Engine repair/overhaulis a big frustration to car owners. Not everything that fails in your engine is a big headache and with periodic inspections we can keep ahead of major issues.
We run tests and
diagnosticsto help determine where the trouble lies. A compression test tells us if your engine has good compression, or a burned-out valve. An engine is essentially a self-powered air pump, so it needs good compression to run efficiently, cleanly and to start easily.
A leak down or "cylinder leakage" test is similar to a compression test but instead of measuring pressure, it measures pressure loss.
A head gasket is costly to replaceand often is the result of an underlying problem. A
blown gasketcauses a drastic drop in power that is hard to ignore. The engine may still run, but very poorly.
Symptoms to have checked out:
- Check Oil/Oil Level Low
- Check Engine Light
- Oil Pressure Low
- Engine "popping" and "locking"—engine should be smooth
- Grinding noise when starting the engine
- Smell of burning rubber
- White smoke from exhaust pipe
- Blue smoke from exhaust pipe
Engine Services and Repairs we perform:
- Engine Diagnosis
- Valve Job
- Head Gasket
- Compression Test
- Engine Rebuild/Overhaul
- PCV Valve
- ERG Valve
- Timing Belt/Chain
- Valve Adjustment
- Carburetor Overhaul
- Ignition Diagnosis
- Throttle Body Injection
- Fuel Injection
Engine repair in Covina for over 30 years.