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Would you mind listening to these two clips (if my uploading skills have worked!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA7RIcJ9Tp0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rObzl7M_NrM Background: Audi UK say this is...
The Polo V (2009-) uses a cam chain which is now seeing more and more failures, and Volkswagen refuses to accept this is a quality problem, despite growing numbers. How do I go about making Volkswagen...
A friend in her early 20s is looking to buy a small car and her 'dream' is to get a MINI. However, her budget is likely to be only £2000 initially. There are examples in this price range available online...
I'm looking for a cheap second hand car for my partner. She only does 4000 miles a year, but needs something with five doors and a large boot. We've narrowed it down to the Honda Jazz, Mitsubishi Colt...
I have just bought a used Ford Galaxy 2.0 diesel. The dealer was unsure if it was a cam belt or chain and also doesn't know when it should be serviced. Can you help?
My wife is about to change her Renault Modus for a new car of similar size. Is any manufacturer of small/medium cars still fitting chain cam engines?
I am a reasonably keen driver and have always bought various older high performance BMWs, Audi's and even a Porsche Boxster over the last 20 years, and have whittled down my choice of next car to either...
If I were looking to buy a camper van with a chain-cam engine while also seeking to avoid potential DPF problems, what makes / models should I be considering?
I am thinking of buying a 2012/62 Skoda Superb. It has the 170PS diesel engine. Please can you tell me if this engine has a timing chain or belt?
I have two cars: a 2008 Peugeot 308 Sport 120 with 57,800 on the clock and a 2002 Ford Ka 1.3-litre petrol. Do they have a cambelt or chain?
 

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