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The blind spot


September 18, 2018, 8:14 pm

So today when going in the outer lane, I noticed a new Volvo SUV in the middle lane to my left, the door mirror had small orange light at the top corner. the orange light would go on and off. At fi... Read more »

Fiat 'Comfortmatic'


September 18, 2018, 8:10 am

The Fiat version of automatic transmission for vans (motorhome base vehicles) seems to be 'Comfortmatic'. In the past, I've steered (no pun intended) away from autos but having converted by defa... Read more »

sealing fuel barb adapters?


September 14, 2018, 11:07 am

I got a fuel check valve (with AN threads) and 2 barb adapters. The fittings have matching cone shapes. I don't know if that will seal when the adapters are screwed on tight. The fuel pressure is a... Read more »

Focus MK 1 will not start

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September 13, 2018, 7:14 pm

2004 Ford Focus Mk1 1.6 L Petrol Similar problem to the recent thread about the Renault Megane Driving normally when the engine warning light came on, made a couple of re -starts before driving ho... Read more »

Latest garage experience...


September 8, 2018, 1:21 pm

Put the old Rover into a local long established family run garage. Have used them before some time ago, and OK. Needed a brake pipe on the rear axle replaced as it was rusty. And the flexible to i... Read more »

Moisture in brake systems?

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September 8, 2018, 12:08 am

H all, I understand conventional brake fluid is (and is intended to be) hygroscopic, that it absorbs water and am I right in thinking that if over time it absorbs enough water, that could cause da... Read more »

GDI inlet valve fouling


August 27, 2018, 2:53 pm

I've been idly looking at Ford's petrol direct injection engines and see a number of comments that generally direct injection engines suffer from inlet valve fouling as the petrol droplets no... Read more »

Anyone for a Moskvitch?


August 24, 2018, 6:29 am

The designers of the new Kalashnokov electric car clearly didn’t feel the need to be too innovative. https://goo.gl/images/Lc2G54 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45292028 Tim -- Plea... Read more »

What is 'Oil Flush Treatment' apart from money-grabbing

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August 23, 2018, 6:41 pm

This seems to appear on the list of itemised work done on three garages that I have used in recent years. Neighbour who used to have his own backstreet car repair and MOT business just smirked, a... Read more »

Mixing coolant.


August 18, 2018, 3:16 pm

The missus has just noticed (while I had the bonnet up, changing the front spring :-)) that the coolant level in her Volvo is nearer to the 'min' mark than it is to the 'max' mark. Not something... Read more »

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Using Fade Out Thinner

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Hi Folks, How exactly is one supposed to use fade out thinner? I am thinking that I basically paint and lacquer my spot repair and then go over the top of this to melt the edge of the lacquer where n... Read more »

Bedford/Vauxhall Rascal Van

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I have a Bedford Rascal Van which actually has a Suzuki 1000cc Engine in. About 100k on the clock. The engine is now a bit smokey so I'm assuming the piston rings are a bit worn. Unless it is the val... Read more »

Vauxhall Astra Turbo Diesel losing power!!

rating: 5

Hi, can anybody help? I've got a 2002 2L Astra Turbo Diesel that I came down to Leeds from Newcastle in tonight. All was well until Wetherby when there was a sudden loss of power and though the car d... Read more »

Audi 100 2.3E avant 1988 fuel pump - part 2

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I asked here about a month ago about fuel pump location for '88 Audi 100 2,3E. I found it, and it looks like it died. When I turn the key there is +12V for few seconds at the terminal I marked (+) he... Read more »

Micra glove box woes

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Nissan Micra K11 96N. The glove box refuses to close. I found that a bit of plastic on the back of glove box cover, which locatees with the locking mechanism, had sheared off. I superglued this bit b... Read more »

Solved the dodgy speedo on Peugeot 306 1998/S

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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 »

MoT exemption?

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I own a 1958 recovery truck (less than 3500kg). Can anyone tell me if this truck is MoT exempt. As I understand it, it is exempt under section 44(3) of the 1988 Road Traffic Act (Special Vehicles). C... Read more »

spark plugs

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My Pinto 2.0l has some cruddy looking plugs which are overdue a change I think.They are NGK R APR6FS. However...Haynes manual states Autolite BF32. Some websites I have checked suggest AP6F VG. NE1 k... Read more »

Vectra 1.9 CDTI Cambelt Interval

rating: 5

Afternoon, I've recently bought a Vectra CDTI 1.9 (2005 150ps model). It has been serviced at a Network Q dealer. Bought a Haynes manual and it says that the interval for the cambelt/tensioners on ... Read more »

ST220 stalling

rating: 5

Hi, Further to my previous thread about the cam position sensor changing that has fixed the code & intermittent MIL but it still stalls occasionally. It seems to be predominantly a soft, no judder... Read more »

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