Diesel Help Australia will be offering an evening training course for qualified automotive mechanics at Bundaberg TAFE on Tuesday, 11 February.
The Common Diesel Faults, Scan Tools and DPF fault code presentation will be hosted by local trainer Clinton Brett.
Clinton has been working with common rail diesel systems for more than 20 years.
He is the family's fifth generation automotive trade mechanic and the only one with a trade background as a diesel specialist.
He has more than 30 years’ experience working with diesel light passenger, heavy and light commercial, earthmoving, industrial and marine vehicles.
Clinton's passion for the industry motivated him to share his valuable techniques to both experienced and the new wave of diesel technicians.
“Our training courses have proven to boost the confidence of those working with diesels today,” Clinton said.
“Most mechanics working on your family passenger diesels are not qualified diesel mechanics.
“Diesel and petrol engines are very different and the smallest of errors during servicing can be costly for the vehicle owner.
“We don’t want to deny them the opportunity to work with diesel as it's proven to be the most popular vehicle on the market and if a mechanic wasn’t servicing diesel, they may as well close their doors.”
For the past seven years Diesel Help Australia has provided diesel diagnostics and repair solutions to thousands of automotive trade professionals throughout the world.
The local business, which was founded Clinton, was a startup idea based on his early experience of common rail diesel.
“This modern diesel fuel system technology was introduced in Europe in the early 90s and most of Australian automotive repairers have only begun dealing with the systems on a regular day to day basis in the past 5 to 10 years,” he said.
“The common rail system has proven to be challenging to diagnose for many.”
Diesel training upskills mechanics
Clinton said the workshop at TAFE would provide automotive mechanics with further insight into the technology and how it can be transitioned into the workshop.
“There has been a significant increase in Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) related faults along with the rise in the misconception of the emission reduction system,” he said.
“We receive an average of 20 DPF related diagnostic cases per month which have been diagnosed successfully without unnecessary replacement of the DPF.”
Clinton will present the first session on common diesel faults with and without codes for common rail diesel.
This will be followed by a second session on scan tool capabilities.
The training course will run on Tuesday, 11 February from 5.30pm to 9pm at Bundaberg TAFE.
Tickets can be purchased for $140 including light dinner.
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