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headlamp glass MOT?


January 20, 2019, 3:02 pm

There is a small crack at the bottom corner of the headlamp glass on my Saab 9000. Yes, made of real glass, no nonsence those days. Caused by a stone hit on motorway, I remember I heard a loud noi... Read more »

Battery Testers?


January 17, 2019, 3:21 pm

I recently purchased a (car) battery tester. While it was to test leisure batteries, they are mainly aimed a car batteries and are widely advertised on Ebay/Amazon etc for about £25/30. A typi... Read more »

Curious- Diesel fueled vehicle heaters.

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January 14, 2019, 4:59 pm

While investigating a new motorhome, a few we looked at had the option of heaters fueled by diesel, rather than the more common LPG (or LPG and/or Electric). I've also noticed that diesel fuele... Read more »

Tool shop


January 7, 2019, 4:58 pm

Perhaps slightly off topic... We are coming to the UK at the end of the February to finish work for the soundproofing booth at the end of the production line (where you test the engine, brakes, ab... Read more »

Headlamps bulbs....

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January 4, 2019, 9:33 pm

As I get older, I have found that ever since going long sighted that I can ’t pick out the road features when there are oncoming cars on unlit roads in the dark However if the roads are well li... Read more »

OT: Not driving a vehicle . . .


January 4, 2019, 1:42 pm

This came up in a legal group I follow - can anyone suggest a way you could demonstrate that there was no realistic probability that, while you are in your vehicle, you were going to drive while ... Read more »

Heater blower motor


December 30, 2018, 12:55 pm

My old 2005 Nissan Micra, sold to a bloke down the street maybe 12 months ago. 57k on the clock and regularly serviced. He told me a couple of weeks ago that the heater blower motor had stopped ... Read more »

Disposing of an old motor scooter.


December 24, 2018, 5:55 pm

My daughter SORN'ed her old motor scooter ages ago. It's sitting rusting in my garden. I can reduce it to bits small enough to put in the car and take to the municipal dump. Is that okay, or does... Read more »

How reliable/accurate are oil level sensors?


December 17, 2018, 9:06 am

I used to have a Mk3 Escort which had a sensor on the dipstick - a bit of a pain as you needed to disconnect the connector to check the oil the old fashioned way. I can't recall if it gave a leve... Read more »

Door mechanism on modern cars


December 15, 2018, 4:45 pm

As passenger in a recent modern car, I discovered an odd phenomeon. The car doors are spring loaded, such that opening less than a defined angle e.g. 45 deg, the door wants to close. Opening furthe... Read more »

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Espace 2.2dt timing belt replacement

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Hi, I have just bought a 2000 grand Espace 2.2dt and I want to change the timing belt on it. Can anyone advise me where the timing marks are, and what special tools if any are needed to do this. Than... 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 »

Brake Fluid change and ABS

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Hi I have used this group before and have been very impressed with the answers given they have helped me learn a lot of useful information. I have a Hyundai Getz CDX, Reg 03 and have a general ma... Read more »

Fiat Bravo ABS failure - what to check?

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ABS light is permanently on on my Bravo 1.8 dash - what do I need to check before taking it to Fiat for a diagnostic? Cheers Hellraiser.........> 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 »

WTD: Mk7 Escort Rear Bumper Required - pref. Lecester

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I'm after a Mk7 Escort (1998) rear bumper (the whole bumper that fits under the boot and wraps around the sides) - for the Si which is the same as most of the range. Preferably in White and in excel... Read more »

VW Polo starter noise

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I have a 1996 VW Polo that makes a loud graunching noise when I start the engine. A new starter motor was fitted but the noise is still there. I thought the ring gear on the flywheel must be damaged... Read more »

Pug 306 1.4 1998/S valve clearances

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Can anyone confirm if the Pug 306 1.4 1998/S engine has valve clearances which can be adjusted, and what the syptoms of incorrect clearances would be? The engine does appear to idle a little lumpil... 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 »

Focus (1.8 Petrol) Timing Belt Interval

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One Quick Query! Ford Focus 1.8 LX (Zetec E engine) First registered in 1999, 37000 on the clock. What's the interval for changing the timing belt? Best wishes for 2005 Read more »

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