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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L cam VIN: TRUWT28N21
AMU Engine, 1.8 turbo 17748, Camshaft Position Sensor (G40) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28): Incorrect correlation. The cylinder head came with new camshafts, intake and exhaust. Installed new cyl. head assy., ok. When vehicle is at idle, fault code 17748 will...
1991 BMW 735iL 3.4L bmw VIN: 0000000000
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, won't even crank VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Vehicle came in needing to be jump started every time. We jump started it, put it in the shop, put charger on it, and sadly put the charger on high which I believe is a mistake for these vehicles. Later when we wanted to start work on the vehicle it will not c... Trouble codes: 148
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E2L
This car spent time at two other shops before coming here. When we got it, the idle was rough and the instrument cluster wasn't working. The owner had jumped the car from a charger which damaged the instruments and who knows what else. He told us it ran fine b...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Message on display VIN: WDBJH82F1X
Customer complained that engine cranks but wouldn't start all the time,found code B1000 EIS(Electronic Ignition Switch) faulty.Replaced EIS (incl.all coding)immediatly the Message apeared in the message center "Engine Fan engine electronic"and the radiator fan... Trouble codes: P1181 (Suction fan engine electronic), B1154 (Instrument cluster out put stage short to ground or positive)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C31
This car has a cel light and a fault code that saying the cam sensor signal is too high. It started right after the timing belt was changed. So we checked the cam/ crank timing marks and the were right on the money. So the power and ground at the sensor were g...

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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L engine
Thx again to all who responded. To summarize all of this: Audi recommends replacing engine check valves if you have lifter noises. This worked for me. But be sure to check valley cover for warpage. Audi suggests sanding on a flat surface. While you have the in...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Unknown VIN: WDBEA30D3L
Almost all of you agree that these are not the best systems to retrofit to 134a and that perhaps that should no longer be done anyway. I replaced the expansion valve and swapped oil with pag46 and gained about 5 degrees so that now we have about 58 degree outl...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Sun Roof VIN: WDBEA26D1N
I would like to thank the 8 people that replied with very useful information. After spending literally hours playing, tweaking, lubricating checking rechecking I've had to cut my losses and settle for slightly better sun roof operation. I charge .5 for replaci...
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