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Direct Injection and Carbon Build-Up – Why It Happens and What You Should Do To Prevent It

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The check engine light covers many systems and components in your European vehicle. One reason for this combination of issues happening is due to the direct injection engine. These engines are the most efficient at low mileage. As the miles are put on the vehicle, fuel directly injected into the cylinder causes a carbon build-up. The direct injection does not allow for the fuel and its detergent additives to clean the valve and the port. The carbon build-up is the reason for the misfire (rough running engine). This signals the check or service engine light to come on, letting the driver know there is an issue with their engine’s performance. This is a typical problem which plagues these engines when the mileage hits 30-60,000.

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Steps to Take to Diagnose a Land Rover’s Check Engine Light

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You’re driving your Land Rover and everything seems fine until all of a sudden the “check engine” light comes on. The first thing to remember when dealing with check engine light problems is to stay calm and to avoid panicking. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on what to do in case you ever need to deal with check engine light problems. The most common problems to look for will be discussed to ensure that you can resolve the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible before being forced to take your Land Rover into an auto repair shop. Check Engine Light Problems One best practice is to check for the most simple “check engine” problems that could be easily fixed without much effort. For instance, one very common and simple issue is a loose gas cap. Sometimes, when drivers are in a hurry to pump gas, they may …

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What Would Cause My Audi’s Check Engine Light To Come On?

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The moment any Audi vehicle owner notices their check engine light has switched on, a moment of panic sets in. However, do not expect the worse considering the many different reasons that may have triggered this warning. From simple fixes to costly part repairs, it is necessary to find out the cause rather than ignore the alert. Gas Cap Most people are unaware that the check engine light can come on from something as miniscule as a loose gas cap.The reason for this warning is because a missing, loose or damaged gas cap is a major safety hazard. If fuel vapors are allowed to leak out into the atmosphere, it increases health and emissions issues, and reduces the overall gas mileage achieved by your vehicle. There is a simple check to this issue, immediately pull over and ensure that the cap is tightened and not damaged. This can easily fix …

My Check Engine Light Is On… But My Car Is Running Great

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Imagine you’re driving down the road when suddenly, your car’s “check engine” light suddenly comes on. Normally, the appearance of a check engine light indicates a problem somewhere in your vehicle, but nothing seems amiss. Your car is still running at its best and there seems to be absolutely nothing wrong. So what’s happening? The whole purpose of the check engine light is to illuminate whenever there is a problem. These problems can range from faults within the electrical system, the engine, fluid levels or to problems within the car’s emissions system. The problem can even be as simple as forgetting to tighten your gas cap – in fact, this is the most common reason why check engine lights appear in the first place. If you think this is the cause of your check engine light, simply twist the gas cap until you hear a clicking sound. It doesn’t have …

What Your Check Engine Light Is Telling You

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Most drivers have experienced the sinking feeling associated with seeing a car check engine light come on. It appears in an alarming shade of red or yellow, warning of a problem detected by on-board computer circuitry. It’s not meant to be ignored, but some people do their best to dismiss it, believing or rather hoping the problem is something trivial and will somehow miraculously disappear. They get into the habit of living with the engine light on, a habit that’s not only wrong but potentially dangerous. While true that this warning light equates to a mysterious question mark of trouble, it’s designed this way for a reason; people can’t  figuring out engine problems while driving in heavy traffic. A great many drivers also simply don’t want to deal with mechanical issues, treating the domain of the engine compartment as foreign territory best left to a mechanic. There’s nothing wrong with …