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1982 Other European SILVER SPUR 412CID Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SCAZN42A6C
vehicle came in misfire on cyl 2 no spark coming out of distributor cap (b1) as vehicle gets hotter we lose spark on cyl 3 (a4) and cyl 7 (a2) any information i have on this car is very little rolls royce isnt very helpful at all i have no info in all data on ...
1982 Porsche 911 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0ZZZ937C
This car is a federalized gray market 3.3L 911 Turbo. There is no vacuum to the distributor. I have no access to vacuum diagrams for an unmodified car, much less one that has been federalized. Besides no vacuum diagrams, I don't know whether to time it with th...
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3GT58L6K
This vehicle is now a summer/fall vehicle only - stored each winter. For a number of years now, it's had a starting problem - the starter seems to require approx 12.6 V to operate. The charging system is fine, but the battery is often not up to the task of eng...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: TRUUT28N11
Many thanks to the 12 members who replied to my help request! Robert [...] was the first to reply with the proper way to get this belt on and Jake Jacobson replied with a thorough explaination for mounting the belt. This belt is extremely tight and by th...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L airbag system VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Recoding the MRS module fixed the airbag light. There were no physical shorts in the wiring. The buckle seatbelt sign was restored with correct variant coding of the instrument panel. And sorry for not explaining the "Buckle" coding correctly. There is an opti...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Mechanical VIN: SALJY1241S
This Land Rover is down the road. Because of the low compression readings, we pulled the timing cover and found alot of slop in the timing chain. the timing chain cannot slip on the gear as i suspected. upon reassembly the vehicle started but bucked and kicked...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBCA25D9L
replaced several vacumm pods and heater valve diaphram, seems to have taken care of it. Thanks for all the suggestions, really helped
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Electronic VIN: WDBCA25D9L
unplugged MAS unit for a few hours, it has been working for a week or so now, I hope that is the end of it. Thanks for the help, much appreciated
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