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November 13, 2018, 1:47 pm

Common to knock them these days, so thought I'd give them a gold star. My MOT place - a BMW specialist who were decent honest people - closed down recently. Owners retired and it seems no one wante... Read more »

NSR Sidelight always on - Peugeot 407SW 2.0HDi 2005

November 5, 2018, 12:29 pm

Hi all, Please has anyone seen this before as I've no idea what else to look for? A s said, the sidelight is always on (standard bulbs, not LED) regardless of ignition being on/off. I do have an ... Read more »

Winter Tyres?

November 4, 2018, 9:36 am

The fronts on my car (2007 Audi S3, 225/40/R18) are close to the legal minimum, rears have about a third left. So lining up to get some new tyres, and thinking about all season or winter tyres. ... Read more »

Phew, council have backed down. A warning to many.

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November 2, 2018, 6:21 pm

Three weeks ago I found 'abandoned vehicle' notices on three of my vehicles parked in the privately owned back alley, the notices gave me fifteen days to move them or they would be towed and crus... Read more »

Dash clock.

October 29, 2018, 1:43 pm

I'd assumed the dash clock on my car was RDS driven - since I've never needed to adjust it in the 6 months or so I've owned it. Always clicks over with the pips on R4 FM. Info page on the radio als... Read more »

JCB in the Car business?

October 25, 2018, 12:47 pm

I rang a local garage the other day which has been, as far as I know, what seems to be a reasonably sized, local, family owned business for many years. (I'm sure since before the early 80s when w... Read more »

Merva A (Corsa C) front subframe replacement?

October 24, 2018, 8:35 pm

Hi all, Was Dads old 2004,1.6 Meriva with 65k on the clock and generally clean and reliable. Failed the MOT today for some basic easily-fixable stuff plus some rust near one of the steering rack m... Read more »

Can any one settle argument re early minis

October 18, 2018, 12:47 pm

I started an argument because I said that part of the fun driving 1970 minis was because I thought the bum was closer to the ground which was disputed so if any one has a mini and a bit of time t... Read more »

corroded steel brake pipes

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October 16, 2018, 4:37 pm

I've been helping someone get an elderly Toyota pick up through the MOT, one failure is two steel brake pipes which run from the front to a load proportioning valve at the rear. They are only... Read more »

Anti knock additives for diesel engines

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October 13, 2018, 12:38 pm

Has anyone a recommendation for such a product? Since swapping over ECUs in one of the diesel Land Rovers, the engine has been noticeably noisier which I put down to a touch of pinking. Ideally I... Read more »

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Peugeot headlights not working

rating: 5

Hi I have a 1987 Peugeot 309 GE which, after washing, I have found that the lights (main, dipped, side and rear) no longer work. All other circuits are OK, and the car drives fine. I have cleaned u... Read more »

How much is this VAN Worth - 2001 Mercedes Sprinter 311 CDi LWB

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Hi, Not sure if there is a dedicated newsgroup for VANS. If there is one can you please point it to me. Anyhow can someone put a price on my VAN? I put it in auction and the auction house has come wi... Read more »

1999 Ford Fiesta Reverse light switch problem?

rating: 5

Hi My Fiesta's rear reverse light isn't working. I've changed the bulb and looked at the fuses but there isn't a problem with them. It has been suggested to me that the reverse light switch in the ge... Read more »

Solved the dodgy speedo on Peugeot 306 1998/S

rating: 5

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 »

'02 Mondeo ST220 "Moosing" problem

rating: 5

Does anyone know how to solve the problem with my mondeo which makes a thrumming/roaring noise ( Ford call it Moosing). I understand it is due to a particular resonance in the air intake plenums. I ... Read more »

Renault Clio Mk2 1.2 8v - Cambelt Problem

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My W reg bangernomics Renault Clio stopped running and was diagnosed by a mobile mechanic (I was away with work) as having no compression and probable stripped cam belt due to oil contamination fro... Read more »

how easy to change 1.9D peugeot timing belt?

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Hi I want to change my timing belt on my 306 1.9D . From looking at the Haynes manual it does not look too bad, are there any gotchas/ difficult bits to this job ? Peugeot want 150 quid, which I geu... Read more »

lidl antifreeze tester

rating: 5 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 »

Misfiring Omega - unable to diagnose

rating: 5

Got a misfiring '99 Vauxhall Omega 2.5. The engine was smooth and stable until it was started last Tuesday when it suddenly started misfiring. At idle, it seemed to be ticking over on 5 cylinders. ... Read more »

Mondeo Tyre Wear / Is this a suspension problem ?

rating: 5
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I've got a '98 Mondeo done 122,000 miles and just took it to the tyre place for a free check of the tyres/alignment as it wanders to the left. The chap checked the tyre pressures and pumped up accord... 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.