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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBAB93A9D
This is for the diesel guys out there. I own a repair shop and gas station on Long Island. Friday a customer came in and told me that one of my gas attendants had put gasoline in his diesel Mercedes and he wanted me to pay his $800 repair bill from another sho...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA45DXG
Greetings esteemed collegues, We’ve worked on a lot of Mercedes over the years with idle problems, but this one has already ruined one day. Two months ago car came in with stalling problem, which was cured by replacement of the idle speed ECU. We used a new pa...
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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Rich running VIN: WBAAK7405E
THanks for the replies. The VAF meter was skewed to the high side. A rebuilt unit from a local import shop was the fix. Some other replies suggested an O2 sensor shorted, but that was not the problem. Thanks again for the replies Bob [...]
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCJ332XV
Thank you to everyone whom replied.the idle valve is suspect,tapping on valve, vehicle began to idle on it own.customer advised with estimate to replace idle valve.vehicle has been running ok so far. Trouble codes: P0101.
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGH8339X
thanks got two responds as they said MAF thats what the problem was changed it and the car runs fine once again THANKS IATN Trouble codes: 115 (hot flim-massair sensor).
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WPOCB29872
I would like to thank the two people who quickly responded to try to help out. The final answer is that this vehicle DOES NOT have a fuel filter. I have noticed myslf that more and more vehicles with plastic fuel tanks are eliminating fuel filter requirements,...
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1990 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWFA01G5L
Sent vehicle to another shop in town with more vw knowledge,they in turn sent the vehicle to the dealer after spending time on it.The dealer had it for 4 days,before they found the problem.Unfortunatly it cost the customer 832.00 dollars to get the dist.rotor ...
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