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After carrying out an oil change, I have a leak from the sump plug. I used a metal washer from the filter pack, not a copper one, as I would have expected to seal the sump plug. Could this be the cause?
Our 2007 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi broke down on Sunday evening. The engine cut out at 75mph. It started up again and revved fine, but came up with 'Engine System Fault' and an Amber Cog with and exclamation...
When driving my 2008 Vauxhall Corsa, the gears intermittently lock and I'm unable to change gear (up or down). My gearbox is manual and when the problem last occurred I had to complete my journey in second...
I have a 2011 Vauxhall Astra that went into limp mode when I was going about 65mph. I pulled it off the road and the car would not start, it would crank but not ignite. After being recovered home I had...
My 1996 Ford Mondeo been standing for three years. What is the best way to approach starting it again? I've fitted a new battery but it didn't start. The previous owner said it needed a fuel pump and I'm...
I read a few years ago that American cars have less mechanical problems as the Americans spend the majority of the development money on the engine/drivetrain mechanicals making them more robust and less...
I have a Mercedes Benz E 200 estate 2010 October model which has done 89000 miles. It has been fully serviced by a registered Mercedes Benz dealer. The cam chain has broken requiring a new engine at a...
The parking brake on my 2005 Land Rover Discovery 3 has just failed at 70,000 miles, and the local Land Rover dealer is charging me £1100 to repair it. This seems to me to be an unutterable waste of money...
Subaru purchased with 3 year warranty in June 08 - new model Boxer engine with no low range gears. Used to pull small trailer well under recommended towing weight. New clutches required at 18k and 41k...
I have a BMW Z4 on a 54-plate. The automatic roof recently stopped working. I Googled the problem and it appears that the most common fault for the roof is that the motor, which draws the roof back,...
 

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