Kia Cerato Engine Would Not Start
This Kia Cerato 1.6 Koup TGDI was brought to GP Motor Works because the car wouldn’t start at all.
We conducted a diagnostic test which was followed by a compression test. This clearly indicated there was very little to no compression in the engine. This was the reason the owner wasn’t able to start the car. The lack of compression build-up means the engine doesn’t have sufficient pressure to ignite the fuel/air mixture.
Low compression is typically caused by mechanical failure such as:
- Blown head gasket
- Damage to the pistons or piston rings
- Exhaust or air in-take valves
- Dropped valve seat or broken valve spring
- Timing belt problems
We removed the Kia engine and stripped it to identify what parts were damaged. Unfortunately, the parts required to rebuild the engine were not available. The client requested we source a second-hand engine to speed up the process.
Kia Second-hand Engine Installed
We obtained a good second-hand engine and installed it. We then re-assembled all the engine components and successfully tested the working engine.
Please get in touch with us as soon as you notice your car isn’t running smoothly. Let us run diagnostic tests and physical inspections to identify a serious issue. At the very least, you will have peace of mind.
Remember, early diagnosis can potentially save you a ton of money.
Call us for engine rebuilds or replacements.