mannysmechanicalrepairs.com.au January 14, 2020 No Comments

Emission Testing North Brisbane

2020 has started with ridiculous heat, a national drought & terrible bushfires in Victoria, New South Wales & parts of South Australia. 

Not a good time to take a holiday in Hawaii..

Due to these events that have just mentioned, here at Mannys Mechanical Repairs, we have decided to lead the charge with implementing emission testing North Brisbane.

This testing will happen on all vehicles when serviced & repaired and on safety certificate inspections.

Vehicle Emission Testing

We have just upgraded on a new Gas Analyser to measure vehicle emissions on Petrol, Diesel, LPG & Natural Gas-

We can supply a print out on the state of your vehicle emissions at idle (sitting in traffic) & at 3000 rpm (cruise modes).

CO: Carbon Monoxide

The combusted dangerous gas that can kill in high concentrations. The lower the reading the better generally we are looking less than .5% with a good catalytic converter this can be down to 0%

HC: Hydrocarbons

is the unburnt fuel- left in the combustion process- This is a major polluter & effects the ozone layer. Hydrocarbons are measured in parts per million (ppm) the lower the better!

Co2: Carbon dioxide

Carbon Dioxide is a result of the combustion process- the higher the percentage the better combustion process which means the engine is running efficiently- still high levels of carbon dioxide cause Green house effect – possible global warming

O2: Oxygen

is measured- excess level of oxygen means there is a possible exhaust leakage which can effect emission readings or a engine fault. Though the gas analyser is a balance system- if there is a abnormal reading it will show irregular readings on the other settings.

NOx: Nitrogen oxide

This one is the bad one- a mixture of nitrogen & oxygen added with fuel hydrocarbons(Diesel)  Nox is released under extreme combustion heat- To combat this manufactures add a EGR- Exhaust gas recirculation system to cool & lower NOx .

 NOx gases causes Acid rain & Asthma.

Lambda & Air/Fuel Ratio

The ideal air/fuel Ratio for petrol is 14.7:1, Diesels can range from 14.5 :1 to  20 :1 That is 20 air molecules to 1 fuel molecule. lambda is a nominated reading by the engine software calibrator but generally a lambda of 1 is 14.7 :1 reference

Emission Testing North Brisbane

By reading the above, you can be assured we take our work seriously.

Global Warming is serious stuff and we can do our part to ensure vehicles are properly serviced, tuned & keep the polluters off the road.

 Manny`s Mechanical Repairs is leading the way!

“IF YOU CANNOT MEASURE IT.. YOU CANNOT MANAGE IT!”

Let’s make Greta happy!

Call Manny on 0411 496 621 today.

To Serve To Perform To Guide- Bringing Automotive power to the people

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 August 16, 2018 No Comments

Turbo Tuning and Repairs Brisbane

Are you looking for Turbo Tuning and Repairs Brisbane? 

Manny’s Mechanical Repairs are Brisbane’s finest Mechanical Repairers for Turbo Tuning and Repairs.

If you are looking for Turbo Tuning and Repairs call Manny on 0411 496 621 and book a service in.

What is a Turbo?

Turbo is short for a TURBO-CHARGER , A turbo charger is effectively a air pump driven by exhaust pulses from a car engines exhaust manifold, the exhaust gases spins a turbine wheel which is joined by a shaft to  a compressor wheel- the compressor wheel pumps compressed air to the engine intake-via a intercooler this compressed air enters the engine intake under a boost state which creates a denser group of air molecules to enter the engine, combined with the right amount  fuel in the engine combustion chamber, resulting in a bigger combustion event-creating more power.

Why are there so many turbo vehicles?

In a nutshell smaller engines create less emissions & are cheaper to make, combined with a turbo a small engine can make big power under load- hence the benefit of a small car features with extra power when needed. Diesels have increased power and fuel economy with advance technology in diesel fuel delivery & turbo chargers achieving incredible mileage with every tank of fuel.

Turbo Maintenance

Vehicle with turbo-chargers should be maintained more often than normally aspirated engines.

  1. Recommend good quality FULL synthetic oil to be used (0W-30)
  2. Service intervals should be every 6000km-8000km NOT 15000KM ( Far too long)  as recommended by some manufactures
  3. Correct heat range spark plugs, good quality air, fuel & oil filters must be used
  4. For Diesels recommend fuel filter with every service.

Manny`s Mechanical Repairs- Services ,Tunes, Diagnose & Repairs high performance Petrol turbo & Diesel turbo engines.

We rectify intercooler leaks, cracks, monitor engine performance using our Dyno machine-measure emissions, measure, monitor boost operation & waste gate & variable vane operation.

Turbo Tuning and Repairs Brisbane

Pictured below is a 2016 4 cylinder ECOBOOST MUSTANG on our dyno.

This Mustang is pushing 230 horsepower from a 4 cylinder tubocharged(direct injected) engine – compare that to a normal aspirated engine of 80-100 horsepower this is how much difference a well designed turbo can make.

ecoboost mustang

I hope this has helped – Manny 0411 496 621

To Serve To Perform To Guide- Bringing Automotive power to the people

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.