Diesel Engine Repair

Sallas Auto Repair offers diesel engine repairs from a Volkswagen turbo diesel to a Chevy Duramax to a Mercedes Sprinter van.

Diesel Services

Diesel vehicles, much like gas vehicles, must be serviced between every 3,000-5,000 miles. Like any vehicle, to keep these engines running and in good health, maintenance is vital.

Diesel engines have some unique features that gas engines don’t have.

  • Diesel engines use something called Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to help with emissions. DEF will help break down the harmful emissions into less harmful water or gas. We will check DEF every time the vehicle is in for an oil change to ensure it is full.
  • Glow Plugs are the diesel version of spark plugs. They help the engine run at peak performance. It is good practice to replace the glow plugs roughly every 100,000 miles (engine type determines interval).
  • Like gas engines, diesel engines have a fuel filter- unlike gas engines, diesel engines have two fuel filters. These engines run very hot to prevent the diesel fuel from clogging. These filters must do their job to prevent the fuel from clogging the fuel chambers. Diesel fuel filters should be changed every 10,000-15,000 miles (every 2-3 oil changes).

We do many other repairs such as brakes, suspension, tires, oil changes, fluid exchanges, etc.

  1. What are the most common issues diesel engines face, and how can they be repaired?
  2. How can regular maintenance of a diesel engine prolong its lifespan?
  3. In what ways do diesel engines differ from gasoline engines in terms of repair and maintenance?
  4. What are the safety precautions that need to be taken when repairing a diesel engine?
  5. How can one identify the root cause of a problem in a diesel engine and troubleshoot it effectively?