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2 days ago
Just when we thought we've seen it all, we get another surprise 😅
RAC recovered a Fiesta in with a clutch issue and lord did it have one 😲
After removing the gearbox, we found that the clutch had snapped. Chunks of fibers from the clutch disc inside the box, the flywheel was also damaged but repairable. Probably one of the worse ones we've seen! Luckily, we were able to resurface the flywheel and able to save our client a lot of money, installed a new clutch and was able to get the car on the road within a pretty quick time. ... See MoreSee Less
"Granny shifting, not double-clutching like you should."
4 days ago
Another S2000 post !!
When a client tells you that you're their last hope, the challenge is on. This one came in with a knocking sound that only occurs on first start of the day, but disappears and drives fine when revved up. The symptom has also caused the oil filter to expand a few times (as you can see in one of the pics sitting next to a normal one). After taking it to a few specialists including main dealer, the owner decided to give us a try. After a small chat, our master tech already suspected a failed oil pump pressure relief valve, after stripping it out, we found that indeed the oil pump was in a bad shape, you can see the heavily scored marks and pitting on the internal side of the pump. We installed a brand new genuine oil pump in the vehicle and made sure no bits of metal had gotten through the engine, we were happy to let it go in no time. 💪💪 ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Matt Clarke, oil pumps do tend to fail, however to do as a preventative maintenance is fine. If in doubt the oil pump is on its way out, a oil pressure gauge can be used to monitor the pressures on cold start & when warm. If pressures are low then it would be viable for further inspection & replacement. There are many things in an engine that can contribute to loss of oil pressure & the main culprit is generally oil clearances 😊
Out of interest - would you guys recommend replacing the oil pump from a preventative maintenance perspective. Seems the source of one too many rod knocks including my own have stemmed from failure at the oil pump!
6 days ago
Some light bulbs aren't as simple to change on cars these days. As you can see in this one, our customer attempt to change the bulb themselves and accidentally dropped the bulbs inside, and to get access to remove the clusters, bumper had to come off 😫😫 ... See MoreSee Less