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I understand the 1.2 PureTech Citroen engine is well regarded but have read reports of problems with the cam belt running in oil being unreliable. I gather it has been updated over its life and now is...
I have a Skoda Octavia 1.5.TSI Evo ACT. These engines are fitted with ACT, meaning when at certain times the 4 cylinder engine reduces to running on 2 cylinders. Do you have any information when and at...
Do modern PHEVs use the ICE motor to heat the cabin?
Are Audi A4 TFSI 35 and A4 TFSI 40 running cost the same (mpg, tax, emissions, insurance ) ? Apart from HP 150 and 200, all data i see varies. Some suggest 35 is cheaper to run, others suggest there is...
Are there advantages to having oil fed cam belts?
I have read a lot of bad press on the PSA 1.2 petrol engine, how much of this is actual and does it cover the turbo and non turbo engines?
Is it possible to modify a Euro5 engine to comply with Euro6? If so can the compliance be registered so the vehicle can go to clean air zones without penalty
I have just bought a 2019 Skoda Octavia 1.5 petrol and the air filter inlet scoop is missing, is it important?
I am looking for a Rover 75 and can't seem to find out which were built by BMW and which engine is a BMW engine. There is a 1.8 petrol, 2.0lt diesel and a 2.5 V6 petrol, don't really want a diesel so it's...
I've just purchased a 72-plate Kia Picanto GT Line S. Do modern cars still have automatic chokes? My immediate area has 30mph camera controlled restrictions and I can poodle along in 5th but on the level...

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