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Repairing Engines Before Shutdown: Why It's Necessary

Repairing Engines Before Shutdown: Why It’s a Good Idea

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Regardless of where or how internal combustion engines are used, they all need some TLC eventually. With a year-long maintenance plan, keeping both vehicular and machinery engines in good condition is effortless. Unfortunately, repairing under-performing engines is low on most priority lists come the final quarter of the year. This article looks at three reasons why repairing engines before shutdown is a seriously good idea…

The Benefits of Repairing Engines Before Shutdown

Pinpoint Critical Issues in Advance.

The first major benefit of repairing your vehicle or machinery engines before the year-end shutdown is that you’re able to pick up on any potentially critical issues before they become serious.

By assessing the condition of your engines before going on holiday, you can adequately prepare for any engine-related financial outlays you might be facing due to faulty components requiring replacement.

This is especially important should you be preparing to take on any large-scale, important projects in the first quarter of the new year.

Prevent Loss of Productivity.

Another serious benefit of repairing engines before shutdown is that you’re able to prevent future loss of productivity with pro-active maintenance work.

Too often engine failures are only picked up when there is a critical malfunction – sometimes leaving the item of machinery or vehicle out of action for weeks and even months in some cases.

By seeing to these engines before shut-down, and assessing their general condition, you can action the necessary remedies so long – preventing a future loss of productivity.

Maintain Engines at Cheaper Rates.

A final benefit of sorting out your engines before shut-down is that – in some cases – you can save thousands of Rands by doing so!

Many engine reconditioning experts and engine repairs providers will increase their prices on an annual basis. This increase is usually implemented from January of the new year.

So, by repairing your engines before you and your staff head off for a well-deserved year-end break, you stand to save a pretty penny should your engine repairs provider be increasing their prices in 2019.

Machine, Car & Bakkie Engine Repairs in Durban

Eagleharm Engineering has been repairing and reconditioning engines of all makes, shapes and sizes for near on 50 years. We are accredited engine remanufacturers, and take pride in each and every engine repair we perform. Benefit from pre-shutdown engine repairs by contacting us today!

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How to Tell When Your Engine Needs Attention

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An engine, regardless of size, is a complex mechanism of moving and fixed parts that work together to achieve a specific purpose. So, when one part starts to fail, the whole engine system begins to suffer – affecting overall performance. Without regular engine maintenance, poor performance is the least of all worries – the engine could seize up entirely! This article takes a look at some tell-tale signs your engine might not be as healthy as you thought. Here’s how to tell when your engine needs attention…

 

Power loss.

As with any internal combustion engine, the fuel provided is used to create power via a combustion cycle (4-stroke, 2-stroke). If you’re noticing a serious loss of power, this could mean that there’s an issue at one of the stages of the combustion cycle.

 

Strange noises.

Some might argue that engines make strange noises at the best of times but listen closely. If your engine is making knocking/ticking noises, backfiring from the exhaust pipe, hissing or spitting liquid – turn off your ignition and immediately call an engine reconditioning specialist!

 

Engine stalling.

Anyone who has done their drivers license test more than once probably knows exactly what a stalling engine sounds like. A stalling engine is most often caused by an issue with the initial ignition phase of the combustion cycle. Checked your spark plugs and they’re fine? Call a professional.

 

Strange smells.

Another sure sign of engine trouble is when strange smells start to come from your exhaust. This happens when the exhaust stroke of the combustion cycle is failing, and gives off noxious fumes that only get worse. This isn’t critical if left for a few days, but try and get a professional to take a look sooner rather than later.

 

Not starting.

Without a doubt, the biggest sign that your engine requires some serious attention is when you turn your key in the ignition and nothing happens. This could be your ignition, your battery, or a number of other engine issues. Not sure who to send it to? An engine repair centre can help!

Industrial Engine Reconditioning in Durban

Eagleharm Engineering has been diagnosing and repairing large engines in Durban for over 45 years! We understand engines, and take pride in our ability to skilfully recondition faulty engines. Connect with Eagleharm Engineering and make underperforming engines a thing of the past!