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Flooded Cars?..

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February 17, 2020, 9:06 am

Seeing a great number of cars in water recently, some just up to the sills some to the roof bars. IN this day of lots of electronics in cars what are the chances of them working again, or are they... Read more »

Glow plug timer relay


February 14, 2020, 4:20 pm

This seems to be misbehaving on my ATV (this has a 3 cylinder diesel, badged Caterpillar but presumably Japanese, and has a glow plug on light). From a quick eBay, I can get one for a Freelander ... Read more »

PowerLite starter motor.


February 14, 2020, 3:28 pm

Anyone had one of these apart? They're aftermarket types often used to replace early series wound Lucas types. They use a Jap permanent magnet high speed motor with reduction gearing, so rather kin... Read more »

'Piggyback' Fuses


February 14, 2020, 11:55 am

Hi all, Anyone know if there's such a thing that you can plug into an existing blade-type fuse slot that enables you to easily draw two +12V supplies rather than just the one? I need to run a webc... Read more »

Cat thief crushed by car


February 2, 2020, 7:30 pm

Oh dear. Is this an example of schadenfreude ? https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/18197902.thief-crushed-death-car-trying-steal-catalytic-converter/ Read more »

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February 2, 2020, 3:05 pm

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Electric cars and low loaders


February 1, 2020, 2:39 pm

There was an odd comment in the Times a couple of days ago (on the dangers of “smart” motorways) about how electric cars can’t coast as far as normal cars in the event of a breakdown (to pote... Read more »

MOT's cancelled in NI!!


January 27, 2020, 11:39 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51273872 -- Tony Sayer Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a keyboard, and he will reveal himself. Read more »

Picasso 2004 2.0 hdi, high miles


January 27, 2020, 10:28 pm

What oil spec should I go for? I’m in france, so summers can get pr etty hot, but the motor doesn’t do long or hard trips. 10/40? Read more »

Brake caliper/pad "retaining" clips


January 25, 2020, 8:23 pm

I've just replaced the front discs and pads on my wife's 20-year-old Ford Puma, and I have a query about the so called retaining clips. They are made of highly tempered steel wire and the free en... Read more »

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How to adjust the idle speed on a Rover Metro Injection 1.4

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Does anyone know to adjust the idle speed on a Rover Metro 1993 Injection 1.4 engine? Thanks, Gary Read more »

Problems engaging gears - Toyota Picnic

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It is getting increasingly difficult to change gear on our Picnic (2.0 GL Petrol 1996). especially when setting off and facing downhill. Also the biting point on the clutch pedal seems very high. Cou... Read more »

Trouble replacing AX speedo cable

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Don't you just love the Haynes manual, it makes everyting sound so simple e.g. 'fitting new speedo cable is the reverse of removing it', which in all fairness, makes sense apart from I can't get the ... Read more »

1997 Fiat Ducato 1.9 TD thermostat issues

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At a not inconsiderable cost, I had the stat replaced on my old van as the engine temperature was constantly swinging up and down (never overheating) and rarely making it over 75 even when fully wa... Read more »

SEAT Toledo folding door mirrors

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These have started to act up. It began with the mirror on the driver's door about three weeks ago. When I turn the knob to fold the mirrors, the driver's door mirror seems to take a while before ... Read more »

Sierra - injector cleaner made it worse!!!

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In the process of trying to fix my Sierra 2.0i DOHC which recently failed its MOT on high emissions I stuck some injector cleaner in a tank full of petrol and drove from Bradford to Sunderland. I gav... Read more »

Rover 214i, 1993 K reg, advice needed to replace digital clock light bulb

rating: 5

Dear all The light is not on in my Rover 214i. Please advise how to get access to the digital clock in order to fix it. Many thanks for your help Richard Read more »

Labour+parts cost on Suzuki Swift clutch+cambelt?

rating: 5

Hi all, would appreciate a estimated figure on what to expect to pay for a replacement clutch (all components, done properly) and a cambelt and valves adjusted on an early 90's Suzuki Swift GL, done ... Read more »

Masterpro breaker bar

rating: 5

I spotted this 600mm breaker bar http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/tools/car-mechanic-tools/wrenches1/breaker-bars/?538770641&0&1&t5_337 seems mighty cheap, which is whats ringing a few alarm bells... Read more »

Mazda 6 Tyre Wear

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Hi all Yes I've read the reports and know that these cars tend to be heavy on tyres both front and rear. But I started getting noise at around 40-50mph (like womp womp womp) and looking at the near... Read more »

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