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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBAAM5331X
Customer said vehicle had been sitting for a while. Decided to bring the vehicle in for repairs. Cluster shows that the gear is in "S1" When i change the gears, it still shows "S1" on all the gears levels (P,R,N..) I tried unhooking the Cable from the transmis...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3345Y
car came in w/this codes and some gas cap codes,when start big clouds of smoke came out of exaust ,the car don't seem to missfire but the light is on , Trouble codes: 104 (control vanos exaust), 106 (control vanos exaust), 238 (misfire cyl1), 242 (misfire cyl5), 241 (misfire cyl4)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: WDBRF40J55
There is what looks like a cover on the back of the head for the cam. Is this something to do with the variable valve timing? Have you guys seen these leak before? Can it be resealed easily without any special tools? What are your guys' thoughts. Thanks.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
This car came running just fine, We recommended a timing belt and Ignition switch and glow plugs. I have changed the ign switch on this one(ain't easy) first, and it started right up and drove to the next bay where I began changing the glow plugs. I changed th... Trouble codes: P0380, P0605, P1550
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Head Gasket VIN: YV1MS68284
I am trying to figure out how to adjust the valve lash and what the lash should be. I have checked Mitchell and all my other resources and have come up empty. I called the Volvo dealer and they are less than helpful. Can someone let me know what I need to do.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 5UXFA53593
I would like to thank all who have responded to my help request. All who responded suggested that the compressor was pretty much history. I was able to determine through the help of Carter [...] that turning the clutch hub reveiled very little if at all "no" ...
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WP0EA0915D
First of all, Thank you guys for fast replay and good info. With fuel system cleaner in the tank, ran engine for 10 hours. Now it run great. But still has a little bit of hesitation on cold start for 10 second. recommend accumulator replacement to customer but...
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