Tuesday 25 August 2015

Problem with a VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6L 2004 98K

Hesitation and misfire under acceleration, no fault found or fault codes stored.
Suspect fault possibly due to sticking valves.

The fault was cured by cleaning the intake system with Forté Petrol I.M.V. Cleaner as per instructions, and adding Forté Specialist Injector Cleaner to the fuel tank. After treatment the vehicle was taken on an extended road test.

Thanks to Martin at M P Boyce Mobile Mechanic in Lowestoft, Suffolk

Monday 17 August 2015

Problem with a SKODA OCTAVIA 1.9 TDI 2001 150K

Lack of power and engine management light on, fault codes stored for turbo over boost condition and an air leak. Split hose replaced causing air leak, vehicle still lacking power and logging turbo over boost fault code, suspect fault due to sticking variable vanes on turbo.

The fault was cured by adding Forté Diesel Turbo Cleaner into the fuel tank and carrying out a 20 mile road test.

Thanks to Ashley at Kam Servicing in Long Eaton, Nottingham

Monday 10 August 2015

Problem with PEUGEOT 406 1.8 16V PETROL 1996

Excessive top end noise, suspect fault due to dirty hydraulic valve lifters.

The fault was cured by carrying out an extended Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush, adding Forté Top End Treatment to the new oil and carrying out a 60 mile road test.

Thanks to Gary at East Coast Garage Services in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Monday 3 August 2015

Problem with a HONDA TRANSALP XL600CC MOTOR BIKE 1985 40K

Excessive blue smoke from exhaust and excessive oil leak on rocker cover gasket. Suspect oil burning due to oil leaking passed valve stem oil seals.

The faults were cured by adding Forté Seal Conditioner into the crankcase and carry out an extended road test. After 75 miles the blue smoking had stopped, and the leak on the rocker cover was also cured.

Thanks to Dave at Concord Auto Repair in Washington, Tyne & Wear