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1977 BMW 630CSi 2.9L Misfire, Calibration VIN: 5505251XXX
Old fuel pressure regulator failed was Bosch # 0 280 160 206 only spec I can find is an old Chilton book that says 35 PSI Can anyone give me a good spec before I call this new regulator defective on this non-feedback system as it seems to have a cold and lean ...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
This car drives normally and then all of a sudden will lose power and all throttle control and illuminate Fail Safe on digital display. When this happens engine idles normal only but if key is cycled will return to normal driveability,I know this is normal fai... Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed actuator mechanically jambed), P1510 (Idle speed actuator mechanically jambed), 227 (Mixture deviation cyl 1-3), 228 (Mixture deviation cyl 4-6)
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6043X
Hello Jag Techs, This Jag came in with mil on showing the above codes.Very high fuel pressure at idle,75 lbs. Replaced pressure regulator which reduced idle pressure to 55 lbs.Fuel pressure should be about 29 at idle. I checked fuel return pipes and hoses f... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALJY1240S
Hi We have scaned this truck with a rover scantool and found nothing out the ordinary.The coolant temp is reading 80c/o2s are swinging good /Airflow meter is quick and responsive. Fuel pressure is about 35-39 psi.Wile Trying to start this truck I Have to push ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L check engine VIN: SALPVL241T
Hi, Customer was told by previous shop, they had Crank PS code. First thing I did was scan for codes. None found but the Check engine light stays on while running...Customer wanted CPS replaced anyway. I replaced CPS. Check Engine light still stays on while ru...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ignition module ? VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Will not start after letting sit for 10-20 minutes. Will start normally any other times. Died once while driving.
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5605Y
Posting this so that it will be in archives. Feel free to add any comments or suggestions. MIL is on. Code 442. Searched archives for code 442 and found reference to purge valve position modification, leaking fuel tank and defective fuel cap. Tried a new cap ... Trouble codes: P0442

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1130421001
First, thanks to everyone who responded on this. The big issue was that we had not considered that the linkage connecting the mechanical injection pump to the throttle has to be carefully balanced. We are accustomed to working on newer cars that don't have t...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L vacuum actuator VIN: WDBEA30D16
Well we were able to remove the whole dash assy and replaced all vacuum motors. Not to bad a job if you take your time. Thanks
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L stall on first start VIN: WDBFA61E5M
Hi guys My manager wanted this car gone so he said to put a can of injector cleaner in the tank and he sent it out. He told them to return if it didn't help. It will be back. I will check for the solutions that I had not tried when it comes back. This is the...
1952 MG TD .0L wiring VIN: 8734814673
Hi Guys Thanks for all the offers. As I was getting ready to contact one of you when our parts guy came to me with the full wiring diagram. He got a company we do a lot of bussiness with to fax us one. Thanks for your time Rick
1976 Other European Silver Shado 5.3L hydraulics VIN: EW33453421
Hello, group, A hearty thanks to Dave from Hawaii, Steve from Texas, and Dennis from Great Britain for their helpful replies. The bleeding process for this very complicated brake-suspension system is as follows: First, exhaust all stored system pressure by...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L monitors won't run VIN: YS3DD58B5T
Thanks to all who responded. My mail was accidently deleted so I can't thank everyone. One tech wrote that he had to replace the thermostat to get monitors to run. The temp guage on this Saab was a little over 1/2 so I didn't suspect temp problem. I checked wi...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L rear axle VIN: 9BWGP61J31
Thanks to all who responded to our request for info on this. Several of you sent diagrams, etc., showing the correct positioning of the new bushings. The arrow, or mark, on the new bushings is supposed to line up with the weld on the bushing carrier where it j...
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