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Cloudy headlights

July 12, 2019, 2:30 pm

2004 Renault Master. Some of the online links suggest you have to go back to 300 grit to remove enough material, can this be right? Planning to use the new Lidl Cordless Angle Grinder (since there... Read more »

What's this sticky tape called?

July 10, 2019, 3:16 pm

The sort that looks a bit like decorators masking tape, but used in engineering to establish what clearances lie between mating surfaces by looking at indentations when parts are assembled? -- ... Read more »

YT: How did I blow up 10 engines???

July 9, 2019, 4:40 pm

in a VW Combi.... How Did I BLOW UP 10 ENGINES in 1 ROAD TRIP??? -- Adrian C Read more »

Fiesta Mk4 1.3 finesse...

July 9, 2019, 3:56 pm

Spins like a good un, fires with cold start, but doesn't start. I'm thinking fuel pump or supply to pump (relay/fuse?) - where do I start looking? Or has someone here seen this before? Read more »

camry lock

July 4, 2019, 2:38 am

Does the camry key cylinder have a mechanical connection with the door latch or does it rely on the electric solenoid? IE.will it open door if there is no power to the solenoid system. Read more »

Insurance and Claiming for Vandalism

June 28, 2019, 6:54 am

Hi all My wife came home last night with two vandalised door mirrors on her Fiesta - see earlier post Fiesta - Driving without Door Mirrors. They are totally trashed and the door for one at least... Read more »

Re: Fiesta - Driving without Door Mirrors

June 27, 2019, 8:38 pm

On Thu, 27 Jun 2019 20:44:33 +0100 (GMT+01:00), TheChief Nice. ;-( No. I believe you need at least the drivers side mirror and one other, be it interior or passenger side etc (both external if a v... Read more »

headlights: blowing too often

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June 27, 2019, 10:43 am

Hello, I have been using Osram night breaker bulbs but recently they keep blowing too often. I realise that the brighter the bulb, the shorter the life. I'm wonder what your experience is? Should... Read more »

Re: Ford fiesta 2004 radio code. 4500 rds e on m431872

June 23, 2019, 5:04 pm

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OT: 'My car has a squeak'

June 15, 2019, 8:39 am

On the dashboard, he's is looking straight into my soul ... -- Adrian C 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 »

misfiring/stalling Volvo 740 (1989 2.0)

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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

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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 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

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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 » 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.