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5 Q&A's: Intake Valve Carbon Build-up, Direct Injection & Mini Coopers

by Brian England on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

We see quite a few Mini Coopers with direct injection engines that have carbon build-up on the intake valves. While direct injection engines do offer enhanced fuel performance and cleaner emissions, these engines are more likely to have an issue with carbon build up on the intake valves.

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Topics: mini auto repair, intake valves, direct fuel injection, Mini Cooper, clogged intake manifold, carbon build up

My Check Engine Light is On. Is it Okay to Keep Driving?

by Brian England on Mon, Mar 31, 2014

My Check Engine light is on but I am not having any symptoms. Is it ok to keep driving?

We've done quite a few blogs on this issue, but it is so common that people really should know what to do as well as a few of the things that can cause the problem.  In general it is okay to keep driving in the short term as long as the check engine light is not flashing. In the longer term the problem should be properly diagnosed.

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Topics: check engine light, Toyota Civic, clogged intake manifold

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