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New to me auto.

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April 30, 2018, 1:49 pm

Just got a car fitted with a 7 speed twin clutch twin layshaft automated synchro gearbox. Which they call a PDK. Last version of this I drove some years ago was a single clutch type (BMW SMG), whic... Read more »

Anyone had experience of VW e-Golf?

April 28, 2018, 9:38 am

A neighbour of mine has a new e-Golf which suffered a total electrical systems failure within about 10 days and 200 miles. They were stranded miles from anywhere without even a limp-home mode. Ha... Read more »

Resetting service warning lights

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April 27, 2018, 7:42 pm

If I go to a Volvo main dealer they'll take me to the cleaners for this I would imagine, based on previous experiences, so I'm determined to do this myself if it's at all possible! Has anyone ev... Read more »

Bl***y insurance companies.

April 26, 2018, 1:22 pm

Decided to go ahead and buy the car. Collect it tomorrow. So went online to my insurance company to change the details since I now had a reg number. And was refused the change, with no reason given... Read more »

Brake "funny"

April 25, 2018, 3:06 pm

Not me, but lifted off our local Facebook page. I'll pass back any useful comments to them (with due attribution!). Someone suggested CV joint. Any local mechanics able to advise what this could ... Read more »

YT: Edd China's Garage Revival

April 24, 2018, 12:14 am

Ed's working on something ... Your favorite mechanic, Edd China from Wheeler Dealers, is back with what we hope will be a new program se... Read more »

Bl***y insurance companies.

April 23, 2018, 12:43 pm

Thinking of changing the car to a later model. Obviously worth more - but the version I'm keen on also has a larger engine and more power. So decided to check on insurance costs before going ahead.... Read more »

OTish..... Smart Car Roof Rack

April 21, 2018, 2:08 pm

Not really a maintenance issue I know but still car related: We have a Smart Car, one of the 'old' shaped ones (before the jokes start, we wanted something to tow on a trailer and it is ideal for ... Read more »

YT: Mechanical Problems ...

April 17, 2018, 8:31 am

YouTube suggested this comical lot after the engine swap vid. Best of Mechanical Problems Compilation (Jan 2018) -- Adrian C Read more »

Re: How...?

April 17, 2018, 1:30 am

They must have prepared the engine with essential minimal clip-on hooks: electric, petrol, throttle, output shaft. I don't think it was trick video; they could have done that, but there would be n... Read more »

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Xantia Warning Lights

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The 'Stop' and 'Brake warning' lights on my 2000 Xantia 2.00hdi have started flickering. I have no confidence in any Citroen warning light as they all seem to have faults, esp Seat Belt warnings for... Read more »


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K11 Micra Gear Lever

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I have just got back from picking my daughter up in my wife's Micra. Third gear did not see to engage easily and whilst there is spring pressure when moving the lever from the third/forth position to... Read more »

Ford Galaxy - Mass Air Flow Sensor

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My R reg Galaxy has started losing power again - especially noticeable when going up hills at speed (or trying to!) - which makes me think the MAF sensor needs replacing again. It was last replaced... Read more »

Scratched windscreen: MOT fail?

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A faulty windscreen wiper means that the glass on my windscreen is scratched, in an arc on the passenger side. * Is there any way to remove the scratch, short of replacing the windscreen? * Is this a... Read more »

Warm astra td won't start

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I have a 1997 Astra merit 1.7 TD. It will start from cold and then runs fine but if I stop the engine, I have to let it go completely cold before it will start again. At first I thought it could be... Read more »

Steering creaking

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Got a 1994 Seat Ibiza, 1.9 diesel, power steering...and the steering's making a loud creaking noise whenever the steering wheel's over to the left. Sounds like the door being opened on a haunted ho... Read more »

Re: Mini bike rack prep kit?

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Tim+ pretended : The towing eye is a standard thread, bolts to suit are easy to source or you could pick up a towing eye from a car scrap yard. Read more »

Fiat Bravo electrical problems

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Apologies for the length of this message and the X-post. My girlfriend's Fiat Bravo (1996 1.8GT) has been developing an electrical problem over the last few days. It's a new car for us so I'm not ... Read more »

10 volts in battery

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Hi, I was just checking a battery I have and it says it has 10.55v on the multimeter is that enough to crank a car ? or does it need a charge ... I was thinking if I put it back in the car and take... Read more » is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.