MechoMedics Studio Live on Unilag FM 103.1. 23rd and 29th June, 2018. - MechoMedics

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MechoMedics Studio Live on Unilag FM 103.1. 23rd and 29th June, 2018.

MechoMedics Studio Live on Unilag FM 103.1. 23rd  and 29th June, 2018.


With the burning passion of sharing knowledge and enlightening the public, MechoMedics goes studio live with University of Lagos FM 103.1, the first University Campus Radio Station in Nigeria.
We regard and treat this partnership and platform as one of our Cooperate Social Responsibilities, that is why we are here- enlightening, informing, entertaining and educating you.
So please tune in using the Frequency 103.1 FM on Saturdays by 8:00 to 8:30am on the program Weekend Spice with Raphael_Unno (the Coach).

We discussed and are still on Vehicle Warning Light and let me share my knowledge on this topic.

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL)
This can be represented on your Vehicle as the following:
1.'Engine Symbol'.
2. 'Engine Symbol' with "CHECK" under it.
3. "CHECK ENGINE SOON".
4. "EPC"
5. "SERVICE ENGINE SOON"
6. e.t.c.





"SERVICE ENGINE SOON" on 2011 Nissan Altima; that's how Nissan represent their MIL.

                           
The MIL is programmed and designed to light-up anytime there is an ongoing or intermittent fault in your 'Powertrain' system (a system combining Engine System, Transmission System, Air and Fuel Intake System, Emission Control System, Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System).
Further more, the MIL will Blink or Flash (1 Flash per Second) when there is an excessive Misfire capable of damaging your Three-Way Catalytic Converter.

If the MIL remains OFF at all times (Ignition ON with Engine OFF, Ignition ON with Engine ON and Running) it means your MIL has been tampered with or Blocked- Mechanics do this to fool vehicle owner who are bordered about the MIL being ON, it makes it look like a Fix but the fault is still there.

What are some common causes of MIL illumination and Flashing?
1. Misfire: faulty ignition and spark supply; faulty ignition coil; faulty Spark plugs; poor fuel supply; clogged and plugged fuel supply system; mechanical faults;  e.t.c.
2. Chemical Fault: failed Catalyst; missing Catalyst; dead Catalyst; rich Air:Fuel mixture; lean Air:Fuel Mixture; e.t.c.
3. Electrical Fault: Failed Heated Oxygen Sensor, failed Air/Fuel Position Sensor; failed Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor; failed Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor, faulty Throttle Position Sensor (TPS); faulty Acceleration Pedal Position (APP) Sensor; failed Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, e.t.c.
4. Vacuum Fault: Leaking hose, kinked Hose, misrouted hose, failed vacuum solenoid, faulty Evaporation Emission System.
5. E.T.C.

As a form of conclusion, I give a big shout out to those who care about their vehicle performance and who will do all to diagnose and fix a fault before Breakdown. When you ascertain the 'Road Worthiness' of your Vehicle before embarking on any trip, be it short or a long distance drive your are ensuring the safety of  Yourself, Your family and Neighbors. You ascertaining this by Diagnosis and Fixing of all faults to ensure your safety and that of those around you. Your safety is not just your business but also the business of those around you.

Thanks for reading the article and please drop a comment and feel free to share. Also tune in for more information on Unilag FM103.1 Saturday morning "Weekend Spice" 8am to 8:30am. Thanks.

TO BE CONTINUED





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