Diesel Engine Service

diesel service

Although diesel fuel systems are often stronger and tougher than others, they will need repairs, or they won’t perform correctly. It doesn’t take long before wear and tear take its toll on connections, hoses, and lines. Diesel combustion is particularly hard on oil and without regular maintenance, you’ll notice a steep decline in performance.

No matter what your diesel engines need to keep running at their peak performance levels, Ventura County Mobile Mechanic is here for you. We are your diesel motor experts, providing you with a broad range of repair options for many vehicle types.

Contact us whenever you need help getting your engine running again. We offer the best repairs daily.

Oil & Fuel Issues

Diesel systems get built to work hard, so when they stay idle for weeks or months at a time, there is likely something that isn’t going to operate correctly. Whether your motor oil has oxidized, your fuel became contaminated, or you need new air filters, we can help you with it all.

Although these problems may not be ideal, they often have a straightforward repair that will last. Our mechanics have the professional experience necessary to get to the root of the issue, as well as provide faster diesel repair solutions.

Replacement Parts

Even diesel system vehicles will eventually need the same sorts of replacement parts as other powered trucks and machines. Whether your diesel engine won’t start, it feels sluggish, or you hear unusual sounds coming from under the hood.

Although being mobile, we can’t carry many replacement items, our suppliers a conveniently located, sometimes just around the corner and we can special order any others that you might need for your vehicles. Everything from new wiring and batteries to glow plugs, belts, and starter alternators can all get found with us.

There’s no need to rush to auto stores when our team is here for you. Let us replace all your faulty parts now.

Overheating Repairs

One of the primary differences between gasoline motors and diesel engines is that your trucks, tractors, and other machines put out far more heat and pressure. Diesel cooling systems are critical to long engine life and dependable use, they require regular service to operate efficiently.

However, that also means that it’s simple to cause a diesel system to overheat, especially when you’re pushing it to its limits. Whether you need repairs or better ways of preventing overheating, we can always find the perfect solution.

See why Ventura County Mobile Mechanics remain your diesel engine experts.

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    Do you have to warm up a diesel engine?

    You should let your engine idle for a few minutes to warm up before getting underway. As noted above, diesel will not warm to operating temperature until it is under load. Thus you need only let the engine idle long enough to fully circulate the oil—30 seconds is plenty.

    Is it harder to work on a diesel engine?

    PRO: Diesel engines are built more ruggedly to withstand the rigors of higher compression. Consequently, they usually go much longer than gas-powered vehicles before they require major repairs. … PRO: Because of the way it burns fuel, a diesel engine provides far more torque to the driveshaft than a gasoline engine.

    Is being a diesel mechanic dangerous?

    Diesel fumes are hazardous as well. The fuel might contain additives, including benzene, that are known to cause cancer when inhaled. Even limited exposure can cause headaches, dizziness, and increased blood pressure. Long-term exposure to diesel fumes can damage the kidneys and make it harder for the blood to clot.

    What are the disadvantages of a diesel engine?

    The major disadvantage associated with a diesel-powered vehicle is the upfront cost. While it’s true that diesel engines do get better MPG than gas-powered engines, this is offset because diesel cars are more expensive than their gasoline-powered counterparts.

    How do I become a certified Cummins?

    Diesel engine technicians typically have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent, but employers prefer candidates who have completed three years of an apprenticeship or two years in a postsecondary diesel service certification program through a trade or technical school.

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