Head Gaskets Supplied and fitted by Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

Head Gaskets Supplied and fitted by Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

All garage services provided by Ellesmere Port Engine Centre come fully guaranteed. We replace, install and fix or repair Head Gaskets at very competitive prices in Ellesmere Port, Chester and Birkenhead. The starting price to have your Head Gaskets replaced, installed and fixed or repaired would start from only £150.

All prices are estimated using standard factory production line models and standard repair procedures, the price can change depending on make and model of vehicle plus unforeseen problems. All repair work prices will be finalized before commencement of any repair work. No extra work will be carried out unless authorized by the customer first.

All repair work carried out by Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd is fully guaranteed

All prices subject to VAT


Car Repairs in Ellesmere Port

Car Repairs Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

If you’re having car problems and need your car repaired by a professional garage service come down to the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd, are fully trained garage lads will have your car repaired in no time.

The core of the engine is the cylinder, with the piston moving up and down inside the cylinder. Cars have more than one cylinder (four, six and eight cylinders ect). In a multi cylinder engine, the cylinders usually are arranged in one of three ways: in-line, V or flat (also known as horizontally opposed or boxer). Different configurations have different advantages and disadvantages in terms of smoothness, manufacturing cost and shape characteristics. These advantages and disadvantages make them more suitable for certain vehicles.


Engine Problems

So you go out one morning and your engine will turn over but it won’t start… What could be wrong? Three fundamental things can happen: a bad fuel mix, lack of compression or lack of spark. Beyond that, thousands of minor things can create problems, but these are the “big three.” Based on the simple engine, here is a quick rundown on how these problems affect your engine:

Bad fuel mix – A bad fuel mix can occur in several ways:

  • You are out of petrol, so the engine is getting air but no fuel.
  • The air intake might be clogged, so there is fuel but not enough air.
  • The fuel system might be supplying too much or too little fuel to the mix, meaning that combustion does not occur properly.
  • There might be an impurity in the fuel (like water in your gas tank) that makes the fuel not burn.

Lack of compression – If the charge of air and fuel cannot be compressed properly, the combustion process will not work like it should. Lack of compression might occur for these reasons:

  • Your piston rings are worn (allowing air/fuel to leak past the piston during compression).
  • The intake or exhaust valves are not sealing properly, again allowing a leak during compression.
  • There is a hole in the cylinder.

The most common “hole” in a cylinder occurs where the top of the cylinder (holding the valves and spark plug and also known as the cylinder head) attaches to the cylinder itself. Generally, the cylinder and the cylinder head bolt together with a thin gasket pressed between them to ensure a good seal. If the head gasket breaks down, small holes develop between the cylinder and the cylinder head, and these holes cause leaks.

Lack of spark – The spark might be nonexistent or weak for a number of reasons:

  • If your spark plug or the wire leading to it is worn out, the spark will be weak.
  • If the wire is cut or missing, or if the system that sends a spark down the wire is not working properly, there will be no spark.
  • If the spark occurs either too early or too late in the cycle (i.e. if the ignition timing is off), the fuel will not ignite at the right time, and this can cause all sorts of problems.

Many other things can go wrong. For example:

  • If the battery is dead, you cannot turn over the engine to start it.
  • If the bearings that allow the crankshaft to turn freely are worn out, the crankshaft cannot turn so the engine cannot run.
  • If the valves do not open and close at the right time or at all, air cannot get in and exhaust cannot get out, so the engine cannot run.
  • If someone sticks a potato up your tailpipe, exhaust cannot exit the cylinder so the engine will not run.
  • If you run out of oil, the piston cannot move up and down freely in the cylinder, and the engine will seize.

In a properly running engine, all of these factors are within tolerance.

As you can see, an engine has a number of systems that help it do its job of converting fuel into motion

Car repairs in Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

Car repairs in Ellesmere Port

To get your car repaired in Ellesmere Port bring it down to our garage, the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd has a fully equipped garage with five car bays each bay fully equipped to repair your car, the garage lads are fully trained in all aspects of fixing your car, we carry out exhaust replacements, new tyres fitted, full service, MOT’s, engine replacements. Any car repair job you can think off the lads at the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd can deal with it.

So don’t let getting your car repaired in Ellesmere Port stress you out, bring it down to the garage and we will sort it for you, all car repairs come fully guaranteed.

So for all your car repair requirements call us on 0151 356 7839

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Engine Problems By Sound

Engine Repairs

Troubleshooting Engine Problems By Sound

My Engine Sounds Like …

There is a lot that can be learned by listening to your engine. Is it telling you something important or is it just rambling on with nothing to say? If your car starts to change its tune, you should give it a listen. Nobody knows your engine better than you do. If it starts to sound odd, or even a little different, there could be a problem. If you catch these types of problems early enough you can avoid a lot of time at the repair shop later, not to mention the money!

Car stalls when stopped quickly

Car stalls when stopped quickly

Symptom: Car stalls when stopped quickly. You are driving along and everything is just fine … until you let off the gas pedal and apply the brakes. The engine starts shaking and may even stall. Not a good thing to happen because you lose power steering when the engine dies.

Possible causes:

1. There may be a serious vacuum leak.

The Fix: Check and replace vacuum lines as required.

2. There may be a fault in the computerized engine control system.

The Fix: Check engine control systems with a scan tool. Test circuits and repair or replace components as required. (Generally not a DIY job)

3. Broken linkage.

The Fix: Repair or replace as required.

Do You Need a Compression Test?

Do You Need a Compression Test?

Your car’s engine compression can tell you a lot about the overall health of the engine. If your car is blowing blue smoke out of the tailpipe, or if your car is losing lots of oil, you could have a bad piston ring. This will also cause low compression in that cylinder, and a compression test will tell you. The same goes for a bad valve. Even if you are just noticing a general lack of power, a compression test can help you rule out some of the more serious possible causes.

Ellesmere Port

“Just a short note to let you know that the service that Ellesmere Port Engine Centre and its staff provide in the timely repair of my personal and company vehicles is the best that I have experienced. From the simple tasks of changing oil to the not so easy rebuild of my Ford F-350 clutch and 6 speed manual transmission, no job seems insurmountable for your technicians. Your prompt same day service, fair pricing and unbeatable warranty will always make your facility my first stop for all my auto repair needs. As a small business owner we do appreciate you taking care of business. We have had our business for over 8 years and would recommend your repair facility to anyone. Ellesmere Port Engine Centre friendly and no nonsense approach to repairs and warranty make it almost fun to have my vehicles repaired. Thank you for all your good work”

Ste from Ellesmere Port