KITCHEN PACU – Having a diesel engined car is probably the same as a gasoline engine in terms of routine maintenance. Only a few items should receive special attention.
If AutoFamily wants to know more, there are two main keys that must be considered when maintaining a modern diesel engine. First is the condition of the engine oil.
Diesel engine workload is considered extreme because of the high compression ratio and the presence of a turbo resulting in very high temperatures and pressures in the engine room.
Hence, diesel engines need the right oil according to the Toyota manufacturer’s recommendations. Likewise the use of fuel (BBM), don’t be careless!
Then, what steps should be taken so that the Toyota AutoFamily diesel engine is durable and works optimally?
1. Use Appropriate Fuel
Diesel fuel with low sulfur content and high cetane content makes the Toyota AutoFamily car engine work optimally and with minimal disturbance.
The high sulfur content will disrupt the fuel distribution system, decrease engine performance, and reduce engine life. Adjust the fuel used with the recommendations in the vehicle manual.
2. Check the Quality of the Fuel Filter
The optimal performance of the diesel fuel filter ensures that impurities will not escape into the fuel injection system. For that, we need special attention to these components.
There is a warning light on the car’s instrument panel that lights up when the diesel filter is dirty. Immediately clean or replace with a new filter.
3. Clean the Air Filter and Monitor the Water Sedimenter
The component that must also be checked is the air filter, which filters the air that enters the combustion chamber. Clean air can maintain engine performance and use fuel more efficiently. Besides of course reducing the appearance of scale in moving components.
While the water sedimenter serves to capture the water content in the fuel lines so that it does not flow into the fuel system so as not to interfere with engine performance and protect it from the risk of rusting.
Immediately drain the sedimenter water when the indicator light on the instrument panel lights up, which is because the water capacity is full.
4. Warm up the engine for a while and wait a moment to turn off the engine
It doesn’t take long, just start the engine for about 2 minutes to make sure the lubricant has moved evenly to lubricate all engine components.
Leave the engine running or idle for 1 minute then turn off the engine so that there is a chance to cool the engine components that work in extreme conditions, especially the turbo.
5. Mandatory Engine Oil Change
Check the amount of oil via the dipstick to make sure it doesn’t decrease before it’s time to change. Change diesel engine oil regularly every 6 months.
That way, the oil is always in good condition and can do its job to protect all diesel engine components properly.
6. Regular Service Routines
If AutoFamily finds it difficult to carry out all the steps above, you can perform periodic servicing at the Auto2000 workshop according to the provisions in the vehicle manual.
Toyota matters are easier, important components of the diesel engine will be checked for condition and replaced when there are problems or it is time to be replaced. [dp/MTH]
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