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I am hoping to buy a new Suzuki Vitara 1.6 petrol automatic. Has it got chain cam?
I have a 2016 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 petrol. Can you please tell me if it has a cam belt or a cam chain? Also, when accelerating up through the gears from cold, there seems to be an exhaust boom or resonance...
I am thinking of buying a 2008 Suzuki SX4 1.6 petrol. Does it have a chain cam or belt? Is there anything else I should watch out for?
Does the 2012 Fiat Panda 875cc Twinair have a cam belt or chain? When should it be changed (and does a chain need changing)?
Which is better a chain or belt driven vehicle? And if you were to purchase a vehicle for £2000 or less - Toyota Yaris for example - would this factor your decision on which one to go for?
I'm looking at buying a 2009 BMW 320i ES saloon, it’s an auto with a full service history. I just have a couple of questions: Does it have folding rear seats? Does it have a cam belt or timing chain? I’ve...
I have owned an Audi TT from new in 2008. In Jan 2013 when booking the service I enquired whether the timing belt needed replacing as it was five years old (35k). The dealer advised that the Mk2 had a...
Can you tell me if my 2011 Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI has a cam belt or chain?
Does my Ford Mondeo ST220 have a cam belt or chain? If a chain, when does this need to be replaced? It's a 2005 model
I'm looking at Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 diesel circa 02-06. Which model would you recommend? And what mileage? (I was thinking 70-90,000) I want to pay £2500. Do they have DPF? Chain belt?

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