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Gear box


November 17, 2017, 5:35 am

I got a k12 march 4by 4, I towed 200km am am told gear box needs replacement and can't get 4 by 4 ,available is 4by 2 can I exchange for that ,or can it be repaired Read more »

Removing a windscreen.


September 25, 2017, 5:37 pm

The old Rover is showing some signs of corrosion round the windscreen. The panel this fits into is one of the few that can't be bought new. I'd like to get it sorted before it gets bad - but the ot... Read more »

OT: Snails


September 25, 2017, 9:14 am

How might a snail get on the top of one's car? Mischievous milkman, perhaps? Read more »

Clarke vs. Sealey vs. Makita


September 24, 2017, 10:11 pm

Hi all, Anyone know if one is better than any other for air tools and if so, how much better? I'm looking for a 3 cut-off tool if that makes any difference. ta. Read more »

DAB radio advice?


September 24, 2017, 12:02 pm

I suppose it is the spread of DAB replacing VHF repeaters, but these days VHF radio 4 only seems to be reliable in towns, not in many of the gaps inbetween. My car doesn't have a replaceable head... Read more »

MrCheerful 's posts not on AIOE


September 23, 2017, 7:51 am

Seems that since Aug 26 all posts by MrCheerful are not being collected by AIOE. Did he upset someone in one of the cycling groups? Read more »

Re: Quick diesels


September 23, 2017, 6:23 am

Maybe so, but I don't think there's much cause to be complacent about the particulates and other stuff that you can't see that diesel (and petrol come to that) chucks out. -- Cheers, Rob Read more »

AdBlue buying, storing and dispensing questions


September 21, 2017, 9:09 am

Now that my wife has gone and bought a car that uses AbBlue I'm wondering about the cheapest/easiest way of topping up the tank. I seem to recall reading somewhere that part-used containers shouldn... Read more »

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.

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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 »

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vauxhall omega radiator cooling fan / over heating problem

rating: 5

Hi, I have an Ecotec 2.0iCDX 1997 model omega with climate. In the last few days i have noticed that the temperature gauge is hitting 95+ to 100+ degress when the aircon is on, and at times the warni... Read more »

squelchy brakes

rating: 5

Since having my front pads changed (Xsara Picasso), the brakes make a kind of gassy squelching noise in the front passenger footwell. The brakes work fine but the noise is worrying. Don't trust the g... Read more »

Ford Escort 1994 Gear Knob Removal

rating: 5

Hi all I have a 1.8TD Escort that requires you lift a ring below the gear knob to access reverse gear. I would like to remove the gear knob to find out what is rattling underneath it. I don't want to... Read more »

Ford Escort 1.8 Turbo Diesel

rating: 5

Hey i own a ford escort 1.8TD, ive only had it a few months and it seems like tha car has never seen a service its P reg (1996) but thats not the problem. There just seems to be no power, when i acce... Read more »

Citroen AX tuning

rating: 5

Hi All, I've finished converting my Citroen AX 1100 petrol with Solex carb to LPG and she runs smashing on LPG. I do however have a small problem when running on petrol which was there before the LPG... Read more »

LDV Convoy 400 rattle

rating: 5

my bro has a convoy which has a rattle 'like a tamberine' coming from the back end up to 30 mph quite noticeable. any ideas? Steve Read more »

Steering creaking

rating: 5

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 »

Tyre stepping/sawtoothing

rating: 5
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Over the past couple of months I've been trying to diagnose a noisy rear wheel bearing. The noise was quite loud but I couldn't detect any wear and my local indy garage couldn't either. They sugg... Read more »

Are leather seats good or just a gimmick?

rating: 5

I was wondering whether having leather seats on a car is a good thing or just a daft gimmick, more trouble than its worth. I can imagine maybe it being hot and sweaty on hot days and colder than nor... Read more »

NIssan Primera 1.6 (carb) with too fast idle

rating: 5

Hi My j reg Nissan Primera 1.6 carburettor version suddenly stared to idle at about twice it's normal speed last night and hasn't returned to normal. I'm going to check the auto choke but could the... Read more »

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