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2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WBAEU33434
This is a used car being sold by a broker for whom we do repairs, and we initially replaced the valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket becaue it had the usual BMW leaks. After doing this work, the red oil pressure warning light came at idle after the...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Late/brutal shifts VIN: 1FTJW36F2V
Truck came to me with the complaint of late/hard shifts under mid/part throttle. WOT shifts seem normal. Installed Sonnax goodies as I have done many times in the past with great success. No dice on this one. Hooking scanner up the shifts are being commanded l...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L n/a VIN: WDBGA33E2T
I changed the head gasket on this car in july. Two weeks after, the check engine light came on (code p1361) after a long trip. I changed the camshaft adjuster a couple of times, but it didn't help at all. I re did the timing, and the same code kept coming on. ...
2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L oil pressure VIN: YV1VS27594
First let me say thank you in advanced. This is my personal car, I was driving it last weekend after about 1.5 hrs of driving i got off the highway and my oil light started to flicker I checked oil was full but I put two quarts in it anyways just incase I wasn...

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2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAPK5C59B
Hello every one, we decided to go with new one from the dealer. New EGS fixed the car the price $2500.00 plus labor. The ground from the EGS to the shifter come back after reprogramming the new unit. Car started and all is well now. Thanks to all you for your...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L remote locks VIN: 1FTNW21F92
After I received the three replies I felt confident to order the VSM module due to the code I had for failed module and I couldn't find any wiring issues.As of this time the module is on national backorder. As soon as I get a module I will update this post.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L clutch VIN: JN1CA21D0W
Thanks for all the replies fellas. This vehicle has been working like new ever since I by-passed the secondary upper bleeder line and junction. Ran a new brake line from the master directly to the slave cylinder. No leaks anywhere. Pedal free play and engageme...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Ignition Lock VIN: WP1AB29P14
Thanks for the input Guys. The only added info here is that the car is doing more strage things every time I look at it. My gut feeling is that a Harness has shorte under the carpet in the area of the the front seat. Stll working on it as time permits. Next st...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BH80611
well we bled it was fine for 2 days then same problem , so after an exhausting search we found that the heater core was leaking but was letting air into the system , so replaced core then it never overheated again im still not sure why this made it ...
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