Engine & Transmission

Articles relating to a vehicles ‘Engine & Transmission’.

Diesel Won’t Start When Cold (The Videos)

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?

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?

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

My daughters car had an oil leak. Luckily for me, the leak was coming from the oil filter housing. An easy fix, a new filter housing oil seal (often supplied […]

How to Repair or Replace a Head Gasket

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 […]
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