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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L coolant VIN: WBABR3344Y
car purchased at auction by used car dealer. cooling system completely full of milky oil. Coolant Hoses soft from oil contamination. Engine runs fine. Transmission cooler not leaking. engine oil not contaminated. Does the oil filter adaptor housing on this eng...
2002 BMW 318 1900CC No Start
I have help a few in the past. this my first help request, hopefully the last also. BMW E46 318 M43 BMS43, car came in non starting, was at 3 previous workshops, they could not fix it. Fuel injectors fire but no spark from coil pack. No fault memory's from DME...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB13516
This car is driving me crazy please help at idling calculated load 5% air mass meter reads 3.2 g/s b1 stft 24% ltft 25% b2 stft 27% ltft 27 2500 rpm calculated load 11% air mass meter 10 g/s b1 stft 16% ltft 4% b2 stft 13% ltft 4% Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean)
2007 BMW 525i 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53547
hello fellow techs need some help here if possible have one of my fleet accounts bringing owners wife car leaking oil found oil pan gaskets leaking really bad engine only had about 2-1/2 qt of oil in so replaced oil pan gasket with new oil and filter started r... Trouble codes: P0012, P0015, P1554
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L vacuum pump VIN: WBXPC93458
I have a noisey brake vacuum pump on this x3.Also no vacuum at all.In attempting to replace I have removed the large plastic access cover on the front timing cover and have loosened the central bolt on sprocket but I find the three small bolts securing the pum...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Air Bag System VIN: SAJDA14C5Y
I was called in to check this Jaguar after a rear collision repair. Scanned all modules and noticed I could not communicate with any of the modules on the serial bus. Pulled Scope out and started checking signals and the voltage levels were only 480 millivolts...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Timing VIN: WDBUF56JX6
This car has a nightmare from the very beginning. It started making a ticking noise about two months ago, customer refused to leave it with me long enough for a proper diagnosis. I recommended changing the oil because it was overdue and told her if the noise p...
1966 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Im looking for tune up info for this car. Im mostly concerned about carburation. This vehicle came in for a tune up. I have very little info on this vehicle MOD is not much help. The exhaust is stinky and the plugs are kinda dark. The carbs look like something...
2008 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Starter VIN: YS3FH41V38
Dtc me9 u0212 00,tcm u0212 00,esp u2139,esp u2143,esp u2142,cim u2100 00.cim missing on bus and steering angle missing,yaw rate sensor missing.also had on star b476 00 on star button circuit open-but that has been cleared and not returned.wiggle test hasnt tur...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Front windshield wipers VIN: 3VWDX7AJ4C
Hopefully someone out there has dealt with this situation. We have a 2012 Jetta that we replaced the front windshield wiper motor on. The original motor was very noisy. This is apparently a very common occurance, and there is a TSB for it as well. The TSB (whi...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Cooling Fans VIN: WAUVT68E52
So this is what I have learned about this system what I wanted to know was when the fan came on if there was any way to tell what it was being commanded as I was not sure if the ecm was commanding full speed or if It was the fan module well it seems no matter ...
2005 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: WAULC68E55
Customer declined work but we'll consider this a fix. Removed cat to inspect and found that it was partially plugged in the front and starting to fall apart in the rear. Cat also would rattle when shook, but no noise heard when hitting with a hammer. Turbo loo... Trouble codes: P0420 (16804 Catalyst Bank 1 Operation Below Threshold), P0410 (16795 Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected), P0299 (16683 Boost Pressure Regulation Control Not Reached), P1293 (17701 MAP Controlled Engine Cooling Thermostat Upper Limit Reached).
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine replacment VIN: WBAGL63432
We have finished this engine R&R. We did replace coolant pipe with OE pipe. We did remove timing cover to replace it because the pipe does have to go in from the front of engine. No need for special tools.We also did all seals and gaskets. This wasn't a real t...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L Tensioner Pulley
Whomever installed the alternator on this put the bracket behind the tensioner. Although, not sure why they had tensioner off for this. The bracket should be on the outside, right against the heads of the tensioner bolts. The bracket only spaces two of the t...
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