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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L Misfire, hard starting VIN: WBABE8322V
Goodevening BMW techs.This little BMW is driving me crazy.It is very hard to start cold.I have to hold the accelerator pedal wide open,and when it finally does start it misfires like crazy on cylinders number 3 and 4 for about a minute,until it warms up a bit,...
1988 Saab 900 2.0L turbo VIN: SA998UHYJT
I'm installing a new motor in this car - a project for my girlfriend which was bound to be riddled with hangups by nature. Upon removing the turbo from her blown motor, I could see some hairline cracks inside the housing where the exhaust enters the turbo. Oth...
1986 Volkswagen Golf 1.6L No Start VIN: 1VWEG0175G
vehicle came in as no start found no fuel to supply pump replaced external filter primed and still no fuel drawn to injection pump recommend replacement of injection pump to my knowledge fuel supply pump is part of injection pump. upon replacement of pump stil...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Main Fuel pump fuse VIN: YV1FA8841L
While driving vehicle to work lost all power and shut off without warning. Once car stopped, I found that the fuel pump was not working (no buzzing sound heard. I then checked the fuse box and found that the #1 fuse (main fuel pump) fuse was blown, so I popped...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA65FE2
Car runs way rich, hot, cold. Injectors at 30 ms. sometimes at 15 or whatever but always way more than 2.8 that should be at idle. MAF load signal at 1.6v , should be .9 at idle. Load TL is over 4.5ms at idle should be 1.2 ms. These numbers are from Autodiagno...

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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN534X1
Hello All, Thank You to Logan [...] and Dang from VA.Most of you stated that the cyl. head passages were probably carboned up.Several said to check O2 values while engaging the pump,and that would have been ... Trouble codes: 80 (Secondary Air System Bank 1), 81 (Secondary Air System Bank 2).
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL154X1
Hello All, I receieved 4 reply's to this post.Jason from southern Calif. said this was a false code do to a software problem with the F.I. Ecu and the truck didn't have a heater element in the DMTL (diagnostic module tank leakage).I found a recall action notic... Trouble codes: P1481 (DMTL heater power stage signal missing), P0171 (Mixture adaptation factorfra bank 1), P0174 (Mixture adaptationfactor fra bank 2), P1668 (Anti theft alarm serial link fault).
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on
The fuel cut off valve was the culprit. it is located in the lr wheel well next to the canister (large white valve). Thank you to Matthew from Nevada for the insight. Valve was leaking vacuum. Trouble codes: P0450.
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