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The heavy diesel mechanic guide to engine overhauls

If your engine trouble is too serious that a few parts cannot fix the problem, your mechanic may recommend a complete diesel engine rebuild.

A diesel engine overhaul will upgrade and renew the dated engine parts that should help extend the life of your vehicle and make it run more efficiently.

Our diesel mechanics in Prestons can give you the best advice on whether to repair or rebuild your engine after a professional inspection of the components.

What is a diesel engine overhaul?

Diesel engines may have a service life of 10-15 years depending on how they are used and how many kilometres they have driven. As regular servicing looks to replace parts that affect performance and engine wear, the older a vehicle gets, the more it may require a diesel engine rebuild. A diesel engine overhaul involves removing parts of the engine, replacing worn or faulty components and replacing them. Mechanics then overhaul and clean the engine so it returns to previous performance and efficiency.

It’s important that a diesel engine rebuild is completed by an expert. Professionals such as our diesel mechanics in Prestons are qualified and trained in the removal and disassembly of engines, inspection of components, diagnosis of problems and the reassembly of engine parts. Our team can also do general servicing and repairs, take a look at our heavy vehicle mechanic services.

Signs you need a diesel engine rebuild

There are some things that you can look out for that could be warning signs that your engine is running into trouble and something you should raise with our diesel mechanics in Prestons. The obvious problems are loss of power or smoke coming from the exhaust system. Other issues you may notice are a reduction in fuel efficiency and extra oil consumption. If you see any of these problems or hear sounds like knocking or excessive blow-by, make sure to head to our diesel mechanics in Prestons as soon as possible.

How much does a diesel engine overhaul cost?

It really depends on what type of vehicle you have and how long the engine will take to rebuild. This is something that can be discussed prior to the job. It’s also important to note that cutting corners with a diesel engine rebuild could be dangerous or cost you much more in the long run so make sure it is performed by an experienced and reputable company. Cheap parts or shoddy work will only cause you more pain. It’s likely your engine is part of an already expensive investment so treat it to the best service.

At Fleet Pro we are the heavy vehicle specialists. From rebuilds and servicing to inspections and fleet management, we can take care of you. So give us a call today on (02) 9731 7300.

Give us a call

Fleet-Pro Mechanical are your diesel mechanic specialists, providing heavy vehicle mechanical services to businesses in Sydney and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today on (02) 9731 7300 to discuss how we can best serve you.

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