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When I first start my 2001 Ford Mondeo in the morning it is great, however when the engine warms up I start having problems. It doesn't matter what gear I'm in, whilst trying to accelerate it jumps forward....
I've got Ford Mondeo 2.0 petrol and it stopped dead. I got it going again and managed to get it to a carpark, but could hear a tapping sound and it was misfiring. What could this be?
My 2007 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 petrol engine was wrecked by the swirl flaps, with no obvious prior warnings. In last Saturday's Telegraph a garage identified a failed inlet manifold and swirl flaps. How is...
I've been told the following about my Zafira by a vaxhuall garage: Fault on inlet manifold and noisy on initial start up –suspect internal swirl flaps have collapsed and possible engine damage Vehicle...
I was most interested to read your advice to a BMW E53 X5 owner, suggesting having the engine inlet manifold swirl flaps removed. Because of a repetitive computer warning, my own 45,000 mile BMW 330d had...
My car is a 2004/54 BMW X5 diesel Sport auto, facelift. I bought it seven years ago at eighteen months old. Apart from a new starter motor the car as been faultless. I’ve considered a new X3, but as my...
There is a warning light intermittently coming on in my 2007 Astra. Vauxhall garage says it's an inlet manifold problem and would cost £500 to fix. The car runs normally whether the light is on or off....
Bio have a 53 plate Vectra CDTI. It seems to feel as if it is running on three cylinders, but seems to clear when you put your foot down. There are no fault codes when plugged in and the chap that plugged...
My BMW 320d, 04 plate, broke down a few weeks ago with a clattering sound. It was towed to the garage. They said that one of the swirl flaps had fallen into the engine. The garage is looking for a replacement...
One of your readers letters extolled the virtue of running older cars. Like you, I remember when I was young and had little money. I ran old cars and can’t forget the grief they gave me. Never again. I...
 

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