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Oceanside Auto Repair

Monthly Archives: May 2022

Porsche Panamera Coolant Level Warning

Porsche Panamera Coolant Level Warning

Do you have a Low Coolant Level Warning Light on your Porsche? A Coolant Light is not something that you should ignore and it is important to address these warnings right away to avoid and prevent further damage. A Low Coolant Level Warning Light indicates that the cooling system of your car has been compromised with either a part failure causing you to lose coolant, or it may indicate that your Coolant Level has become too low and should be topped off when necessary. If neither of these problems with a coolant level are present, this could mean that you have a faulty coolant level sensor. This 2011 Porsche Panamera with a 4.8L V8 engine came to us with a low coolant level warning after losing all of its coolant in a parking lot. While driving the car, the thermostat housing exploded and resulted in a massive loss in coolant that created a plum of white smoke.  The customer was concerned with a low coolant level warning light, steam, all the while the Porsche began to overheat ... read more

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Why Does My Blinker Blink Fast?

Why Does My Blinker Blink Fast?

If the blinker on your car is suddenly blinking faster than normal, this could indicate that there is an issue with the turning indicators on your vehicle. Typically, if your blinker is blinking fast, this means that one of the blinkers on your car is out or not working at all. Another term for this can be called ‘hyper blink’ which is basically what happens when either your front or rear blinker lights have stopped working. The first thing you will notice is a change in sound coming from your blinkers. A normal blinker will have a sound associated with a light that will blink at a rate of about once every second; if your blinker is blinking faster than normal, your blinker will blink and make its blinking sound twice as fast as usual. Your turning signal will start to blink faster than normal when one of your indicator lights or bulbs have been damaged, broken, or gone out completely. This can also happen if one of the wires going to your blinkers has broken or been damag ... read more

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What Happens If I Don’t Get An Oil Change?

What Happens If I Don’t Get An Oil Change?

  If you are wondering if you need to do an Oil Service on your vehicle as often as you are told to, or even at all, the answer is, YES. We are an Auto Repair shop in Oceanside 92058 that specializes in Oil Service for BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and more. If you are looking for an Oil Change Near Me, we can help! We made quite the discovery when Replacing A Valve Cover Gasket on this BMW and found an unhealthy amount of sludge that had built up inside of the engine. If you don’t change your oil often, or at all, this is one problem that can occur. While it may be easy to Forget To Change Your Oil on time, this repeated negligence can ultimately lead to complete engine failure. When Oil Service intervals are extended (or forgotten about) alongside a lower quality of oil, buildup inside of the engine will continue to grow and expand. Once this carbon and sludge buildup continues on, it will end up in places that it does not belong. The solution for this situation is to clean out as ... read more

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Mini Cooper Turbo Oil Feed Line Leak

Mini Cooper Turbo Oil Feed Line Leak

  Recently this Mini Cooper came to our auto repair shop with a concerning oil leak. After taking a look at the various areas containing oil leaks, one of the oil leaks on this Mini was found to have originated at the Turbo Oil Feed Line. The Turbo Oil Feed Line transports oil from the base of the engine to the spinning Turbo and keeps everything cool and lubricated while you drive down the road. Over time, the fittings on the old and worn out turbo feed lines will go bad and begin to leak oil. It is essential to replace any leaking components such as these so that the leaking oil does not contaminate other components on the Mini and create further problems. Replacing a leaking turbo oil feed line is unfortunately no easy task. This turbo feed line is tucked deep into the engine bay and sits right alongside the engine block itself. In order to replace it, many pieces of the car need to first be removed such as the bumper, headlights, turbo, and various other components. Once th ... read more

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Grinding noise from rear wheel when driving

Grinding noise from rear wheel when driving

  Recently, this 2008 BMW X5 owner came to us with a concern that there was a loud grinding noise coming from the car while attempting to drive it. The noise persisted when braking, but also while the vehicle was attempting to drive without the brake on. After receiving one of our free brake inspections nearby, our technician was able to determine that the loud noise was indeed coming from the rear wheel area of the vehicle, which ended up being directly related to the car’s emergency brake. Part of the car’s e-brake system had either broken or come loose which allowed pieces of metal to become dislodged within the inside of the brake caliper. Since these pieces of metal were no longer in their original position, they were sticking out and rubbing against the metal rotor every time that the wheel was trying to rotate. In order to fix something like this, you would need to first remove the wheel, brake caliper, and brake rotor from the car. Once the brake rotor is rem ... read more

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