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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 1VWRD4EFRP
Greetings to all audi techs, I have an old 2.8 motor that is kicking our butts. The thing has a oil leak that we cannot seem to fix. So far we have done head gaskets,valve covers,valley pan gasket,lower sump gasket. The leak has gotten less but is still there....
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L convertor VIN: WAUBG34D4W
Converter seems to hunt in and out of lock up at 45 to 55 MPH at light throttle, no codes stored, when problem happens trans is in 5th gear, converter is in control, solenoid at .5 amps and you see no change but converter seems to surge in and out.I am about t...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUBA24B7X
This is an auction car that we foolishly let in. Sounded like a good story..90K, lack of heat at idle...water pump impeller must be sticking on the block. WRONG! Sometimes we do 3 or 4 of these Audi front of the engine services a week..12 valve or 30 valve, d...
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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA1306J
Vehicle cuts out under heavy acceleration and feels as though the ignition was momentarly shut off. The MIL illumnates only while the problem is occuring and no codes are stored. Condition lasts for about 1 second. Using a scope while driving the igntion out p...
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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L soft top VIN: WBADK8320T
Hi ladies and gentlmen. we run in the problem with this 98 bmw 328 convertible,we replaced 1 rear lid lock down cable of the soft top system ,now the top and rear lid not synchronized to eachother,press switch to close the top when top up,the rear lid did not ...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Oil Warning Light VIN: WBABM3348Y
The car has a problem with the Amber or Yellow "Oil Can" light coming on after starting. The engine needs to be about 2-3K and the Yellow Oil Can light will come on. Engine makes no noise, oil level is full. The red light is on during KOEO (Key On Engine Off) ...
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1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAV1346G
I'm thinking I'm missing something simple here but can't figure it out. Intermittantly, though most of the time, the fuel mixture on this thing will go to about 4%-5% CO when the o2 sensor is connected. Without O2 sensor the CO is less than 1% and HC about 100...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L engine VIN: WDBGA76E7R
Hello,need help with this one.This V-12 smokes mostly out of right tailpipe on acceleration after warmup like an old train. I mean a lot!Customer says that never happened before.Old harnesses looked very bad, especially the ones by MAF sensor connectors.The ca...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L fuel, temp gauges VIN: WVWTH63B22
What would be causing these Instrument Clusters to go bad? I would think the checks of all the pins at back of IC would have found a short to ground or B+ where it should't have been? Any hints at what else to check would be appreciated.
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1999 Volvo V70 XC 2.5L oil consumption
Hello Everyone, I need some help with this Volvo. I know these engines have problems with oil consumption, however i have one which gives me no real good place to start. this motor is consuming approximately 2.5 qts. of oil every 3k miles. This was a new cust...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: WAUGB28D5X
Well, no service records, no warranty. The fix was a new oil pump with pick-up and flush the engine. I also replaced the oil feed line to the turbo. At that point it became apparent that the turbo had been oil starved also as it immediately started dumping oil...
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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Torque Converter lock up VIN: WAUBG34D0X
Thank you all for responding. we sent the car to the local dealer and they are replacing the transmission. Reflashing the ecu fixed the problem for a short time, but it came back. I will let you all know the final outcome as soon as i find out. Thanks again, J...
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHJ6315N
Wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for all their help. Thanks to you guys I realized that the code definition my scanner was giving me was wrong. This vehicle dose not have knock sensors. The code 70 I retrieved was for an O2 sensor. A special thank you... Trouble codes: 70 (knock sensor circuit 1).
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJNX2749R
Thanks to all for the help. I called Coventry West & talked to Ed. He had a rebuilt head in stock for a very fair price & it is being shipped to me.
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L tcm VIN: SAJHX1745T
After testing wires for continuity from the TCM to the connector in the center console we went from the center console connector to the transmission. What we found there was rather strange...when checking for continuity we found that we had continuity running ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBGA51E5N
I'm going to call this one fixed now, sorry for the delay in posting a reply. It turns out the auto skid control switch(the one with the pic. of the shock on it) in the console must have had too much pepsi to drink. The switch felt strange, so upon tearing it ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L headlights VIN: 3VWTD61H3W
Many thanks to all who replied. Most of you are correct .The culprit was the igintion switch. I did not have to do the repair, as it was under warranty from the the local car dealer where he bought the car from. The customer took back to them for repair and th...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C11
We tried activations, all was ok. We repaired 2 vacuum leaks and smoke tested, still set code. Finally replaced fuel pump relay with updated unit, this took care of it. Activation of the air pump was always good with the I-SCAN, but pump did not always run as ... Trouble codes: P0411 (insufficient air injection flow).
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L bulb failure VIN: YV1TS90DTY
well everyone was right, the bulbs in the rear were a mismatched mess. tail lights had about every shape the would plug into the holder,but i will say they illuminated like a working bulb, all the same brightness. i'm used to the bulb malfunction light staying...
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