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English Diesel Mechanic?

Do we have on this forum or does anyone know of any English style (cash+cheap basically) mechanics plying their trade here in beautiful Switzerland near Luzern or Zurich?
I have an `N` reg Toyota in need of some TLC and funds are low!

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Old 12.10.2010, 17:31
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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

What is the problem?
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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

It`s due for a major service and i`m driving back to blighty in December for that but i`ve done quite a few miles recently and the engine has started making a `mechanical whirring type propellor` noise (really loud) that doesn`t sound healthy and makes me wonder if it will make it to December let alone England.
Definately not the fan, inside the engine or gearbox me thinks!! I know there`s not a great deal that can go wrong with a diesel but i`m no mechanic.
If this goes before i find someone i`ll be up the preverbial creek!!


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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

Does it happen all the time?

Can you identify where the noise comes from? Does the noise change at different engine speeds?

Whirring sounds? Could be the belts beginning to go. Water pump on its way out.

What engine is it?
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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

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Does it happen all the time?

Can you identify where the noise comes from? Does the noise change at different engine speeds?

Whirring sounds? Could be the belts beginning to go. Water pump on its way out.

What engine is it?
it`s happening constantly while the engine is running and goes up and down with acceloration/decceloration.

You could be right on either count, temperature still always the same as it always has been thankfully!! Will, and am keeping a constant eye on it.
I`ve had it 10 yrs and it pains me to hear/see it like this but lack of cash til december means it`s gonna be a case of toughing it out! Fingers crossed.

Thanks for your input

It`s a 2.4 ltr by the way.

john
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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

Turbo?

cause they go out and make the sound you described
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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

Without hearing the sound:

You need to identify whether the sound increases with revs or speed. If the latter then it is likely to a final drive issue (something in the drivetrain). If with revs then it is usually something in the engine area.

If the noise is changing it won't be anything with a constant flow - eg the water pump.

Let me know which scenario is true.
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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

I wish it was that simple


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cause they go out and make the sound you described
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Re: English Diesel Mechanic?

I haven`t driven it for a while, i`m trying to keep for neccessities.

I am out later today and will try to narrow the location down.

cheers,

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You need to identify whether the sound increases with revs or speed. If the latter then it is likely to a final drive issue (something in the drivetrain). If with revs then it is usually something in the engine area.

If the noise is changing it won't be anything with a constant flow - eg the water pump.

Let me know which scenario is true.
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