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Vehicle maintenance and repair questions in here please for all questions relating to Cars, Vans etc.

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 Post subject: Engine wouldn't turn after short drive. Overheat? Seized?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:08 am 
So I took my 1988 Alfa 75 3.0 V6 for a 5 minute drive up and down a lane. A very easy drive, no high revs. I’ve finally got the car running on 6 cylinders after an air leak through a fuel injector caused a misfire.

The car was running fine (finally) but when I stopped driving and left it idling for a few minutes, it was running rough and wouldn’t rev with a fair ...

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 Post subject: Throttle Position Sensor Nissan Primera P12 2002 2.2 Tdi
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:48 pm 

Vehichle : Nissan Primera P12 2002 2.2 Tdi Estate.

My Engine Light is on and the vehicle is in Limp mode took to a garage and they said that the throttle position sensor needs changing. However, the cost for the part is more than the vehicle is worth. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a fix for this, maybe like cleaning the sensor etc.

Limp mode has come up before but usually ...

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 Post subject: Ford fiesta engine part?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:49 pm 
Doing I little maintenance on my car and noticed this part of what I assume is part of the cooling system had slipped away from the engine. I temporarily reattached with tape but I want to get a replacement part. What exactly is this part? What am I looking for? Is there a particular size and type?

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 Post subject: Possible Head gasket failure?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:36 am 
Hi all new to the forum!

So I discovered That white milky stuff under my oil cap (Tiny bit on the dipstick which has not returned after being wiped off and no smoke from the exhaust) I Then realised my car had run out of coolant which had only been filled a couple of weeks before. Took it to the mechanic and he said head gasket failure, I agreed and told him to go ahead ...

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 Post subject: 206 HDi engine stalls/dies momentarily on the move
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:14 pm 
Long story short, I am posting the video of my problem here:

(It is a 2005 Peugeot 206 1.4 HDi on 214k kms)
The car has been doing this for over a year now. Sometimes it is all fine for months, sometime the problem gets more severe. Few weeks ago, for the first time, the engine stopped on the move and did not start again for few minutes.
The only OBD code I read ...

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 Post subject: Halfords weld through primer product recall
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:52 pm 
Just in case anyone has any of the batch and isn't aware

EXPLOSIVE RECALL Halfords urgently recalls cans of primer over fears they could explode and injure people
Halfords says cans with item code 370426 are at risk of rupturing at any point with one incident already reported ... mer_paint/

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 Post subject: The continuing saga of the damned Volvo
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:44 pm 
The present steed is an 04 S60 2.4D5 Auto
I've had a few things replaced already mainly for my own piece of mind (timing belt & water pump), I could have done without changing the starter motor but it was my own fault for not getting something to grip the solenoid when I undid the nut on the main wire.
Anyhow, got back to car last night after work & spotted a pool of oil ...

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 Post subject: Insurance again private car/commercial
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:16 am 
4 years ago I had a van. One day I left it outside a job to find it had rolled into a wall. Total write off.

Since then I've worked out of an estate car. Private policy which includes business use.

My personal no claims haven't been affected, but every year when I search for new quotes I include the loss of the van in the "accidents or claims in last 5 years" section.

Question ...

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 Post subject: Car insurance
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:23 am 
Mines due at the beginning of next month and I'm getting a few prices.

Is anyone else finding that their insurance has gone up this year?

My car is the same, no points etc but mines up by almost £100 with several insurers.

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 Post subject: Speed camera detectors
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:34 am 
Anyone have experience of these, I am considering a Drivesmart pro.

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