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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
BMW specialists HELP. This car came to me several months ago with a "No Power While driving" complaint. This car had been to at least two other shops before getting to me. The car was dead so I put my jumper pack on it to try and start it. While holding the ke...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L pats VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
this post is to up date one from a few months ago installed used motor in car much easier than looked no start pats code only had one key so i did not try to relearn untill customer brought 2 new keys dealer charged him 500.00 for them told him no on else coul...
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Power Windows VIN: SAJDA42C43
Thanks in advance! Customer says power windows, both but not at same time, drop randomly in parking lot. A centimeter sometimes two. Heat, garage, raining doesn't seem to matter. Several times a week. She relearns the windows each time just to be sure. We disc...
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2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L misfire, lean fuel trim VIN: WMWMF73537
I have checked timing, cam tool locks on, all pistons even. I tried to use crank holding tool, but that would not line up, I've read this happens with automatic flex plates, holes not lining up correctly. So I measure all the pistons at the same height as my c...
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L plug replacement VIN: WP0AB29941
Calling Porsche Gurus to give some insight on the best way to replace spark plugs on this turbo 911. Alldata is pathetic, looks like I need to pull the bumper or the turbos to access the heat shields, to access the coils. Any wisdom would be appreciated. The c...
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1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1KS9605W
Replaced the cylinder head gasket on this fine vehicle. Car origninally had low compression on start up. Found the head gasket leaking into cylinder 2. Pulled the head off. Fixxed a broken head bolt. Had the head remachined. Installed the head gasket,started u...
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2008 Volvo V70 3.2 3.2L Accessories
This Volvo has an electrical concern that renders the radio inop, a message that says the service park assist needs serviced, all the lights in the dash will come on, gauges go inop and possibly other electrical accessories inop. When you hit a bump it will al...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L headlights VIN: WBABW53405
Thank you for all of the help. Although I was never able to prove the lighting control module to be bad, I finally came to the conclusion that it wasnt seeing the feedback from the left headlamp and the module didn't know where it was aimed. Gave up and replac...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Brake Hydraulics VIN: 5UXFB53545
ALRIGHT GENTELEMEN THANK YOU ALL FOR THE HELP WITH THIS ONE I WAITED A WEEK TO MAKE SURE IT WAS FIXED. BUT THE GIST OF IT IS THAT I DON'T EXACTLY KNOW WHAT THE LOCAL BMW DEALER DID OR IF THE MASTER CYLINDER MESSED UP DURING THE PRESSURE BLEEDING BUT AFTER REPL...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L downshifts while driving VIN: WDBCA35E9M
A really big thanks to all who responded with help advise, pulled valve body, and plate with secondary valve body, found filters and cleaned them, one was pretty clean, the other was all kinda sludged up, cleaned and reinstalled, shifts better than it did befo...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Unsure VIN: WDBJF72F3V
First I would like to start by thanking everyone who helped on this fix. Alfiero [...] all took time answer my request, we really appreciate it. Several of the answers w...
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