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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Head Specs VIN: ZARBA564X3
Hello all i have an alfa with a burnt valve and have no info on these cars if anyone has specs and repair info i would be very happy thanx in advance bill you can email info to [...]
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Heater VIN: WAUJC68E32
Towed vehicle off road from overheat replace themstat and flushed heater core vehicle still overheats. Engine will get warm but will not circulate through heater core. Customer said their was a new water pump installed 30.000 miles ago in 2008. Suspect water p...
1996 Mercedes-Benz G320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDB4632311
This is a Euro model G-Wagen. Came to our shop w/dead mis on cyl. 3 and 4. Traceced to no injector signal on those to cyl. Checked harness, power and grounds and determined the problem was in ECU. Sent computer out for repair. When returned engine would not ru...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Radiator VIN: WDBFA68F0X
This car came in on hook belt had broke vehicle had ran hot. I replaced belt and tensioner. Elbow for overflow hose on top left corner of radiator is broke. I have a new elbow to go on it. Is there an easy way to replace without breaking the little mounting ea...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L fluid VIN: WMWRC3356T
Just a question to anyone working on mini coopers. We replaced a cv axle and fluid dumped out, unable to locate fluid at the time, we were wondering if anyone knew if you could run BG products in the transmission. We have some syncroshift type fluid from bg. A...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L engine VIN: WP0AA2996S
Looking for some insight on this porsche and its engine noise, we are a european repair shop but dont see a lot of porsches. Customer complained of a lack of power and pinging noise in the engine. I test drove the car and the power felt fine, they dont really ...
2007 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.8L sidelights, low and high beam
Hello All, We have a [...] year in our shop and for no apparent reason the sidelights, low beam and high beam have stopped working when you turn the light switch on. If you turn on the indicators with the keys out the side lights work as parking light...
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Radio VIN: YSEH49G133
Please help, vehicle came in needing battery did not use memory savor, and placed radio into Lock , anything I can do to keep my cost down being i am responsible for this, owner took vehicle to GM dealer they used OR tried to TECH2 2 they said need new radio ?...
2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YS3FH75356
Hello Saab Techs! This car has a mis-fire on idle and also on the Tech 2 mis-fire counters. I have replaced with NGK plugs platinum, New Coils and MAF sensor from dealer. When I drove it drives fine with no problems turbo kicks in. I drove for about 45miles. ...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Rear Defogger VIN: 3VWBR31C64
Happy New Year. We have a couple questions on this Beetle What is proper reistance for the rear defogger? (Car may have an aftermarket rear window in it?) Here is the problem. Car came in with rear defogger fuse blown. Found a 25 amp melted in slot that should...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L radio VIN: 3VWRF31Y16
This car was sent here by a body shop that repainted the hood. In the time it took them the battery went dead and locked the radio. I first tried to get the radio serial number with the vag com and was unable. I manually pulled the radio. I called the dealer w...
2008 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3VWPW31CX9
Hello to all and happy new year. Starting this year off with a wierd noise in this Beetle. Doing a used car inspection for local Dodge dealership and we are trying to guide them in the right way on this one. We noticed the engine has a noise coming from it. It...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
After this car sits for about 30 min., the crank time is 20-30 seconds, then usually starts and runs smoothly. Sometimes it will run rough for a few sec. and then clears up. It seems to be a little sluggish on accel for a minute when driving. We do have a cyl ...

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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C23
After returning the vehicle to the customer, he has not detected any problems on startup and the MIL remains off. I never really did conclude anything solid on the fuel pressure behavior and believe maybe there may have been a minor fuel contamination issue.... Trouble codes: P0300, P1316, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0307.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L esp light on VIN: WDBKK49F71
the vehicle is fixed location was behind shifter,in the tunnel area almost under hazard switch.noticed some dried up fluid on it possible cause of spilling some kind of fluid.happy new year.
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBUF65J75
Replaced EIS. Won't know until next summer if it's fixed, as problem only occured on hottest of days.
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