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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: SALME11473
engine smoke spark plugs out number 8 full of oil some recomend pcv why only one cyl any help
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L compressor, fan VIN: WVWGF21J7Y
Been pulling my hair out with this volkswagon. Car came in low on charge, evacuate and recharge was performed. After the repair, the compressor wasn't turning on and also noticed that the fans would stay on for 15-20 minutes after the key had been pulled from ...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L differential VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
Hello Volvo Techs We have this vehicle that has an oil leak coming out of the right side of the differential seal, where the axle shaft connects to the differential, we never done this job and my question is do we need any special tools to do the job?, and als...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Throttle body VIN: WBACD4321W
Well, sorry I did not get back to you sooner, but we have been dealing with other issues on this car. The code 119 never came back after we opened the throttle plate and we cleaned it, now it works ok but a code 18 comes often turning the check engine light. I...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALTY1248X
Many thanks to all who replied. Sure enough, the main relay was the culprit. I had tapped on the relays prior to posting, though it seems I had to be a little more persistent with this one before it would fail. For future reference, the main relay on this veh...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY122X4
Unfortunately we could not find a wiring diagram or locations for this vehicle. It appears that they used the same color wires on these late cars but re-routed the harness and installed a coil over plug ignition system instead of the coils mounted on the intak... Trouble codes: P1383 (Ignition feedback resistor circuit).
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality
the customer has yet to return for further testing. If and when he does I will certainly forward any resulting data.Thanks for all the ideas.
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