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I have a Ford Fiesta 1.0T EcoBoost, it's a Powershift purchased from new in April 2017. It's very nippy but when I pull away not from cold it can be a bit jerky. Can you help?
The head gasket needs replacing on my 1996 Citroen ZX 1.4 petrol, 112,000 miles. Is it worth fixing?
I have a 2009 Skoda Fabia 1.9 TDI from new, part of the original scrappage scheme. It's fully maintained with a mileage of 113,000, primarily due to two trips to Spain each year. Should I consider replacing...
My 1994 Audi 80 2.0E ABK engine has a temperature gauge that works intermittently. I've replaced the sender but this has made no difference. I'm sure the thermostat is okay as the heater output seems fine...
My son has just purchased a Volkswagen Scirroco from a 'dealer'. We checked the service record book before purchase and the last service filled in the book did not have a garage stamp, but it was completed...
You say the underlying maintenance cost is the reason for the collapsing of diesel car prices. I'm concerned because I own a 63 reg Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0d, with 40,000 miles that I plan to keep for another...
I have a 2013 Volkswagen Transporter. When should the timing belt be changed?
I recently purchased a 2006 Volkswagen Crafter from a dealer with 161,000 miles on clock. I had it a couple of weeks but I'm now having issues with blue smoke - mainly going up or down hills or sudden...
I have owned a BMW M140i from new, the car is nine months old and has suffered persistent problems with the air conditioning. The local dealership has failed to fix them, so I took the car to the supplying...
I want my 207,000 mile 2007 Vectra 1.9 diesel to keep going for a while. I asked the main dealer to change the cam belt and give a full service, put a new fan belt on (it's on the original), grease the...
 

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