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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L engine Temp VIN: WBAGC8310J
This car runs so cold the temp guage barely gets outta the blue corner of the temp guage, and very poor heater temp output, It also blows oil smoke, after putting cardboard in front of the radiator, the heater temp is increased and the oil smoke goes away, the...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L starting VIN: WBABF4326R
When engine cold cranks for a long time before start. We have just done valve job. After starting runs normally, will restart normally until sits for several hours.
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF7321W
Hey guys, this one has got me stumped! The vehicle has to get all the way to full temperature, and then cool all the way back down to ambient temp before I can duplicate the problem. The fuel pressure drops to zero after this happens, and when the key is turne...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L coolant expansion tank VIN: WBAAM5346Y
please see above on repair history the problem we need help with. thank you, avy
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L engine races VIN: WBABS53481
Good morning everyone. I have an 01 330ci that the customer brought in for an intermittant problem. He says that occassionally he will be sitting at a stop in gear and the engine will start racing by itself. I dont really have any info on this model but i beli...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L door locks VIN: SALTY1249X
Hi; We need help from Rover land. This vehicle towed in because key or remote will not unlock door. It has been sitting for 5 weeks while owner was out of town. When he returned, the key spins freely in the tumbler and the remote will not work. We charged the ...
1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN02D1M
This car will often just crank and not start due to absence of spark. It is more likely to do this when it is cold but also when fully warmed up. It will sometimes fire up right away if I just "bump" the key or sometimes come to life as I back off from the sta...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 1YHG78TREE
body shop left the key in the car and killed the battery the problem is that now the immobilizer message read on the display. key does not turn. I found out how to force the key to turn on the TECH 2 scanner but have not found out how to reprogram the key??? i...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Hi Guys, Weve got this VW Beetle in here, the timing belt broke and we've got a bent valve. Is there any thing unusual involved in replacing this head? Any special tools? We don't work on many Volkswagons and this one is fairly new. Alldata is very limited for...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Warning light for brake pad wear VIN: WVWAH63B41
Hello VW techs. We received this car from a disgruntled customer from the local MIDAS store, where they claim they only installed a set of front pads with sensors built in. I orderted a set of pads from VW to test with but the brake pad warning light still sta...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Light VIN: VV1SZ58D52
We have just replaced the clock spring in the steering column and need to clear the computer codes to have the light go off. We have attempted to clear the codes with our Solus to no avail. We have also had the battery disconnected. Is there another way to cle...

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1986 BMW 524td 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADB2408G
Thank you for all of the replies. The fix was to have a dealer with the tools required to set the pump timing. and replace the belt.
1979 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L engine VIN: 124CS20154
Thank you to all that replied. The labor time for this op seemed to vary between 14.1 to 20.1 hours, with 17.1 being the mean average. We're going with 17.1. Thanks all!!
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel smell VIN: SAJAV1343H
Most of the replies were explanations of the location of the component(s) connected to the hose I referred to, and the method to access and repair it. Fuel tank removal was mentioned as a necessary step in the process, which I was aware of. My question concern...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01CXY
special thanks to rene from belgium who suggested a broken 4-3 pre stroke spring in the valve body.and also thank you for the squematics we recieved. today we dropped the valve body and found the broken spring.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L valve train, chain VIN: WDBFA66E7M
Hi; Don [...] were also helpful. The chain tensioner in the right head had broken and the piece lodged in the idler gear in the top center of the motor. We were able to get the pieces out without major disassembly of the fr...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
Hello again guys, Thanks to all you who replied. I did try a new set of spark plugs only because whether they fixed it or not they were worn out and cacked in black soot. Of course this didn't repair the vehicle. but I think the bad MAF was the reason for the ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P0300.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
Well, we hope this one is fixed. The customer has had the car a week and a half now and called last night and said it's fixed. After rechecking the boost lines between the turbo and throttle body, I decided to take everything apart and get a closer look. Every...
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