Audi specialist in Preston, Northwest.

Audi specialist in Preston, Northwest.

Audi A2, 1.4 Tdi ( 3 cylinder engine ). Customer was informed by third party that the ECU was at fault, read on below to reveal our findings: Vehicle is driving and idling rough, also lacking in power. Global serial scan carried out. Various fault codes found including: P1668 – Valve for pump / injector […]

Mercedes C220 CDi Non-Runner

Mercedes C220 CDi Non-Runner

Mercedes C220 CDi recovered to workshop as a non runner. Customer bought this car cheap as a non runner. The customer was told by the seller the vehicle only needed a fuel lift pump which sits in the fuel tank, little did the customer realise that the vehicle had multiple major issues. Here is what […]

BMW specialist in Preston, Northwest.

BMW specialist in Preston, Northwest.

BMW 318 Ci, 2004. Rough Idle when engine reaches optimum running temperature. Global serial scan carried out, no fault codes found. Vehicle road tested and logged. Live data monitored at idle, cylinder 1 and 4 shows a knock. All adaptations reset and vehicle road tested once again. Ignition system tested. Various types of coils found […]

VW Golf Tsi Misfire

VW Golf Tsi Misfire

VW Golf Tsi suffering from a misfire post new timing chain fitted by third party. Customer has contacted third party and mentioned the misfire has developed since the timing chain has been replaced but third party are dismissing the customers statement and blaming the engine control unit to be at fault. The customer has brought […]

Audi A4 convertible roof problems and repairs.

Audi A4 convertible roof problems and repairs.

An Audi A4 convertible came to us with a non functioning auto roof. As you can imagine, the sun has decided to shows it face and all convertible owners want to put the roof down and show off…like you do. Problem in this country is we only get a couple of weeks of the sun […]

Engine & Fuel Pump Timing On A 4D56T

Engine & Fuel Pump Timing On A 4D56T

This is how not to set engine & fuel pump timing on a 4D56T engine! This vehicle has had a new head fitted and the garage in question has timed the engine and fuel pump using tip-ex. The vehicle has no power and smokes white..I wonder why! The vehicle came to Enginostics after a third […]

Audi A6 2.0 Tdi, 2007

Audi A6 2.0 Tdi, 2007

Customer complaining of intermittent rough / erratic idle. Full global serial diagnostics carried out. No fault codes registered. Air mass meter and DPF pressure tested on scope. Test ok. Measuring block 13, Idle stabilization monitored and logged. The injector quantity deviation, when fault occurs, is above factory levels. Customer advised the following: Use induction flush […]

Honda GX160 Go Kart Brake Overhaul

Honda GX160 Go Kart Brake Overhaul

Full brake overhaul on my friend’s son’s go kart. New piston’s, seals, pads, shims and adjusters. …. This is ace. I setup my friends sons go kart and it’s a beast. Honda GX160….. flame throwing out of the tail pipe….winner!

1992 Lotus (Vauxhall) Carlton

1992 Lotus (Vauxhall) Carlton

This is a fairly rare car, 1992 Lotus (Vauxhall) Carlton, 3.6L 24 valve twin turbo. Customer brought the car to me on the back of a flat bed. Vehicle is a non starter. Checked HT side of the ignition, no spark. Checked & monitored crankshaft position sensor on the scope, sensor output ok. Awaiting more […]

BMW 320i, 2007 with a misfire.

BMW 320i, 2007 with a misfire.

BMW 320i, 2007, Vehicle suffering from surging/misfire. Serial scan carried out and the following fault codes found: 29F3 – Fuel low – Pressure Sensor. 29CF – Combustion misfire, Cylinder 3. 2E1A – Firing , Cylinder 3. 2EF5 – MAP Thermostat, Activation. 30A2 – Ignition coil cylinder 3, activation. 30A1 – Ignition coil cylinder 1, activation. […]