Engine & Transmission

Articles relating to a vehicles ‘Engine & Transmission’.

Diesel Won’t Start When Cold (The Videos)

Test Glow Plugs From Start to Finish (With a Multimeter)
This page contains all the videos on glow plug fault finding, their fault symptoms, testing and repair. The parent article (containing more detail) can be found here ‘Diesel Won’t Start […]

Diesel Won’t Start When Cold – How to Fix?

Diesel Cold Starting Fault Symptoms - White Smoke
Petrol engines start with the assistance of a spark from a spark plug to ignite the fuel. Whereas diesels start using the compression of the fuel mixture. However, diesels don’t […]

Car Went Through Water and Died – How to Fix?

When driving through flood water you should drive slowly and steadily, so you don't make a bow wave.
My daughter had driven through a large puddle of water. I received a phone call, “the car engine has stopped and it won’t start?” I grabbed a tow rope and […]

How to Buy an Oil Sump Drain Plug or Washer

Oil Drain Sump Plug & Copper Washer (Featured Image)
My daughters car had an oil leak. Luckily for me, the leak was coming from the oil filter housing. An easy fix, buy a new filter (the housing oil seal […]

How to Repair or Replace a Head Gasket

Block, Head Gasket & Cylinder Head
Intro… The images below show what’s involved in repairing a cylinder head gasket, from the initial strip down to re-assembly. Modern engines are fairly complicated, with numerous additions to help […]