ENGINE MANAGEMENT

New car nightmare

“Ignorance is bliss”, is a statement I have heard many times in this industry and another is “a little bit of knowledge is dangerous”. This story involves both these statements and is quite sad. The customer had purchased...

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Bolt bother resolved

This is not want you want to see when your car is in for a big job and, believe me, at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we don’t like piling on the agony. The head bolts “snapped” when we were removing the cylinder head. This...

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What’s that noise?

What’s that noise?

Some of our customers are extremely lucky. This customer called saying her car was making a strange noise on the driver’s side. She had turned the engine off and called us for advice so I suggested we recover the vehicle with our trusty LDV and...

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Pull the other one

Pull the other one

I often say that Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic have more tools than most garages! When working on an old 4.0l XK8, the crank-shaft pulley needed to come off, and apparently an approved way is to “angle-grind” the pulley off, and...

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That spring thing

That spring thing

Spring is in the air and at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have noticed that we are getting more and more suspension work. The general consensus among garage owners is that people are unaware of how to correctly tackle speed bumps and...

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Warning light spells danger

Warning light spells danger

Recently we had a vehicle in for a routine service and the customer openly admitted it was only coming in as the oil warning light flickered on and he was treating it to an MoT and service! I was shocked to hear that he had not had the vehicle...

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Buy cheap, buy twice

Buy cheap, buy twice

This is a real tale of despair. I had a phone call from a customer who had recently had the head gasket changed by another garage at a cheap rate. She paid the bill, and drove the car away but at every T junction the engine cut out. She rightly...

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A very lucky man

A very lucky man

A very lucky man One of our customers is a very lucky man – he knew his cam belt was overdue for replacement but decided to “risk it” for an extra 10,000 miles – the reasons being that it is a big job and he was deciding whether...

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