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YT: Edd China's Garage Revival


April 24, 2018, 12:14 am

Ed's working on something ... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ofrdxbm3RijOx6NsMU8Sg Your favorite mechanic, Edd China from Wheeler Dealers, is back with what we hope will be a new program se... Read more »

Bl***y insurance companies.


April 23, 2018, 12:43 pm

Thinking of changing the car to a later model. Obviously worth more - but the version I'm keen on also has a larger engine and more power. So decided to check on insurance costs before going ahead.... Read more »

OTish..... Smart Car Roof Rack


April 21, 2018, 2:08 pm

Not really a maintenance issue I know but still car related: We have a Smart Car, one of the 'old' shaped ones (before the jokes start, we wanted something to tow on a trailer and it is ideal for ... Read more »

YT: Mechanical Problems ...


April 17, 2018, 8:31 am

YouTube suggested this comical lot after the engine swap vid. Best of Mechanical Problems Compilation (Jan 2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTUsl4D6QP4 -- Adrian C Read more »

Re: How...?


April 17, 2018, 1:30 am

They must have prepared the engine with essential minimal clip-on hooks: electric, petrol, throttle, output shaft. I don't think it was trick video; they could have done that, but there would be n... Read more »

Spurious range estimates

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April 10, 2018, 5:17 pm

I never pay much attention to the range estimates produced by the computer in my Mini Cooper S. Today however, after eking 350 miles out of a tankful, my most ever, I was puzzled/amused to see tha... Read more »

radio code for nissan micra 2004


April 7, 2018, 2:23 am

Does anyone know the radio code for a Nissan Micra 2004.? The serial number is, Bp334936365876. I would be very grateful if anyone can help me. Thanks Read more »

NISSAN NV200 -DAEWOO RADIO CODE.


April 2, 2018, 12:51 pm

NISSAN NV200 -DAEWOO RADIO CODE.my stepson was given an0ther van as hes is being serviced.he loves it but the radio is locked.please can anyone help me.the serial is:DW55N01037,PART:28185BH30D,AND PR... Read more »

Getting dents out


March 30, 2018, 11:56 pm

Gentlemen, A lot of cars are now using some sort of plastic instead of steel for panelling. Is the approach one would use for getting dents out of plastic the same as that for steel? -- This ... Read more »

09 Corsa steering pulling to the left?


March 30, 2018, 10:37 pm

Daughter has picked up one of the above as a first car for reasonable money and it is seemingly in quite good nick apart from the steering has a very slight pull to the left (kerb) on most roads 't... Read more »

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Blaupunkt CAR 300 - Cant get rid of SAFE message

rating: 5

I purchased used Panasonic CQ-C1110AN from eBay, which was replacement for my old Blaupunkt CAR 300 (Astra). The Panasonic unit was functioning great while outside of car's panel. However, once I ins... Read more »

Cavalier running on 3 cylinders

rating: 5

Hi ... I have a 1994 1.8LSi cavalier (c18nz ?)... 125K miles Over past few days it has been idling a bit rough ... (though still starts first time and seems to run ok at higher speeds) I've now trace... Read more »

HT lead cleaning tips

rating: 5

Re: Cleaning my HT leads. Do I need to remove them completely, wipe clean with a rag, then refit? Or can I just wipe them over in the engine bay, without removing? The spark plug ends of the leads go... Read more »

Creamy stuff under oil cap

rating: 5

Astra 1.6, Y reg... Dipstick has clean oil, cap has very thick, light brown (almost tan) cream on it.... I'm told its water getting into the oil/head gasket blown or on its way out....Expensive to fi... Read more »

Citroen AX overheating

rating: 5

Hello, I wonder if anybody can explain these symptoms. The car is a 1996 Citroen AX 1.0 Dimension petrol. After about half an hour of driving the temperature warning lamp lights up. While it is lit t... Read more »

lidl antifreeze tester

rating: 5

http://www.lidl.co.uk/ This any good for checking the coolant strength. Mine hasn't been reknewed in about 4 years but cars fine. Thought I could buy this 99p tool and test it. Just wondering if it a... Read more »

Does tyre-dressing rot tyres ?

rating: 5
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I've use it from time to time, to spruce them up but the guy in National tyres today, made the comment that it rots the rubber. I've never noticed a problem. Is there any truth in it or it it BS? ... Read more »

AdBlue buying, storing and dispensing questions

rating: 5

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 »

Miniature MIG welding bottle coupling size?

rating: 5

Gentlemen, Does anyone know what the correct name is for the type of coupling that fits on these disposable MIG welding gas bottles that Sealey do? They're only about 14 high and maybe 3.5 or so... Read more »

Vauxhall Omega 3.2 exhaust

rating: 5

Hi Thinking of buying a Vauxhall omega 3.2 Does anybody know if the exhaust off the omega 3.0 fits the 3.2 Ralph -- R Richardson Read more »

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