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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUDG74F05
Hello Audi Techs, We got this tow in and the car tries to start with a lot of Valve train noise. We tested the compression and the left side # 4 (50)psi # 5 (100)psi # 6 (75)psi / Right side # 1 (225)psi # 2 (225)psi # 3 (25)psi. Taking off the oil cap we see ...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E16
Customer states engine light is on but runs ok. This person drives from one to two hundred miles per day about 50/50 interstate and state hiway. Cleared code and test drove with no codes reset. Wiring harness looks good. Values at imr pids do not seem to chang...
2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1BY74L27
Thanks to all who respond in advance. 2007 Audi Q7 with a VR6 3.6L engine came last year for fault below. Replace low pressure sensor according to TSB. Truck came back last week. Instead of replacing another sensor, we connected fuel pressure gauge right befor... Trouble codes: P310B (004 - Fuel Pressure Outside)
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHN83526
I'm no BMW specialist so I'm not thoroughly familiar with this Valvetronic system, but the problem seems mechanical, to me at least, even though the Valvetronic system seems to affect it. You guys may have seen this before I hope, and know better. I appreciate... Trouble codes: 29CE, 29CC, 29F5
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L fuse 54
hi guys this car is a c180 kompressor and was not in the list,vehicle cam in with message on dash check coolant vist shop ,had 5 hard faults all short to ground would not clear. found fuse 54 blown replaced and blown again ,disconected 02 sensors cam adjusters...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L trunk VIN: WDBUF87J66
Need some assistance from the Mercedes techs out there. This car came in for lights out in trunk lid. Another tech preformed a wiring repair. Two broken wires for the lights and one shielded wire that was damaged as well. The car came back with the complaint o...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33526
Have this Mini with a W11 engine that runs terrible and always sets a P0341 code as soon as it is started. The waveform from the cam sensor looks good. I believe I have a timing problem (timing chain?) but would like to confirm. I have checked the waveform lib... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft sensor no plausible signal)
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Piston VIN: WMWMM33549
Hi guys BMW and Coop Gods. I guess no one is safe from that dreaded piston defect that BMW is fighting. I can say that im familiar with BMW , did a lot of cylinder heads and timing chains, vanos and engine control. I also did a few 318s since 2002. But this is...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Starts and dies VIN: YS3DD78H1Y
This car came to our shop on the hook with a no start condition. The customer said that sometimes it would start and run fine. the only code we pulled was P0172, too rich. Short term fuel trim is -0.8% and long term is -25%. The car started for us once and ran... Trouble codes: P0172 (Too rich bank 1)
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FB59Y48
Car will crank fine and try to fire when cold, but will not start without pressing the accelerator some. After a no start, the plugs are soaked with gas. Starts and runs fine warm or if sitting in the shop for a few minutes. There are no codes stored, fuel pre...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam gear VIN: WVWAC63B51
Vehicle came in as a no start, been sitting for 3 months. Customer purchased from an individual who said they replaced the turbo. He never drove the car, just parked it. Found 20amp fuse missing for injectors, replaced and fired up with a misfire. Replaced bad...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L fans run constant VIN: 3VWPG71K36
Reposting this help request, Please read before responding with "replace the fan the module is bad". posted it last week and every response was replace cooling fans with new VW fans as the control module is built into the fan. Which I agree with, customer opte... Trouble codes: P0480 (cooling fan 1 ckt)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 5UXFA13585
thanks to everyone that offered me infomation to repair this BMW,indeed i replaced the oil separator(pcv valve) and all the hoses related to this system along with cleaning all related tubing,hoses and intake manifold. thanks again for all your great repair in...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA33G3W
Thanks for the help guys. A couple of guys named Rich hit it on the head for me. All we had to do was reset the flywheel sensor adaptation and the misfire counter went back to zeros. The car wasn't actually missing at all but the false reading made it think... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Abc Suspension VIN: WDBSK75F24
This one is fixed. It ended up being both valve blocks. I'm still not sure why it wouldn't set any codes. I ended up checking for power and ground to the solenoids and it was present so I replaced them with used units as the customer just wanted to get rid ...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WMWRH33405
Good advice everybody! First compression test = 90. The timing chain did jump 2 teeth (only found by pulling timing cover) It jumped because the forward guide rail was worn and had broken peices. I put chain, both guides and tensioner in. Now compression ... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft sensor 1).
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Left Low Beam VIN: WP1AB29P64
Thank You for the responses! We found the light module under the drivers side under dash panel. We replaced the module do to a burnt pin # 23 on the module plus replaced the burnt wire and that fixed the left low beam. We also found that the right side headlig...
2010 Porsche Panamera S 4.8L horn VIN: WP0AB2A70A
Well special thanks to bill from Florida I did not know about the fuse panel in the right side ip. Tested fuse and yes it was blown replaced and all is good now. The horn that works with the lock unlock is a separate horn. So I want to thank everyone for the ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C36
Thanks to all i removed the snorkel that connects the turbocharger to the air filter assembly.When i looked inside there was a shop rag stuck in the turbo, i was able to remove it,and all is well. Trouble codes: P0106, P0236.
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D7Y
Thank's for all the responses ,unfortunately the problem has not been resolved . After clearing codes for the final time the Customer drove 70 miles and then went for sticker and passed . Presently the customer has not been in contact with us . I plan to do a ... Trouble codes: P0455.
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