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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, long cranking times VIN: WBACD4323T
It was a dark and stormy night nearly a year ago when this little Beemer first darkened my doorstep. We should've sent it straight to the orphanage (dealer), but the boys fell for it's pretty Arctic Silver smile. "Can we fix it, Tom? Can we fix it? PLEEEZE!" A... Trouble codes: 141 (oxygen sensor), 455 (gross evap leak), P1250
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA61E0P
Starting cold is ok. Idle speed will be "fast" and will decrease with the engine getting hotter. Problem is when engine is hot idle will be high about 900rpm. If engine is started again, after starting there is that normal accelaration to about 1300rpm and af...
1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CD68U0T
This 9000CS was towed in as a no start. There were 2 codes in the computer when checking this out. P0300 and P0340. I have searched the fix database and have installed NGK-BCPR7ES-11 spark plugs as per many of the replies, but did not see anything on code P034... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple cylinder misfire detected), P0340 (Cam position sensor A-Bank 1 circuit malfunction)
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Gas smell on startup VIN: YV1KS9608T
Well maintained car in excellent condition. Occasionally, after the car sits for a few days, upon startup, there is a gas smell in the passenger compartment. It goes away after 3-5 minutes of driving. There are no drivability issues, and visual inspection of a...

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1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWAK01H6V
Thanks for the replies, but I'm at a loss on this car. Some parts are hard to come by for us so the car would get some work and come back later. I checked the vacuum hose to the booster, it is in good shape. A few phone calls to shops in Canada gave things to ...
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