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Dear Sir, Please could you...
Dear Sir,
Please could you give an expert opinionon the following.
I drive a 2000 Td5 and am away from home at present so I dont want to get misled by possible opportunists. The problem I am experiencing is that , without warning the engine began to run uneven and vibrating. At 1st I thought the engine or gearbox mounting had failed. Then I noticed the rev counter is showing 650 to 700 rpm at tickover.There has been no warning light come up on the dash.
Also any recommendations for an affordable reputable garage near Prestatyn North Wales?
Much obliged, George McMullan
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UK Auto Mechanic: Bill_Crosby, UK Car Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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Good morning, I hope I can help you.

 

It sounds like you have a slight misfire. You should get this checked out ASAP because if it is a misfire then it may cause more damage if ignored.

 

Also check out http://www.goodgaragescheme.co.uk/ for a reputable garage in your area.

 

Bill

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi Bill,
Thanks for that confirmation. Could you suggest possible causes of missfire? Also what could be the result of continuing to drive under such conditions?
UK Auto Mechanic: Bill_Crosby, UK Car Mechanic replied 8 years ago

There are a few reasons that a misfire could occur.

 

Faulty injector, low compression, burnt valve, air induction leak are all possibilities.

 

Continued driving with a misfire can cause piston damage.

 

Bill.

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