Monday 25 April 2016

Problem with FIAT PANDA 1.3L CDTi 2005 50K

Vehicle used for short stop/start journeys. Fault code stored for turbo and P0106 Map sensor
/ barometric sensor range performance.

Map sensor replaced and Forté Diesel Turbo Cleaner and Forté Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment added to the fuel tank. The inlet system was cleaned with Forté Diesel Intake Cleaner and Forté's Clean and Protect carried out.

After treatment the fault was cured and vehicle performance restored.

Monday 18 April 2016

Problem with a VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.8L Petrol 67k 2012

Technician discovered excessive knocking noise on top end of engine. The vehicle had not been serviced for 30,000 miles. Customer contemplated scrapping the vehicle.

The fault was cured by carrying out a 1 hour Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush. The noise disappeared after 5 mins of flushing.

The customer reported he was extremely happy.

Thanks to Lee at Forge Garage in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Monday 11 April 2016

Problem with a VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2L 2002 74K

Top end noisy due to hydraulic valve lifters and failing MOT emissions test. ( CO 5.45%, HC 351, Lambda 0.852).

The fault was cured by using Forté's Clean & Protect, a 45 minute Forté Advanced Formula Motor Flush adding Forté Oil System Protector to the new oil.

The engine was then run at 2,500 rpm adding half a bottle of Forté Specialist Injector Cleaner directly into the inlet manifold slowly drawn into the engine via a vacuum connection and adding the remaining Specialist Injector Cleaner and an additional bottle to the fuel tank.

The vehicle was taken on an extended road test. The emission re-test passed; CO 0.003%, HC 68, Lambda 1.004 and top end noise cured.

Thanks to Andy at The Service Centre in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Monday 4 April 2016

Problem with a PEUGEOT 206 1.4L Petrol 2007

Oil leak from oilway on the corner of the head gasket. This is a common fault on this engine which normally requires replacement of the head gasket. The fault was cured by adding 2 x Forté Seal Conditioner into the engine oil and allowing 100-200 miles for the product to rejuvenate rubber oil seals.

One week later the customer reported that the leak had been cured.

Thanks to Gary at J G Autos in Bures, Suffolk.