Are you finding your diesel hard to start on cold mornings? It could be that your glow plugs aren't working.
Unlike petrol engines Diesel engines need the cold air in the engine to be preheated to aid in starting when cold.
If your Diesel engine needs attention call DieselWest today.
When considering if your timing belt needs replacement there are a few things to keep in mind.
Does my diesel engine have a timing belt? Not all engines have timing belts some have timing chains, which generally don’t need replacing unless they are stretched or there is a worn or damaged component.
When does the manufacturer recommend changing the timing belt? Most engine manufacturers have a scheduled time or mileage when they suggest it should be changed.
Timing belts on a diesel engine help keep all the moving parts of the engine working in a specific synchronised order to avoid costly internal damage and get the most out of your engine.
DieselWest can carry out your scheduled timing belt replacement just call us today!
Sticking to a consistent maintenance schedule for your mini-excavator can go a long way to reducing your running and repair costs.
From a basic service to a major service both play an important role to keep your machinery working hard for you. Both can pick up small faults from coolant leaks, hydraulic oil leaks, hydraulic faults, engine faults before they become more expensive issues with increased downtime.
Regular greasing of you work equipment greasing points will extend the life of your excavators moving components. With various types of grease available be sure to use the correct type of grease, not all greases are created equal and there will be specific grease required for the application.
The engine of a mini-excavator is a critical part of keeping it working to its full potential. The engine needs good quality engine oil, good quality filters to safeguard it has a long working life.
Even though hydraulic systems and components are a lot smaller than larger diggers their no less important thus still need high quality oil and filtration systems to provide the break-out power to operate under the harsh conditions of digging trenches, rock-breaking, back filling etc. that you require it to do day in day out.If oil can get out, dirt can get in. Getting those oil leaks fixed not only stops the ingress of dirt the number one killer of hydraulics systems but will keep the cost of topping up the oil to a minimum. Sticking to the manufacturers servicing schedule will help keep any hydraulic issues to a minimum.
Are you looking for someone to maintain your mini-excavator? Call DieselWest today to discuss your servicing and repairs needs. Carrying out servicing and repairs to all makes and models such as Takeuchi, Komatsu, Kubota, Kobelco, CASE, New Holland, CAT, Yanmar.
Maintaining your Bobcat or skid steer loader is a big part of keeping it on the move.
Preventative maintenance and servicing can go a long way to avoiding costly repairs and downtime.
Tips to help keep your bobcat well maintained:
Heavy diesel vehicles and earthmoving machinery are at their most cost effective when they are moving. Seems straightforward enough; however, irregular maintenance and servicing can lead to breakdowns and costly repairs if your diesel fleet or earth movers are not properly maintained. This is why it is crucial to have a qualified Perth diesel mechanic regularly service your earthmoving machinery, as downtime means lost money, especially if you are invoicing based on material moved.
Regular servicing is a key part of proper vehicle maintenance, and will ensure your diesel vehicle stays running smoothly for longer. Whether you bought new or used, it’s important to note you don’t have to book servicing appointments with the dealership. A Perth mobile diesel mechanic is able to provide you with the same services and more in comparison to a dealership. Learn why a mobile mechanic beats a dealership for your servicing needs.
There are a number of components that make up your undercarriage to help the machine move and work as required. Maintaining your excavator track components is an important part of extending your machines track life.
Possible Symptoms of track component failure can be:
An old or worn track chain can cause your drive sprocket to wear unevenly. A new drive sprocket on an old chain can cause excessive wear to the chain links and bushes.
Worn track rollers & idlers can cause your tracks to fall off and the track won’t tension correctly.
If your tracked machine needs servicing or repairs, DieselWest can carry out the necessary repairs onsite to suite customer requirements.
Just like humans need blood to survive, diesel vehicles require engine oil. Regular diesel engine maintenance will keep your truck or heavy vehicle running smoothly. Engine oil problems do happen, make sure to check your oil regularly to avoid a bigger issue with your engine down the track.
Finding your diesel engine hard to or won't start? Is your diesel engine blowing smoke?
It maybe time for a service or there maybe a problem with your fuel system.
Diesel fuel systems have many finely machined components and electronic sensors.
Keeping your diesel engine properly serviced may pick up those fuel system issues before your diesel engine or machine breaks down which would then require getting the fault diagnosed and repaired.
DieselWest can carry out servicing, diagnostics and repairs on a work site or where it is convenient for you.
In order to keep your diesel truck running smoothly, keep up to date with some basic diesel engine maintenance between your regular scheduled servicing appointments. There are a few routine maintenance checks you can be doing between servicing to ensure your diesel truck is running at its best. However, while it’s good to have knowledge of some at-home DIY checks you can be doing on your diesel truck, there are some jobs that are best left to the professionals. If you find a problem during a routine maintenance check, call DieselWest Mechanical Services for professional diesel servicing and advice.