Noordeman Diesel have been in the business of rebuilding engines and machining components for more than 30 years. Over the decades, we have developed standards and practices that have earned us a reputation for outstanding service and quality. Our customers appreciate our attention to detail and the fact that all of our work adheres to strict industry standards and environmentally sound practice.
Most of the more common engine problems that we work on for our customers are broken or run- down cylinder heads. If your vehicle is in need of new cylinder heads in Perth or simply an overhaul and reconditioning, the team at Noordeman Diesel can assist. Read on for more information about how problems with cylinder heads can develop, and don’t hesitate to contact if you’d like to bring your vehicle in for diagnostics and/or repairs.
The cylinder head is an extremely important component of a combustion engine, and it performs several key tasks for your vehicle. For starters, it houses the intake and exhaust valves. Beyond that, your vehicle’s fuel injector is here, along with the passages for the fuel and air mixture that drives the engine. Ducts used in water-cooled engines are also found here. Suffice it to say, the cylinder head plays a crucial role in the operation of your engine.
Within the cylinder is a piston, which cycles up and down – compressing the fuel and ultimately leading to combustion. The exhaust gases are then ejected, rotating the crankshaft and ultimately turning the wheels. When the cylinder and heads are operating well, so does the vehicle. But when problems arise, performance can drop off substantially.
When it comes to reconditioning a diesel engine, treatment of the heads is one of the most important considerations. Carbon residue from combustion and corrosion from the cooling system can build up over time, and these will need to be thoroughly cleaned. In the process, we can also take care of other cylinder head repairs in Perth, such as resurfacing the head, replacing guides, installing new gaskets and valve seals and regrinding valve angles if needed.
You’ll be amazed at the difference cylinder head reconditioning in Perth can make. Your vehicle’s performance marks will surge. Depending on the type of work you have done, your vehicle could enjoy greater horsepower, improved fuel efficiency and overall higher marks in reliability. It’s no surprise that so many people in Western Australia are interested in modifying and reconditioning their vehicle’s cylinder heads.
A problem with the cylinder or cylinder heads can lead to a variety of performance issues, some of which also come with tell-tale signs that will tip you off. Being able to fully diagnose a problem of this nature requires an in-depth knowledge of how your diesel engine operates. The diagnostic process is something that the team at Noordeman Diesel can perform on your behalf.However, there are a few warning signs that will let you know that your cylinder heads may be experiencing problems. We’ll go over a few of them in the space below.Unusual OdourA head gasket keeps coolant from leaking into the cylinder. If you detect a strong – almost sweet – odour when the car runs, this could be a sign that coolant is looking into the cylinders and burning. This could indicate that you need new cylinder heads in Perth.LeaksWhilst leaks can indicate a wide range of problems with your engine, a coolant leak, in particular, could mean that your cylinder heads need work. There could even be a crack in the head gasket.
A head gasket keeps coolant from leaking into the cylinder. If you detect a strong – almost sweet – odour when the car runs, this could be a sign that coolant is looking into the cylinders and burning. This could indicate that you need new cylinder heads in Perth.
Whilst leaks can indicate a wide range of problems with your engine, a coolant leak, in particular, could mean that your cylinder heads need work. There could even be a crack in the head gasket.
Excessive smoke coming from the exhaust pipe could mean several things. If it has a greyish hue, then there is a good chance that the smoke is related to a cylinder problem. In particular, it means that the engine is getting hotter than it ought to. If you detect any of the above problems with your vehicle, bring it in to Noordeman Diesel for a quick diagnostic check.
This is another symptom of bad cylinders, but we’re separating it out into its own section because it warrants a more in-depth look. Generally speaking, engine misfires tell you that something is going wrong in the cylinder. As a problem like this progresses, the engine will begin to shake and shiver whilst being operated. This tells you that the combustion cycle has lost its rhythm.
Not all cylinder-related misfires are related to the cylinder head. For example, an ignition misfire is more likely to be caused by a problem with the actual cylinder. However, an event known as a ‘lean misfire’ (which is more likely to take place whilst idling at a traffic light) could indicate a problem with the head. In this case, you may want to look into reconditioning or a full-on cylinder head replacement in Perth.
If your engine is misfiring and you aren’t sure of what’s causing the problem, bring the vehicle by our shop in Welshpool. Misfires are often a serious sign, and it’s important to have this looked at as quickly as possible.
Whether your vehicle is experiencing performance issues or full-blown symptoms of cylinder-head problems, Noordeman Diesel can assist. Our team excel at reconditioning diesel engines, and this includes cleaning, grinding, resurfacing and otherwise rehabilitating cylinder heads. We’ll repair damage caused by broken valves, and replace faulty gaskets, valves and other parts as needed. By the time we’re finished with your cylinder heads in Perth, you won’t be able to believe the difference in performance.
If you’re thinking of having your vehicle’s cylinder heads replaced or reconditioned, feel free to get in touch with us. You can contact us via the website, or just give us a call on (08) 9350 6566. We’ll put the heart back in your machine so that it can offer you many more years of productive use.*Only when required and quoted on.
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