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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L mixture formation VIN: WBACA42000
eng starts ,runs normal,when acelerating from rest under full throttle sticks in 3rd gear will go into 4th after driving a few kilometers at normal throttle,then pull up to idle engine surges badly then will cut out,wait a few moments then restart all okay til...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Transmission VIN: SALTY16483
To all my Land Rover mechanics. I NEED HELP!!! My customer bought this vehicle with this problem and Land Rover says there is no problem:( What happens is that for no aparent reason the "M" & "S" lights start flashing and the shift indicator on the dash goes a...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Limp Mode VIN: WDBLJ70G8X
Swapped a 722.632 with a damaged center planetary , with a 722.604 from a 1997 c280. Had to swap bell housing and torque converter with drive shaft flange. I cleaned valve body and tested all sensors and actuators in valve body. From my understanding there sho...

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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Turbin Speed Sensor VIN: WBABR3342Y
Many responses said it is a "Hall Effect" sensor, so a resistance check is meaningless. The resistance values I found for it may have been for an earlier or later model.(?) I thought all hall effect sensors required 3-wires. It must be scoped to verify its ope...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAET37414
thanks for all the replies they were very helpful.we did running and cranking compression test cranking was 180psi running was 170 we found when we unplugged vanos solenoid on intake cam car ran considerably better no misfires plenty of power.indentifix hotlin... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306, P0300.
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Engine VIN: WBXPC93448
Thank you for all the good info. Replacing the valve cover took care of the problem
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SALTY15402
Hello and thank you to all who responded to this post. Well the Carolinas have it. Both Thomas and Jason hit it. The MAF sensor was out of the circuit. But no codes. Very strange. I unplugged the MAF and the engine would stay running. Not very well but it ran...
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Mechanical VIN: WP1AB29P56
Thank you to all that responded! It turns out the superceded Porsche factory pads were the problem, the cut on the backing steel plate was left a hair short and the pad fit loosely in the caliper and that my friends caused the loud clicking going backwards an...
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