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Interesting idea for undoing a certain bolt


September 19, 2017, 5:38 pm

Greetings, all, I was attempting to hire a rattle gun earlier today but the hire shop in question didn't do those. The bloke behind the counter asked what I needed one for and I told him a crank... Read more »

Instructions for paint spraying.


September 19, 2017, 1:47 pm

Thanks to SWMBO i now have a nasty scratch on my old Toyota Corolla bumper, right down to the freshly 'grooved' black plastic underneath. As a complete beginner i typed in: 'paint car UK' in YouTu... Read more »

Corsa C oil pressure switches.


September 18, 2017, 10:21 pm

Daughter came in around lunchtime and asked me why the oil light would be flickering on her 2001, 195K Corsa C. ;-) She added that whilst the oil level was low, after adding some more didn't sort... Read more »

Spectacular MOT fail!


September 18, 2017, 9:08 pm

For my Trabi. Reason(s) for failure Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded both front floors to jacking points various places (2.4.A.3) Nearside Suspension componen... Read more »

OT broadband service

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September 16, 2017, 6:15 pm

How do I get out of a broadband provider with poor service, had long interruptions the whole week and still not working? This is sent using mobile hotspot. Is there a miniumim expected service le... Read more »

esure -


September 12, 2017, 7:11 pm

My car insurance is due to renew on 11 October. So today I got an email renewal notice, received 12 Sept at 01am. The usual stuff, a fair price and You don't need to do anything unless you want to ... Read more »

Mercedes heater fan bearings


September 11, 2017, 3:13 pm

Son has a 2008 Merc SLK (I think, it's a 2 seater that the roof goes into the boot electrically), which has a heater fan that has stopped. It appears that this is a common fault because rain and ... Read more »

Re: Ford Focus Clutch Noise - Result


September 10, 2017, 7:29 am

Now we know the term clutch whoop a quick Google reveals it appears to be an almost exclusively Ford problem. Read more »

poly bushes


September 9, 2017, 1:54 pm

Anyone here replaced stock rubber bushings with the polyurethane type and if so, what difference did you notice - if any - in the comfort and handling of the vehicle? Read more »

Speed up the ball bearing


September 5, 2017, 4:38 pm

After more than a few spins, the free fidget spinner that we got from a newspaper offer now seems more noisy than when we first got it. I read not to put oil in the ball bearings because that will... Read more »

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how much brake fluid?

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Hi, How much brake fluid will I need to do a complete drain and refill on a Nissan Micra? It's a 1997 K11 model if that makes a difference? Cheers Read more »

Honda Accord Sat Nav Problems

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Hi there, I have a 99 Accord with Sat Nav built in. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the on wheel volume controls for my radio turn the volume up when I press down, sometimes the c... Read more »

Car Burning Oil - Manufactuer Won't Fix

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HI, I would welcome any suggestions on how to deal with this issue: *My car is under warranty but it runs out in a few months *Car has progressively burned more oil over the past year (Started at aro... Read more »

Saxo OBD-II Port Location

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I've been asked to read a fault code in a colleague's Saxo. I have no ideal where the OBD-II port is in the Saxo and Google doesn't really help... Can anybody point me in the right direction, ple... Read more »

Micra 1.0L Immobiliser Query

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Hello Thanks for any advice in advance Car is a Nissan Micra 1.0 litre 1999 on an S reg used as a cheap runabout. I got in the car last Friday and tried to start the car and the car started for 2 sec... Read more »

Renault Scenic : constant pitch noise problem

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Would anyone know what the likely causes of a constant pitched noise, really noticeable above 40mph? It sounds as though the noise is coming from the rear (although I cannot be sure), yet it is a fro... Read more »

Rover SD1 Vitesse fuel pump.

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Need a new fuel pump for my '85 SD1 Vitesse. Rimmer Bros want 132.19 inc VAT, ex postage so about 142.00 total. Looks like I can get a suitable pump from:- http://www.onlineautomotive.co.uk/ For ... Read more »

how to remove clio radiator

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hi all, we have a clio 96/7 diesel and i need to fit a new rad but cannot seem to figure out how to remove the old one,? all help and tips would be appreciatted! thanks John Read more »

Clarion car stereo issues.

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Sorry I know this isn't directly to do with car maintenance but I figure I lot of people will have had this problem so I figured I'd ask here. I own a Peugeot 205 (1.8D) which came fitted with a Cla... Read more »

Hyundai Santa Fe Speed pulse wire

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Hi all Anyone know where to find (And colours) the speed pulse wire or pick up point on a '04' Hyundai Santa Fe? TIA Andy Read more »

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