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Diesel Fuel Injection Specialists

Frequently Asked Questions

When should my Injectors to be overhauled?

Injectors wear out over a period of time; signs of worn injectors can include black smoke and poor fuel economy. Under normal circumstance injectors should last up to 100,000 km’s before either the nozzle needs replacing or the whole injector. During that period the distance all depends on the type of injector and the style of driving. Hi Tech Diesel services most brands of injectors within a 24-hour period to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

What does black smoke mean for my car?

Almost all modern diesel vehicles are able to operate without any black smoke at all, but under normal circumstances a diesel should only blow black smoke on initial start up, occasionally under load or when changing gears. If you think your vehicle is blowing black smoke excessively it’s a likely chance there is something wrong. A restriction to the intake of fresh air, worn out injectors, or incorrectly set tappets can all cause this problem. These problems can be diagnosed quickly at Hi Tech Diesel and in most cases can have your car back on the road within a day.

What is a turbocharger?

A turbocharger is an exhaust gas driven supercharger. Exhaust gas from the engine is used to drive a turbine connected by a common shaft to the compressor. The compressor is then used to supply air under pressure to the engine, which combined with the right amount of fuel has the effect of increasing the output of the engine. This increase can vary from 10% too as much as 500%.

Do you service unleaded petrol vehicles as well as diesel?

Absolutely! Our name is Hi Tech Diesel because we started out in the field of diesel injectors and fuel pumps. But all of our mechanics and technicians are fully qualified and adept at carrying out regular servicing on unleaded petrol vehicles. It is due to extensive on the job training and years of experience that our technicians can also offer more specialist knowledge about diesel engines.

What do you do with my car during a service?

When you drop your car in, we will conduct a thorough inspection, then generate a report based on your car's specific requirements. If there are any requirements outside the normal servicing we will call you and advise of our recommendations. If you do not want the extra maintenance items done, we will report them on your invoice as future maintenance requirements. We aim to get you back on the road within 24 hours

What is the standard call out fee?

Hi Tech charges ‘call out’ fees according to the mechanics time. Customers will be charged from the time the technician leaves the workshop, until the time they return.

Can I call Hi Tech for tech advice?

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions regarding our products and services. If you require extensive information, we encourage clients to book their vehicle in to be inspected by one of our qualified technicians or arrange a formal time to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members surrounding any issues/product queries you may have

Are Hi Tech certified to fix vehicles that are under warranty?

Yes, Hi Tech are RAA approved repairers and are warranty authorised dealers for Bosch, Zexel, Denso, Delphi and Standyne. 

I’m unable to, or uncertain if I should drive my vehicle to Hi Tech, what should I do?

During business hours, we suggest calling first to book your car in and then organising a tow truck. If you’re not comfortable doing this we can organise a truck for you and the cost will be added to your bill. RAA members may be able to organsie a tow, free of charge, depending on your level of cover.

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