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I brought Jaguar XE secondhand from a dealer in December 2019. After three months, the car suddenly stopped while driving and failed to start. A local garage diagnosed that the engine and turbo need to...
I've just fitted a brand new crate engine to my Ford Explorer that I'm restoring. It has 126,000 miles on it, but can I zero the clock because the engine has done no miles yet?
I purchased a 2012 Land Rover Defender in a private sale. Within 30 days there was a warning light for the oil pressure followed quickly by engine failure. The car now requires a new engine at approximately...
My 2016 Vauxhall Astra has been at the dealership now for nearly a month. It apparently needs a completely new engine and it's under warranty. The Vauxhall dealership say they cannot give me any timescale...
I went to a specialist garage that charged us close to £4600 for a reconditioned engine replacement job for my Mitsubishi Outlander. With this we also received a three month/3000 mile warranty. There is...
I have seen a 2006 Renault Master, which has been converted to a horsebox. It also had a reconditioned engine in 2013. The mileage is 159,000 and the seller says the new engine has only 50,000 miles on...
I'm restoring a 1949 AC 2 litre saloon but expect to fit a 1990's Toyota 2.0 litre engine. What is likely to be the tax on this?
I bought a van that seems cheap for the miles that it's done. It’s a 2005 Vauxhall Vivaro with 95,000 miles and the MoT was just done. I got it for £1500. The van has had a new engine and I've done a HPI...
Should I buy a car that's had a new engine put in?
I bought a 2011 Volkswagen Caravelle with the 180PS engine 10 weeks ago. Since owning, it has been burning oil at an alarming rate - way higher than Volkswagen consider acceptable. Fuel consumption has...
 

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