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Brakes


November 13, 2019, 4:27 pm

Had an MOT today, and got an advisory for worn discs. No surprise given they're original at the mileage and you can see they are grooved through the wheels. I'll likely not change them till the ... Read more »

HID and LED headlights.


November 13, 2019, 4:15 pm

The original 55w halogen dips on my car were pathetic. It has projector lights (the type with a bulls eye in front of the bulb) so more tolerant of bulb types than plain reflectors. So somewhere o... Read more »

Does anyone recognise this indicator stalk


November 12, 2019, 4:30 pm

having a clear out of old nos motor parts I will never use Thanks https://i.vgy.me/iQcOhm.jpg Read more »

Car pulling to the left


November 7, 2019, 4:17 pm

Not when braking, but just while driving along on a straight road, I have to keep a slight amount of downward pressure on the right-hand side of the steering wheel. If I carefully take my hands o... Read more »

Gas strut failure?

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October 30, 2019, 4:39 pm

Hi all, I gave the Meriva it's annual pre MOT wipe over the other day and when I opened the tailgate the next day it was heavy / didn't stay? ;-( Now I remember seeing some sticky gunge at the end... Read more »

Oil Filter Quality


October 27, 2019, 1:58 pm

It is the time of year (nearly) when I change the oil in the Smart Car and the Son-in-Law joins me to use the garage to do the same in the CRV ( which was mine). I offered to pick up the oil and f... Read more »

Expunging mice from car air con system?


October 23, 2019, 2:59 pm

Well, I went to change the pollen filter on my daughter's car and found it all chewed up and full of mouse droppings. Her parking space is near some bins and judging by the dropping all over the grou... Read more »

Car aircon suddenly gone stinky...

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October 21, 2019, 2:24 pm

My daughter's 4yr old hybrid Yaris has suddenly (as in okay last week but not used frequently) started producing wet dog stinky smells through the ventilation system. No warning lights, exhaust smel... Read more »

A bit surprised...


October 12, 2019, 6:16 pm

Just changed a headlamp bulb (Mini Cooper S) with no manual, no tools, no computer reset etc.... Didn’t realise that such a thing was still possible these days. ;-) Tim -- Please don't feed ... Read more »

Camper van.

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October 3, 2019, 2:55 pm

Some may remember the story of my mate's camper van. Stolen from outside his home at 3 weeks old. It has a tracker, so was found hours later parked up in a side road not far away. AA got it start... Read more »

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Citroen AX Debut 1993 - Replacing the Speedo Cable.

rating: 5

Hi! Just thought I'd share my experience of this with the great wide world... this may be relevant to other Citroen models or indeed Pergeot etc, as these small French cars from this period all fair... Read more »

Problems engaging gears - Toyota Picnic

rating: 5

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

rating: 5

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

rating: 5

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 »

fuel gauge not working on my daewoo lanos 1.6i sx

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Fuel gauge not working on my daewoo lanos 1.6i sx Read more »

Hyundai amica - hell on wheel to fix - stalling

rating: 5

Wife's Hyundai Amica 1.0 (2001) is turning out to hell on wheels. It starts and runs fine for a while (from cold) then stalls suddenly. Feels like I just turned the ignition switch off and quickly ... Read more »

Sierra - injector cleaner made it worse!!!

rating: 5

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 »

Seat belt ratchet on Audi A4 1997

rating: 5

A rather irritating condition I have noticed on Audi A4 seatbelts when used in conjunction with a child's car seat. The car seat is one of those where you permanently fix the base down with the cr... 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 »

Mazda 6 Tyre Wear

rating: 5

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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