Signs you may be experiencing known diesel issues
Are you having difficulty starting your engine?
If it takes longer than this to start it is a sign that there is possibly an issue with the vehicle and you should book it into your service centre to have it investigated.
Is your vehicle running rough?
Whilst it is true some diesels (particularly older ones) do run rough, it can indicate a defective glow plug or contaminated fuel, faulty glow plugs will usually cause difficult starting and a rough idle until the engine reaches operating temperature.
Is it blowing excessive Smoke from the exhaust?
Diesels are known for blowing 3 colours of smoke from the exhaust
Black, Blue and White, usually associated with an unpleasant smell
These signs indicate possible issues with the injector pump, the injectors, the air filter or other problems with the engine itself and its systems.
If the smoke continues to billow for any extended period again contact your Future Auto Service Centre for advice on what is required.
Ignoring these signs can cause extensive damage to your vehicle.
Is your engine making a knocking sound?
Engine knocking can be a normal indicator of a diesel engines age, however it can also indicate serious problems ranging from fuel contamination, faulty injectors effecting compression, reducing the engines performance to major mechanical failures.
Inconsistent noises or a knocking sound coming from the engine need to be checked out by qualified technicians and they will advise you on how to proceed.
Is the vehicle difficult to start or feeling sluggish on acceleration?
This is often caused by low fuel pressure, blocked or dirty fuel filters and more serious issues relating to the engine and its operating systems.
If your diesel is lacking power you need to book into your Future Auto Service Centre and find out what is going on before it becomes a major issue.
A properly operating diesel engine should deliver lots of power, particularly at low revs.