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Is it unusual to have to wait over six weeks for a replacement ECU ordered via a main dealer? They don't seem to be able to give me a delivery date so I don't know if this is a common issue with electrical...
A small second hand car dealer is reluctantly offering to replace (or pay the costs of) a replacement failed diesel injector for a recently purchased older (09 plate) Ford Fiesta. They are openly looking...
Do you know where I can find a classic Saab 96 two stroke engine for restoration please?
Both passenger and driver seat modules have failed on my Jaguar but the parts are no longer supplied by Jaguar. Does anyone repair them or supply replacements? Both seats are stuck in one position.
I want to buy a new car and am considering a used Kia Cee'd SW or Skoda Octavia (2009-2010), but I'm concerned about the price of parts. What do you suggest I buy?
Regarding catalytic converters, I have a friend who is co-proprietor of a 5-bay independent garage, with MoT testing. He tells me that the scrap dealers will give him money for original equipment cats...
Today I was told by the main Mazda dealer that the part required to repair the automatic selector on my Mazda3 TS2, bought new from the same dealer in September 2007, is not available. There isn't one...
The instrument cluster on my Ford S-Max (2008) failed 8 weeks ago. Since that time I have been without the use of a car. The car has done 60k miles. I have taken it to a local Ford garage and told that...
I am trying to rebuild a 1965 Austin A40 Farina but cannot find a new original off-side sill. The pattern parts are largely unsatisfactory and I have seen mark 1 sills turn up but these are different to...
I am wondering about buying a 2002 Volkswagen Passat Estate 4.0 W8, automatic, 91,000 miles, full VWSH. It is advertised at an independent garage for £4995. Is there potentially plenty of life left in...
 

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