European Diesel Repair

In Pennington, NJ.

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Union Line Garage

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Meeting Your Vehicle’s Unique Needs

European vehicle enthusiasts choose their transportation for a variety of reasons, including luxury, comfort, and styling. Some also select models with a diesel engine, opting for fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and the hope of increased longevity. If you’re one of those motorists, you’ll need a repair shop that’s familiar with your unique vehicle’s needs. Union Line Garage in Pennington, New Jersey, is staffed with ASE-certified technicians who understand the intricate workings of your auto’s power plant. For all your European diesel repair needs, visit us at 1545 Reed Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534. We always welcome walk-ins, or you can schedule an appointment ahead. We have a handy online scheduling feature, or you can call us at 609-466-0294.

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Common European Diesel Repairs

While both diesel and gasoline engines operate using combustion, they work a bit differently. Therefore, their most common repairs differ, as well. One major problem for diesel drivers is fuel contamination. That’s because diesel fuel is more viscous than gas, allowing soot, glycol, water, and other diluents to more easily adversely impact the fuel source. Contamination can clog or ruin the injectors or even other components, so it’s important to clear your auto of bad fuel and clean it out as soon as the problem is detected. Another potential issue is dark exhaust smoke. This most often happens when the fuel-air balance is off. Specifically, there is too much diesel fuel and not enough air in the combustion chambers. Furthermore, some diesel engines fall victim to carbon build-up. One place that this creates a problem is in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves. Carbon makes them stick. If not cleaned, these components may permanently fail. Additionally, some owners of diesel powered cars complain about increased engine knocking. This is typically the result of an improper compression ratio. A gasoline engine usually has an average 8:1 compression ratio, but a diesel often has a 20:1. This means that a bad burn pattern is more likely to develop, causing excess knocking, among other problems that lead to the need for fuel injector repair.

Brand Specifics

Although there are many car and engine combinations, we’ll point out a few. Please know, however, that the experienced staff at Union Line Garage can help you with all your import car’s mechanical needs. Volkswagen and Audi owners may have a Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engine. This is a trademarked design produced by the parent Volkswagen group that owns both auto lines. Earlier versions came under fire for including a mechanism to fool emissions tests, but a more respectable version is now in use. Likewise, Mercedes-Benz offers a direct injection unit. The OM642 is a direct rail model that replaced the straight-5 and straight-6 cylinder engines. BMW has also produced a variety of inline turbo engines. For more information on brand-specific repairs, visit our web page related to your automaker. Regardless of which automobile you drive, we can assist you with reliable diesel repairs and back the work with an industry-leading 36-month/36,000-mile warranty.

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