serve to perform to guide. I hope this has helped.

– Manny

Ford Ranger

At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs you are in good hands, our main services include, Safety CertificatesLogbook ServiceFree Pickup & Delivery, and Car Cooling System Repairs.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.

For Bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 0411 496 621email us at agrade@mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au or visit our site www.mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au.

mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au July 16, 2018 No Comments

Car Warning Lights 2018

Engine Oil Pressure Light

Engine oil pressure

Engine oil pressure light is the most critical of all warning lights. Without critical oil pressure- your engine will seize.

When this light appears- immediately shut your engine down & get the vehicle towed to your mechanical workshop.

Out of all data racing car drivers use-the oil pressure gauge Is The most important.

Air Bag Light

air bag light

The air bag light is the most critical for your safety-this light has been ignored by so many careless owner drivers-this light means your AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY IN CASE OF A ACCIDENT-this may lead to serious injury or even death.

Please note that once this light is on your vehicle DOES NOT COMPLY WITH SAFETY STANDARDS- THIS CAN HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES WITH INSURANCE PAY OUTS.

Engine Light

engine light

The engine light on is another commonly forgotten light. This deals with engine performance & emissions.

Vehicles/ engines are being tuned with minimum emissions which rely on sensors which are positioned all over the engine this in turn measures air, fuel, electrical, spark and exhaust emissions.

When this light is on there is a fault relating to emissions this will again fail to comply with safety certificate standards making your vehicle-unroadworthy.

ABS & Traction Control Lights

ABS and Traction Control Lights

ABS & Traction control lights are another common neglected or overlooked lights on the dash.

ABS means anti-lock braking systems. When this light appears your brakes can lock up. Brakes that can lock up can cause your tyres to lose traction & go into a skid when the vehicle is skidding there is absolute no control in slowing down of the vehicle this is multiplied in wet or ice road surfaces.

The Traction Control measures differences in wheel speed and compares every speed sensor data to the other, if one side of the car wheels are rotating faster than the other side- the traction control computer will apply braking or cut engine rpm so one side can even up the wheel speeds.

This is so handy in high powered vehicle when cornering in the wet. This actually stops the car from going into a uncontrolled spin. Once again if this light is on your vehicle will not comply with safety standards.

The Glow Plug Warning

glow plug warning

The glow plug warning can be deceiving- the spiral represents a glow heating plug on diesel cars, suv , but also on some cars like Volkswagens.., it can be a emission light problem.

Glow plugs preheat air-making it easier for combustion. As with all heating elements in say glow plug or oxygen pre-heating sensors- heating elements burn out & burn out often.

Diesel Particular Filter Lights

fliter lights

Diesel particular filter lights are becoming more & more common. The by-product of diesel is soot-this soot is filtered in the exhaust system and the burnt off in a process called regeneration.

If this light comes on then the vehicle must be brought in for a comprehensive service & a on-demand regeneration because of accumulated blockage. There are cases where this has been ignored and the particular filter has been blocked beyond repairs resulting in thousands of dollars.

HERE @ Manny`s Mechanical Repairs we continually deal & repair engine oil light issues, Diagnose & repair abs, traction control faults, Diagnose & repair tuning emission faults. Perform full comprehensive diesel diagnostics & regenerations.

SUMMARY

A vehicle that is well regular maintained & kept in safety certificate standards is a reliable valuable asset –

Mannys Mechanical repairs service, diagnose & repair all warning lights mentioned above keeping your vehicle in the highest ,valuable& safe level.

Do not ignore any of these warning lights, be safe

– Manny

To serve to perform to guide.

At Manny’s Mechanical Repairs you are in good hands, our main services include, Safety CertificatesLogbook ServiceFree Pickup & Delivery, and Car Cooling System Repairs.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment and my work van is fitted out with an industrial air compressor. This enables me to perform heavy duty work and give you – the customer – the best service at any place and at any time.

For Bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 0411 496 621email us at agrade@mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au or visit our site www.mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au.

mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au July 9, 2018 No Comments

Courtesy Car, Unregistered Car Inspection & Repairs Enoggera

We live in a fast pace world which is only getting faster & less free time. 

Manny Mechanical Repairs is the most technically advances competent convenient and easy accessible Car Mechanical workshop in Enoggera – here is why.

 Enoggera railway station is less than 50 metres walking distance from Mannys Mechanical Repairs.

Courtesy Car Available @ Mannys Mechanical Repairs.

  • 4 Cylinder
  • Power Steer
  • Air Conditioned
  • AUtomatic
  • Station Wagon 
  • very easy for all to drive

Also available is a Queensland trade plate. If you have a unregistered car that is driveable and requires inspection or repair, please call me on 0411 496 621 and we can drive your car to the workshop legally without towing fees.

Nothing beats a technical fully equiped Mechanical workshop that is catered for your convenience, call me for Saturday Morning Servicing at Mannys Mechanical Repairs on 0411 496 621.