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DVLA at their finest


March 14, 2019, 3:17 pm

Trying to change tax class on my old viva, Post Office could not, so sent to DVLA, letter back asking me to upload or post pictures of the registration number ! The vinplate and its location, an... Read more »

Jaguar/Land Rover recall


March 14, 2019, 7:48 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47564225 So how are they going to fix this? Just de-tune all their engines? Can they “fix” this without significant power loss? Presumably they lied about ... Read more »

Amazon question


March 12, 2019, 12:28 pm

As a purchaser of a cheap anaylyser a couple of years ago, I was just asked this question: Will this work on my 308 peogout Oh dear, that's one heck of a typo. And no question mark, either. And I ... Read more »

code - micra clarion radio?


March 6, 2019, 11:57 pm

Actually bought radio code for this Nissan Micra from net site but didn't work. Any ideas? Details of radio: S/N: PP3001MB0042854 PART NO; 28185 BG10A MODEL NO: PP-3001M Instructions they gave f... Read more »

Project Binky, Episode 23


March 2, 2019, 8:10 pm

Is now out. Read more »

Seat belts.


February 24, 2019, 2:20 pm

I've just had the leather front seat squabs on the old Rover recovered at enormous cost. ;-) Apart from the splits in the leather (the main reason) there was some damage where the seat belt tongue... Read more »

car wash and rear wiper


February 19, 2019, 10:33 am

Hi, I just went through a car wash and they gave me a bag to put over the rear wiper. How does this protect it? If the brush is going to get caught on the wiper, surely it will also get caught on ... Read more »

Why does engine oil degrade?

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February 17, 2019, 12:43 pm

I've always been someone who changes their engine oil (and filter etc) regularly. In the days of mineral oils, every 5/6k miles or 6mths, with synthetic oils, 10/12k / 12mths, assuming the vehi... Read more »

L322 vanos


February 16, 2019, 4:30 pm

Does anyone know what it might cost to rebuild the variable valve timing unit (vanos) on a 4.4 BMW V8 in an L322 range Rover? AJH Read more »

Vans that can take a 8ft x 4ft sheet


February 12, 2019, 6:02 pm

I've been looking at some vans, the criteria is it must be able to take a 8ft x 4ft sheet. I'm looking at nominally 3 years old. The ideal is a Ford Transit Custom. The SWB (L1) seems a bit short... 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???

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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 »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Help - Looking for Honda Accord Lambda sensor 1999 model year

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Hi I am trying to Urgently find the lamda sensor for a 1999 2L Vtec engine, that fits before the cat. Denso /Honda part number 192400-1000 marked on sensor DU1 12T01. honda want too much for it, tri... Read more »

mk4 golf juddering on braking

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mk4 golf 1.6 auto T reg When braking at about 50 there is an auwful but controllable judder on the steering wheel and the car then pulls to the left ? Booked in at the garage but curious what it is ?... Read more »

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