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I have driven Volvos with tremendous satisfaction since 1970, currently a V70 diesel estate, but now at 82 I am finding it difficult to get in and out of, mainly due to the low profile of modern cars these...
At 1800 - 2000 rpm in any gear the engine on my Ford Focus seems to have a 'flat spot' and stutters, feeling very lumpy. It's OK when you drive through this rpm range. No other problems. Starts OK. Garage...
We are the proud owners of a 20-year-old Audi 80 TDI (bought from new), now with 174,000 on the clock. Over the past year it's lost much of it's pulling power. It struggles with even the slightest inclines...
I am new to this site and do like the various valuable advice that it has. I have a question regarding a car that I am looking to buy. Its Ford focus 2006 1.6 TDCI zetec. with 74K on the clock. Cambelt...
In December 2011 my daughter's boyfriend bought a 2002 SEAT Leon 1.6 turbodiesel from an independent dealer. Within a couple of months, a problem was diagnosed with the turbo and this was repaired under...
I am writing you regarding my Ford Focus 1.6TDCI. I purchased it in April 2012 with 38,000 miles on the clock. In October the engine malfunction light came on. I took it into the Ford garage we purchased...
You may remember I emailed you last week about my colleague's Range Rover Sport 2.7 diesel with a blown turbo at 104,000 miles. Well the turbo has been replaced but the garage has called him to say the...
We purchased a new VW Caddy Maxi 1.6 TD great vehicle,but we have a safety concern and that is between tick over and 1500rpm (when turbo kicks in) the is a very noticeable lack of power. This is really...
I have an engine system warning light come on in my 55-plate Focus TDCi (red cog like with exclamation mark in centre) any ideas please? Car has done just over 93,000 miles and was going to get belts change...
I fitted a new turbo to my Renault Megane 1.9dCi after hours of struggling i was pleased with my work when the car started first time, it idled for 20mins as i cleaned my tools but just 1/2 mile into the...
 

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