Monthly Archives: June 2014

2011 Volkswagen | VW GTI 2.0T Coolant Leak | Water Pump leak repair Specialists Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Wildomar, Fallbrook Ca

2011 Volkswagen | VW GTI 2.0T Coolant Leak | Water Pump leak repair Specialists Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Wildomar, Fallbrook Ca

We recently got a 2011 VW GTI 2.0T in the shop. It was diagnosed to have a leaking head gasket at another shop. We would not condemn the head gasket until we could see exactly where the coolant was leaking from. We recommended to the client that the intake manifold be removed (as it would have to be removed anyway to replace the head gasket) and a pressure test be performed with the intake manifold out of the way. As you can see from the video, it was not a leaking head gasket, but a leaking water pump. *** I did incorrectly state in the video that this Volkswagen had an electric water pump. It does not, this VW GTI has a belt driven water pump as you can see in the picture. *** When the intake manifold was removed it was clear that the plastic housing of the water pump was leaking, not the head gasket. As you can imagine, our client was very relieved that it was a water pump repair rather than a head gasket replacement... If you are looking for a VW | Volkswagen Service and Rep ... read more

2000 Audi A6 V8 Check Engine Light. Audi Check Engine Light Codes: P0300, P0301,P0302, P0303, P0304, P1114, P1340. Camshaft Position Sensor Signal Out of Sequence

2000 Audi A6 V8 Check Engine Light. Audi Check Engine Light Codes: P0300, P0301,P0302, P0303, P0304, P1114, P1340. Camshaft Position Sensor Signal Out of Sequence

We received a 2000 Audi A6 V8 with a Check Engine Light on. The vehicle did have a rough idle. We downloaded the codes and found codes: P0300, P0301,P0302, P0303, P0304, P1114, P1340. We noticed that all the miss fires where on the passengers' side of the vehicle. We recommended removal of the valve covers and inspection of the camshaft chain adjusters. We found that the passengers' camshaft chain adjuster had completely failed. And that the drives' side adjuster was weak and about to fail. The customer was extremely luck that the the drivers' side camshaft timing chain had only jumped one tooth. If it had come off, major valve and possibly engine damage would have occurred. We replaced both camshaft timing chain adjuster and since the timing belt has to be removed to remove the cam shafts and the cam shafts have to be removed to remove the cam shaft adjusters. We recommended replacement of the timing, belt, water pump, idlers and tensioner while the vehicle was apart ... read more

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Volvo Air Conditioning | A/C Stops and Blows Hot after 15 Minutes, Volvo Air Conditioning | A/C Service and Repair Specialists in Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Fallbrook and the entire Inland Empire

Volvo Air Conditioning | A/C Stops and Blows Hot after 15 Minutes, Volvo Air Conditioning | A/C Service and Repair Specialists in Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Fallbrook and the entire Inland Empire

If you have a late model Volvo and the Air Conditioning goes from ice cold to hot after driving for about 15 minutes. Then if the vehicle is allowed to cool off, the A/C goes back to cold again, we have your solution. On many late model Volvo's the Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch starts to fail after getting hot. To remedy this problem you have to replace the A/C Compressor with an updated unit, which include an update clutch assembly. We also recommend replacing the Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Relay at the same time, because it may have been taxed during the clutch failure and is no longer reliable. This is not a "do-it-yourself" type job, unless you have an Air Conditioning Machine that can evacuate the Freon from the ... read more

Mini Cooper overheating|coolant leak | thermostat housing leak | blown headgasket repair in Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester and all of the Inland Empire

Mini Cooper overheating|coolant leak | thermostat housing leak | blown headgasket repair in Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester and all of the Inland Empire

Here is a short video of a 2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman. When it came to the shop it has no coolant in the reservoir. Coolant flowed out on top of the transmission as fast as we poured it in, but it did still run. The customer stated that it heated up very quickly and he shut it off immediately. We were able to perform a cooling system test (see video) and you can see the coolant spraying out of a cracked thermostat housing. After replacing the thermostat housing and stabilizing the cooling system, we were able to get the vehicle running long enough to properly perform a head gasket/block test. Unfortunately this Mini Cooper failed the head gasket test and we had to recommend removal of the cylinder head for testing and inspection. The machine shop found that the cylinder head was badly warped and had to be straightened or replaced. The only thing that could have prevented this is cooling system service. As you can see in the third picture, there is a lot of build up in the cooling s ... read more

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