Lowell's Auto Repair Services and Repairs Diesel Engines
If you own a diesel engine vehicle or equipment, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. This may include regular oil changes, fuel filter changes, and air filter replacements. Diesel engines also require specific care and attention to ensure proper performance and longevity.
Common diesel engine repair and service issues include:
Fuel system problems: Diesel engines require clean fuel to operate properly. Fuel system problems, such as clogged fuel filters or injectors, can cause reduced performance or even engine damage.
Cooling system problems: Like gasoline engines, diesel engines rely on a cooling system to regulate engine temperature. Coolant leaks or other cooling system issues can cause overheating and engine damage.
Electrical system problems: Diesel engines have electrical systems that may need to be inspected and repaired by a qualified technician. This may include battery testing, alternator testing, and starter motor replacement.
Exhaust system problems: Diesel engines can produce more emissions than gasoline engines, so it’s important to ensure that the exhaust system is working properly. This may include inspecting and repairing the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system.
If you notice any signs of diesel engine problems, such as reduced performance or unusual noises, it’s important to have the issue diagnosed and repaired by a qualified diesel mechanic. Regular maintenance and care can help prevent problems and extend the lifespan of your diesel engine.