In-frame and Out of frame Overhauls
Powerful engines are the lifeblood of heavy trucks. They enable them to carry the load, haul, generate electricity for the truck and do much more. Therefore, they undergo a lot of pressure and run-time which can cause issues in the engine. Engines can be rebuilt by in-frame or out-of-frame hauling. In-frame hauling refers to repairing the engine while letting it be mounted on the engine’s front cover or crankshaft. Out-of-frame hauling refers to taking out the engine from the engine’s crankshaft then overhauling. Our team at AAA Services Group provides excellent truck road service California and we do both in-frame and out-of-frame overhaul of an engine.
An engine failure can be quite complicated simply because it involves plenty of components and detecting what the issue is precisely can be very difficult. As soon as you spot the check engine light, it is the driver’s responsibility to take it to the nearest workshop and get a thorough check up done to avoid unexpected breakdowns.
We list some of the common engine problems below.
- No Proper Lubrication– If the engine’s lubrication is not adequate, it may increase the temperature of the engine and even damage its components and reduce their lifespan. Proper lubrication facilitates the optimum working of the engine.
- Oil Pump Failure– The oil that is lubricating the engine needs to be of the right viscosity and light enough so that it can slip easily between the components. Oil pump failure leads to oil starvation in the engine.
- Dirty Oil– The oil should be clean so that it runs smoothly between the engine’s components. Any dirt can cause clogging.
- Spark Knock– Too much heat and compression causes the fuel to explode instead of burning smoothly and hence causes a spark knock. In the long run, this can cause a lot of damage to the engine, therefore, must be repaired soon.
- Oxygen Sensor Failure– The oxygen sensor signals how much oxygen has been burnt and how much fuel is in the gas tank. A faulty oxygen sensor sends wrong signals and it reduces engine’s fuel efficiency.
- Poor Compression– the engine functions in a vacuum and adequate amount of compression in order to function properly. Sometimes, due to various reasons, the compression of the engine becomes low which affects its functioning and requires correction. Ideally, engine compression should be between 140- 160 pounds per square inch.
- Clogged Radiator– A clogged radiator occurs if the radiator oil is too old and has not been changed in a long while or if the vehicle’s engine has been idle and not run in a very long time. Because of this the oil rusts or sediments settle, therefore, causing a clogged radiator.
- Coolant Loss– Coolant loss can be detected in a number of ways such as a leak spotted below the vehicle, internal leak wherein the coolant needs to be refilled again and again frequently, leaky radiator cap etc.
- Worn Spark Plug– The function of a spark plug is to ignite the fuel in the engine. Any issues in its functioning can cause a low spark or no spark at all.
We have been providing truck road service California since years and we have the skill and technology to repair any kind of engine problem! -In frame and Out of frame Overhauls
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