It is important to keep up a regular maintenance schedule for your car. Bring your car to us for a regular service.
The usual reasons for rebuilding or repairing an engine are loss of compression, excessive oil consumption, or excessive oil clearances.
Oil consumption is the loss of motor oil even though there are no significant external oil leaks. It can be caused by worn valve guides, dried valve guide seals, stuck oil control rings, or excessive cylinder to piston clearance. It also can be caused by a very inexpensive PCV valve. So try replacing this first before condemning the engine.
The most common symptom of excessive oil clearances is an awful knock coming from the engine. Low oil pressure is also a symptom of excessive oil clearances but is less common (by the time the oil pressure goes low there’s usually an engine knock evident). Engine knock can be caused by worn rod bearings, main bearings, piston pins, pistons, and cam bearings. Sometimes some types of engine knock can be repaired with the engine in the car. The engine must be partially disassembled to know for sure.
The garage staff are also English speaking and Spanish speaking, and maintain and service motor vehicles all along the north coast of the Costa del Sol Spain. Including Nerja, Torrox, Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga, and the villages of La Herradura, La Viñuela, Benajarafe and Competa.
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Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00am until 6.00pm and Friday 9.00am until 4.00pm unless pre aranged.