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Least Troublesome Cars
Hi all, Which new compact car could I buy today would be least likely to give me problems reliability-wise in future? thanks, Marty The cup holder in our new Polo broke... New? If you want a reliable...
7 months ago 83
 
code - micra clarion radio?
Actually bought radio code for this Nissan Micra from net site but didn't work. Any ideas? Details of radio: S/N: PP3001MB0042854 PART NO; 28185 BG10A MODEL NO: PP-3001M Instructions they gave for...
2 years ago 3
 
Miniature MIG welding bottle coupling size?
Gentlemen, Does anyone know what the correct name is for the type of coupling that fits on these disposable MIG welding gas bottles that Sealey do? They're only about 14" high and maybe 3.5" or so in...
3 years ago 9
 
Boot catch in lock position
Hi I have a Renault Clio 53 2004 I have a fault were the boot catch is in the locked position and a can?t shut the boot at all. The car in not also auto locking itself after a few minutes when I...
3 years ago
 
AdBlue buying, storing and dispensing questions
Now that my wife has gone and bought a car that uses AbBlue I'm wondering about the cheapest/easiest way of topping up the tank. I seem to recall reading somewhere that part-used containers shouldn't...
3 years ago 2
 
Renault Clio Mk2 1.2 8v - Cambelt Problem
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 from a...
3 years ago 10
 
Lock lube, snake oil?
I was talking to an aftermarket vehicle lock supplier earlier and mentioned the use of graphite powder on said vehicle lock (before it failed) and he suggested it was a bad thing (not just not the...
4 years ago 47
 
Excessive (maybe) white vapour from old micra K11
My ancient (but still useful) Micra K11 is blowing what seems excessive white smoke. Is worse in this cold weather and when engine is cold. It does seem a lot though. The amount does get much less...
4 years ago 10
 
removing sirion automatic 1.0 crank pulley
Hi I'm going to change the cambelt on a 52 plate Daihatsu sirion, any pointers to how the crank can be locked to undo the 19mm hex head bolt? AJH In article , On an auto where it can be difficult to...
4 years ago 4
 
Foam in wheelbarrow tyres then become flatproof ?
Foam in Allotment wheelbarrow tyres become flat proof ? What kind of foam might we be able to get in the U.K. ? Punctureseal (used to be Ultraseal). Mate put it in a ride on mower (tubed tyres) he was...
4 years ago 18
 
2001, 1.2, 16V, Corsa C coolant / heater issues.
Hi All, Daughter picked us up last night in her Corsa (175k) and mentioned that the engine management light had just come on and that the fan stayed on for some time when she stopped off to grab some...
4 years ago 9
 
Nissan Micra radio code
HELP, please. Lost my radio code when battery died. S/N : PP3001MB Type : PN3000 Model : PP3001M Nissan Micra Acenta S 58 reg. Lost my radio code when battery died. S/N : PP3001MB Type : PN3000 Model...
4 years ago 4
 
Renault Laguna Mk3 2008 ABS ECU
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 me to...
4 years ago 2
 
What is approx normal coolant temp for 1.9 L Diesel engine
What would be a normal coolant temp for 1.9 L Diesel engine? There's no temp dial on our Caddy 1.9diesel and the ODB reader is saying it's 60 deg C - which seems very low. Have change the 'stat - but...
5 years ago 3
 
Speed awareness course
I'm told that you can only have one speed awareness course, but a friend says she's been on several. Can this be so? (Inadvertently posted in ) Maybe if enough time has elapsed in between they get...
5 years ago 63
 
Electric fan switch hysteresis?
Hi all. 1978 Ford 1300 Kent powered kitcar. When we first built it I modified the thermostat housing to take a std 22mm electric fan switch and it's worked pretty well over the years. A while back the...
5 years ago 38
 
Mk II Focus steering knuckles
Anyone know if Mk II Focus front knuckles are generally interchangable? Rather than pee about with bearings, eBay turns up a selection of whole knuckles cheaply, but with the 1.6 ones are even cheaper...
5 years ago
 
Mini 2012 timing chain local repair man or main dealer
2012 Mini Cooper 12,500 miles, warranty ended July 2015 - still under Mini TLC (if that makes any difference) I have been told by the local official Mini repair centre that they suspect the timing...
5 years ago 22
 
Disconnect cable from caliper arm
Focus MK1 2004 The rear discs and pads need replacing on the Focus. I am having trouble disconnecting the handbrake cable from the caliper arm. I slackened off the handbrake adjuster by 3 turns and...
5 years ago 8
 
#golf 5 radio code
Vw5z7g1110582 Hw:012 Sw:0018 plz let me knw Vw5z7g1110582 Hw:012 Sw:0018 plz let me knw
5 years ago 1