Monday, 23 April 2012

Brake Horror

A customer brought his 2006 Ford Mondeo car into us to have his brakes checked as he thought that he could hear noises under braking. When we removed the rear wheels the rear disc,s and pads were amonst the worst that we have seen, They were very badly corroded and worn thin but the brakes pads had been replaced fairly recently.
We informed the customer how bad and dangerous the condition of the brakes were. He told us that he had brought the car less than a month ago from a car dealer site. He told us to replace the disc,s and pads and to give him a report with his invoice to take back to the dealer.

He phoned us later in the week to tell us that the car site was empty and that the dealer had disappeared.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

VW Passat TDI, PD engine. One lucky customer.

This car was brought to the workshop by the AA when it broke down with an alternator fault. On inspection it was found that the alternator had seized up and thrown its drive belt. Before fitting a replacement unit and new belt we advised the customer to have the timing belt checked while it was easy to remove the covers.
The following pictures are what we found, caused by the auxillary belt shredding.

We could not believe that the timing belt had not snapped or jumped, which would have caused major damaged to the engine.

Waynes Car Picture one year on.

                          One year on,changed wheels and roof painted satin white.

2007 Astra Van. Clutch Vibration.

This van came in with a very bad clutch judder when pulling away and vibration at speed.
On removing gearbox and inspecting dual mass flywheel and clutch we were amazed that the motor was still able to be driven.

                      This picture shows how far off centre the fly wheel had worn
Dual Mass rivets had to be drilled out and outer part of flywheel removed to allow access to crankshaft bolts.

                          This picture shows the amount of wear on the outer part of flywheel. After replacing the complete flywheel and clutch assembly the motor was judder and vibration free. If the customer had had the van looked at when he first noticed a problem it would have saved him a lot of expense.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

New Portfolio Section

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