Does my van need a new engine? The nice man from the AA said it does.

September 12th, 2013 by Alex Feigenbaum Categories: Business No Responses

Had a call from one of my customers today;  Saul from Woodall Refrigeration, their van was making odd noises yesterday afternoon and this morning it wouldn’t start, so they called the AA. Try as they might they could not get it running properly and it was making some really funny sounds, they pronounced the engine with terminal trouble and told them it needed major surgery. Later the van arrived on a relay truck, we unloaded it and had a look. We noticed that numbers 1 & 2 fuel injectors were moving up and own when we tried to start it and it was making hissing sounds as it tried to start. Now even we know the injectors are not supposed to move, so we took the bold step to tighten the loose bolt that held them down and what happened next? Yup, engine ran fine and all the noises gone, so it goes to prove it always pays to take your vehicle to a professional that knows what they are doing. How much did we charge for this? A fraction of the cost of a new engine, one hours labour. We are too cheap.

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