Diesel Engine Specialists

Port Phillip Automtoive are also specialists in diesel engines, offering logbook servicing, maintenance and repairs to all diesel cars, utes, 4wd and small vans.

As qualified local diesel mechanics, we understand the different approaches that are needed for diesel engine servicing and repairs.  Over the years, we have serviced and repaired all makes and models of diesel cars, from small passenger vehicles to, 4wd, utes,  and vans.

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    Workshop Hours

    Monday:  8am – 5pm

    Tuesday:  8am – 5pm

    Wednesday:  8am – 5pm

    Thursday:  8am – 5pm

    Friday:  8am – 5pm

    Diesel particulate filter specialists

    Your car’s Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)  sits in the exhaust system and filters harmful carbon particulates produced in the combustion cycle, preventing these particles from being released into the atmosphere.

    First fitted to diesel vehicles in 2007, the DPF has been causing confusion and, in many cases, expensive repair bills for drivers due to a lack of knowledge about the system.

    The filter is designed to deliver an 80% reduction in diesel particulate and soot emissions by trapping the particles in the filter itself.

    The engine control unit (ECU) monitors the saturation level inside the filter, and when it reaches a certain percentage, it increases the temperature inside the exhaust to ‘burn off’ the particles.

    If your car’s DPF hasn’t regenerated and has become ‘blocked’ you’ll see a warning light on the dashboard and need to take your vehicle to a diesel mechanic immediately.

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    I was down the peninsula visiting family when my car wouldn’t start one evening. Chris from Port Phillip Automotive came and checked out the car within 20 minutes, found the problem quickly and the next day had fixed it for me. Fast, reliable and great service Daniel Kouvaras
    Have been through many different mechanics over the years. Chris and Port Phillip Automotive have been the best by far. An honest company that cares about their customers and always does a great job. Will definitely continue to use their services. Kevin Sharpe
    My Nissan Patrol kept having engine check light come on and it would constantly go into limp mode. The car had logged several codes and Nissan told me that the car would cost approx $6000 to repair. I got a second opinion through Chris, and within 3-4 minutes he found my supposed $6000 issue, it turns it out was a loose fuel line and it was a simple fix with a $1 hose clamp. Very happy with the outcome! Truckie 86
    Chris has helped me with my car many times before, always quick to figure out any problems, honest and upfront with pricing and what it will take to get things fixed up. Always good to know you can call him and get any issues sorted out quickly and get back on the road. Thanks mate Lochie Sheridan
    I drive a 2017 Mazda 3. My car has been serviced by Port Phillip Automotive ever since it was brand new. I have complete trust in Chris to maintain my car, his honesty and professionalism is why I prefer PPA. I recommend Chris to take care of all my friends and colleagues cars knowing they will feel as pleased as I do. Shelley Smith
    Chris has been amazing to deal with, very prompt , reliable, friendly , helpful and fairly priced, He looks after our trucks and machinery and also our personal cars and bikes, i highly recommend the team at port Phillip automotive, harley thomson