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Because of persistent criminal damage to my 13 year old BMW 5 Series in Farnham car parks, I have decided not to replace it unless forced to do so by a write-off. It is still an excellent, comfortable...
A few months ago I purchased a Skoda Octavia L&K 2.0 TDI with which I have been very pleased. This is the first diesel that I have run and have been receiving confused messages about whether or not it...
I have a BMW X3 2.0D which had a new turbo fitted 2010 and now although it revs well it has lost all its power.
Six weeks ago, the turbo suddenly blew on my 2005 Volkswagen Touran 1.9 TDI 105bhp. I was shocked by this as Ive always been very regular and frequent about oil changes. I still don't know why it went,...
I bought a Grand Megane scenic 54 plate last tuesday and when I took it to work the day after the turbo charger failed causing a huge cloud of black smoke smoke and significant lost of power. I could...
I wanted to write to highlight an excellent local garage in Leeds: Alderson Autos. A while ago I had an accident. When my car was returned to me it appeared to have turbo failure. The local franchised...
I have a 2006 Ford Focus 1.6TDci LX that has only 70,000 miles on the clock, but has a failed turbo (bearings have collapsed!) The DPF is blocking, but the garage are sure they can burn it out, so it will...
Does the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 170 have a supercharger and is that likely to cause any problems?
One month ago I bought a three month old Ford Grand C-MAX Powershift. I didn't notice anything during the test drive, which was driven in a busy city location. Subsequently there is a substantial whining...
I am considering changing my 2009 Renault Laguna 205GT Turbo for a Renault Megane Sport Tourer GT. The 1.2-litre turbo injection engine seems an interesting and economical development and is road tax exempt....
 

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