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2008 Audi A3 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUHF78P38
We got this car in this morning for a coolant leak. it appears to be under intake manifold area. At first thought it might be lower hose o-ring. After closer inspection it seems to be right of hose connection. (drivers side) In this area are really hard to see...
2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Rear parking lights VIN: WBAVC32080
Hello everyone, Have BME E90 with no rear outer parking lights working, inner and number plate are working, I can power them up through ISTA and they work perfectly, they are bulbs not LEDs, had no faults stored, anyone seen this before, help appreciated, Th...
2006 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSNB93506
Hey BMW Techs. Just looking for a little information and confidence before i sell a huge cat job on this M5. As far as i can tell its needs new cats. Rear O2's are switching a little at idle (.3v - .6v) . No issues with any adaptations, vac leaks, exhaust leak... Trouble codes: 2789 (Cat conversion bank 1), 278A, P0420 (Cat efficiency bank 1 generic), P0430 (Cat efficiency bank 2 generic)
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNE22272
I have a Land Rover Freelander HSE here that the customer states will fail to restart after a 10-30 minute hot soak. I have replicated the condition. The vehicle is a cranks but wont run when it happens . Not a sputter or sign of life when it occurs...just spi... Trouble codes: P0340, 1471 (inlet motor fault), 1472 (inlet motor fault), 0X020, 0XC36, 0X004
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Camshafts VIN: WDBBA45C8F
Greetings MB experts! I'm sorry, but this is a long one. I have been working on this car, which belongs to a friend, for 7-8 years. He got it from his late father's estate, and we don't know how long it sat before the current owner took it over. It has had a d...
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L Misfire VIN: WP1AA29P58
Hello Porsche Techs, This vehicle was towed in and the customer stated the vehicle smelled like gas and the engine was running rough and the Check Engine light was flashing so she had it towed. We found that the spark plugs were worn out we changed the spark p... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylider 3), P0300 (Misfire cylinder 6)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Power VIN: 3VWST81K66
Cannot figure this one out. Car has no power like a bad turbo. I have been changing a lot of camshafts recently so I should have followed the code more but jumped the gun and pulled the valve cover first to check the cam. Lobes were worn and squared off (not a... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost pressure regulation)

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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA535X4
The Vanos inlet cam code was resolved by installing the BMW special tool jig on the cams to reset the piston depth. Customer had recently bought the car was unsure in a previous shop had been in the engine. Customer decided not to further pursue the other dri... Trouble codes: 28B6, 27A0, 2F9A, 28C4, 28C3.
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Air Springs VIN: SAJWA73B74
Hello again, I am both glad AND embarrassed to say that the car is fixed. As I said in my original post we replaced intercooler hoses prior to the trouble. We had the front bumper cover off along with the reinforcement...need I say more?? We caught the air in...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Trans. VIN: WVWEE83A7V
Going To Close This Although It Isn't Fixed Yet. It Does Have Aftermarket Radio But Wiring Is Good And Disconnecting ABS Didn't Help. May Just Send It To VW And Have Them Check To See If It Needs To Be Reprogrammed. If I Find A Solution I Will Let You Know. ...
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