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(302) 475-4567
1801 Foulk Road

Wilmington, DE 19810
 
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Foulk Road Automotive/Exxon provides Diesel Engine Repair services to Wilmington, DE, Greenville, DE, Talleyville, DE, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Diesel Engine Repair

Built with durability, reliability, and optimization in mind, diesel engine systems are designed to use their own compression to ignite fuel. In gasoline engines, the fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons, and ignited by a spark plug. The rate of compression in a diesel engine is more than three times that of a regular gasoline engine system. In a diesel engine system, the air is compressed at a high compression ratio, which introduces a great amount of heat. Following this compression, fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, where the fuel vapor is ignited. Diesel engines are built without spark plugs. Instead, diesel systems use glow plugs to start and run more efficiently in colder temperatures. Glow plugs have two heating elements that allow them to get very hot very quickly for fast starts. Turbochargers increase the compression ignition by quickly compressing the air flowing into the engine, allowing for more air to flow into the chamber. More air in the combustion chamber means more fuel can be added to the combustion process. Turbochargers provide diesel engine systems with improved efficiency, and ultimately, more miles per gallon of diesel fuel.

Benefits of Diesel Engine Repair

Your diesel engine plays a major role in your vehicle, so it is especially important that you be aware of problems and seek repairs immediately. Because diesel engines make a considerable amount of noise during normal, everyday operation, diagnosing diesel engine problems can be hard to do if you are listening in on the engine. However, there are a number of symptoms you can watch out for that indicate your diesel engine needs maintenance. A diesel engine running at lower RPMs or a hard-to-start engine are signs of low fuel pressure, but these signs may also be symptoms of an insufficient fuel supply or poor fuel quality. Allowing our staff to troubleshoot your diesel engine can help ensure that the proper repair procedures are followed to repair the engine. Every diesel engine manufacturer requires different preventive maintenance procedures, so referring to your owner’s manual will help in planning and scheduling routine maintenance services. Keeping all diesel engine components—glow plugs, fuel injectors, and turbochargers—in proper working order will increase the life of your diesel engine system while promoting overall vehicle maintenance.

Foulk Road Automotive/Exxon proudly serves the Diesel Engine Repair needs of customers in Wilmington, DE, Greenville, DE, Talleyville, DE, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Greenville DE | Talleyville DE | Wilmington DE | and surrounding areas

Excessive Noise Diagnostic

By default, diesel engines produce a louder roar than their gas engine counterparts. However, not all loud noises are normal...

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Excessive Smoke Diagnostic

From worn cylinders and piston rings to faulty injectors and valves, there are many reasons a diesel engine may emit excessive smoke...

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Glow Plug Replacement

Glow plugs are pencil-like objects that help diesel engines start. In essence, they serve as the diesel equivalent to spark plugs...

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Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic

Diesel engines contain many components and small systems that, when damaged or worn, can lead to hard starting and...

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Turbocharger Repair

A turbocharger is a forced induction system, a type of system responsible for bringing air into the combustion chamber of an engine...

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Foulk Road Automotive/Exxon in Wilmington, DE

Foulk Road Automotive/Exxon is the leading auto repair shop serving the Wilmington, DE, Greenville, DE, and Talleyville, DE region. We're a AAA-Approved Repair Facility and NAPA AutoCare Center. All of our auto repairs are performed by ASE-certified technicians with a great attention to detail and quality. You can trust that your repair will be done well and affordable. In addition to servicing your automotive repair and maintenance needs, we also offer a huge selection of tires from leading name brands. Call us or schedule your appointment online with us today!

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Address: 1801 Foulk Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810

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