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aircon stalls Astra H 1800


January 19, 2018, 11:15 am

My wifey's Astra H has Z18XER (petrol) motor and auto tranny. Now if engine is idling, the aircon compressor coming on will stall the engine. I had an old car doing this and it was the idle air co... Read more »

Stretch Bolts

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January 17, 2018, 10:38 pm

I'm not minded to pay a fiver each for one inch, M12 bolts (so on this car 50 quid all told just for the brake calipers alone) when I cannot see what's wrong with regular bolts just dabbed with T... Read more »

Well it makes a change from going up the inside.


January 17, 2018, 4:12 pm

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VW Golf Match 1.6 2012


January 15, 2018, 11:37 pm

Driving along I noticed that my coil light was flashing amber on the dashbo ard. I decided to pullover an check the manual. When I tried to brake, I could'nt depress the pedal and had to let the... Read more »

Refurbing Alloy Wheels


January 12, 2018, 8:18 pm

Greetings gentlemen, What are the options for refurbing heavily corroded alloy wheels? The ones I've been given look pretty reasonable from the outside, but the inside surfaces are in a shocking... Read more »

Silly wing mirrors


January 8, 2018, 11:00 am

The mirrors on the missus' 2014 Volvo V40 don't like to open on a frosty day. In fact, they grumble a bit even when it's warm. Can I assume that there will be an option in the various menus for... Read more »

wheel nut torque

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January 7, 2018, 6:01 pm

The Haynes manual for this particular car I've been working on states that the road wheel nuts should be done up to 45ft/lb. This struck me as far too low. So I've done 'em up to 75ft/lb instead.... Read more »

Re: New Wheeler Dealers


January 7, 2018, 9:45 am

You do know that he was already a very well known mechanic BEFORE he appeared on Wheeler Dealers, don't you? -- Steve H Read more »

car engine


December 31, 2017, 4:11 pm

Hi, I had the engine of my Mondeo replaced after it was damaged by an oil leak. The mechanic that swapped the engines gave me back the old engine and suggested I keep it for spares. It had sat for... Read more »

Wiper judder


December 31, 2017, 12:19 pm

Had a new screen fitted, but didn't need the wipers for some days. On first using them in heavy rain they were juddering and squeaking. Bought some new Bosch blades - and although better, still som... Read more »

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1.8 TD (escort 99) juddering problem

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My 1999 Escort TD has just developed a weird fault , occassionaly when starting from cold it judders when idling and emits lots of smoke (hard to tell for a diesel - I know !!). After 5 minutes this ... Read more »

Oil leak...... Puegeot 206 2 lite HDI DW10D Engine

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Hi All, I appear to have an oil leak at around the timing belt end of the engine at the back. car has does 123K miles, had its timing belt done a year ago at 96K miles, so at the time the camshaft ... Read more »

Code for Blaupunkt Vancouver RC44 - Can anyone help?

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Hello! Can someone help me with a code for my radio? SR Nr. BP3782S5776001 Many thanks! belo Read more »

Occasional clunk when taking foot off accelerator

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Just had my car serviced - a problem I pointed out was an occasional slight clunk when taking my foot off the accelerator to change gear, usually first to second or second to third. It seemed to be ... Read more »

Mondeo TDCi (130) and Biodiesel

rating: 5

Just got an 04 plate Mondeo 2L TDCi (130). Place local to me, ID Oils=20 (http://www.idoils.co.uk/) recycles veggie oil it sells to food places=20 and sells it for vehicles. From what I remember, the... Read more »

Code for blaupunkt vancouver rcr 44

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Hello! Can someone help me with a code for my radio? S.NR: BP3782S5783176 Read more »

misfiring megane

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I have a strange intermittent problem with my p reg 1.6 megane. The engine will be running fine and then it will start to misfire badly, sometimes almost dying to the point where I have to floor the... Read more »

Renault Laguna Mk3 2008 ABS ECU

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Dash showing BRAKING SYSTEM FAULT and STOP also speedo not working, but it drives OK otherwise. Took car to decent local garage, but they were unable to communicate with the ABS ECU and advised m... 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 »

k12 micra alignment

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Anyone know the wheel alignment specs for a 2004 micra? chris Read more »

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