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I trying to purchase a new van I have narrowed it down to two; VW Transporter or Renault Traffic / Vauxhall version. Which would you recommend? Both seem good vans.
I live in a small town in Northern Ireland and have a 5-year-old Nissan Primera CVT 2-litre car with just 40,000 miles on the clock. My query is that my local independent dealer tells me that this model...
Our 2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier is just coming up for its 8th annual service and MoT. So far it has been very reliable and incidentally the most comfortable car to drive in 60 years of motoring. However, at...
I'd appreciate your advice on the markedly different lengths of life of cam-belts quoted by various manufacturers. Ford seem to suggest that those fitted to the petrol Fiesta and Focus models should last...
The handbook of my 2005 VW Touran 2.0TDI DSG states that the cambelt should be changed every 80,000 miles. However my VW dealer is now advising me that VW has revised this to every 4 years of age, regardless...
The timing chain of my 2005 Zafira 2.2 Design needs replacing after 45k miles. Vauxhall is quoting me £720 to have this 'problem' fixed but it appears that it may be a known problem affecting the z22ye...
I bought a Hyundai i10 on 1st November 2008 and the dealer assured me it had the new Kappa engine. Is there any easy way to identify the new engine? I have seen pictures on the Net and I must say there...
I have a Volvo 2004 Volvo V70 estate D5 diesel bought pre-registered from a Volvo dealer in early 2005 with 10 miles on the clock. Always serviced on time by the same dealer. The cambelt tensioner has...
I have just replaced my 156,000 mile 1994 Volvo 850 auto estate with an almost identical 1998 V70. This is the 4th consecutive Volvo estate I've owned since 1975 - all second-hand. I've followed your advice...
Does the latest 1.6 diesel engine in the Audi A3 and VW Golf have a belts or chain cam? It seems to me that aside from the risk of a belt failure, the fuel savings over a 3-year period are negated by the...
 

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