Five Really Common Diesel Engine Issues

BY: Reiff Diesel Services
POSTED November 1, 2021 IN
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All vehicle engines have their issues and potential problems. Diesel engines are definitely not immune to their fair share of difficulties, so it helps to know what to look for. Reiff Diesel Services has these tips for you.

Excessive Noise

When there’s a little too much noise coming from your diesel vehicle’s engine, it’s pretty obvious. They’re louder engines than gas engines anyway, but a diesel engine that’s having a bit of trouble might be even louder. If you’re not sure whether that’s a sign of problems or not, it’s always best to have the situation checked out.

Excessive Exhaust

Normally your diesel engine shouldn’t be kicking out a ton of exhaust smoke. It’ll be more than a gas-powered engine would put out typically, but still not excessive. If you’re seeing a lot of exhaust smoke or you’re seeing black smoke, don’t ignore that sign. That’s your engine telling you that it has a problem somewhere.

Rough Starting

You want your diesel to start right up when you need it to, but that might not be happening as much lately. That could be a sign that there’s something wrong somewhere in the engine. If you’re having to attempt to start the vehicle several times, that’s a big sign that you need to get your diesel checked out.

Glow Plug Issues

In a combustion engine, there are spark plugs. Diesel engines have glow plugs instead. If the glow plugs aren’t functioning properly or burn out, that’s a huge problem for your diesel vehicle. It’s definitely a situation that you need to get corrected sooner rather than later.

Contaminants in the Fuel

Diesel fuel isn’t as free of contaminants as you might want it to be and the fuel filter only does so much. If the fuel filter is clogged or there are other issues in the fuel system, you might find that you’re seeing that reflected in engine performance. You may also be noticing that you’re buying fuel way more often than usual.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, especially in conjunction with the check engine light, don’t play around. Contact us right away at Reiff Diesel Services in Newburg, PA. We have experience in sorting out issues with diesel engines, and we’ll put that experience straight to work determining what’s going on with your diesel vehicle. You’ll have a solid plan of action for resolving the issue, and you’ll be back on the road again in no time at all.

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