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What tools to ££££ on?


May 22, 2019, 8:01 am

I want to set up a minimal cost but top quality set of hand tools for a sec ond garage, usual jobs are routine maintenance of older cars, rusted nuts a big problem! I want not to be rounding them ... Read more »

The embiggening of cars...


May 20, 2019, 6:38 pm

...can be a bit of an embuggerance. Thought I was hiring a “medium” sized car on holiday (a Citroen Berlingo) but it seems to have morphed into something with SUV proportions and not really s... Read more »

Halfords prices

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May 17, 2019, 7:58 am

I just saw a bill for a service and MoT from Halfords, the car a plain low mileage Astra petrol: Service and MoT including oil £189 (not too terrible) Front brake pads £151 (ridiculous) Rear b... Read more »

Mini Cooper S jumping out of first gear


April 28, 2019, 5:03 pm

Just happens occasionally. Should I set it on fire, trade it in or get it repaired? I’m guessing it’s a gearbox out job and gonna be expensive. Tim -- Please don't feed the trolls Read more »

Renault Captur service and repair cost?


April 27, 2019, 10:33 pm

Just wondered if anyone might have an opinion on this at all?. Daughter has one of the above now 5 years old. Put it into the local main dealer for a MOT and service was quoted 300 quid for the se... Read more »

Workshop Manuals


April 14, 2019, 6:40 am

How do these work nowadays, with I'd guess most being available electronically? I've given up buying proper manuals now electronic versions are quite freely available, and found the last Haynes I... Read more »

Strange noise from me old Fiesta.


April 12, 2019, 10:41 am

I've a 2003 Fiesta Zetec 1.4 petrol. For the last week, it's started making a strange noise, which sounds like it's coming from the driver's side of the engine compartment. It sounds almost exa... Read more »

New Toyota Corolla hybrid


March 30, 2019, 2:11 pm

Neighbour has just bought one of these, but Toyota don't have any printed handbooks yet. I was sitting in the passenger seat playing with the LCD screen trying to get the display that shows the el... Read more »

Cobwebs in a Toyota engine


March 25, 2019, 3:47 pm

A long time it was suggested to me that since my motoring was just doodling around town, that i should occasionally blow the cobwebs (as he put it) out of the engine; by having a brisk 20 minute ... Read more »

Broken Cars - Copart


March 23, 2019, 8:53 pm

I watch a few youtube vids of Americans fliping their cars, basically fixing wrecks, and occasionally a company 'Copart' has been advertised. They are over here. This Mercedes looks, er, 'nice'. ... Read more »

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MoT failures on engine mounting/oil leaks?

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Hi all, My father is due to take his van (an M-reg Escort diesel) for an MoT. A local mechanic he knows checked it over and recommended that the following things need doing in order for it to pass: *... Read more »

2.5tdi Shogun blowing white smoke and overheating???

rating: 5

Hi Just got back from a 3 hour wait on the M6 to be recovered after my 2.5 shogun (J Reg) overheated and blew the radiator top hose. The engine had also just started to blow white smoke on overrun a... Read more »

misfiring/stalling Volvo 740 (1989 2.0)

rating: 5

I've just bought this 1989 740 Estate. Lovely drive along the motorway but every so often the engine would backfire and was totally unresponsive. I changed the spark plugs and the HT leads but it see... Read more »

Skoda Fabia 1.4 16 valves - Revs drop below 1000rpm whilst idle

rating: 5

Hi, I have a problem with my fabia. When the car is idle (sat at traffic lights etc) the revs drop below 1000rpm then goes back to 1000rpm as if i was reving the engine. I have a couple of warning l... Read more »

Snatching Steering

rating: 5

Hi; I have a 2005 Mondeo ST220, which I bought recently with 30,000 miles on the clock. It's a joy to drive, but has a niggling problem which hopefully some of you could advise me about. When manoe... Read more »

Solved the dodgy speedo on Peugeot 306 1998/S

rating: 5

Some might remember I had a problem with my Peugeot 306 1998/S speedo sticking, only increasing and not returning to 0 following cold weather. Well, I visited the dealers yesterday to ask about t... Read more »

Toyota Avensis ignition switch

rating: 5

I suspect the ignition switch on my 1999 Avensis TD estate is on it's way out. When I go to start the vehicle the switch fails to operate sometimes unless I turn the key quickly. The problem is mor... Read more »

Citroen c3 wiper motor

rating: 5

I'm replacing a C3 front wiper motor and struggling to remove the plastic shroud that covers the motor and liokage. Any tips? Read more »

Free Car Radio Codes / Decodes

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See www.tinyurl.com/4ydhop Ford , most Blaupunkt , some Philips and Grundig plus a few others. Helpful service, IMPORTANT : NO STOLEN RADIOS AS ALL SERIAL NUMBERS ARE LOGGED Read more »

Ford Ka power steering rack leak

rating: 5

There's fluid around the rack where the hydraulis pipes enter, and on the chassis below it. The two hydraulic pipes from the pump can be moved, so I assume it's leaking from those. But, I can't see a... Read more »

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