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I own a 2010 BMW 320i. Recently, the engine management light has come on. Any idea what might be causing this?
I often read your technical questions section and see lots of issues with turbos on diesel engines. Do the same issues arise on cars fitted with petrol engines? I note most manufacturers now seem to be...
My wife has had her 2011 Volkswagen Eos 2.0 petrol since new. The local Volkswagen garage recommended a timing belt change, as the car is six years old (but has only done 25K miles). They quoted quite...
My 1992 BMW E36 320i has 55,000 miles on the clock and, occasionally, cuts out when idling. So far the electronic testing has not revealed any faults. Any idea what could be causing this?
I am planning to trade in my 2012 diesel Ford Mondeo soon. I do less than 8000 miles a year and want a car that's reliable and cheap to run. I will keep it for approx five years. I have two cars in mind: 2016...
I own a 2003 Volkswagen Polo. It has a 1.4 petrol engine, automatic gearbox and has covered 90,000 miles. Recently it developed an intermittent start-up problem. The starter motor works fine, but the engine...
I want to buy a new SUV and quite like the Peugeot 2008 with an auto 'box and petrol engine. I've seen a few nearly new models for sale, but am wondering if it would be better to wait for the new model....
My trusty Toyota Yaris Verso [petrol] runs happily enough on 5w-30 fully synthetic oil. Would there be any problem in topping up between services with some 10w-40 semi-synthetic oil that I have spare?
I own a Fiat Punto Evo and the dashboard warning lights are on. It says 'Start Stop/Airbags Not Available' when starting the ignition. My local garage says it cannot identify the fault as its diagnostics...
I am thinking of buying an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf with the turbocharged petrol engine. Do you know if this model has any common faults?
 

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