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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: BMWX54.4M5
this vehicle had the above fault codes it idles on for cylinders 5-8 you can dissconect 1-4 and idle does not change yet you rev the engine it appears fine it gives off a rottern egg smell at idle and pops though the tail shows up on autoenginuity with... Trouble codes: 0021 (camshaft vanos control cylinder 1-4), 003E, 0032 (missfire cyinder 1), 0037 (missfire cyinder 2), 0039 (missfire cyinder 3), 0008C
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L oil useage
this v70 is using way too much oil. no smoke though and no cel. any ideas (within reason) are appreciated.

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBHA23WA6
Thanks again to the hive of autointellecto power of IATN the light of knowledge shown down into the darkness of my ignorance to reveal that any lug nut can push the "rest & defrost" buttons to get a readout of various temp sensors , and given enough time for t...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997T
A lot of people hit this one on the head. The alternator belt/pulley update was the fix. I have done probably a dozen of these updates, but for belt wear issues. I also could not find any mention of the missfire issue in the service bulletin. IATN, what a grea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0302, P0304.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L delayed shift VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
we topped off the fluid in the trans and it seems to be better. the delay is not that long only a few seconds. i think vw says this is acceptable.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C2Y
Hello everyone. I want to thank everyone that helped me solve the problem. The main problem was under the intake manifold. It had a plastic breather hose that cracked. It was Roger [...] that recommended me to check the hose. For safety I recommended the cust... Trouble codes: P0139, P1127.
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