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Diesel Mechanics Projects
« on: September 10, 2016, 05:22:59 PM »
Me I get to work on all things diesel these days from generators, cars, vans, 4x4's Trucks and buses, from basic service work to engine rebuilds. A lot of the diesel work I do is on cars and  light commercials, so mainly automotive.

If any other diesel mechs want to post their jobs/projects please feel free to.  th-smile

A Renault cab over tractor unit in for a service.
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 05:44:59 PM »
In your photo, I notice a blue sedan in your lane, almost touching the Cab-over truck's bumper.
What gives??
Surely a "story" there!
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 05:50:05 PM »
In your photo, I notice a blue sedan in your lane, almost touching the Cab-over truck's bumper.
What gives??
Surely a "story" there!

Aah they just like to park close around here, this main road has a lot of shops, so instead of using the designated carparks for the shops, off of the side roads they just park up on the main roadside.  th-wink  thumbsup2
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 02:06:13 PM »
Another diesel in for a service, Range Rover Sport 2.7 Litre diesel Onyx Concept. After the service this 1 is going to a bodyworkshop for a wheel arch repair, because I only do mechanical work, sometimes I will do small amounts of bodywork, things like changing doors, bumpers wings, bonnets or boot lids and front grills, but anything bodywork that is time consuming goes to a bodyworkshop.

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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 03:04:30 PM »
Some recent diesel tools, I brought... Diesel cylinder leak testing kit, Injector puller/slide hammer and Injector sockets.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 08:34:12 PM »
That Range Rover is sweet looking!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 10:21:36 PM »
Great thread, keep the posts coming!  thumbsup2 sharepopcorn
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 10:05:21 AM »
That Range Rover is sweet looking!

Yes it is, not easy vehicles to work on, though!  th-smile

Great thread, keep the posts coming!  thumbsup2 sharepopcorn

Thanks, yeah will do and if other members want to post their diesel jobs/projects, please do.  thumbsup2
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 10:13:41 AM »
Ford Transit Connect 1.8 Litre TDCI, this one came in with a split water pipe on the back of the engine, had remove the air filter box to access it and in the process found a split Turbo intercooler hose, that explains the oily mess around the engine, so an easier task for a change.

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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2016, 04:49:07 PM »
Darn few diesel cars in the states compared to Europe unfortunately.  Full size and bigger trucks, some Mercedes, VW's and Audi.  Can't think of many other choices though there likely are. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2016, 05:24:40 PM »
Darn few diesel cars in the states compared to Europe unfortunately.  Full size and bigger trucks, some Mercedes, VW's and Audi.  Can't think of many other choices though there likely are.

Yeah along with the VW's, Audi's and Mercs, you've got the BMW brigade, Honda, Toyota, Kia and Hyundai, to name a few.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 05:31:06 PM »
Had a 2007 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI in today for a bust bonnet lock mechanism, not hard to break into, but becoming a common problem. So I'm having a spate of Ford cars and vans in just recently.

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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2016, 09:30:59 AM »
Darn few diesel cars in the states compared to Europe unfortunately.  Full size and bigger trucks, some Mercedes, VW's and Audi.  Can't think of many other choices though there likely are.


Yeah along with the VW's, Audi's and Mercs, you've got the BMW brigade, Honda, Toyota, Kia and Hyundai, to name a few.


Just don't see them.

In 2014, over 16.4 million passenger cars and light trucks were sold in the United States [USDOC BEA 2015]. Diesel-powered cars accounted for about 3 percent of total auto sales in the United States, which is considerably lower than 50 percent in Europe [LUSSENHOP 2015]. In 2014, Volkswagen accounted for more than half of U.S. diesel car sales (figure 2) with diesel version of just three models—the Jetta, Passat, and Golf [COBB 2015].

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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2016, 12:10:31 PM »
It's mainly because of emmisons you do see them around here.
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Re: Diesel Mechanics Projects
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2016, 04:06:48 PM »
It's mainly because of emmisons you do see them around here.

3% diesel cars here compared to 50% in Europe.  That is a huge difference.
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