Eurosport Auto Care
Quality Service at an Affordable Price
We specialize in European Cars, but service all makes and models
1268 W. Central Ave
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Eurosport Auto Care's Blog offers answers to customer questions, advice and information for repairs, and more!
Model-Specific Repairs: Mercedes and BMW
|Posted on June 21, 2018 at 4:50 AM||comments (1580)|
Mercedes Balance Shaft Gear Failure and Repair on V-6 M272 and V-8 M273 Engines. This is a common problem on 2007 and later years for Mercedes-Benz 5.5 and 3.5 engines. The gear was outsourced to a company that did not get its metallurgy process correct, so it wears down prematurely. This causes camshaft timing to be forced to its maximum limit, causing the engine light to come on. If left unrepaired too long, it will clog up the oil pickup-- causing catastrophic engine failure.
A modern V10 BMW engine came in with a stuck open fuel injector, which causes excessive fuel to enter the cylinder. The engine light comes on, and the vehicle smokes. Good news is that if the vehicle is shut down and towed in for repairs, you can avoid a catastrophic failure (even though it's rarely an inexpensive repair). If driving is continued, the oil thins and the bearings crankshaft and cams wear out and passages become clogged with debris. This results in having to replace an engine to the tune of $28,000 versus only about $3,500 for Injectors, tune-up, and servicing.
New repair process to fix a common ABS problem on 1999-2004 Discovery Series 2 has enabled us to reduce the cost of a shuttle valve switch fault significantly, and eliminates the weak point of the system to make the repair permanent. The "three amigos" (abs, t/c, decent warning lamps) will never again illuminate for a shuttle valve-related fault due to circuit connectivity.
Please visit Eurosport Auto Care's contact page to submit your questions. We would love to hear from you, and look forward to providing you with clear advice and quality information for all your vehicle's needs!
Tips to Increase Fuel Mileage
|Posted on June 21, 2018 at 4:35 AM||comments (2711)|
Using the lowest viscosity synthetic oils and high flow filtration increases fuel mileage. Higher flow air and oil filtration also reduces load. By reducing the load on the oil pump and reducing friction, the engine does not have to work as hard therefore burns less fuel. This will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also save you money. What could be better than that?
Keeping your fuel injection and air induction system clean also increases fuel mileage. A clean air induction system will reduce turbulence in the intake that can greatly reduce the engine's ability to freely breathe. Clean injectors allow for a better atomization of fuel, allowing a more complete burn during the combustion process. Newer direct injected engines can actually damage the piston if an injector is clogged. These practices will also reduce your carbon footprint.
If caught early enough, replacing a stuck open fuel injector quickly and repairing it immediately with upgraded injectors will not only avoid destroying a very expensive engine like this v10 bmw engine we had in the shop, but will also greatly reduce the likelihood that it will happen again in the future. Sometimes the engine light can mean almost nothing, but sometimes it can mean almost everything.
New Jaguar Land Rover Technology!
|Posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM||comments (2031)|
Auto Express online shares some of the exciting new Jaguar Land Rover technology in it's 2014 article "Jaguar Land Rover Reveals Future Tech Secrets".
Learn all about their new family of powertrains and plans for self-driving cars, gesture controls, InControl Remote technology, the use of laser technology, virtual windscreens, and 3D instrument clusters. Fascinating stuff!